July 24, 2014
Hahaha. 1000 characters, huh. Shearwater, Wye Oak, Dirty Projectors, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, Pink Floyd, John Cale, The Tragically Hip, David Bowie, Low, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, The Kinks, Neil Young, Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co, The Who, Eno, James, The White Stripes, The National, Modest Mouse, Aimee Mann/Til Tuesday, Johnny Cash, Julee Cruise, Slothpop, Pewter Cub, Isles of ESP, VSTRS, Bill Callahan, Julia Holter, Jonny Greenwood, King Crimson, Fiery Furnaces, The Pretenders, CCR, and so on and so forth.
Trinosophes for the atmosphere and the library. Magic Stick and ROMT for the memories. Masonic Temple for the architecture and for the feeling of entering the past. Fox for the decorative craziness and the acoustics. Pike Room for the coziness. Loving Touch for the layout and acoustics. St Andrews and Crofoot for larger shows. Oh, and the Empty Bottle in Chicago and the Pyramid Scheme in GR are pretty awesome too.
Leonard Cohen at the Fox in 2009? Shearwater in Chicago this year? Elvis Costello opening solo for Dylan at EMU in 2007? Man Man and Modest Mouse at the Masonic Ballroom? Lots of other candidates, too many to choose.
I need live music. It's more fun with friends.