Concerts That Shaped Us & Opinions On They Call Me Disco

In a time when most independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments experienced at live concerts. They also review the new EP by rapper Ric Wilson and pay tribute to percussionist, Tony Allen.

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Concerts That Shaped Us


  • Pink Floyd, the Wall, Nassau Coliseum, February, 1980
  • Hüsker Dü at Maxwell's 1984
  • Kraftwerk at the Riv, 1998
  • Kanye West, House of Blues, February 2004


  • Iggy Pop with David Bowie on keyboards, April 1, 1977 at Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee
  • Neil Young at HORDE Festival Aug. 3, 1997 at New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park
  • Jeff Buckley solo at Uncommon Ground Feb. 7, 1994
  • Prince at Allstate Arena June 25, 2004

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