Wire “Drill”s Chicago

The headlining act at Thalia Hall Friday night has been a band longer than a lot of the attendees have been alive. The first run of Wire’s storied career ended over 30 years ago and they’ve come and gone pretty much as they pleased since then. They’re currently enjoying the longest streak of steady unity, which started in 1999 with the return of drummer Robert … Continue reading Wire “Drill”s Chicago

Drill Festival Comes To Chicago 6/11-6/13

I wasn’t into Wire when I was younger. It wasn’t until a friend gave me their 2011 album Red Barked Tree that I really gave them a serious listen. The album is solid; far better than you’d expect from a band 30 years into their career. And their latest album, a self-titled haymaker sure to take your breath away, is even more impressive. But we’re … Continue reading Drill Festival Comes To Chicago 6/11-6/13