Pitchfork has an awesome review of the Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change, the Inauguration Eve concert held at the Black Cat in D.C. on January 19.
Hosted by Windy City club the Hideout and
community organizers Interchange, Big Shoulders boasted a
kick-ass lineup that included Andrew Bird, Tortoise, the
Waco Brothers, Ken Vandermark, Sally Timms, Jon
Langford, Icy Demons, Freakwater and more. Suffice it to say,
we were thrilled to be the co-beneficiaries (along with the Chicago Public Schools marching bands program) of such an awesome and historic event. read more