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The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...

Ben Harper Live at The Vic Theatre, 7/1/11

Ben Harper Live at The Vic Theatre, 7/1/11
People can never understand why I go to so many concerts… or so many baseball games.  And what I always try to explain about the live concert setting is that you simply never know what you’re going to see.  Like baseball. Baseball is the one sport where day in and day out, it always feels like it’s possible to see something incredible.  I don’t go to a basketball game expecting that it’s possible I might see somebody score 100 points.  But with baseball, I watch the hit count constantly in the hopes that maybe today is the day I’ll see a no-hitter (and I have… a no-hitter and a perfect game).  Maybe this is the day I’ll see somebody hit for the cycle.  Maybe today is the day I’ll see a team turn a triple-play.  No matter how remote, there’s always that chance. Which brings me back to the live concert...