Category Archives: Music

Sammy Hagar and The Circle perform Van Halen’s “Dreams” at Ravinia concert

Sammy Hagar and The Circle performing Van Halen's at Ravinia

Sammy Hagar and The Circle played Ravinia this summer on a nice summer night. Here’s Sammy Hagar and The Circle doing a stripped-down version of Van Halen’s “Dreams”, from the the 5150 album (during more amicable times): The Circle consists of the following members: Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, guitars Michael Anthony – bass, background […]

Cage the Elephant @ The Vic (And that crowd dive)

7 30 2017 10 29 33 PM - Cage the Elephant @ The Vic (And that crowd dive)

I’m pretty sure that we had first caught Cage the Elephant at their Lollapalooza debut in 2009 at a very memorable show that had frontman Matt Schultz standing atop the center of a sea of screaming fans during a sun shower that quickly evolved into a downpour. Fast-forward to February 27th, 2011 and my girlfriend […]

David Crosby says NO to Punk rock and NO to Riot Fest

7 27 2017 3 40 30 PM min - David Crosby says NO to Punk rock and NO to Riot Fest

David Crosby (of Crosby Still Nash & Young, etc) tweeted his dislike of Punk rock today. He’s not a fan of the punk lyrics he’s heard. Hear’s some of the acts he writes off as “dumb stuff”: Descendants Hot Water Music Talking Heads New York Dolls Heartbreakers Ramones The Clash Buzzcocks The Stooges The Damned […]

Chicago Open Air Music [food, and beer] Festival 2017

chicago open air min - Chicago Open Air Music [food, and beer] Festival 2017

It was another good weekend for outdoor music in Chicago.  We caught Jimmy Buffett with Huey Lewis and The News at Wrigley, Almost got into Pitchfork, and capped it off with our first Chicago Open Air music festival (1 day of it, anyway). Chicago Open Air 2017 Line-up poster We were able to make it […]

Bumbershoot

bumbershoot 2015 lineup - Bumbershoot

Last year (actually, a year ago this week), The Girl and I took our first Seattle trip together to attend our first Bumbershoot music festival. While the houseboat I rented via Air Bnb smelled like a septic tank and had us scared to use it’s bathroom for fear of running out of water, the festival […]