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Miss Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers' awesome "dream show" in Chicago? Check out exclusive video of that performance – plus some cool insights from the band on the forces driving their surging career – above.

Bluhm and her band combine lilting '70s rock, strains of country, and driving melodies to build unique pop songs. In this video, sample the Chicago show Consequence of Sound hailed for showing off the band's "familial dynamic," and praised for the way "kinship radiated from the stage."

"The dream come true" for Bluhm, she tells us in the video, before the show, "is to sing and play with your friends."

Hear three songs from Nicki and the band, and download a free poster from the show, at diffuser.fm.