Posts tagged "Material reIssue"

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 4/20/12

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 4/20/12
This week, random thoughts on the passing of both Dick Clark and Levon Helm...  The summer festival season continues to take shape with announcements regarding the music lineups for both Taste of Chicago and North Coast Music Fest... Plus, information regarding several cool events taking place this weekend throughout Chicago as part of "Record Store Day." ...

Material re-Issue Live at Reggie's - New Years Eve, 12/31/11 Chicago Concert Review - "Last Show Ever" (With Setlist)

Material re-Issue Live at Reggie's - New Years Eve, 12/31/11 Chicago Concert Review - "Last Show Ever" (With Setlist)
A triumphant Material re-Issue took the stage Saturday at Reggie's for the final evening of what has turned into a very successful 2011 victory lap.  The group rang in 2012 in jovial fashion with a setlist spanning not only their entire catalog but also some covers and other rarities for what has been billed as their "last show ever" and in the process wrote the epilogue for a book whose ending never felt quite right...

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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The Lemonheads with Material ReIssue Live at Taste of Chicago - 6/28/11

The Lemonheads with Material ReIssue Live at Taste of Chicago - 6/28/11
Taste of Chicago music bookings this year appear to have been done in a fairly shoddy manner.  Last Sunday’s performance by Soul Asylum was announced only weeks before the actual show (and was absent entirely from the city’s initial press release touting the 2011 music schedule) and left many fans scratching their heads. Bookings of major acts in years past (Stevie Wonder, Counting Crows, etc.) have been replaced this year by acts, who while by no means bad, have a far smaller appeal.  The city went this route in an apparent effort to decrease attendance and spend less on security (at least for the time being while Mayor Emanuel decides whether to resurrect a previously announced plan aimed at beefing up The Taste and charging admission).   The Lemonheads last performed at Petrillo Bandshell as part of The Taste of Chicago on the 4th of July in 1994 at the peak of their popularity to a massive swell of people that filled the lawn section along Lake Shore Drive.  Material Issue last played the Bandshell on the 4th of July in 1991, ironically as the opening act for The Replacements who finished that show by breaking up onstage and never playing again...