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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 129: 312 Urban Block Party, Living Colour, Com Truise

Fall is here, but not before we enjoy one of the final outdoor events of the season, the fine, annual tradition that is the Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party.  Hang outside on Saturday evening […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 122: Matthew Sweet, Trombone Shorty, Imelda May

This weekend is a big one for live music in Chicago.  Probably the biggest weekend of the year, but then again, with Lolla events beginning on Wednesday this year, it’s gone from a weekend to […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 108: Stephen Marley, I Break Horses, Baby Loves Disco

What do we have on the menu for you this weekend?  A member of the Marley clan takes the stage in Lincoln Park, an indie rock/shoegaze/dream-pop band from Sweden entertains at The Bottle, and if […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 99: The Autumn Defense, Pictureplane, Hard Working Americans/Turbo Fruits

Let’s see, what do we have on the menu this weekend?  John & Pat from Wilco entertain as The Autumn Defense in a couple of record release shows at one of the most intimate spots […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 98: Jeff Tweedy, Sam Adams Party, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

We’re almost to RTR #100.  Crazy, man…  This weekend Jeff Tweedy plays a couple of benefit shows at The Vic, you can join me and the XRT crew for a Friday night party across the […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 87: Matisyahu, Ha Ha Tonka, Jaill

The coveted four-day, Thanksgiving weekend is here.  Food, food, more food, then dessert, then leftovers if you’re lucky.  Burning off those excess calories is a good idea and getting out on the town for some […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 82: Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride, Wild Belle, Randolph Street Market

The Bears have a bye this week, so if you’re like me and your fall Sundays revolve around football, you might have some more time to get out and enjoy what the city has to […]


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous

Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 46: Stay Smooth XVIII, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, DeVotchKa

Hey, what’s this?  A long weekend on the horizon?  Well, a long weekend for some.  For others, Presidents’ Day is like any ol’ Monday, but no matter, this weekend’s picks don’t get into the gray […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 30: The Afghan Whigs, Warren Miller’s “Flow State,” Cat Power

Looks like I picked a bad weekend to be out of town.  3 super solid picks this week that include the legendary Afghan Whigs, a Warren Miller ski film premiere and my old friend Chan […]


Los Lobos

Los Lobos Revive “Kiko” at Park West, June 1, 2012

Music lovers were dazzled when they heard, most for the first time, Los Lobos performing songs from Kiko during an XRT show at the Riviera Theater, nearly 20 years ago. Fast forward to the Hopefest […]




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