Written by Cory Lorentz on September 16, 2010 under Live
So, I’m going to come clean and state for the record that I was vaguely familiar with the rock band Pavement when I received a care package from the band’s manager, Peter Arsenault last winter asking if Shure might be interested in supporting a reunion tour slated for 2010. Of course I’d heard the name […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on August 23, 2010 under Live
After leaving the Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island (formerly Chicago’s Meigs Field for you history buffs out there), I only had one thought left… I haven’t seen a rock show like that in a LONG time! So, here’s what led to this singular thought as I jockeyed for position in the over-crowded over-sold parking […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 30, 2010 under Live
To the Shure-Mobile! Today I was off to catch the tremendously talented Adam Young aka Owl City at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. I also had a special guest helper along for the ride… my niece Lizzi Stack was pretty excited about getting to see the immensely popular Owl City, too! This was my first time at the Aragon Ballroom and Lizzi’s […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 29, 2010 under Live
Ah yes, driving into the city right at the start of a Cubs game is right at the top of a long list of things I’d rather not do ever, but today was the exception, new Shure endorsers Yeasayer were in town for a sold-out Metro show. I was notified ahead of time that I […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 7, 2010 under Live
Still one of my favorite Shure endorsers to visit when he comes to town is Henry Rollins. Performing with Rollins Band, Black Flag or conducting one of his speaking shows, Henry impacts the crowd while on stage at any venue around the world. On this rainy spring day in Chicago at the Vic Theater, Rollins was […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 5, 2010 under Live
As I approached the back stage door of Chicago’s Congress Theater on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon, Passion Pit was well into their sound check as I could already hear the bending synths from their hit “The Reeling” escaping into the alley behind the venue. Once on stage, it was like watching a group of mad […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 29, 2010 under Live
When I last spoke with Matt, we were going over the Matt & Kim live gear needs, and at the end of the conversation he mentioned that they were going to start working on the vocals for the next album. He mentioned that the headphones at the studio were okay, but he really likes to […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 19, 2010 under Live
In our last episode, Brooklyn-based Matt & Kim were hunkered down in a studio in Atlanta to begin work on the follow-up to 2009’s Grand. Looking for a change in the weather and chaos of NYC, Matt & Kim figured Atlanta would be the perfect fit for normalcy and a little winter warm-up… So far, it […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 16, 2010 under Live
After seeing her perform with Jeff Beck at this year’s GRAMMYs, Irish rockabilly siren Imelda May has certainly got everyone buzzing… especially us! Imelda and her band came to town on Monday, March 15th to play a set at Martyr’s in Chicago, and according to the chosen few there to see her set, she tore […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 4, 2010 under Live
I headed out to our beloved All State Arena, home to the Chicago Wolves hockey team and DePaul Blue Demons… and they do mix some concerts in there when the timing is right. On this particular evening, All State played host to R&B superwoman Alicia Keys and Shure endorser Robin Thicke. Down below in the depths […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 20, 2010 under Live
New to the Shure roster of endorsers, Matt & Kim were literally on their way to a studio in Atlanta to meet producer Ben Allen and begin work on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Grand. I spoke to Matt over the telephone as Kim minded her speed, navigating the band van down the interstate […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 15, 2010 under Live
Making good on his promise to return to Chicago after a scheduling conflict kept him from getting here in January, Mos Def showed up at the Congress Theater on February 13th, to rock a sold-out crowd. I caught Mos backstage during soundcheck while the masses started a line outside that stretched for blocks and blocks. Before I could even […]
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