Posts tagged "Mavis Staples"

Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Saturday, May 4 Concert Review

Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Saturday, May 4 Concert Review
Rain continued to fall on Memphis as artists like Patti Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mavis Staples, The Black Keys, ZZ Top, The Roots, Porter Robinson and more performed on the second day of the Beale Street Music Festival...

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.  ...

Wilco - 2011 Chicago Residency: Night 1 Concert Review - 12/12/11 at the Civic Opera House with Nick Lowe

Wilco - 2011 Chicago Residency: Night 1 Concert Review - 12/12/11 at the Civic Opera House with Nick Lowe
Monday night at the Civic Opera House, Wilco kicked off their sold out, five night run of December shows in Chicago in a grand fashion fitting of the venue with a little help from friends like Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples... ...
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The Hideout Block Party, 9/24/11, Chicago Concert Review

The Hideout Block Party, 9/24/11, Chicago Concert Review
Kids These Days, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird and more performed as The Hideout Block Party returned from a two year hiatus to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary... ...
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