Posts tagged "Congress Theater"

"Funk Rock Soul" Concert Preview: funky METERS, The Greyboy Allstars and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Live at Congress Theater (Friday, April 19)

"Funk Rock Soul" Concert Preview: funky METERS, The Greyboy Allstars and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Live at Congress Theater (Friday, April 19)
Friday night, in conjunction with CIMMfest, check out an eclectic evening of live music as New Orleans' funky METERS descend upon the Congress Theater alongside local soul-punks JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, San Diego jazz/funk outfit The Greyboy Allstars and more...

A Woman's Rant: An Interview With Jo Dee Messina - (A "Country at Congress" Concert Preview)

A Woman's Rant: An Interview With Jo Dee Messina - (A "Country at Congress" Concert Preview)
Headed to town for a performance Friday night, December 7th at the Congress Theater, I spoke with country star Jo Dee Messina in early November about utilizing the internet to market new music, work on her first new album since 2006 as well as running the Chicago Marathon...

The Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Joe Pug, Paper Thick Walls, Great Divide and More... A Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest Concert Review - Live at the Congress Theater, Saturday 1/28

The Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Joe Pug, Paper Thick Walls, Great Divide and More... A Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest Concert Review - Live at the Congress Theater, Saturday 1/28
"A summer festival brought indoors for the Chicago winter."  That's what was listed on the poster for Saturday's event and it served as kind of a lofty mission statement in a way. Well... as seventeen acts (including the Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Joe Pug, Paper Thick Walls and more) took to the stage Saturday night at the Congress Theater, I'd say the event was an overwhelming success.  ...
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Great Divide and Paper Thick Walls - A Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival Concert Preview (Saturday, 1/28 at Congress Theater)

Great Divide and Paper Thick Walls - A Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival Concert Preview (Saturday, 1/28 at Congress Theater)
As the 2012 Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest draws to a close, fans have one more night of music to look forward to when 17 bands (including Great Divide, Paper Thick Walls, Joe Pug, Dawes, The Drive-By Truckers and more) perform on three stages Saturday night at the Congress Theater.  ...

The Worst Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Worst Chicago Concerts of 2011
I try to stay away from dwelling on the negative in this space.  There are already plenty of places on the internet where one can go to find bitter, vitriolic music writing.  That said, while I saw an amazing amount of great live music in 2011... there were a few duds.  So from Chuck Berry to Charlie Sheen, here are the concerts that made me cringe in 2011... ...

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.  ...
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