Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-10-15
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

THEATER REVIEW The Wild Party THEATER REVIEW
The Wild Party
Score: Michael John LaChiusa; Book: LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe. At: Bailiwick ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

David Byrne with Tony Peregrin Pop Making Sense
by David Byrne with Tony Peregrin
2011-03-30

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


British songstress Adele raises the bar for her contemporaries with the outstanding, timeless sophomore album, 21. Her Unplugged performance on VH-1 proves she can stand her own, even with only a piano and guitar accompanying her mighty voice.

The CD kicks off with White Stripes-worthy drums on "Rolling in the Deep," which paints the mood for the set. The chorus on "Rumor Has It" is just retro enough that it could be used in a new production of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. The album also has ballads like "Turning Tables," "Don't You Remember" and "Take It All" to serve as successors to her stateside hit "Chasing Pavements" from her debut, 19. Other standouts are "Someone Like You" and "One and Only." The latter easily could be a lost Dusty Springfield track. A stripped down reworking of "Lovesong" makes the favorite by The Cure lounge-ready.

Adele's material is mature and will age well, especially when comparing it to output from others in her age group, like Ke$ha and Lady Gaga. Expect 21 to earn a number of Grammy Awards next year.

Summer gets kicked off properly, as Adele has a sold-out show on Tuesday, May 24, at The Riviera, 4746 N. Racine.

New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Matt Duke recently performed at WXPN's Free at Noon with Adele. His latest, One Day Die, is now out, via Ryko.

Here, his strongest moments are on the slower paced numbers, like the otherworldly "Lay." "Love You Anymore" is a bittersweet love song with Cara Salamando. The closer, "Abandoned," is beautiful and stripped down. Duke has two concerts lined up at The Space, 1245 Chicago, Evanston. On Friday, April 1, he will be at the venue's private three-year anniversary show and then he will have a concert with Will Hoge on Saturday, April 2.

I fondly remember seeing the teaser for the film Sucker Punch. Schoolgirls get turned into warriors on a mission, while "Crablouse" by Lords of Acid adds to the frenzy. The soundtrack to Sucker Punch features a strong dose of girl power, but in an edgier fashion than the music from last year's Alice in Wonderland.

There are TKOs here, as the film's star Emily Browning remakes "Sweet Dreams ( Are Made of This ) " and Skunk Anansie joins Bjork on a new version of "Army of Me," which oddly originally appeared in the comic-book flick Tank Girl. Expect Emiliana Torrini's cover of "White Rabbit" to coincide with the initial trip to the new dimension in Sucker Punch. Alison Mosshart of The Kills teams with Carla Azar for a rocking, epic spin on "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles. Sucker Punch's soundtrack is out now.

It is report-card time, and Billie Ray Martin earns another A+. The forward-thinking artist has issued a string of magnificent singles like "Undisco Me," "Just Fascination" and "The Crackdown," while her loyal fan base waits in anticipation of her next move. Her latest, "Sweet Suburban Disco," does not disappoint as she tells the story of a woman finding solace on the dance floor. Erasure's Vince Clarke offers a tremendous remix, giving the track more body and depth.

Later this year, expect a full-length album from The Opiates with Martin's signature soulful vocals and a pairing with Hard Ton. "Sweet Suburban Disco" is out now digitally.

Maybe the Tchaikovsky-sampling "All over the World" from 2009's Yes is a precursor that British duo Pet Shop Boys would score a ballet. The Most Incredible Thing finds the electronic pioneers working with conductor Dominic Wheeler, Wroclaw Score Orchestra, choreographer Javier De Frutos and dancers from Sadler's Wells. The ballet's storyline stems from Hans Christian Anderson's tale of the same name.

By no means is this a traditional ballet score. Electronic beats and even occasionally Neil Tennant's unmistakable vocals are coupled with the orchestra.

The ballet premiered in London, with a 2012 tour to follow. The score to The Most Incredible Thing is available now via Astralwerks.

The Flesh Hungry Dog Show has a "Party out of Bounds" theme for its six-year anniversary show at Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark, on Friday, April 8. Chicago-based The Joans will headline with over-the-top rock meets new wave favorites like "Mad at the Dirt" and "Joan Crawford Goes to Hell." Also hailing from the Windy City, The Patty Elvis Band will reinterpret The King's catalog, as well as other hits from the '70s. Rounding out the bill are the B-52s cover band Planet Claire and the sibling act The Puterbaugh Sisters. For tickets and more information, please visit www.fleshungrydog.com .

