Lincoln Hall was the place to be this week. Singer Fiona Apple’s show sold out there in mere minutes crashing their servers. With lit candles and mood lighting the songstress performed past songs along with new ones.
The next morning I had brunch with gospel singers Mary Mary to watch their new reality show on WE tv. At night it was dinner at Season 52 to sample their new summer menu.

The next day I interviewed Paula Poundstone for her show in Skokie then checked out another concert at Lincoln Hall with singer Van Hunt. Unfortunately it was at the same time as Nigerian singer Nneka so I ran back and forth. Nneka really put on a political music show and taught the crowd some new words in her native language.

Afterwards we chatted before I ran back to see more of Van.

Elate restaurant featured a group entitled the Time Machines that is made up of a trio of cuties in hats playing the keyboards, drums, and cello. Specialty drinks were intriguing aside from the Calpotoska, which I felt was really peppery but don’t miss the smoked ham & egg flatbread.

The next morning started early ¬†with a trip to Macy’s on State and preview of the flower show featuring Brasil.

I attended the Jason Dottley solo show at Hamburger Mary’s in the evening. This Sordid Lives television star made some fun observations about gay life.

The week ended with one more trip to Lincoln Hall to a packed house rocking to The Temper Trap. With two nights there the Australian group displayed lots of new tunes and plan on returning to Chicago soon.