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Concerts – Best of 2012

Better late than never I guess?

Here are some favorites from last year that didn’t fit anywhere else.

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Chromatics – Lincoln Hall, January 2012

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Glass Candy – Lincoln Hall, January 2012

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Glass Candy

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Glass Candy

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Allstate Arena, May 2012

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren – SPACE – May 2012

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Todd Rundgren

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Besnard Lakes – Do-Division Fest, June 2012

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Le Bucharettes – Do-Division Fest, June 2012

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Company of Thieves – Sausage Fest, June 2012

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Jonathan Richman – Pritzker Pavilion, June 2012

Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman

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Berlin – Pizza Fest, June 2012

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Dick Dale – SPACE, July 2012

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Dick Dale

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Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale

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Garbage – Metro, August 2012

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David Byrne and St. Vincent – Chicago Theater, September 2012

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David Byrne and St. Vincent

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David Byrne and St. Vincent

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David Byrne and St. Vincent

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Prince – United Center, September 2012

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Prince

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Prince

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Maximo Park – Schubas, September 2012

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Maximo Park

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Bow Wow Wow – Mayne Stage, November 2012

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Bow Wow Wow

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Bow Wow Wow

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Henry Rollins (spoken word) – Old Town School of Folk Music, November 2012

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Henry Rollins

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Halloween 2012 – Northalsted Parade & Rebirth Brass Band

The annual Halloween parade on Halsted seemed a bit lighter than usual this year, probably since it was cold and a Wednesday, but extra props to those of us who braved 40-degree weather to dress up and have an awesome time. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough of a turnout to fill the void of costumes I expected to be popular this year – not one Katniss Everdeen, Gangnam Style guy, Tan Mom, botched Jesus painting, or Binder Full of Women(!) Seems like a missed opportunity, but the best ones were more creative anyway.

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Riot Fest 2012

The annual multiple-day punk fest turned into an outdoor carnival in Humboldt Park this year, with probably the best lineup yet. Besides the usual carnival rides and games were various performers wandering around the festival grounds – a marching band, jugglers, dancers, hula hoopers.. fun for the whole family!

Seriously though, seeing little kids rocking out on their parents’ shoulders during the Descendents, Jesus & Mary Chain, et. al. was pretty priceless.

Day 1

The Adicts

Gwar

Hoopers

Environmental Encroachment

Andrew WK and a pizza guitar

Gaslight Anthem

Gwar aftermath

Environmental Encroachment marching through the cro

The Descendents

Day 2

NOFX (with Angelo of Fishbone)

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Gogol Bordello

The Stooges, and dancing fans

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Lollapalooza 2012 (and After Parties)

Grimes, The Big Pink, Thenewno2 Lolla afterparty show – Friday August 3, 2012
at Logan Square Auditorium

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The Big Pink

Grimes

 Jane’s Addiction, Franz Ferdinand, Ume at the Aragon, Saturday August 4

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Jane’s Addiction

     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lollapalooza – Sunday

Live mural painting at Perry’s stage

Little Dragon @ Perry’s

Yuna @ BMI

At The Drive-In @ Red Bull Stage

Miike Snow @ Sony

Crowd surfing sea critters at Miike Snow

Chairlift (in a last minute schedule change) @ Playstation

Justice @ Bud Light

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A week of Chicago concerts

There’s never a lack of good live music somewhere in this city. Add the beginning of summer festival season and there are almost too many things to choose from.

The week of May 28 – June 4th had me at a show almost every night – too many to post separately so I picked some of the best shots to lump together here. Enjoy.

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Allstate Arena – May 28, 2012

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Todd Rundgren @ SPACE – May 30

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Todd Rundgren

Besnard Lakes @ Do-Division Fest – June 2

Besnard Lakes

Le Bucharettes @ Do-Division Fest – June 2

Le Bucharettes

Company of Thieves @ Sausage Fest – June 3

Company of Thieves

Jonathan Richman @ Pritzker Pavilion – June 4

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Jonathan Richman

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