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A Man Who Cares About Clothes

To the editor: As a relatively high-profile member of Chicago’s teeny tiny (if overdressed) rockabilly community I have always relied on my tailor to keep me looking sleek in my vintage duds. In a profession currently filled with two-bit hacks, Kurt Scheel (“Clothing Time,” July 14) was a god. If there was ever a question […]

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Making a Scene

mottet.qxd To the Editors: If Peter Margasak doesn’t like the latest spinners from the Riptones and the Mighty Blue Kings [Post No Bills, December 5], that’s OK by me. Does he have to entirely bulldoze “Chicago’s small rockabilly scene”(which packs the Deja Vu shoulder to shoulder every month with the Big C Jamboree) in the […]

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Phair Comment

To the editors: Mr. Wyman, you are a piece of work. In your November 19 [Hitsville] reminiscence of the Liz Phair Metro show you describe “Casey Rice matter-of-factly tuning Phair’s guitar as she chatted with the crowd” as a highlight of the concert! Gee, I recall seeing the Who in 1980 and not once did […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Pomade

To the editors: Perhaps Bill Wyman was correct in his August 27 prereview of the Chris Isaak show at the Chicago Theatre. Maybe Chris Isaak is “a real dumb man’s Elvis . . . waiting expectantly for the multiplatinum seller. . .” And he has definitely pursued that hit record in the most ass-backwards manner. […]