Kelley Stoltz: I Don't Get That
by Jon Behm · Published · Updated
Here’s a new jam from San Francisco psych/rock songwriter Kelley Stoltz off of his upcoming (and highly anticipated at least by me) LP To Dreamers (10/12 Sub Pop). The new material purports to add more “post-rock abandon” to Stoltz’s Beatles/Beach Boys’ retro pop. I don’t really hear it in “I Don’t Get That” though, but Stoltz does sound a bit poppier and more upbeat than he has been lately. Try it out for yourself below.
— Jon Behm
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ROCK THE HOUSE
Chicago Sun-Times March 30, 2012 British alternative rockers Band of Skulls partners with American indie rock band We Are Augustines for a show at 9 p.m. April 3 at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. Tickets, $18.50-$20; 17+over. Call (312) 923-3000; hob.com.
VAN HALEN Swinging back through for a second Chicago-area stop on its latest reunion tour, the once again David Lee Roth-led rock band plays all your favorite pre-Sammy Hagar hits. Let?s just hope by now they?ve worked out the technical difficulties that dogged their February show at United Center. Don?t be late, either: Opening act Kool & the Gang is a funk-tastic party-starter kicking off the night at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim, Rosemont. Tickets are $49.50-$149.50. Call (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com.
KNIGHT LIFE Legendary college coach Bob Knight, who spent 29 years coaching Indiana University, talks candidly about his life and career during ??An Evening With Bob Knight?? at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Star Plaza, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Ind. Tickets, $25-$40. Call (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com.
SOCIAL WORKERS Austin Indie rock band Bright Light Social Hour, whose dynamic fusion of musical elements includes southern rock, psychedelic blues and soul, landed the band six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, including band, song and album of the Year. They perform at 8:30 p.m. April 4 at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee. Also on the bill: Aktar Aktar; Mike Golden & Friends; and Made by Man. Tickets, are $10; 21+over. Call (773) 489-3160; doubledoor.com. codycanadaandthedepartednow.net cody canada and the departed
TRUE BELIEVER Ireland?s Celtic Woman perform the songs from their Dec. 3, 2011 PBS special ??Believe,?? at 8 p.m. March 30 and 31 at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 River, Rosemont. Original band members Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt perform. Tickets, $32-$72. Call (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com.
DOUBLE-TAKE Rock and Roll Over: KISS tribute band, and Hysteria: Def Leppard tribute band, perform at 8 p.m. March 30 at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. Tickets are $9-$15. Call (312) 923-2000; hob.com. site cody canada and the departed
LIVE AND UNCENSORED Legendary comedian Joan Rivers, (inset) who brings plenty of verve to her uncensored and uninhibited stand up act ??Joan Rivers: TV Taping,?? performs two shows 7 and 9 p.m. March 30 at the Arcadia Theatre, 105 E. Main, St. Charles. Tickets, $9-$125. Call (888) 695-0888; oshows.com.
POST IT Exhibitors from around the world will be selling original, colorful graphic works from bygone eras during the 2012 Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1. Admission is $15 for a two-day pass. Visit posterfair.com.
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EGG-CELLENT OUTING The annual Easter Spring Egg-Stravaganza is at 10 a.m. March 31 at Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus. Activities include a candy grab, face painting and balloon artist. The first 2,000 children to participate in the candy grab will receive a wooden egg designed by a contestant in a citywide open art contest. Admission is free. Call (312) 235-7000.
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