Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago

Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago
Half way though Pete Yorn’s performance at the Park West, he took a break from singing to reveal a proud moment from earlier in his day. “I just got a call from my wife. My daughter took her first steps.” said Yorn. The crowd cheered loudly. I never realized Yorn had a family. I kind... Read more »

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago
I haven’t been inspired this much by a group of musicians, let alone rappers, in a long time. What I witnessed at the Portage Theater, was not only a movement of positivity, but a group of friends who really have their shit together. Most of them are going to be college graduates soon, and not... Read more »

TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater

TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater
It’s easy to grow old and lament that things aren’t as good as they used to be. People have been screaming hip hop is dead for years now. I used to call it rap, now they call it hip hop. That’s about all that’s changed. What’s dead are the record labels, and the old-man, fat-cat... Read more »
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Oasis Doc Gets "Supersonic" Treatment At The Music Box

Oasis Doc Gets "Supersonic" Treatment At The Music Box
For only one day here in the United States, Supersonic, was shown to audiences. A documentary from director Mat Whitecross about the band Oasis, set to answer the question, “What’s The Story Morning Glory?” That night was Wednesday, Oct. 26, when I walked my crazed, fanatical, Brit-Rock booty to the The Music Box Theater (Chicago) for... Read more »

The Poster Children Still Sound Good After All These Years

The Poster Children Still Sound Good After All These Years
The Poster Children sounded as good tonight in Schubas Backroom, as they did at the Cabaret Metro in 1991. Their reunion seemed more like a continuation, than an end, of a storied career. At the height of their run was a groundbreaking album called Daisychain Reaction. For the 25th Anniversary of this record, they announced... Read more »

The Blake Babies Reunion In Space: A Friendly Affair

The Blake Babies Reunion In Space: A Friendly Affair
A friendly affair? How else do I explain the Blake Babies reunion show at Space, in Evanston. The room was quaint, the atmosphere cordial, and the band was in great spirits. They seemed to pick up right where they left off, poking fun at each others mistakes, and complimenting their accomplishments. Before playing “I’m Not Your... Read more »
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Butch Walker Brings Gold Teeth & Gold Balloons to House of Blues

Butch Walker Brings Gold Teeth & Gold Balloons to House of Blues
Butch Walker brought gold teeth and gold balloons to the House of Blues in support of his new record, Stay Gold. For fans of Butch Walker, everything else remained the same. Well, besides the new songs of course, which most of the set was comprised of. We witnessed another high energy rock show on Saturday... Read more »

The Blake Babies In Space: A Reunion Show

The Blake Babies are playing a reunion show at Space, in Evanston this weekend. Yes, you read that right. The 90’s college rockers are playing a very rare reunion show, with their original lineup of Juliana Hatfield, John Strohm, and Freda Boner, at 1pm tomorrow. This Saturday, a matinee of sorts, that should prove to... Read more »

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 »
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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 »