Saturday, July 05, 2008

Lake View Music Fest '08 brings interesting sounds to go with the food




I had to cover a few acts at the Taste of Chicago this year and at the last minute heard about the Lake View Music Fest happening in my neighborhood.

I spent a good part of the day there photographing the atmosphere and the acts.

Daryl Stuermer former guitarist of Genesis in the 1980s played on Saturday afternoon followed by an unusual one-man-band "That 1 Guy" (aka Mike Silverman) had some sort of smoke device (very bong-ish) at the top of a weird pipe percussion instrument he was playing. Interesting sounds and visuals and five points for originality. Anyway, that was a real appropriate opening for the days main headliner, Mickey Hart, percussionist for The Grateful Dead. The whole area turned into a swirl of brightly colored tye die and love bead necklaces, beach ball tossing as old and new fans mingled and danced along Sheffield and Addison.

I really enjoyed this smaller neighborhood fest. The food was very good as was the music and the type of crowd they attracted. Perfect day!


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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Joss Stone performance at Taste of Chicago in Grant Park


Joss Stone put on an amazing concert at the Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.I've always liked her music but I think she sounds better live than in the studio. They need to capture that live sound,bottle it and sell it!

Ryan Shaw opened up for Joss and the audience called him back up for an encore. He's kind of the best of Otis Redding/Sam Cooke/Eddy Grant/Jackie Wilson but has his own distinct style.

The Taste runs thru July 6th.

Tomorrow- July 2nd will be Fantasia and Estelle on the main stage at the Petrillo Bandshell. The concert starts at 5:30.



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Monday, June 30, 2008

Laurie Notaro discussion and signing for her latest book-Borders Books Clark and Diversey


Laurie Notaro discussed and signed for her latest book, " The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal" at Borders Books and Music on Clark and Diversey.

I confess I was not familiar with her work but after listening to her read excerpts from her latest book,she's won me over.Very funny and well written. I noticed her fans don't just buy one book at at a time but had her autographing an average of 3 books at a time.




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