Bayou Music Center
May 15, 2013
This is not a Smashing Pumpkins review.
Sure, the title of this post hints otherwise, but I assure you -- the Smashing Pumpkins broke up in Chicago, on December 2, 2000. I was there.
Props to front man Billy Corgan for trying like hell to keep hi ... More >>
The last time we'd seen New York group School of Seven Bells, in 2009, they packed Chicago's Empty Bottle to the brim. Last night at Fitzgerald's, however, there were far fewer people in attendance (though the band's 10:30pm weeknight set-time couldn't have helped their draw). Furthermore, also inst ... More >>
As a warm-up to St. Patrick's Day, I am going back to my Irish roots and preparing three mini-meals consisting of three Irish items of food and drink. A trinity of trinities, you might say. Some dishes will be more or less authentic than others; all will promote mirth and therefore be in the spirit ... More >>
Ringo Deathstarr, New York City Queens, Featherface, Olajuwon
February 23, 2012
Ringo Deathstarr drowned Walters in honey-sweet reverberation Thursday, with the volume turned up as if they were playing to a packed venue. The crowd was sparse but mighty, with most of the audience looking an ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerThe Raveonettes, Tamaryn
April 13, 2011
Oh man, did any of you go to that Tamaryn show Wednesday night at Fitzgerald's? Yeah, we think that The Raveonettes might have been there as well.
First, let's talk Tamaryn. It's a neo shoegaze/dreampop band fronted ... More >>
Not to sound like an American conditioned on the stuff of the patriarchy, but thank God St. Vincent is a woman; to say Annie Clark is a saint among female musicians would be way too obvious. It's a shame that critics feel forced to throw in the caveat 'female' when writing about female musicians (es ... More >>