Archive for February 2015

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)
Over the course of ninety minutes Wednesday evening, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell proved why he's one of his generation's most underrated storytellers during the second of two sold out concerts at City Winery... ...

Q&A Interview With Gary Louris - A Jayhawks Concert Preview (Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26, 2015 With Dawes At Tivoli Theatre In Downers Grove)

Q&A Interview With Gary Louris - A Jayhawks Concert Preview (Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26, 2015 With Dawes At Tivoli Theatre In Downers Grove)
Headed to town for two special shows alongside Dawes this week at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, I spoke with Gary Louris about work on his second solo album and about what keeps The Jayhawks fun twenty years in...

Concert Preview: Jammin' On Ashland 3 - Bigg Otis Blues, Beast Warrior and Nick Lynch - A MaeBell Ward Foundation Benefit (Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Temple Bar)

Concert Preview: Jammin' On Ashland 3 - Bigg Otis Blues, Beast Warrior and Nick Lynch - A MaeBell Ward Foundation Benefit (Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Temple Bar)
This Thursday night in Chicago's north side Lakeview neighborhood, support the fight against Alzeheimer's as MaeBell Ward Foundation presents "Jammin' on Ashland 3," an eclectic evening of performances by Rob Blaine's Bigg Otis Blues, local metal stalwarts Beast Warrior and former American Idol contestant Nick Lynch... ...
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Man At Work - Q&A Interview With Colin Hay (Concert Preview - February 20th - 22nd At City Winery)

Man At Work - Q&A Interview With Colin Hay (Concert Preview - February 20th - 22nd At City Winery)
Gearing up for the Tuesday release of his twelfth solo album Next Year People and a series of three live shows at City Winery, I spoke with singer-songwriter Colin Hay about the level of difficulty involved with forging ahead in a solo career following time in a band like Men At Work as well as the level of exposure brought to his solo career by appearances in the hit sitcom Scrubs... ...

Q&A Interview With "The Soul Queen Of New Orleans" Irma Thomas (Concert Preview: Sunday February 15, 2015 at Thalia Hall)

Q&A Interview With "The Soul Queen Of New Orleans" Irma Thomas (Concert Preview: Sunday February 15, 2015 at Thalia Hall)
Headed back to town for a rare Chicago appearance as part of the "Blues at the Crossroads" tour, I talked with the "Soul Queen of New Orleans" Irma Thomas about the art of telling a story, some of her earliest Chicago memories, the state of New Orleans as we approach ten years post-Katrina, and the role of HBO's Treme in exposing a new generation of music fans to the roots of a wide variety of modern music...

Concert Review: Billy Idol (Saturday, February 7, 2015 At The Riviera Theatre)

Concert Review: Billy Idol (Saturday, February 7, 2015 At The Riviera Theatre)
Saturday night in Uptown, the fist pump was in full effect as Billy Idol led a tight, five piece backing band through nearly two hours live on stage at the Riviera Theatre... ...
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