Tag: Lincoln Hall

Rogue Wave Busts It All Out For Chicago

Rogue Wave Busts It All Out For Chicago
I have to be honest. I really thought “Chicago x 12” was going to be my favorite song of the night, and believe me, it was fucking magical. I was a man possessed singing, “No one comes out to see us,” over and over. I held my beer glass high, as if to say, “This... Read more »

Hey Chicago! Rogue Wave Is Performing "Asleep At Heaven's Gate" Tonight

Hey Chicago! Rogue Wave Is Performing "Asleep At Heaven's Gate" Tonight
Last week I saw Nada Surf perform their album Let Go for the 15th Anniversary of its release. Tonight I’m seeing Rogue Wave perform Asleep At Heaven’s Gate as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their breakthrough album. To celebrate the anniversary of Let Go, Nada Surf released a covers album in which Rogue Wave... Read more »

Shout Out Louds Throw A Party At Lincoln Hall

Shout Out Louds Throw A Party At Lincoln Hall
What started out as a rock show with the Shout Out Louds playing Lincoln Hall, ended up as a party, with fans onstage, dancing and laughing. There’s been a ringing in my ears ever since, with the lyrics from “Impossible.” “And there’s a first time and a second time, you gotta hold on.” As much... Read more »
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Staying Up All Night With The Trash Can Sinatras

Staying Up All Night With The Trash Can Sinatras
It was a Monday, and I was tired. But dammit if I wasn’t staying “Up All Night” with the Trash Can Sinatras. After all, they did name their tour that. Lincoln Hall had seating for the intimate set that spanned some two hours, which was a welcome addition. As a matter of fact, this was... 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 »

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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Surfer Blood Shine at Lincoln Hall 5-22-15

Surfer Blood Shine at Lincoln Hall 5-22-15
With a lead guitar player out due to cancer, and an album braving new territory, Surfer Blood proved to Chicago that they can still shine in the face of adversity. Fans of the band have known for awhile now, that lead guitar player Thomas Fekete has been sidetracked, sadly, with a rare form of cancer (a... Read more »

Arkells Bringing Anthemic Rock To Chicago's Lincoln Hall

Who the fuck uses a pay phone? That is the question asked by the love interest on Arkells latest single “Leather Jacket.” This story takes shape in the form of a woman making endless calls to her lover from a payphone, which again begs the question: “Who the fuck uses a pay phone?” This month Arkells... Read more »

Vance Joy's Finest Work

I’m up early in the morning for work, way earlier than most. I usually listen to WXRT, here in Chicago, to get me ready for the day. On this day I heard a song that made my ears perk up. When it finished, I was surprised to hear the DJ say, “That was Vance Joy,... Read more »
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That Globetrotter Astronautalis Returns To Chicago

There is no Harlem in this Florida man, though he is no doubt a globetrotter. His endless touring has brought him to more obscure destinations than most airplane pilots. Astronautalis has made numerous trips around the world, playing his music to packed houses and documenting each journey with colorful photos. Not only has this has... Read more »