Posts in category "Interviews"

Q&A Interview With Tommy Stinson - A Bash & Pop Concert Preview (Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 With The Psychedelic Furs At Thalia Hall)

Q&A Interview With Tommy Stinson - A Bash & Pop Concert Preview (Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 With The Psychedelic Furs At Thalia Hall)
Headed back to town as the opening act for The Psychedelic Furs Tuesday and Wednesday at Thalia Hall, I spoke with Bash & Pop frontman Tommy Stinson about the first new Bash & Pop music in almost 25 years, the idea of moving forward and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Jim Heath - A City Church Of The Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Wednesday, October 11 - Sunday, October 15, 2017 At City Winery)

Q&A Interview With Jim Heath - A City Church Of The Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Wednesday, October 11 - Sunday, October 15, 2017 At City Winery)
In the midst of a five night Chicago residency at City Winery, I spoke with Reverend Horton Heat vocalist and guitarist Jim Heath about the storytelling and collaboration that make this residency unique and the idea of freedom and escape embodied by both music and cars... ...

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)
Heading to Rosemont Friday night for one of the final full performances of the seminal Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, I spoke with Brian Wilson about the importance of being on the road in 2017 and the love he hopes fans take from his music... ...
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Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)
Headed back to town for an afternoon set Sunday at Riot Fest, I spoke with Mighty Mighty Bosstones vocalist Dicky Barrett about the renewed relevance of the 1997 album Let's Face It as his band gets ready to perform it in full... ...

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)
Headed back to town for a Sunday night performance at Riot Fest, I spoke with Andrew W.K. about his now annual appearances at the festival, what makes Riot Fest unique in a crowded American festival field... and about partying...

Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)
Swervedriver arrives in town for a full performance of the Raise and Mezcal Head albums, kicking off their North American tour Thursday, September 7th at Metro. Singer and guitarist Adam Franklin checked in from the U.K. to talk about revisiting the albums and work on new Swervedriver songs for release via Pledgemusic in 2018...
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Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)

Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)
In the midst of their first run of shows since a 2010 reunion, Chicago emo quintet Cap'n Jazz heads home for an 18+ free show (with online RSVP) Saturday night at House of Vans...

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)
Headed back to town as part of the new Magpie Salute for Friday and Saturday shows at Metro, I spoke to guitarist Rich Robinson about the live Woodstock performances that spawned his new band, working again with guitarist Marc Ford and revisiting his work with the Black Crowes... ...

Q&A Interview With Johnny Rzeznik: A Goo Goo Dolls Concert Preview (Monday, July 24, 2017 With Phillip Phillips At Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island)

Q&A Interview With Johnny Rzeznik: A Goo Goo Dolls Concert Preview (Monday, July 24, 2017 With Phillip Phillips At Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island)
Headed back to town Monday night for a show at Northerly Island with special guest Phillip Phillips, I spoke with Goo Goo Dolls guitarist and vocalist Johnny Rzeznik about fond memories performing at Cabaret Metro, his band's latest EP You Should Be Happy, and managing expectations after the crossover success of singles like "Name" and "Iris...
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Q&A Interview With Joel Amey - A Wolf Alice Concert Preview (Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Schubas)

Q&A Interview With Joel Amey - A Wolf Alice Concert Preview (Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Schubas)
Kicking off their North American tour with a sold out show Wednesday night at Schubas, I spoke with Wolf Alice drummer Joel Amey about the band's 2016 Lollapalooza performances in Chicago, recording their second studio album Visions of a Life and avoiding the sophomore slump... ...