Archive for October 2013

Concert Preview: M. Doughty Used To Be In Soul Coughing (Mike Doughty - Thursday, October 24 at Park West)

Concert Preview: M. Doughty Used To Be In Soul Coughing (Mike Doughty - Thursday, October 24 at Park West)
Touring in support of a new release that features re-imagined renditions of old Soul Coughing songs, Mike Doughty arrives in Chicago Thursday night for a live performance at Park West... ...

Concert Preview: Chicago, I Love You 2013 (FREE Performances Run October 10-20 throughout Chicago)

Concert Preview: Chicago, I Love You 2013 (FREE Performances Run October 10-20 throughout Chicago)
For the second consecutive year, the highlight of the Chicago fall concert season is "Chicago, I Love You." Taking the form this year of an entirely FREE celebration of Chicago arts (music, comedy, literature and much more), "Chicago, I Love You" features hundreds of Chicago artists and takes over nearly thirty venues throughout the city across a ten day span.  I spoke last week with "Chicago, I Love You" creator and organizer Tom Schraeder in an effort to find out exactly what it is that makes such an ambitious idea not only possible but successful... ...

A Q&A Interview With "Weird Al" Yankovic (Concert Preview: Saturday, October 12 at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet)

A Q&A Interview With "Weird Al" Yankovic (Concert Preview: Saturday, October 12 at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet)
Returning to town this Saturday for a show at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, I spoke over the phone earlier this week with parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic about his continued success in the internet era as well as topics like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the state of terrestrial radio...
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An Interview with Ayad Al Adhamy - A Team Spirit Concert Preview (Friday, October 11 at Bottom Lounge - With Surfer Blood and Andy Boay)

An Interview with Ayad Al Adhamy - A Team Spirit Concert Preview (Friday, October 11 at Bottom Lounge - With Surfer Blood and Andy Boay)
Headed back to town for a show Friday night in support of Surfer Blood at Bottom Lounge, I chatted via email with former Passion Pit multi-instrumentalist and current Team Spirit vocalist/guitarist Ayad Al Adhamy about making the transition from supporting player to frontman and the guitar work that sets Team Spirit's self-titled debut EP apart from other bands in the garage rock/power pop realm... ...