Started my Chicago weekend off onThursday evening with pizza with Adam, and finished it by shooting in a venue I hadn’t set foot in in years, Chicago’s venerable dive the Double Door. The pizza was great, Adam is awesome, and the new J. Roddy record rocks harder live than it does in the recording, but the crowd was a little weird. Just an odd mixture of frat bros and hipsters and drunk moms, not the kind of mix I have gotten used to in the NC. Kind of volatile and fighty, too, which, just … weird.
Like I said, though – J. Roddy was great, firing on all cylinders and definitely geared up for a well-deserved breakthrough. I was also fairly into opener Taddy Porter’s bluesy guitar pop, and am looking forward to checking them out further.
Full set is here.