Concert Recommendation: Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, May 31 and June 1, N. Sheffield from Belmont to Barry
As semi-free (there's a "suggested donation" at the gate) Chicago neighborhood
street festivals goes, this one is offering unusually good music. Local power
popsters OK Go, a reliably fun live act, go on at 9 p.m. tonight. Tomorrow
features sorta-new-wave-revivalists Enon at 7:45 and sorta-goth-revivalists
Interpol at 9 (just late enough that they don't have to fear risking tans.)
Not all the acts are worthwhile. Today also features a tribute band and local
singer/songwriter Ike Reilly. I heard an interview with Reilly on a local
music radio show when his debut Salesmen and Racists was released.
He gave a lengthy, portentous explanation of what one song was about, but
the subject matter was not at all obvious from the song itself. It
was as if when he was writing the lyrics he made the mistaken assumption
that everyone already knew what he was talking about.