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Q&A Interview With Steve Marker - A Garbage Concert Preview (20 Years Queer - A Celebration Of Their Debut Album: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Riviera Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Steve Marker - A Garbage Concert Preview (20 Years Queer - A Celebration Of Their Debut Album: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Riviera Theatre)
Headed to town as part of their 20th anniversary tour - one which features a full performance of their debut album - I spoke with producer and Garbage guitarist Steve Marker about what it's like to look back on the first Garbage record, what allows it to remain fresh twenty years later, the importance of creating something different and his experience on a 1990 Chicago night as a fan leaving an infamous Sonic Youth/Public Enemy show at the Aragon Ballroom...

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 3 Concert Review - 12/15/11 at the Vic Theatre with Jon Langford & Skull Orchard

Wilco - 2011 Chicago Residency: Night 3 Concert Review - 12/15/11 at the Vic Theatre with Jon Langford & Skull Orchard
What began on Monday as a far more serious affair fitting of its surroundings inside the Civic Opera House took a far more laid back approach Thursday night at the Vic. Following Monday night's show at the Civic Opera House, I mentioned that Wilco hadn't played anything off of the A Ghost is Born or Mermaid Avenue albums... Thursday night, Wilco took care of all of that and more as what the band has continually referred to as their "Incredible Shrinking Tour" rolled into the Vic Theatre for the third of a sold out, five night, Chicago residency...
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