Archive for June 2014

Concert Preview: 2014 Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party (Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28)

Concert Preview: 2014 Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party (Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28)
Celebrating it's thirtieth anniversary, the World's Largest Block Party returns to the West Loop this weekend featuring live performances from Guster, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Mowgli's, Vintage Blue, Third Eye Blind and more.  I spoke with Old St. Pat's pastor, Father Tom Hurley and Vintage Blue singer/guitarist Ben Bassett about what it is that sets the Block Party apart from the rest of the Chicago neighborhood festival scene... ...

Interview: Dar Williams Talks About The 20th Anniversary Of The Honesty Room (Saturday, June 14 At The Old Town School)

Interview: Dar Williams Talks About The 20th Anniversary Of The Honesty Room (Saturday, June 14 At The Old Town School)
Headed to town for a full performance of one of her most enduring albums Saturday, June 14 at the Old Town School of Folk Music, I spoke with singer-songwriter Dar Williams about the phenomenon of performing an album in its entirety, whether the meaning of personal lyrical fare can change over two decades and the enduring legacy of her seminal album The Honesty Room... ...
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