Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

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 »

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 »
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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 »