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William Beckett Visits Chicago’s GRAMMY U, Audio Tree, In Support Of New Solo EP

Posted in Audio Tree,Grammys,The Academy Is...,William Beckett by Jaime Black on April 25th, 2012

William Beckett

In support of last week’s release of his Walk The Talk EP, William Beckett has been keeping busy as of late. In addition to multiple StageIt performances, the former The Academy Is… frontman and newly solo artist recently visited Chicago’s GRAMMY U chapter for an interview, which can be seen below.

The artist also performed an Audio Tree live session, the video for which can be seen below. Following that short film are all four streaming cuts off Walk The Talk, via the artist’s SoundCloud. And catch William Beckett live in Chicago on May 29th at Schubas (tix).

A Lull Audio Tree Set Posts Online, Band Looks Towards CMJ, Lincoln Hall

Posted in A Lull,Audio Tree,Scattered Trees,Urbanites by Jaime Black on October 10th, 2011

A Lull

Local live performance site Audio Tree has posted an audio and video session from A Lull, with that set featuring selections such as “Some Love,” “Weapons For War,” and “Sidemen.” The full video, in addition to interview segments, can be seen below, followed by a flyer for the group’s CMJ schedule. And catch A Lull live in Chicago on Friday, November 25 at Lincoln Hall performing alongside fellow CVU regulars Urbanites and the evening’s headliners Scattered Trees.

A Lull

Empires Look Towards Second Full Length, Rock Audio Tree With Live Audio And Video Performance

Posted in Audio Tree,Empires by Jaime Black on September 20th, 2011


Chicago’s Empires might not have made it to the cover of Rolling Stone, but that hasn’t stopped the raw rock group from keeping busy as of late. First up is the announcement that the band has finished its second full length, which carries a tentative title of Garage Hymns. The effort came together during downtime in the group’s touring schedule. No further details are known yet, but CVU will deliver updates and music as they surfaces.

More immediately available is the group’s recent Audio Tree live session. Listen to audio from that performance here, or watch “Night Is Young” and “Hells Heroes” below, with the full video performance here. And catch Empires live on October 20th at Subterranean.

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Company Of Thieves Perform Everywhere With New Vocalo & Audio Tree Videos, Daytrotter Audio

Posted in Audio Tree,Company Of Thieves,Music Vox,Vocalo by Jaime Black on August 18th, 2011

Company Of Thieves
(Photo via the Audio Tree Facebook)

Continuing a summer filled with live performance clips, another pair of Company Of Thieves studio session treatments have hit the web. First up is a second posting of footage from the act’s recent visit to Vocalo‘s Music Vox program, which finds the group delivering passionate live renditions of “Death Of Communications,” “Nothing’s In The Flowers,” and “Gorgeous/Grotesque.” Also up now is the band’s set for Audio Tree, which clocks in at over an hour and features soulful and electrifying versions of cuts like “Queen Of Hearts,” “Look Both Ways,” “Modern Waste,” and more. Additionally, the audio from the set can be streamed at the Audio Tree site, while the group’s Daytrotter session is also online now . Find the Vocalo and Audio Tree features below, immediately following the group’s CVU podcast from earlier this summer.

CVU80 – Company Of Thieves