Wilco Winterlude Night 5: 12/11/2014

Here’s a silly thing I thought of as the concert came to a close last night: “The show began with the smoldering, quiet intensity of Benedict Cumberbatch and ended with the rollicking energy you’d expect from early 80’s Robin Williams.” Oddly, I feel like that describes it pretty well. Night 2 of Wilco’s 6-night stand at The Riviera was a treasure trove of rarities mostly … Continue reading Wilco Winterlude Night 5: 12/11/2014

Wilco Winterlude Night Two: 12/6/2014 At The Riviera

It seems fitting that while we celebrate Wilco’s 20th anniversary they choose to skip the hits and pay tribute to some of their biggest influences. Broadcasting live on 93.1 WXRT, the band hit like a strategic boxer working the deep cuts all night. Instead of a crowd pleasing jaunt through the band’s hits, we were treated to a musical education featuring Woody Guthrie, Daniel Johnston … Continue reading Wilco Winterlude Night Two: 12/6/2014 At The Riviera

The Time I Got Angry At The Band Of Horses Show At Riviera

This is almost two years old now, but with the BoH show at Metro just a day away, I figured I would remind everyone where I stood after their last show. Their new album Mirage Rock comes out sometime next month and I wasn’t exactly blown away by the single. Hopefully they can redeem themselves with a great show. I’ve only been disappointed once at … Continue reading The Time I Got Angry At The Band Of Horses Show At Riviera