Posts Tagged: chicago

Show Review: Dopapod & Spread at The Cubby Bear in Chicago

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I spent last Saturday night at the Cubby Bear, located just across the street from Wrigley Field. This notorious Chicago bar was comfortably filled for Dopapod and Spread to play a long night of improvised music. Now this particular show came highly recommended by some of my most respectable friends in the jam scene. Plus… Read more »

Show Review: Keller Williams with More Than a Little in Chicago

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Keller Williams played two very different sets of music at the Park West in Chicago on Friday, January 17th. The first was a familiar, one man band version of the multifaceted performer, but for the second set Keller lead an extremely entertaining funk band that appropriately calls themselves More Than a Little. The first set… Read more »

My First Miracle

A long Chicago winter had finally concluded and warm breezes teased us as we hurried through the streets of Lincoln Park that Friday night.  Rico and I were on our way to see a funk band.  We stopped for dinner on the way so we were running a little late. By the time we arrived at the… Read more »

Umphrey’s 11th Annual Acoustic Holiday Show: A Benefit for the Kids!

Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee will be showcasing some of their favorite holiday songs, along with some rare covers, and a handful of Umphrey’s originals on December 7th when they host their Annual Acoustic Holiday Show at the Park West in Chicago.  This benefit will raise funds for The People’s Music School, the only… Read more »

TMBTB Recreates Stop Making Sense in Chicago

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The Talking Heads‘ Stop Making Sense was a hugely successful concert film that redefined the live music experience in the 1980’s.  While the movie was released almost 30 years ago, the show leaves an impression that will always feel contemporary.  I remember watching the film over and over when I was a teenager, trying to figure out why I loved it so much.  It wasn’t until I… Read more »

The Tragedy of Phicago

This is the story told by a girl who survived the Chicago Phish shows that took place in July of 2013. Friday I was starting to get stuck in a rut called being an adult.  My day to day activities had become monotonous and I kind of preferred it that way.  I definitely wasn’t prepared for one… Read more »

Preview: Phish Late Nights in Chicago

This weekend Phish will be taking over Chicago for a three night run at Northerly Island.  With Saturday already sold out, Kuroda sporting a new light rig, and a completely revamped venue, this is bound to be a throwdown!  But the party doesn’t stop there!  Quite a few Summer Camp favorites are playing late night shows all around Chicago this weekend. … Read more »

Band to Catch: Maps & Atlases

Can you believe it’s almost here?!  Getting ready for next weekend, let’s chat about a band you must see… Maps & Atlases is based out of Chicago, and I had the opportunity to catch them this New Year’s Eve at Schubas in Lakeview.  It was a blast.  They even covered Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to… Read more »