This Week in Great Music: 7/9 – 7/15

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There are a lot of great music-things going on in Chicago this week! In addition to street festivals and the Taste of Chicago, we’ve also got Pitchfork rolling through, which should keep people busy for a while.

I’ll be absconding off to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Forecastle Festival, so I’ll miss out on all . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 7/9 – 7/15

CHIRP Playlist: July 6, 2012

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Another hot July night at the CHIRP Radio studios!

I’ll be taking next week off, as I’ll be in Louisville for the Forecastle Festival, but I’ll be back the week after that on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time.

9:54 PM Antony & the Johnsons • Fistful Of Love . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: July 6, 2012

This Week in Great Music: 6/11 – 6/17

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Monday, June 11 The Duke Spirit, Hacienda; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $17-20 Gospel Music, Wintersleep; Schubas. 8 pm, $8-10

Tuesday, June 12 Mucca Pazza; Hideout. 9 pm, sold out

Wednesday, June 13 Harper Blynn, Madi Diaz; Schubas. 9 pm, $10

Thursday, June 14 The Deer Tracks, Nouela, Shuteye; Schubas. 9 pm, $10 Octopus Nebula, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/11 – 6/17

Concert Review: Andrew Bird, Auditorium Theatre, 5/12/12

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Andrew Bird took the stage on Saturday night to a packed Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, after a rousing set by local punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza. There’s always something special about seeing Bird back in Chicago, on home turf, even if he hasn’t reliably called Chicago proper home in some time . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Andrew Bird, Auditorium Theatre, 5/12/12

This Week in Great Music: 5/7 – 5/13

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Hey! It’s Andrew Bird week again. No big deal. Plenty of other things going on, too, for your listening pleasure.

Monday, May 7 Robbie Fulks, Greg Cahill; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation The Spring Standards, Volcanoes Make Islands, Shelby Pollard; Schubas. 8 pm, $10

Tuesday, May 8 Tim Barry, Jenny Owen Youngs; Beat . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/7 – 5/13

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 24, 2012

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I played for an extra hour, got a ton of requests, and worked in a showtune. Friday night’s show was a real winner.

Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time.

9:54 PM Isidore Oh My Sky from Life Somewhere Else (Communicating . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 24, 2012