Archive for November 2012

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/30/12 - Sunday, 12/2/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/30/12 - Sunday, 12/2/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, The Who continue their run of Quadrophenia shows in Rosemont.  Plus Alabama Shakes arrives for a pair of shows.  Not to mention area appearances by Erykah Badu, Ray LaMontagne, Alex Clare, Irma Thomas and Common.  All of this plus much more...

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)
Touring in support of his first solo album in nearly fifteen years, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha returned home to Chicago Tuesday for a sold out show at Schubas...

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/26/12 - Thursday, 11/29/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/26/12 - Thursday, 11/29/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, The Who arrives for two Quadrophenia performances in Rosemont.  Plus, area appearances by Rachael Yamagata, John Medeski, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.  All of this plus much more......
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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/23/12 - Sunday, 11/25/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/23/12 - Sunday, 11/25/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, shake off the holiday hangover with a great array of local artists like Chance the Rapper, Kids These Days, Kid Capri, AM Taxi, Mavis Staples, The Bad Examples and more.  Plus area appearances by Chris Isaak, Yellowcard, Leonard Cohen, Bret Michaels and Brian Setzer.  All of this plus much more...

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight - BLACK WEDNESDAY 2012: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/19/12 - Thursday, 11/22/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight - BLACK WEDNESDAY 2012: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/19/12 - Thursday, 11/22/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, celebrate one of the craziest party nights of the year with JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Mr. Blotto, The Tossers, Saliva, Tributosaurus, Syl Johnson and more on "Black Wednesday."  Plus, a special Thanksgiving night performance by Rickie Lee Jones.  All of this plus much more...

An Interview With Laura Warshauer (A SPACE Concert Preview - Saturday, 11/17/12 in Evanston)

An Interview With Laura Warshauer (A SPACE Concert Preview - Saturday, 11/17/12 in Evanston)
In town Saturday opening for Duncan Sheik at SPACE in Evanston, I sat down with Laura Warshauer in August as she geared up for a performance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza...
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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/16/12 - Sunday, 11/18/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight:  City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 11/16/12 - Sunday, 11/18/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, three shows from Henry Rollins, two shows from the DB's, and great live comedy from Louis C.K., Lewis Black and more.  Plus area appearances from UFO, FUN., The Monkees and Roseanne Cash.  All of this plus much more......

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/12/12 - Thursday, 11/15/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/12/12 - Thursday, 11/15/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, RNDM brings a member of Pearl Jam to the intimate confines of Lincoln Hall.  Plus city appearances by Nas and Lauryn Hill, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, FUN., and Henry Rollins... Not to mention a suburban stop by Matisyahu.  All of this plus much more......

An Interview With Susanna Hoffs - Part 2 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Postscript - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)

An Interview With Susanna Hoffs - Part 2 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Postscript - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)
Tuesday night at City Winery, Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs fronted a stripped down, three-piece band that tore through over ninety minutes of Bangles hits, numbers from her outstanding new solo album Someday as well as a variety of covers.  What follows here is the second part of an interview conducted with Susanna as she launched her solo tour in the northeast amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that hits upon her thoughts on everything from Tom Jones to the Kingston Trio... and even a humorous anecdote about Bruce Willis......
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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Friday, 11/9/12 - Sunday, 11/11/12)

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Friday, 11/9/12 - Sunday, 11/11/12)
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Amanda Palmer sells out Metro while Hinder unplug at the Abbey.  Plus, area appearances by Matt and Kim, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Etheridge and Sonny Landreth.  All of this plus much more......