Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

The Ocean Blue Return To Chicago To Play Lincoln Hall

The Ocean Blue Return To Chicago To Play Lincoln Hall
The Ocean Blue are coming to Chicago’s Lincoln Hall to perform their first two records (The Ocean Blue & Cerulean) from front to back. They played three intimate shows last year to herald their Sire Records catalog reissues on vinyl. Now Chicago has been chosen as the 4th, and final place they will perform these... Read more »

Seeing A Childhood Band Gives Life Perspective

Seeing A Childhood Band Gives Life Perspective
A few months back I saw RIDE play The Riviera. I hadn’t seen that same band play live, in concert, since I was a kid. They first played the Cabaret Metro in Chicago on March 30th, 1991. At that time I was a junior, just trying to get through high school. I couldn’t of dreamed... Read more »

Hey Rosetta Perform Their Album Of The Year In Chicago

November was a whirlwind month for the family. The first part of the month saw us good beer hunting in Grand Rapids, while the second half had us living in Disney heaven for a week. Or hell, however you look at it. We celebrated Thanksgiving, our daughters 3rd birthday, and then hauled home the biggest Clark... Read more »
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The Features Continue To Deliver A Raucous Live Set

The Features Continue To Deliver A Raucous Live Set
Nothing has changed with The Features. Well, except Matt Pelham looks like John Lennon during his Plastic Ono Band phase. Thank god no one was chirping like Yoko in the background at Subterranean on this night. They are still raucous, and still rocking all of their classics. They blew through scorching versions of “The Way... Read more »

A Newly Reunited RIDE, Still Worth The Cost of Admission

I have been following RIDE’s progress since they announced a reunion last fall. Whereas their performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic sounded a little tame, their Coachella show seemed to offer a return to form. This was the same experience I had during a recent show at The Riviera. As the sample from “Leave Them... Read more »

The Districts Bring Energetic Live Act To Chicago's Metro

I woke up early Sunday morning with “Chlorine” in my head. No, this wasn’t some Jason Bourne experiment where I was trying to bleach all my memories. ”Chlorine” is a song by The Districts, that was performed so well the previous night at Metro, I could not extricate it from my cranium. I got in the... Read more »
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Hey Rosetta Showcases "Gold Teeth" On Their Extended Tour

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, there is one album that I have not removed from my CD player. That album is Second Sight by Hey Rosetta. It seems they are extending their tour and coming back to Chicago in November, and this writer could not be more excited. Now I can actually... Read more »

Morrissey: Wolverhampton Civic Hall (1988) Gig Is Nostalgic But Lacking Typical Polish

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Billed as a dedication show to all Smiths fans, the remaining members of the band, along with guitarist Craig Gannon, played a farewell concert at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on December 22, 1988. For a long time, this show was unavailable to the public. Now that it is, thanks to some eBay bootlegs and... Read more »

Morrissey: A Live iPhone Photo Gallery Taken From The BCPA On July 11th, 2015

These photos were shot with my iPhone from the balcony of the Bloomington Center For The Performing Arts, on July 11th, of this year. I’ve seen photos that are much better, but this gallery will give you a good sense of the stage and the players. Long live Morrissey! Want more from the Cut Out... Read more »
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Morrissey Plays Best Live Show In Years-July 11, 2015

Morrissey Plays Best Live Show In Years-July 11, 2015
Morrissey’s show at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts, was one of the best I’ve seen in 25 years. The sound was incredible, and the venue a perfect fit for the ringleader of the tormentors. His vocal range was wide, while he narrowed his stage banter to sarcasm about ” a bug bite,” that’s all... Read more »