Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chicago Show - Elbo Room July 12

Monday I made the drive from Cleveland to Chicago for my show at the Elbo Room there that night. This was my 2nd time playing this club, and this time I played the Upstairs Acoustic Lounge. I can’t say enough about how incredibly nice everyone on the staff at this club has been to me. They asked me to play the whole night myself, so I did 3 sets with breaks in between.

I couldn’t believe how many people were there on a Monday night, and so many people were so generous to me by staying for much of my sets and talking with me in the breaks. I have to especially thank the lovely, dynamic duo of Mandi and Nicole – Mandi took the photo posted here and several others. Big thanks also to the club’s booker Brian for having me back and giving me the Lounge for the night; the door man Aaron – who applauded after every song, if that’s not above and beyond for a club door man I don’t know what is!; the beautiful and talented bartender Alex (who I also want to congratulate on her recent move to Chicago!); the sound man – the sound quality on stage for me was incredible, and people said it was the same in the house; and Matt, who managed the whole night for me and could not have been more supportive. I had a totally fun time, as I always do when I play Chicago, and I’m looking forward to going back sometime in the not-so-distant future.

Tuesday morning I headed north and today am hanging out in Minneapolis/St Paul, leading up to my show here at Big V’s tonight.

The Elbo Room set lists for those interested:

1st Set

1. Jagged Cross

2. Name Today

3. The Door

4. Motherfucker

5. Short Little Fire

6. Make the Escape

7. Binge

8. Toxic Tornado

9. Junk

10. KC Writer

2nd Set

11. Sarbanes-Oxley

12. God Bless the USA

13. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

14. Spin Cycle

15. Alien Homeland

16. Beautiful Wanderer

17. Into Debt

3rd Set

18. Home of Love

19. When I Fall

20. Final Friend

21. Better Lives

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