Posts tagged "Vic Theatre"

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)
Lollapalooza gets started Thursday in Grant Park featuring headlining performances by Muse, Lorde, The Killers, Blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and more throughout the weekend. Check out our full weekend preview for under the radar picks, a look at the local Chicago artists performing, plus a rundown of the hottest after shows... ...

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)
As the Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees tour rolls into Chicago Thursday at the Vic Theatre (featuring Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and more), I spoke with Gail Griffith (Director, Global Education Initiative at Jesuit Refugee Service) about the folk tradition of social activism, the unique level of involvement of the artists taking part in this concert series and the level of difficulty involved in changing the conversation when it comes to the refugee crisis only a month before the Presidential election...

Q&A Interview With Taylor Goldsmith - A Dawes Concert Preview (Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Vic Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Taylor Goldsmith - A Dawes Concert Preview (Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Vic Theatre)
Headed to town Wednesday night for a sold out set at the Vic Theatre, I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Taylor Goldsmith about Dawes' identity on their latest studio effort All Your Favorite Bands, trying to capture the spirit of a live show in the studio, work on the group's yet to be titled fifth album, the importance of performing live, the Rolling Stones, Prince and more... ...
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On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014
The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on CIMMfest 2014 and Lucha VaVOOM... Plus the official 2014 lineup for the "Downtown Sound" series of FREE Monday night concerts featuring Bob Mould, Richard Thompson, Maps & Atlases and more... ...

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... ...
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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. ...

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...