November 14, 2009
Given this year's summer weather conditions in Chicago -- chilly with a taste of sunlight -- nobody expected the onslaught of rain and wind that was August 7th, 2009. Incidentally, that happened to make up the opening day of Perry Farrell's summer music extravaganza, otherwise known as Lollapalooza. As fans rolled in at the crack of noon, rain followed... and lots of it. Some might say it was a dreary English day, which seemed fitting given the talent headlining -- Depeche Mode, for those unsavvy with geography.
August 8, 2009
This is a quaint, ambitious new band that never reaches for the sonic heights The Pixies found, but still forces us to consider dancing amongst like-minded indie rockers. Sadly, this is only the case in subtle doses, and much of their haphazardly choreographed set left most in attendance either a.) wanting more, or b.) glad the band didn't bother trying.
July 26, 2009