The fun-loving hippies that make up
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are coming to The Shoe. If you
like good music and are great at ignoring band politics, you should
definitely check ’em out. Just do yourself a favor and don’t land at the
The first time I heard FIDLAR, I was
parked on my couch holding my cellphone over my head and smiling like a
massive dork up at the screen. Some cute boy from OKCupid was sending me
links to YouTube videos from his favorite bands. The Skate Punk/Surf
Rock sounds of FIDLAR made up most of the list.
Chicago has given us many things over the
years. Awesome pizza. Billy Corgan. The Cubs, who will always do worse
than the Reds. And each winter a chance to look at the weather report
and not feel quite as downtrodden about “all the snow” that we get. Chicago’s greatest gift to the world, however, came in 1994 with the birth of a little band called Wilco.
When Wilco plays Taft Theatre on Tuesday, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile.