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Music: Justin Furstenfeld

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
It’s been 20 years and a lot of hard times since Blue October formed, but Justin Furstenfeld and the gang aren’t done yet.  

Sound Advice: Justin Furstenfeld with Ashleigh Stone

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It’s been 20 years and a lot of hard times since Blue October formed, but Justin Furstenfeld and the gang aren’t done yet.  

Hozier with Dawes

Sunday • The Shoe at Horsehoe Casino

0 Comments · Thursday, June 11, 2015
Every now and then a musician with immense talent reaches the upper echelon of the Billboard charts. They don’t get there because they’re so hot or because they’re dating Diplo. They didn’t wi  

Music: Hozier

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Every now and then a musician with immense talent reaches the upper echelon of the Billboard charts.  

Music: FIDLAR with The Slippery Lips

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
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.   

FIDLAR with The Slippery Lips

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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.  

Wilco with Steve Gunn

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.
  

Music: Wilco and Steve Gunn

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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.  

Music: Lucy Wainwright Roche

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If my family should ever disown me and I’m forced to find a new one, I would start by begging Loudon Wainwright III to adopt me.  

Lucy Wainwright Roche with Cheryl Wheeler

Thursday • The Redmoor

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2015
If my family should ever disown me and I’m forced to find a new one, I would start by begging Loudon Wainwright III to adopt me. Talent seems to spew from his every orifice and I want a piece of it. He already gave his envy-worthy genes to three incredibly talented musicians — Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Roche, in my estimate, got the lion’s share of that talent, though.