Posts tagged "Bottom Lounge"

An Interview with Ayad Al Adhamy - A Team Spirit Concert Preview (Friday, October 11 at Bottom Lounge - With Surfer Blood and Andy Boay)

An Interview with Ayad Al Adhamy - A Team Spirit Concert Preview (Friday, October 11 at Bottom Lounge - With Surfer Blood and Andy Boay)
Headed back to town for a show Friday night in support of Surfer Blood at Bottom Lounge, I chatted via email with former Passion Pit multi-instrumentalist and current Team Spirit vocalist/guitarist Ayad Al Adhamy about making the transition from supporting player to frontman and the guitar work that sets Team Spirit's self-titled debut EP apart from other bands in the garage rock/power pop realm... ...

Matthew Sweet Live at Bottom Lounge - A "Girlfriend" Concert Review 10/13/11 (with Miles Zuniga)

Matthew Sweet Live at Bottom Lounge - A "Girlfriend" Concert Review 10/13/11 (with Miles Zuniga)
While it may be hard for some to believe, October 22, 2011 will mark the twentieth anniversary of Matthew Sweet's breakthrough album Girlfriend.  Following the recent trend of nostalgic nineties reissues, Sweet arrived in Chicago for two shows at Bottom Lounge to celebrate the anniversary with live performances of the Girlfriend album in its entirety...

Interview With Matthew Sweet (A Concert Preview: Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 at Bottom Lounge)

Interview With Matthew Sweet (A Concert Preview: Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 at Bottom Lounge)
It's hard to believe but it has been just about twenty years since the release of Girlfriend on October 22, 1991.  In town for two shows at the Bottom Lounge, Matthew Sweet spoke to me on the phone about not only the anniversary of Girlfriend but also the September release of his latest album Modern Art, his recent work with The Bangles and SNL's Fred Armisen and what fans should expect during this week's shows in Chicago (which are set to feature a full performance of the Girlfriend album)...
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