Posts tagged "Paul McCartney"

PART TWO: Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project)

PART TWO: Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project)
In part two of my interview with broadcaster and author Gregory Alexander, we further examine Alexander's eighteen years on the radio in Chicago as "Professor Moptop" at WXRT, the power of the radio medium as a vehicle for breaking artists like The Beatles, as well as his favorite Beatles album and song. Promoting the Kickstarter for his new Textbook Beatle Project, Professor Moptop hosts a screening and critical analysis of the 1965 Beatles film Help! at 1PM on Saturday, February 11th at the Deerfield Public Library... ...

Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project) PART ONE

Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project) PART ONE
Broadcaster and aspiring author, Gregory Alexander talks about his nearly 20 years teaching WXRT listeners about The Beatles as "Professor Moptop," the Kickstarter effort to self-publish his new Textbook Beatle Project, and what exactly it is that allows The Beatles to remain a relevant influence on contemporary music almost 50 years after their breakup. Professor Moptop hosts a screening and analysis of the 1965 Beatles film Help! Saturday at noon at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage... ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, July 31, 2015 in Grant Park - Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, July 31, 2015 in Grant Park - Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney
Friday afternoon in Grant Park, Lollapalooza got off to a sunny start with performances from Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, alt-J, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney and more… ...
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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.  ...

Rock For Kids - 23rd Annual Rock & Roll Auction - Friday, December 2 at Park West

Rock For Kids - 23rd Annual Rock & Roll Auction - Friday, December 2 at Park West
Tis the season for giving... And if you're a music fan in Chicago, there's no better way to do it than to help Rock for Kids help local kids this Friday at Park West at the twenty-third annual Rock for Kids Rock & Roll Auction.  This year's auction features items from Paul McCartney, Wilco and more... And live music fans will be drooling over contributions from Lincoln Hall, the Grammys and more...

Paul McCartney "On The Run" Live at Wrigley Field Night 2 of 2 - 8/1/11

Paul McCartney "On The Run" Live at Wrigley Field Night 2 of 2 - 8/1/11
Monday saw another impressive night of music as Paul McCartney finished up the second of two Chicago shows at Wrigley Field, part of his “On The Run” tour. Once again playing 37 songs, Monday’s setlist saw the same solo and Wings material while several different Beatle songs were performed. Fans attending both shows and wondering if the setlist would be any different got their answer immediately as the band (which opened with “Hello, Goodbye” on Sunday night) opted to pick up the pace out of the gate on Monday starting the show with...
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Paul McCartney "On The Run" at Wrigley Field Night 1 of 2 Live Review - 7/31/11

Paul McCartney "On The Run" at Wrigley Field Night 1 of 2 Live Review - 7/31/11
Paul McCartney is nearly 70 years old. Not that you would’ve known that Sunday night at Wrigley Field as McCartney brought his “On the Run” tour to Chicago for the first of two shows. ...