Archive for November, 2010
As one of elder statesmen of the burgeoning alternative rock explosion in the early ‘90s, North Carolina’s Superchunk’s speedy, punk-rock anthems captured the imagination of indie-cool slackers and collegiate hipsters reckoning with the all-consuming conquest by Nirvana, and grunge in general.
Riviera, Chicago Monday, November 22, 2010 The mid-life crisis is usually personified by the sports car, a younger girlfriend, and the divorce that follows said paramour. Unless you’re Nick Cave. The lead singer of The Bad Seeds and The Birthday Party has addressed his growing years by staring them down and assembling a band that […]
So, Wednesday is Black Wednesday and Friday is Black Friday, and Black Monday was October 18th, 1987. Black Wednesday gets its title supposedly because it’s the biggest DUI night of the year, closely followed by Halloween, 4th Of July, and, of course, every other night of the year when it’s someone’s birthday.
Does the world really need another cover or an entire album of tunes made famous by the Fab Four? Soulive thinks so. Despite iTunes finally making The Beatles’ catalog available to consumers after years of legal trouble, the trio hopes fans will bypass the classic versions and turn a kind eye to its interpretations on […]
The Shrine, Chicago Saturday, November 5, 2010 In his prime, El DeBarge and his family band bearing the same last name were competing neck in neck with The Jacksons, Prince and the early days of New Edition. Aside from rock solid status on the Motown label and R&B hits galore, the group’s been covered […]
Austin. Texas. The city whose official slogan is, boldly, “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Insert heated debate…here. Just voted “Best Music Town” by the readers of Frommer’s Budget Travel, Austin boasts over 200 live music venues, in a metro area of just 1.7 million.