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The Week In Chicago Rock

You shoulda been there.

1. The Joy Formidable at the Double Door on Wednesday night.


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2. Quilt at Schuba's on Wednesday night.

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3. David Gilmour at the big hockey arena on Monday night.

Gendron: David Gilmour was in a contemplative mood Monday at a packed United Center. The Pink Floyd legend, who appear[ed] Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre before returning to the UC Friday on his first tour since 2006, took an unhurried approach at a concert loaded with musings on existence, death and time. While the slow pace caused lulls in momentum, the patient arrangements underlined the brilliance of Gilmour's guitar playing - a feat that often made everything else happening onstage incidental."

See also: Jeff Elbel's Q&A with Gilmour for Illinois Entertainer.

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4. Iron Maiden at the big hockey arena on Wednesday night.

Spinelli: "August 5,1982 - Iron Maiden headlined Jane Byrne's Chicagofest Rock Stage (supporting the Number of the Beast album) and it was arguably considered one of the single greatest heavy metal concerts by those who attended. The performance was a headache for festival staff, Chicago police, and the opening act, Bohemia, who were pelted with debris by rabid Maiden fans. Nearly 25,000 fans allegedly attended that night (only 5,000 were expected), and Iron Maiden made a special connection with the Windy City which they have held dear all this time - even thanking Chicago on their 1983 follow up album Piece of Mind.

"Fast forward 34 years later and a few lucky Maiden fans paid homage at the United Center Wednesday night as they relived their glory days."

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5. Iggy Pop at the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday night.

Kot: "The show was winding down, and Iggy Pop sounded like he was throwing his long-discarded tuxedo jacket over his shoulder and preparing to wander off into the night, never to be seen again.

"He was performing 'Paraguay,' the final song of what he hints might be his final album, the recently released Post Pop Depression. The song starts off as a punk-rock answer to 'My Way,' one last chin-held-high anthem to resilience and all that sentimental gibberish that Iggy Pop spent a career upending. But about halfway through, the song and the singer were transformed. The dignified farewell became a hilariously obscene rant, in which the bare-chested narrator wielded his microphone like a set of brass knuckles, jabbed at an unseen tormentor and slapped his chest in bring-it-on defiance."

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6. Tornadoes at Beat Kitchen on Monday night.

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7. Mangchi at the East Room on Monday night.

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8. The Count Basie Orchestra at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn on Sunday night.

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9. Loco at the House of Blues on Tuesday night.

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10. Lil Herb at the Vic on Tuesday night.

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11. Pusha T at the Vic on Tuesday night.

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12. '68 at Beat Kitchen on Monday night.

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13. Metal Church at Reggies on Monday night.

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14. Koji at Township on Wednesday night.

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15. Majid Jordan at Lincoln Hall on Wednesday night.

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16. A Great Big World at Lincoln Hall on Sunday night.

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17. Parachute at the House of Blues on Thursday night.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on April 8, 2016


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