Show Type – Jukely Flyer For Openers – Fake Limbs, Milemarker “No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there’s nothing to be afraid of” -Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski Since I had been out of town the previous weekend, this show was a Jukely flyer (meaning I had never heard of any of the bands and […]Read more "Shiner – Thalia Hall – February 25, 2017"
Show Type – JBTV Taping Main Attraction – Mother Mother “If you start out depressed, everything’s a pleasant surprise” -Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything) I’ll be honest, this was a show that I went to mainly because I had a hole in my “see live music once a week” schedule that this filled in nicely. Before […]Read more "Mother Mother – JBTV – January 30, 2017"
Show Type – Jukely For Openers – Coyote Riot (kai-oat) “In plaid instead of rhinestone and living in South [Chicago]” -Frank Turner You’ve gotta love a band with pedal steel guitar and a fiddle player in a trucker had and Cannibal Corpse t-shirt! Overall, this seven-piece bluegrass outfit from the south side of Chicago was […]Read more "Steve ‘n’ Seagulls – Beat Kitchen – February 6, 2017"
Show Type – Big Venue For Openers – Will Varley, The Arkells, Masked Intruder “You ever feel as if your mind has started to erode?” -Repo Man This lineup had about as much variety as you can get at a Rock-n-Roll show, ranging from troubadour (Will Varley) to punk (Masked Intruder), with the Arkells sandwiched […]Read more "Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls – House of Blues – January 22/23, 2017"
Show Type – Hootenanny Main Attraction – Al Scorch “Woooooooo-wee. Boy, that was a miiiighty fine a-pickin’ and a-singin’” -O Brother, Where Art Thou Hootenanny [hoot-n-an-ee, hoot-nan-] noun, plural hootenannies. 1. a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing. 2. an informal session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for […]Read more "Al Scorch – Empty Bottle – January 15/February 12, 2017"
Show Type – JBTV Taping For Openers – None “The Sound of Silence” -Simon and Garfunkel Because this show was a taping at JBTV there was no opener. As a result, it’s always cool to hunt through the memorabilia in the reception area outside of the soundstage before the show begins. I always seem to find […]Read more "Robbie Fulks – JBTV -January 10, 2017"
Show Type – Jukely Flyer (a show selected solely based on Jukely description) For Openers – Dark Fog “Our Reverb Goes to Eleven” -paraphrase, Spinal Tap The “describing the band” blurb on Jukely compared them favorably to Smashing Pumpkins circa Gish. Well, OK. There was a lot of fuzzy guitar. For me, the thing that […]Read more "San Andreas Fault – Hideout – January 6, 2017"