All posts by Jake Brown

Mustard Plug: Better Than Alcohol

Mustard Plug with the Planet Smashers, et al May 31, 2003, Metro, Chicago How come ska gets no respect? Why is it? Is it the matching outfits? Can’t be. The Hives wear matching outfits and everybody loves them. So I don’t know. But I do know that on a Saturday night at the Metro in … Continue reading Mustard Plug: Better Than Alcohol

Evan Dando Gets His Shit Together

Evan Dando Taste of Randolph Street, Chicago, June 20, 2003 For some reason, I always find myself rooting for Evan Dando. In spite of a lot of things that make me want to hate him (his looks, his voice sometimes), I just can’t. I like the Lemonheads, and It’s a Shame about Ray has regularly … Continue reading Evan Dando Gets His Shit Together

Glorious Noise Interview with Edward Burch

Edward Burch is everywhere in Chicago. If you’ve been out to a show that’s remotely related to the “alternative country” movement, you have seen him. Maybe singing backup with the Handsome Family. Maybe doing a solo acoustic thing in the front room at the Hideout on Monday nights. You’ve seen him. His most high-profile gig … Continue reading Glorious Noise Interview with Edward Burch