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Category Archives: In Tall Buildings
Despite summer festival season in Chicago starting officially about a week or two ago, I’d pegged this weekend as a beginning point in general, Do Division Fest in particular. Two stages — one at Division/Damen; the other at Division/Leavitt — … Continue reading
The last time I did one of these — in February — I didn’t yet know whether a monthly handpicks column would become a “thing” here. Turns out it didn’t, and that’s great. I don’t know that I like the … Continue reading
El Ten Eleven, In Tall Buildings @ Evanston S.P.A.C.E. (3/27); Dustin Wong, Grandeurs @ Empty Bottle (3/28)
That first time watching live loop pedal makes for a distinctive and curious experience, yeah? For me it would’ve been during the solo performance of a guy opening for The Kickback in end-of-year 2010 at The Tonic Room. For the … Continue reading
You know, it’s real tough settling into a space like Lincoln Hall after a series of mostly Empty Bottle shows in the new year. I’d forgotten, apparently, the types that filter in and out of that place. I mean, you … Continue reading
I’m a creature of habit, certainly. And that mindset surfaces again and again here on Chicago Tunes. Reviews seem — however unintentionally — bounded to familiar lengths, and familiar quality. A gander at my musical likings, as well, might reveal … Continue reading
As I began compiling a list of my favorite Chicago performances of the year, I noticed a pattern emerge. I’ve picked out seven key nights here, and many of them — four, in fact — made the cut for introducing … Continue reading
The experience I had at Lincoln Hall Thursday was, I think, a first for me. The show, the last one I’ll see in Chicago this year — I fly out Friday eve for the hometown, and don’t get back ’til … Continue reading