Jack White The Fabulous Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO July 20, 2014 I had never seen Jack White before in any of his iterations, so anyone out there that has seen him can probably understand my exhilaration seeing him for the first time Sunday. I expected it to be wonderful for a number of reasons, including my love of his entire catalog personal accounts from others. I guess even with soaring expectations it is still possible to be awed.
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Liverpool Legends June 30th, 2014 Caravelle Theater, Branson, MO Even in a town best known for their love of country and gospel music, the Beatles cannot be denied. We went on a family vacation with my parents to Branson, Missouri, aka the “Christian Vegas”, and enjoyed the unique and odd experience of seeing the Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band presented by Louise Harrison, George’s sister and a Missouri local. It was a pleasure hearing such a wide-ranging set of
In all of its infinite and pretentious wisdom, there is hardly any doubt that Pitchfork has become one of America’s leading sources for modern music recommendations and critiques. Love or hate their opinions, it is true. And regardless if they seem to leave a bitter taste in your mouth every once in a while, they do manage to do one thing very right: Pitchfork Music Festival. Three short-but-not-too-short days in the city of Chicago with a solid lineup of
Tweedy (with Sound Opinions Live) July 17th, 2014 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL As the resident (and only) Wilco fan on this blog, I feel it’s my civic duty to bring you the Tweedy beat. What better way to do that than coverage of Jeff Tweedy (frontman of Wilco) and Spencer Tweedy ‘s (Jeff’s 18 year old son and drummer) interview and performance last night. The show was for Sound Opinions – one of the best radio shows/podcasts around – and
Janelle Monae July 7th, 2014 Taste of Chicago Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park Chicago IL I would argue there isn’t a harder audience to play for than a free (or largely free) audience, as they aren’t necessarily your fans and could have any number of musical backgrounds or tastes. Enter Janelle Monae to save the day. The 28-year old, 5-foot nothing (without the hair that is), Kansas City fireball rocks the festival stage better than anyone around right now, and