Concert Preview: Lounge Ax Reunion Celebration

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Continuing our exploration of live rock history in Chicago, here’s news via the Chicago Tribune about a retrospective party celebrating the Lounge Ax, one of the Windy City’s central hubs and greatest venues for indie-rock in 90’s.

As Greg Kot reports:

The co-owners of the club, Sue Miller Tweedy and Julia Adams, will host the Lounge Ax Retrospective at saki, 3716 W. Fullerton, a Logan Square record store, gallery and performance space. They’ll pack it with memorabilia including posters and some of the countless photo-booth snapshots of rock bands that played the club during its heyday, including Pavement, Wilco, Shellac, Tortoise, Smog, the Sea & Cake and Yo La Tengo. A party is planned at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and several bands will perform at 4 p.m. Aug. 11.

Sounds like a great time to celebrate and share stories. And if you had the pleasure of seeing a show there back in the day, let us know more about your Lounge Ax experience and we’ll share your stories on a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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