This year, Miles Davis would have turned 85. The legendary trumpeter is being saluted with a series of live shows throughout Chicago, including a 40th-anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking Bitches Brew at Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln, on Thursday, March 31. For more information, please visit www.milesdavisfest.org . Davis' Bitches Brew has been reissued in multiple formats, including a box set; a live recording; and a Legacy edition with two bonus discs and a DVD of a 1969 performance in Copenhagen.

During a tribute to Chaka Khan at a recent United Negro College Fund fundraiser, a clip was shown of Davis and Khan at the 1989 Montreux Jazz Festival collaborating on Michael Jackson's "Human Nature." The Chicago-born vocalist flirtatiously used her ad-lib scatting to go tit for tat with Davis's horn-playing.


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

Trans musician to appear at documentary screening 2014-10-15
Upcoming shows: Laramie Project; Brickman; McComas, Kuper, Kennedy 2014-10-15
Jennifer Hudson and HRC; Transparent; Annie Lennox on Beyonce 2014-10-14
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Sinead O'Connor takes us to 'Church' 2014-10-14
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present Lipstick & Lyrics 2014-10-13
Alan Cumming in Conversation at Music Box Theatre Oct. 13 2014-10-08
Steel Panther, Judas Priest and a fire festival 2014-10-08
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Mary Lambert tells her 'Secrets' 2014-10-08
News notes: Local entertainment, events 2014-10-08
Denmark's anniversary; Judas Priest's gay situation 2014-10-07
Beatles celebration at Governors State U 2014-10-06
Ringing the Andy Bell 2014-10-01
DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: PRINCE, YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN 2014-10-01
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Happy anniversary: Lyric's Anthony Freud marks milestones 2014-10-01
MUSICAL REVIEW A Kurt Weill Cabaret 2014-10-01
Forward-toward male volunteer Lenny Earl: fests, transition 2014-10-01
Clay Aiken's hacking comment; Tina Turner museum; Joe Manganiello 2014-09-30
World news: Gay Times' icons; Russia court upholds LGBT ban 2014-09-30
Hercules and Love Affair, the C-word and a 'Broken Heart' 2014-09-30
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Paloma Faith's 'Perfect' plan 2014-09-30
'Flame' on!: Erasure's Andy Bell on new CD, Joan Rivers 2014-09-24
Upcoming: Fireside Chat; Mapplethorpe; Etta James tribute; Mamet's Cryptogram 2014-09-24
Bjork film screening; Chely Wright campaigns on Kickstarter 2014-09-24
Lily Allen talks Rihanna and gay best friends 2014-09-23
BENT NIGHTS More on Riot Fest; Fishbone 2014-09-23
'Drag Race' alum Delano does Chicago unplugged exclusive 2014-09-23
'Magic Mike XXL' news; Stevie Nicks; Ricky's new single 2014-09-23
Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E. at Cadillac Palace Theatre Nov. 15 2014-09-23
New American Folk Theatre presents musical by two Chicagoans 2014-09-23
The show must go on: A season of musicals and operas is coming 2014-09-17
Gay music legend dies; O'Donnell on Boomer List; Staples honored 2014-09-17
ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Performances, appearances and releases 2014-09-17
MUSIC Mikey Wax, Brendan James fill SPACE 2014-09-16
MUSICAL ROUNDUP 'Mud' about Riot Fest 2014-09-16
Lea Delaria, Artemis at Lakeside Pride Women in Music Nov. 16 2014-09-15
Words or Music? Renee Fleming & Mark Strand 2014-09-12
Over the Rainbow Gilda's benefit at Sidetrack Nov. 12 2014-09-11
MUSIC Sinead O' Connor isn't bossy, she's the boss 2014-09-09
Trans* activist Jones headlines release party 2014-09-09
Music news: Barbra, Blige and more 2014-09-09





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

Trans entrepreneur Kinley Preston lives her truth
 
Man's Country renovates to add leather emporium
 
Dining news: Hot Doug's replacement; Chefs Hall of Fame
 
Chicago House luncheon puts spotlight on disparities
 
Jennifer Hudson and HRC; Transparent; Annie Lennox on Beyonce
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.