Almost without fail, the Hideout Block Party is one of the summer’s most entertaining festivals — and that hasn’t changed over the past couple of years, when it combined with the A.V. Club’s A.V. Fest. It feels like a gathering of old friends — in the middle of an concrete-block Continue Reading
Time to catch up on some concerts I’ve seen lately. Back on July 8, I saw Rogers Water perform Pink Floyd’s The Wall at Wrigley Field, a spectacle with plenty of bombast and muddled metaphors, and yet some weirdly small moments — if that’s possible — featuring that one guy, Continue Reading
My review of Friday’s concert by the Drive-By Truckers and Hold Steady at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre is up at the Southtown Star Web site. Photos of the Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady … and the Drive-By Truckers together with the Hold Steady.
OCT. 28, 2005 THE CONSTANTINES and THE HOLD STEADY Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE CONSTANTINES. SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE HOLD STEADY.
JULY 17, 2005 INTONATION MUSIC FESTIVAL Union Park, Chicago I missed all of Day 1… Decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Van Cliburn last night at Ravinia, and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of trying to do both in one day. I’m certainly not the best Continue Reading