Friday, June 20, 2014


The third annual Hot Stove Cool Music takes place at Metro tonight. See yesterday’s post for more information on this baseball-themed, multi-musician charity event.

The Detroit natives of Motor City Music Machine will be performing vintage Motown hits tonight in Palatine as part of the Sounds Of Summer series at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater. Admission is free, and the classic soul starts at 8:00 PM.

Over 300 artists will be coming together in Grant Park tomorrow and Sunday for the Gold Coast Art Fair, one of Chicago’s oldest and most popular artistic events. In addition to paintings, sculpture, and photography, the Gold Coast Art Fair includes food vendors and live music. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help fund the Chicago Park District’s programs.

Artist Jennifer Mujezinovic will be at the Curly Tale Fine Art booth (#429) from 10:00 AM to 6:00PM on Saturday and Sunday at the Gold Coast Art Fair.

Guided By Voices will be performing at the Green Music Fest in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood tomorrow night. Other music acts at this ecologically minded festival include Bobby Bare Jr. and Moon Taxi. Green Music Fest 2014 runs tomorrow and Sunday on Damen between Schiller and North Avenue, and the South Stage will be powered by bicycles.

Congratulations to my niece Allison Flamm, who along with Andrew Ghrist, Ashlee Mays, Brian Keane, Danielle Dorsey, and Kevin Harries, will be presenting her work at the private event Young Artists Revitalizing Design (Y.A.R.D.) Sale on Chicago’s south side tomorrow evening. 

Lawrence Peters will present the 7th Annual Day In The Country Festival, at The Hideout this Sunday June 22nd. Acts performing on the Front Porch and Backroom Stages include Dogtown Ramblers, Nora O’Connor, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, The Harrow, and The Lantern Kickers.

Singer-songwriter Dawn Landes will be performing her eclectic and alluring songs this Sunday night at Schubas.

This Sunday, Marty Lennartz will host a special Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival version of WXRT’s Sunday Night Concert that features songs by The Avett Brothers, Cage The Elephant, Umphrey’s McGee and others. The exclusive live performances were recorded at the Manchester, Tennessee festival and originally broadcast on XRT last weekend. The show can be streamed on the station’s website.

Speaking of WXRT, I’d like to express my best wishes to mid-morning air personality and Radio Hall Of Fame inductee Terri Hemmert for a speedy recovery from her knee replacement surgery. Hemmert recently announced on her Facebook page that she’ll be unable to do her regular shift for several weeks while she recovers at home. Her weekly Breakfast With The Beatles show will be cut back to one hour from its usual two, and air at 9:00 AM on Sundays. Hemmert noted that she’ll miss Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, upcoming concerts by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and several summer festivals. I’m not sure if that means she won’t be able to host Fest For Beatles Fans - Chicago in mid-August. Note to Mr. McCartney and Mr. Starr: Wouldn’t it be nice to pay a personal visit to Terri when you’re in town for your respective concerts?

The Downtown Sound Mondays series continues with Bob Mould and Split Single on June 23rd at Millennium Park. Admission is free, the music starts at 6:30 PM.

Kym Brunner, one of the growing number of published members of the writers group I’ve belonged to for some time now, will be signing copies of her novel Wanted: Dead Or In Love at the Barnes and Noble at 13 W. Rand in Arlington Heights next Wednesday night at 6:00 PM. The Young Adult Event will also feature Elizabeth Fama, James Klise, and Stacey Cade promoting their new books. Brunner is also having a Book Bash (eating and drinking/book signing) for her novel on July 18th at Bar Louie on Rand Road in Mt. Prospect. Guests are encouraged to dress up in Bonny and Clyde era outfits, but it’s not mandatory.

Longtime Chicago area ska favorites Heavy Manners have a show with Guns And Ammunition and Skapones next Friday, June 27th at Mayne Stage on Chicago’s north side.

The Unswept, who have performed shows as a duo of brothers Charlie and Ryan O’Brien (who came here from England a few years back), and as a full band at International Pop Overthrow - Chicago, will unveiling some new material at The Hideout next Thursday, June 26th.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Terry! :) Would love to see some of your followers come on out to talk about books, Bonnie & Clyde, or possibly, booze. :)

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