Archive for September 2013

Concert Preview: Julie Meckler - Queenshead Release Party (Thursday, September 26 Live at The Hideout)

Concert Preview: Julie Meckler - Queenshead Release Party (Thursday, September 26 Live at The Hideout)
Local (by way of France) singer-songwriter Julie Meckler celebrates the release of her debut, full-length album Queenshead Thursday night at The Hideout... ...

Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)
Sunday, on a rainy, muddy afternoon in Humboldt Park, Riot Fest 2013 came to it's Chicago conclusion following performances by Peter Hook, Mission of Burma, Against Me!, Bob Mould, Rocket From the Crypt, Brand New, Suicidal Tendencies, AFI, White Mystery, Pixies and a long awaited headlining set by newly reunited Minneapolis punks The Replacements... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)
Despite the late night arrival of about thirty ambulances to Humboldt Park, the music went off mostly without a hitch on day two at a jam packed Riot Fest 2013 that featured performances by Kitten, X, Dinosaur Jr., Pennywise, Guided By Voices, Blondie, Public Enemy, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday, Blink-182 and many more... ...
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Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)

Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)
Saturday night at a crazy, sweaty, sold out Metro, Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair tore through a ninety minute set in celebration of one of St. Clair's final shows after fourteen years as Local H drummer, joined in the process by a slew of special guests for the sendoff... ...

Concert Preview: Local H (Saturday, September 7 with Purple Apple at Metro - A Farewell to Brian St. Clair)

Concert Preview: Local H (Saturday, September 7 with Purple Apple at Metro - A Farewell to Brian St. Clair)
Continuing a busy year that has seen them tour in support of their seventh studio album as well as a recent EP, local alt-rock duo Local H returns home to Chicago for a special show Saturday night at Metro to recognize the forthcoming departure of longtime drummer Brian St. Clair...

Concert Review: 2013 North Coast Music Festival (Sunday, September 1 in Union Park)

Concert Review: 2013 North Coast Music Festival (Sunday, September 1 in Union Park)
For the second time this past weekend (and what feels like the umpteenth time this summer), inclement weather had an impact on the ending of a major Chicago, outdoor music festival.  Nevertheless, performances by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Danny Brown, Datsik, Rebelution, Gary Clark, Jr., Purity Ring, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Wu-Tang Clan and more powered the third and final day of the 2013 North Coast Music Festival Sunday in Union Park... ...
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