Tag Archives: Mike McCawley

Ben Folds and CAKE bring tour to Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion


Review + Photos by Mike McCawley August 23, 2018 | BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee, WI –  The dream of the 90s was alive at the lakefront on Thursday night when college-alt-rock stalwarts Ben Folds and CAKE brought their tour to Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion. Folds and CAKE each did about 75 minutes of their best known material. Folds hammered his grand ... Read More »

Barenaked Ladies at Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago

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Review + Photos by Mike McCawley July 13, 2018 | Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL –  Thirty years in and still going strong, Canadian alt-pop stalwarts Barenaked Ladies brought their Last Summer on Earth tour to Huntingon Bank Pavilion on Chicago’s Northerly Island.  It was a sweltering Friday the 13th on Lake Michigan but anybody worried about the ... Read More »

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats at Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago

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Review + Photos by Mike McCawley May 31, 2018 | Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL – On a beautiful spring evening on Chicago’s Northerly Island, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats brought their first big headlining tour to town and delivered a raucous small-room experience to the sold out crowd of 8,000+ at Huntington Bank Pavilion. The steady breeze coming in off ... Read More »

Avett Brothers at the Chicago Theatre

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Photos by Mike McCawley November 9, 2017 | Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL –  At 8:15 sharp and without any openers, The Avett Brothers took the stage for the first of three night sold-out concerts at the historic Chicago Theatre. The crowd rose to their feet at the familiar opening refrains of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How it Feels” and stayed ... Read More »

Ruido Fest brings the alt-Latin noise to Chicago


Review + Photos by Mike McCawley July 7-9, 2017 | Pilsen – Chicago, IL – As the third year of Ruido Fest got underway in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, “heat” seemed to be the word of the day. Besides the blazing sun and even more-blazing hot sauces on hand at the food tents, the artists assembled from all across Latin America were the ... Read More »