Tag: daily southtown

Adele: 2009 concert review

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on January 20, 2009. The British invasion of pop music never really stopped after the Beatles set foot on these shores, but we seem to be in the midst of yet another musical attack from England. The invading troops this time are young ladies […]

Nick Cave: 2008 concert review

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on September 30, 2008. Performing Monday night at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, Nick Cave repeatedly leaned into the crowd, pointing his finger and intoning his lyrics like some mad preacher. Cave, an Australian-born singer-songwriter with some 20 albums, is not the only rock musician who […]

Cat Power: 2008 concert review

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on February 11, 2008. Cat Power, the singer also known as Chan Marshall, was once notorious for abandoning songs or entire concerts before she was halfway through finishing them. When she played at Chicago’s Vic Theatre two years ago, she gave an erratic performance, […]

Buddy Guy Q&A

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on December 24, 2006. For years, Chicago blues fans could count on one thing happening every January — Buddy Guy would play a marathon series of concerts at his Chicago nightclub. But when Guy, an Orland Park resident, performs 18 shows next month at […]

Tom Waits: 2006 concert review

This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on August 21, 2006. As Tom Waits and his musicians approached the Auditorium Theatre’s stage Wednesday night, their shadows loomed high on the curtains, like specters in a haunted house. Even in the flesh and blood, Waits seemed supernatural. Twitchily gesturing with his outstretched fingers, […]