Modfather on MBE
Paul Weller, the legendary leader of The Jam and The Style Council will be performing a live session today on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Weller will be promoting his latest album, As Is Now (in stores 10/11), and his upcoming brief North American tour which brings him to the Vic next Tuesday (9/20). Amazingly, over 25 years after The Jam first hit the scene, Weller is still a viable artist and an outstanding live act. His last show at the Vic a couple of years ago absolutely blew me away. I think Jim DeRogatis of the Sun-Times even listed it as his top live show of the year at the time. If you've been debating about whether to get tickets to see Weller, trust me, go get them now...you won't be disappointed. And if you still need convincing, be sure to check out his set today on KCRW. Paul Weller's MBE performance will be streamed live via video here on KCRW's website starting at 1:20p Chicago time. Don't worry if you miss the set, KCRW archives both audio and video streams of all of its live performances. Speaking of which, you can also check previews of many other upcoming Chicago shows in KCRW's archives, including Sufjan Stevens, New Pornographers, VHS or Beta and Michael Penn.