A Whole "latke" Music This Week

And I am not referring to the old tv character, Latke Gravis, from the Perfect Strangers series. Monday, December 11.    Robbie Fulks at The Hideout, 1354 Wabansia, Chicago. 7 PM. Tuesday, December 12. Happy first night of Hanukkah. Enjoy the aforementioned latkes, and listen to the radio: “Gifted Folk,” with   Mark Dvorak, and possibly... Read more »

And the Music Keeps Playing

It’s not the most prolific schedule we’ve ever seen, but there are still lots of good shows to go see. Monday, December 4. Brad Cole in a birthday bash for Rick Vines at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. Tuesday, December 5.   Megan McDonough in an attendable event on Folk Festival with... Read more »

Rolling into the Month of No Work

Let’s be honest. Nothing gets accomplished in December, so let’s just forget work and spend the month listening to music. Works for me. Tuesday, November 28. “Leftover Folk” on Folk Festicval with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org.  8 PM.   Mark Dvorak presents “Remembering John Donahue” at the Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave.... Read more »
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Holiday Week: Less Work, More Music

Were we less clever than we really are, we would say something like, “no turkeys to give thanks for this week.” Too corny, right? So we won’t say it. Tuesday, November 21.   Muriel Anderson live, in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. This first of the Muriel blitz... Read more »

This Just In: Indoor Venues Have Heat

And since your cars also have heat for the drive to the venues, it’s all good, right? Tuesday, November 14. Strum Brothers at Rendezvous Bistro, 2400 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock. 6 PM. Festival Mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, November 15. Louden Wainwright III at City Winery,... Read more »

Post-Halloween Music Flurry

For some reason, there are no farmers market concerts this week. I guess the world has gone indoors. Tuesday, November 7. Strum Brothers at Rendezvous Bistro, 2400 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock. 6 PM. Andrew and Casey Calhoun on concert window, 7 to 8:30 PM. www.concertwindow.com. Cabin Girls (Kate Moretti,  Amy Dixon-Kolar, Jacqui Manning,  Patti Ecker,... Read more »
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Ghouls and Goblins and G-Chords, o my!

My Halloween costume is a Chicagonow.com blogger. Genius, right? If I come to your door trick-or-treating, an acoustic guitar would be nice. Doesn’t have to be a martin or anything. Monday, October 30. David Crosby at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. Tuesday, October 31. Halloween. Give out flatpicks. The kids will... Read more »

Lots of Music for the Baseball Off-season

Ok, no more Cub games to divert our attention from the important things in life, namely live concerts. Tuesday, October 24. Festival mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, October 25.   Jazzman Jeff Justman at Ravinia Farmers Market, Dean Ave, Highland Park. 9 AM. Thursday, October 26.... Read more »

Cubs and Concerts, Diamonds and Divas

The Cubs are still playing meaningful games, and our friends are performing meaningful music. What could be better? Monday, October 16. I got nuttin’. There’s this thing called “books.” You could read one, or part of one. Tuesday, October 17.    Corky Siegel, Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, and Sam Lay at Evanston SPACE, 1245... Read more »
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Not Much Down Time This Week

There are still outdoor venues going strong, plus, next weekend, comes the explosion of concerts. Busy times. Monday, October 9. Cubs over Nationals. Bring on the Dodgers (or whomever). Tuesday, October 10.    Dean Milano presents his program, The Chicago Music Scene of the ’60’s and ’70’s, at Mather’s Lifeways Cafe, 7134 W. Higgins Rd,... Read more »