Category Archives: Live Music in Chicago

Buddy Guy is an American Treasure

I had the great joy of seeing Buddy Guy play at his club, Legends, in Chicago last week. Every January Buddy plays his very small blues club for about 15 to 20 shows and then hits the road. This blues … Continue reading

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It was 25 years ago this night. Nirvana at Chicago’s Metro.

There was an underground buzz building about this band from Seattle.  My friends and I were frequent guests of Cabaret Metro in Chicago always checking the concert calendar there to see what was up and coming.  Nirvana was coming it … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead

I’m a deadhead. I know it doesn’t go with most of my posts on this blog but if you truly dig deep you can see the connection. I have referred to myself as an old punk on this blog many … Continue reading

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Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways Journey starts in Chicago

It has been well-documented that as a young rocker Dave Grohl’s life was changed after attending a punk rock show at Chicago’s Cubby Bear across from the historic Wrigley Field.  On the bill that night was America’s greatest punk rock band, … Continue reading

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Great News for HIPsters

Gord Downie released a great record in 2014 but as a HIP fan you always want to see him driving The Tragically Hip double-decker bus. He will be back behind the wheel for a very special tour in 2015. Physical … Continue reading

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Riot Festers Please Beware of Slayer Fans

Okay so the big Riot Fest & Carnival weekend is here. I have a problem with the short set times and really no after-shows of interest but you can’t deny the line up. This year’s line up easily blows away … Continue reading

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Spool Going Round says Death to all Festivals

I’m tired of it. Festivals are eating up all the talent and… Here is my main complaint with Riot Fest. I love Buzzcocks. I love Paul Weller. Neither of them come to Chicago enough. Almost never.  Finally we get them … Continue reading

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My reflections on over 1,000 concerts attended (a Conspiracy of Hope)

Not my first concert but definitely the first concert I attended where I felt totally overwhelmed.  Was I having an out of body experience?  Did The Police just reunite? Was that Bono, and Sting, and Lou Reed, and Peter Gabriel? … Continue reading

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