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An Interview With Susanna Hoffs - Part 2 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Postscript - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)

An Interview With Susanna Hoffs - Part 2 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Postscript - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)
Tuesday night at City Winery, Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs fronted a stripped down, three-piece band that tore through over ninety minutes of Bangles hits, numbers from her outstanding new solo album Someday as well as a variety of covers.  What follows here is the second part of an interview conducted with Susanna as she launched her solo tour in the northeast amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that hits upon her thoughts on everything from Tom Jones to the Kingston Trio... and even a humorous anecdote about Bruce Willis......

An Interview with Susanna Hoffs - Part 1 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Preview - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)

An Interview with Susanna Hoffs - Part 1 of 2 (A City Winery Concert Preview - Tuesday, 11/6/12 in Chicago)
Heading to town for a solo show Tuesday night at City Winery, I spoke with Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs over the phone last Thursday as she arrived in Boston for the launch of a solo tour set to take place in the northeast amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  We talked about her excellent new solo album Someday, the sixties and her affinity for Chicago as her "home away from home."...

The Bangles Live at House of Blues - 10/10/11 Chicago Concert Review

The Bangles Live at House of Blues - 10/10/11 Chicago Concert Review
After nearly thirty years, and their second album since reuniting in 1998, the Bangles arrived at House of Blues Monday in support of Sweetheart of the Sun proving there's more to their live show than simply mere nostalgia.  ...
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Interview With Matthew Sweet (A Concert Preview: Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 at Bottom Lounge)

Interview With Matthew Sweet (A Concert Preview: Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 at Bottom Lounge)
It's hard to believe but it has been just about twenty years since the release of Girlfriend on October 22, 1991.  In town for two shows at the Bottom Lounge, Matthew Sweet spoke to me on the phone about not only the anniversary of Girlfriend but also the September release of his latest album Modern Art, his recent work with The Bangles and SNL's Fred Armisen and what fans should expect during this week's shows in Chicago (which are set to feature a full performance of the Girlfriend album)...
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