February 17, 2005

Keane/ Redwalls- The Riveria

went to see a favorite keane at the riveria. the riveria rarely ever really captures the true live power for some artists. although keane was great. i realized how special that show was i saw last fall at the park west. same goes w/ when i saw damien rice at park west and then several mths later he was at the riv (and on my bday too)...and the shows were ok. they just didn't have that magical element that i felt seeing them the time before.
also was there to see a new chicago band to watch: the redwalls. they were fun. good power pop band. very talented. many members take the lead vocals which is pretty cool.

February 12, 2005

Bettie Serveert- Abbey Pub

went and saw a fav: bettie serveert tonite at the abbey pub. loved the palomine record. the new record is actually quite nice too. enjoyed hearing the new tunes. reminded me of when i was working at the local record store and we used to play their first cd on matador records all the time: palomine.