Posts tagged "Wilco"

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...

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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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...