Past Reviews

Top Concerts of 2016
Tiger Sex: 2-19-16 at Liar's Club
Those Darlins: 1-27-16 at Empty Bottle
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: 1-19-16 at United Center
Top Concerts of 2015
U2: 6-29-15 at United Center
The Orwells: 6-14-15 at Ribfest Chicago
Cathy Richardson Band: 5-22-15 at City Winery
Those Darlins/Velcro Lewis Group: 4-23-15 at The Hideout
Katrina Leskanich/The Handcuffs/The Injured Parties: 4-2-15 at Reggie's Music Joint
Top Concerts of 2014
Otis Clay: 1-4-14 at SPACE
Top Concerts of 2013
The Wanton Looks/L'Assassins/The Dyes: 11-2-13 at Brauer House
Those Darlins/Gambles: 10-26-13 at Schubas
Riot Fest: 9-13-13, 9-14-13 & 9-15-13 at Humboldt Park
Cherie Currie: 8-10-13 at Northalsted Market Days
Dave Davies: 7-27-13 at Taste of Lincoln Avenue
Those Darlins/Heavy Times/Girl Group Chicago: 7-12-13 at West Fest
American Music Festival: 7-4-13 and 7-5-13 at FitzGerald's
Old 97's: 6-21-13 at Two Brothers Summer Festival
The Handcuffs: 6-14-13 at Beat Kitchen
Chicago Blues Festival: 6-8-13 at Grant Park
The Rolling Stones: 5-31-13 at United Center
The Wanton Looks/Mad Trucker Gone Mad/MG & The Gas City Three: 5-18-13 at Brauer House
Rodriguez/Jenny O/: 5-17-13 at Arie Crown Theater
White Mystery/A Giant Dog/Psalm One: 5-10-13 at The Hideout
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: 5-10-13 at Schubas
Patti Smith: 5-6-13 at Vic Theatre
The Wanton Looks/Lisa Doll & the Rock n Roll Romance/Rat Lips/Flesh Panthers: 4-6-13 at Township
Otis Taylor Band: 3-28-13 at SPACE
Todd Snider: 3-16-13 at SPACE
Shemekia Copeland: 3-8-12 at SPACE
Pamphleteers/OnYou: 2-15-13 at Quenchers
The Wanton Looks/The Handcuffs:1-19-13 at 27 Live
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals/Langhorne Slim & The Law: 1-18-13 at Riviera Theatre
Top Concerts of 2012
Charles Bradley: 12-30-12 at Lincoln Hall
The Wanton Looks/The Handcuffs: 12-14-12 at The 411 Club
The Who: 11-29-12 at Allstate Arena
Bob Dylan/Mark Knopfler: 11-9-12 at United Center
Those Darlins/Heavy Cream: 11-1-12 at Schubas
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: 10-30-12 at Reckless Records
Old Crow Medicine Show: 10-24-12 at Riviera Theatre
Peter Gabriel: 9-27-12 at United Center
Cathy Richardson Band: 9-22-12 at Montrose Room
Riot Fest: 9-15-12 & 9-16-12 at Humboldt Park
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: 9-7-12 & 9-8-12 at Wrigley Field
The Handcuffs/The Wanton Looks/Swimsuit Addition/Summer Girlfriends/Pillow Talk: 8-15-12 at Double Door
Tropixplosion!: 8-12-12 at Scoville Park, Oak Park
The Handcuffs/The Wanton Looks: 8-11-12 at Northalsted Market Days
Garland Jeffreys: 7-20-12 at Square Roots Festival
The Handcuffs/The Wanton Looks: 7-8-12 at Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival
Those Darlins: 6-15-12 at Taste of Randolph Street
Mavis Staples: 6-10-12 at Chicago Blues Festival
The Wanton Looks/About The Mess: 6-9-12 at Cobra Lounge
Roger Waters - The Wall: 6-8-12 at Wrigley Field
Le Butcherettes: 6-1-12 at Subterranean
Sarah Jarosz: 5-14-12 at SPACE
Willie Nile/Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra: 4-28-12 at FitzGerald's
M.O.T.O./The Stranger/The Wanton Looks: 4-24-12 at Township
Cornmeal/Hot Buttered Rum/Family Groove Company: 4-20-12 atVic Theatre
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: 4-12-12 at The Palace of Auburn Hills
The Wanton Looks/The Sonnets/The Van Buren Boys: 3-31-12 at Schubas
Peter Case/Summer Twins/The Sleepovers: 3-25-12 at Empty Bottle
The Black Keys/Arctic Monkeys: 3-19-12 at United Center
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes/Michele McGuire/Derek Nelson & The Musicians: 3-16-12 at Subterranean
Glen Matlock/Hugh Cornwell/The Handcuffs: 3-1-12 at Reggie's Rock Club
Anna Fermin: 2-28-12 at FitzGerald's
The Wanton Looks/The Handcuffs/The Siderunners/The Sonnets: 2-14-12 at Double Door
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival: 1-28-12 at Congress Theater
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes: 1-13-12 at Subterranean
Top Concerts of 2011
Wilco: 12-13-11 at Riviera Theatre
Jerry Lee Lewis: 12-3-11 at Congress Theater
