Andrew Bird Stories

Review | Andrew Bird @ The Green Mill 4/2/19

Words: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeC | Photo: @andrewbirdmusicAndrew Birds Chicago roots ensure that his shows in the city are always more than simply another performance. The songwriter is notorious for choosing some of the citys best venues, from 4th Presbyterian Church to Chicago Theatre to the Hideout, and delivering an unparalleled live experience regardless....

Andrew Bird Announces Intimate Green Mill Concerts, Shares New Single

Originally from Chicago, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird has a history of playing some of the citys best venues, regardless of size. From intimate shows at the Hideout to his notorious Gezelligheid shows at 4th Presbyterian Church to headlining Millennium Parks Pritzker Pavilion, Bird certainly knows his way around the city.Bird has now...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Andrew Bird @ 4th Presbyterian Church 12/11/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos (from 12/12): Zach StoneFor a number of reasons, Andrew Birds Gezelligheid performances at 4th Presbyterian Church have become a holiday tradition for me.From the gorgeous, decorated church setting on Michigan Avenue to the intimate, warm performances from the native-to-Chicago violinist, the unpredictable setlists, guest musicians and natural sound quality form an...

Andrew Bird Announces New Album

Songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird announced a new album, Echolocations: River, to be released October 6.The eight-track LP follows Echolocations: Canyon, released in 2015, making it the second release in a series of instrumental albums where Bird writes and records music in a specific outdoor setting.For Echolocations: River, Bird literally stood in the Los Angeles...

Andrew Bird Leads Power Lineup At Ravinia

Words & Photos: Zach Stone | Videos: the1stMikeCOn a beautiful Sunday night, in a park-like setting, Andrew Bird capped an evening of music that brought together a diverse lineup that demonstrated how just how powerful diversity could be in any of its forms.Bird started his set all by himself, but...

Ravinia's 2017 Lineup, Ranked

Ravinia Festival released its schedule of shows for 2017 yesterday.  Along with its perennial classical programming, there's once again some more popular forms to supplement the symphony.  True, they tend to book acts that are past their sell-by date, but there's still some fun-in-the-park experience for a BYOB venue with a flat...

Review / Audio | The Lumineers @ Allstate Arena 1/20/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @exhuastedwriterDespite only having two albums to date, The Lumineers have had an undeniable influence on todays indie scene, gaining a massive following through the infectious simplicity of their folk-rock songwriting.Their popularity was especially visible at their recent concert at Rosemonts Allstate Arena, where the band played to an ecstatic crowd...

Ticket Giveaway | Andrew Bird & Ryley Walker at The Canopy Club 1/30/17

Two of our favorite artists, Andrew Bird and Ryley Walker, get together for a special double bill at The Canopy Club in Champaign, IL on Monday, January 30th, 2017.Tickets are $31 in advance, but we are happy to offer some of our readers a crack at a free pair.Enter to win by...

Review / Setlist / Video | Andrew Bird @ Fourth Presbyterian Church 12/15/16

By: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeC | Photo: @jamesrichardsivAndrew Birds Gezelligheid performances at Fourth Presbyterian Church are a tradition of sorts in Chicago, ringing in the holiday season with a solo performance from the violinist as gorgeous as the intimate setting itself.Having attended at least one of Birds church dates nearly every year...

Review & Photos | Andrew Bird @ Pritzker Pavilion 9/7/16

Words: Alex Wood | Photos: Heidi PetersAndrew Birds performance at Pritzker Pavilion was one of the best shows in Chicago this summer.Its a bold statement, but hear me out.I saw countless shows in the last four months. From big names like Phish, LCD Soundsystem, Pearl Jam and Wilco to small, equally impressive performances...