Concert Review: Andrew Bird with Alpha Consumer, Schubas, August 6

For a performer who is finally getting the mainstream attention that he deserves, Bird is still remarkably humble and down to earth.  As a relatively recent transplant to Chicago, I unfortunately missed out on the days where you could catch Bird routinely playing at the Hideout or Schubas, but I can’t shake the feeling that he would be just as happy playing for a few hundred people as he would be performing in front of a sold-out Radio City Music Hall.  Even though his show has gotten bigger and more intricate over the years, he looked as comfortable as ever, owning the small Schubas stage and having the audience pretty much eating out of the palm of his hand.

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