Cathy Richardson: 11-25-11 at FitzGerald's
Todd Snider/Elizabeth Cook: 11-11-11 at Park West
Lucinda Williams: 11-8-11 at Durty Nellie's
Julie Meckler/Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes: 11-4-11 at Beat Kitchen
The Wanton Looks: 11-1-11 at LiveWire Lounge
Those Darlins/Peelander-Z/Birthday Suits: 10-5-11 at The Empty Bottle
Willie Nile: 9-23-11 at FitzGerald's
Candye Kane: 9-15-11 at SPACE
Blondie/The Handcuffs: 9-7-11 at House of Blues
North Coast Music Festival: 9-4-11 at Union Park
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis: 8-6-11 at Old Town School of Folk Music
The Wanton Looks: 7-22-11 at LiveWire Lounge
Syl Johnson/Those Darlins: 7-10-11 at West Fest
The Flaming Lips: 7-7-11 at The Aragon
U2: 7-5-11 at Soldier Field
Michelle Malone/Cathy Richardson and the Macrodots: 7-1-11 at FitzGerald's American Music Festival
Loretta Lynn/Court Yard Hounds: 7-1-11 at Taste of Chicago
Natalie Cole: 6-30-11 at Taste of Chicago
White Mystery: 6-30-11 at Taste of Chicago
The Handcuffs: 6-16-11 at Millennium Park
Chicago Blues Festival: 6-12-11 at Grant Park
Joe Ely Band: 6-4-11 at FitzGerald's
Motograter: 5-17-11 at Penny Road Pub
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band: 5-14-11 at Allstate Arena
The Wanton Looks: 5-13-11 at The Mutiny
Arcade Fire/The National: 4-24-11 at UIC Pavilion
Hot Club of Cowtown: 4-13-11 at Lincoln Hall
Harper: 3-11-11 at FitzGerald's
Bon Jovi: 3-9-11 at United Center
The Wanton Looks/The Handcuffs/The Maybenauts: 3-5-11 at Quenchers
Danny Schmidt: 3-4-11 at Two Way Coffee House
The Detroit Cobras/Rambos: 2-5-11 at Double Door
Tina Dico: 2-3-11 at Schubas
Buddy Guy: 1-11-11 at Buddy Guy's Legends
Otis Clay: 1-8-11 at FitzGerald's
Chuck Berry: 1-1-11 at Congress Theater
Top Concerts of 2010
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival: 12-4-10 at Congress Theater
The Wanton Looks: 11-30-10 at Liar's Club
Macrodots: 11-20-10 at FitzGerald's
The Wanton Looks/The Maybenauts/Madison Square Gardeners/Abnormal Cattle: 11-12-10 at Quenchers
Steven Page/Kate Miller-Heidke: 11-3-10 at Park West
Bob Dylan: 10-30-10 at Riviera Theatre
Roger Waters - The Wall: 9-23-10 at United Center
Tommy Emmanuel: 9-18-10 at Park West
Slash: 9-8-10 at Riviera Theatre
North Coast Music Festival: 9-3, 9-4 and 9-5 at Union Park
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: 8-8-10 at Northalsted Market Days
Devo/Dirty Projectors: 8-5-10 at Congress Theater
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 7-17-10 at United Center
The Swell Season: 7-14-10 at Ravinia
James McMurtry: 7-9-10 at FitzGerald's
Kate Miller-Heidke/Kaiser Cartel: 7-7-10 at Schubas
American Music Festival: 7-3-10 at FitzGerald's
Los Lobos/Los Lonely Boys: 6-29-10 at Taste of Chicago
Crossroads Guitar Festival: 6-26-10 at Toyota Park
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: 6-18-10 at Schubas
Chuck Berry: 6-16-10 at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis
Marah: 6-14-10 at Lincoln Hall
The Bottle Rockets/Those Darlins: 6-12-10 at Ribfest Chicago
Chicago Blues Festival: 6-11-10 at Grant Park
The Ladies & Gentlemen/Welcome To Ashley: 5-28-10 at Darkroom
The Dead Weather: 5-22-10 at Marquardt Trucking Company
The Maybenauts: 5-20-10 at Laurie's Planet of Sound
Colin Hay: 5-16-10 at SPACE
Peter Wolf: 5-15-10 at Park West
The Dials/The Swiss Dots/The Wanton Looks: 5-7-10 at Beat Kitchen
Tom Morello at The Nightwatchman: 4-30-10 at Bottom Lounge
Jakob Dylan: 4-26-10 at Park West
Ben Folds/Kate Miller-Heidke: 4-19-10 at Vic Theatre
Drive-By Truckers: 4-9-10 at Vic Theatre
Robert Cray/Shemekia Copeland: 4-4-10 at House of Blues
Spoon: 4-1-20 at Aragon
Down The Line: 3-27-10 at Lincoln Hall
Robbie Fulks: 2-22-10 at Hideout
Patti Smith: 2-20-10 at Park West
Robert Earl Keen: 2-12-10 at Joe's Bar
Those Darlins: 2-11-10 at Schubas
Otis Clay: 1-30-10 at FitzGerald's
Cathy Richardson and Her San Fran Band with Anne: 1-29-10 at FitzGerald's
The Wanton Looks: 1-28-10 at Lincoln Hall
Buddy Guy: 1-17-10 at Buddy Guy's Legends
Top Concerts of 2009
The Fiery Furnaces: 12-31-09 at Lincoln Hall

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