Posts tagged "Metro"

Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)
Swervedriver arrives in town for a full performance of the Raise and Mezcal Head albums, kicking off their North American tour Thursday, September 7th at Metro. Singer and guitarist Adam Franklin checked in from the U.K. to talk about revisiting the albums and work on new Swervedriver songs for release via Pledgemusic in 2018...

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)
Lollapalooza gets started Thursday in Grant Park featuring headlining performances by Muse, Lorde, The Killers, Blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and more throughout the weekend. Check out our full weekend preview for under the radar picks, a look at the local Chicago artists performing, plus a rundown of the hottest after shows... ...

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)
Headed back to town as part of the new Magpie Salute for Friday and Saturday shows at Metro, I spoke to guitarist Rich Robinson about the live Woodstock performances that spawned his new band, working again with guitarist Marc Ford and revisiting his work with the Black Crowes... ...
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Ceiliúradh: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration With The Tossers (Friday, March 17, 2017 at Metro)

Ceiliúradh: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration With The Tossers (Friday, March 17, 2017 at Metro)
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with their annual concert at Metro Friday night, I spoke with Tony Duggins about the impact of his south side roots on the music of The Tossers, the influence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement on the latest Tossers studio album Smash The Windows and the continued quest for equality in America... ...

Q&A Interview With Zac Carper - A FIDLAR Concert Preview (Thursday, November 17, 2016 At Metro)

Q&A Interview With Zac Carper - A FIDLAR Concert Preview (Thursday, November 17, 2016 At Metro)
Headed back to town alongside SWMRS for an all ages set Thursday night at Metro, I spoke with FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper about Chicago as the backdrop for a life changing event, the depth of FIDLAR's relationship with SWMRS and why it's so difficult for a punk band to establish longevity in the music industry...

2016 Lollapalooza Aftershow Roundup: City and Colour, Matt and Kim, Dinosaur Jr.

2016 Lollapalooza Aftershow Roundup: City and Colour, Matt and Kim, Dinosaur Jr.
Lollapalooza got off to a soggy start Thursday in Grant Park... But the city's club scene has been in full swing since Tuesday night with aftershows by City and Colour, Marrow, Wild Child, Matt and Kim, Dinosaur Jr., NE-HI, Arbor Labor Union and more... ...
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An Interview With David Lovering And Joey Santiago - A Pixies Concert Review (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Metro)

An Interview With David Lovering And Joey Santiago - A Pixies Concert Review (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Metro)
Following the unexpected cancellation of their scheduled Wednesday night set as the opening act for Robert Plant (who's currently battling a bout of laryngitis) at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, the Pixies went on with the show performing instead a rare, small club gig within the intimate confines of Metro.  I spoke with Pixies drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago about the influence of Led Zeppelin, the importance of road testing new material, why it's important to them to continue writing and recording new music, the creation of their most recent studio effort Indie Cindy and more... ...

An Interview With Courtney Barnett - A Metro Concert Preview (Monday, October 27, 2014)

An Interview With Courtney Barnett - A Metro Concert Preview (Monday, October 27, 2014)
Riding high on the success of her 2013 effort The Debut EP: A Sea of Split Peas, I spoke with Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett about work on a new studio album with her band and the effort involved in capturing the feel of a live set in the studio as she arrives in town for a co-headlining set alongside San Fermin Monday night at Metro... ...

Q&A Interview With Brian Harding - An Ex Cops Concert Preview (Friday, October 24 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Brian Harding - An Ex Cops Concert Preview (Friday, October 24 at Metro)
Gearing up for a show Friday night at Metro in support of Dum Dum Girls, I spoke with Ex Cops vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Harding about the band's new Billy Corgan produced album Daggers... ...
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Q&A Interview with Bill Giricz of The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club (A Metro Concert Preview - Saturday, September 13, 2014)

Q&A Interview with Bill Giricz of The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club (A Metro Concert Preview - Saturday, September 13, 2014)
Getting ready to celebrate the recent release of their new EP, Veva, Hold On, Saturday night at Metro, I spoke with Bill Giricz of The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club about the power pop sounds on the local quintet's latest project... ...