Posts tagged "Vic Theatre"

The Joy Formidable Concert Review - With Kitten, April 2 at the Vic Theatre

The Joy Formidable Concert Review - With Kitten, April 2 at the Vic Theatre
Following the January release of their second album Wolf's Law and recent appearances at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Welsh power trio The Joy Formidable arrived in Chicago Tuesday night for ninety minutes of unpredictability and unbridled rock emotion...

Wilco - 2011 Chicago Residency: Night 1 Concert Review - 12/12/11 at the Civic Opera House with Nick Lowe

Wilco - 2011 Chicago Residency: Night 1 Concert Review - 12/12/11 at the Civic Opera House with Nick Lowe
Monday night at the Civic Opera House, Wilco kicked off their sold out, five night run of December shows in Chicago in a grand fashion fitting of the venue with a little help from friends like Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples... ...

Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) Live at the Vic Theatre - 7/19/11

Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) Live at the Vic Theatre - 7/19/11
Steve Earle’s is one of the more amazing stories in recent music memory.
Having been jailed in 1994 on drug and firearm charges, it was anyone’s guess whether Earle would ever resume his career as a songwriter and recording artist.  Earle, who long followed the lead of his mentor Townes van Zandt both musically and recreationally, seemed to be on pace to finish up his life just as his infamous mentor had. But neither addiction nor jail could kill Steve Earle. Since then, a 1995 comeback has turned into the second half of a career that has seen a total of fourteen live and studio releases in the last sixteen years. ...
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Ben Harper Live at The Vic Theatre, 7/1/11

Ben Harper Live at The Vic Theatre, 7/1/11
People can never understand why I go to so many concerts… or so many baseball games.  And what I always try to explain about the live concert setting is that you simply never know what you’re going to see.  Like baseball. Baseball is the one sport where day in and day out, it always feels like it’s possible to see something incredible.  I don’t go to a basketball game expecting that it’s possible I might see somebody score 100 points.  But with baseball, I watch the hit count constantly in the hopes that maybe today is the day I’ll see a no-hitter (and I have… a no-hitter and a perfect game).  Maybe this is the day I’ll see somebody hit for the cycle.  Maybe today is the day I’ll see a team turn a triple-play.  No matter how remote, there’s always that chance. Which brings me back to the live concert...
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