Tue, 09 Dec 2014


Wilco at The Riviera

With a bit of luck due to a collegue having a spare ticket, I managed to make it to an awesome Wilco show at The Riviera in Uptown.

This concert was part of a set a six shows. Tweedy and the band were fast, and loose, and wonderful, and totally beloved by the home crowd. An truly outstanding show, and a great evening.

Also: I should get out more often. Last blog entry about Wilco was from 2005. Ouch.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.

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Fri, 10 Sep 2010

Billy Bragg

In the spur of the moment, I cycled over to Dominican, one of the two small colleges in town, to see if I could snag a remaining ticket to see Billy Bragg perform.

Turned out I could, and it became a nice evening out. Darren Hanlon started up the evening as the opener for a good half hour, and was quite decent; somewhat charming in a good natured way, not taking himself too too seriously. I'd gladlt see him again.

After a longer-than-needed break Billy Bragg came on stage and played for two straight hours, alternating between an electric and acoustic guitar. And also alternating between some newer material and (especially towards the end and the encore) some old crowd-pleasure. I don't know his material all that well but have of course know of his career over these last 25 years and am quite glad I went to see him. Nice way to end the week.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2006

New Neil Young Album available via streaming

The new Neil Young album Living with War is streaming freely via his web site for the next week as reported in a few different places this week. Try it out!

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Wed, 02 Nov 2005


After more than five years in Chicagoland, I finally managed to see Chicago's own Wilco live at the beautiful Auditorium Theater.

The concert was a fund-raiser / benefit for hurricane relief -- and sold-out, given the popularity of the band in its home town. And it rocked. Two solid hours with one really short `break' before a half-hour long encore of five or six titles. Highly recommended if you get a chance to see'em live; otherwise there are always the Wilco website and the records, including an upcoming live cd.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2005

NY Times Magazine digs Eclectic

Yesterday's NY Times Magazine had a nice story about Nic Harcourt of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic which happens to be one of my two favourite radio-over-the-net shows. Highly recommended.

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