I attended my first Moth Story Slam at Martyrs last Tuesday and boy it was fun! Despite coming down with a mean sinus cold that night, I meandered through the packed-house and got off some photos. The lighting was incredibly difficult but where the luminance lacked, the storytelling delivered. Continue reading “Moth Stories Chicago”
My colleague Brian Quarles and his band, Liquid Soul, hit the stage at Streeterfest. The setup just east of the Magnificent Mile was probably one of the most mellow street fests I’ve ever been to. Although West Fest, Wicker Park Fest and Burgerfest in Roscoe Village serve a younger and more vibrant crowd that doesn’t have a virtual picnic in the grass while the music is blazing.
Regardless, Liquid Soul snapped as always and was followed by none other than American English, a Beatles cover band. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cover band play, mostly because a cover band could seemingly never stack up to the original. But I have to give it up to American English. They had the accents down, they sounded solid instrumentally and vocally and they were all-around enjoyable.
Photo gallery and videos after the jump.