This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Jordan Fann of Vector Management and features a photograph by Scarlett McDonald.
Tag: Steely Dan
Indie-pop duo Video Age transcend their 80s pastiche on Pop Therapy
On their second album, 2018’s Pop Therapy (Inflated Records), New Orleans indie duo Video Age liberally apply the glassy, frictionless keyboards and cheesy affectations of 80s synth-pop. But fortunately, Ray Micarelli (drums) and Ross Farbe (guitar, vocals, production) aren’t interested in simply replicating the unmistakable sounds of the Reagan years—the duo transplant them into a […]
Ravinia announces its 2019 season
This summer’s Highland Park highlights include Queen Latifah, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Kesha, T.I., Buddy Guy, Jennifer Hudson, and Lyle Lovett.
Prog-rock wizards the Mugicians never released a note—but they may still unearth their dazzling early-80s demos
The Mugicians recorded their epic, spiraling songs in their parents’ basements—and in the North Shore mansion of the cofounder of Jovan Musk.
Terminal cancer—and the band Toto—is bringing my family together for my parents’ last date
A Toto show in the Chicago suburbs has become my dad’s “wake before he sleeps,” now that he’s been diagnosed with a rare terminal cancer.
Buying a thrill with Steely Dan at Northerly Island
It was two against nature when Steely Dan played Northerly Island Saturday night.
Daddy mayors: Protecting Chicago
If Mayor Daley treated Promontory Point like Mayor Rahm treated La Casita, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson couldn’t have been married there.
All this week, writing about consumerism
This week’s Variations on a Theme: Consumerism Week
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include Braid, Chicago, Bela Fleck, Great Lake Swimmers, Kaki King, Matisyahu, People Under the Stairs, Steely Dan, Yob, and ZZ Top.
An Hour of the Funky Brian Eno
DJ Food leads an expedition into some sketchy areas of Eno’s discography.
Sam Yahel Opens for Steely Dan
Sam Yahel If you’re checking out any of the four Steely Dan shows that begin tonight, I’d advise you to get there in time to catch the opening act, Sam Yahel. Over the past decade or so Yahel has emerged as one jazz’s most exciting and original organists, eschewing the greasy blues-based sound of Jimmy […]
The List, August 27-September 2, 2009
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: M.O.T.O., the Brunettes, La India Canela, Steely Dan, and more
Steely Dan comes to the Chicago Theatre for four days in late August and early September, playing classic albums and taking requests.
Yacht rock goes ballistic
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is even scarier than you thought.