Archive for November 2016

Q&A Interview With Lol Tolhurst - A Cured Spoken Word Preview (Thursday, December 1, 2016 at SAE Chicago and Virgin Hotel)

Q&A Interview With Lol Tolhurst - A Cured Spoken Word Preview (Thursday, December 1, 2016 at SAE Chicago and Virgin Hotel)
Headed to town for a series of events Wednesday and Thursday in promotion of his new memoirs Cured, I spoke with drummer, keyboard player and co-founding member of The Cure, Lol Tolhurst about growing up alongside Robert Smith, revisiting his thirteen years in that band and whether or not we're likely to see the ideas that sparked the inception of punk influence popular culture similarly again... ...

Q&A Interview With Marc Ford - A Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club Black Wednesday Concert Preview (November 23, 2016 at SPACE in Evanston)

Q&A Interview With Marc Ford - A Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club Black Wednesday Concert Preview (November 23, 2016 at SPACE in Evanston)
Headed to town for a Black Wednesday set in Evanston at SPACE, I spoke with former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford about the analog makings of his latest solo effort The Vulture, discovering the Chicago blues via Chess Records and the recent announcement of his participation in a new group called The Magpie Salute with former Crowes colleague Rich Robinson... ...

Q&A Interview With Zac Carper - A FIDLAR Concert Preview (Thursday, November 17, 2016 At Metro)

Q&A Interview With Zac Carper - A FIDLAR Concert Preview (Thursday, November 17, 2016 At Metro)
Headed back to town alongside SWMRS for an all ages set Thursday night at Metro, I spoke with FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper about Chicago as the backdrop for a life changing event, the depth of FIDLAR's relationship with SWMRS and why it's so difficult for a punk band to establish longevity in the music industry...
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Q&A Interview With Jimmy Smith - A Foals Concert Preview (Wednesday, November 9, 2016 At The Riviera Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Jimmy Smith - A Foals Concert Preview (Wednesday, November 9, 2016 At The Riviera Theatre)
Headed back to town for a concert Wednesday night at the Riv, I spoke with Foals guitarist Jimmy Smith about avoiding expectations, the importance of maintaining a strong live set in the internet era and much more... ...

Concert Preview: An aliveOne 20th Anniversary Weekend With The Heard, Low Spark and Good Enough

Concert Preview: An aliveOne 20th Anniversary Weekend With The Heard, Low Spark and Good Enough
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lincoln Park staple aliveOne throughout the weekend (with events including a private performance Saturday by Good Enough, featuring members of Umphrey's McGee), I spoke with 4EG Managing Partner and aliveOne co-owner David Halpern about weathering neighborhood, music and technological changes over twenty years and the celebration of live music that has allowed aliveOne to remain a bar industry mainstay on Chicago's north side...