Live Show Retrospective 2015

This was a banner year for my 19 year concert-going career. My first concert was Blur backed by The Pulsars at The Metro in February 1996. Most years since then I would be lucky if I went to 3 or 4 concerts in a year but in 2015 I decided take advantage of my proximity to Chicago and I saw 12 incredible live shows. This retrospective includes my own photography of the shows via my Instagram account (@AndyDerer) and also my reviews of most of the shows via Chicagoist and Empty Lighthouse Magazine. I would like to thank Chicagoist, Empty Lighthouse Magazine and Jay Porks for helping make this year in concerts nothing short of awesome.

Evan Dando – City Winery, Chicago, IL


Cracker – The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL


Cracker live at the Cubby Bear 4/3/15

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Here is the set list for last night's killer Cracker show at The Cubby Bear.

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Primus – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL


Local H – Tailgaters, Bolingbrook, IL


Ok, I lied. I snapped this one when he wasn't looking…

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Manic Street Preachers – The Metro, Chicago, IL


The Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum – House Of Blues, Chicago, IL


Dinosaur Jr – Taste Of Randolph, Chicago, IL

J Mascis conjured up some beautiful sludge last night with his band Dinosaur Jr.

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Weezer – Taste Of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Marilyn Manson / The Smashing Pumpkins – First Merit Bank Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, IL


Black Uhuru – Underground Wonderbar, Chicago, IL

The Adam Carolla Show – Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

Helping out tonight at The Vic Theatre for a sold out Adam Carolla Show

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Local H – Durty Nellie’s, Palatine, IL



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