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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. ...
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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at wimsradio.com and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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