Monthly Archives: February 2020

Fantastic Set! Phillip Phillips at City Winery Chicago (January 30, 2020)

Tonight at City Winery is an intimate evening with Phillip Phillips and Errol Cooney on acoustic guitars.

Early on, he says that the song “Maneater” has a scary title, but it isn’t a scary song. So, he decided to make a scary version, which he goes on to play. It is more creepy and spooky than the original. It’s a bit unusual to have a cover so early in the set, but he makes it work.

“Home” is a crowd favorite. “Cause I’m gonna make this place your home.” The beautiful lyrics along with the great guitar playing are a great fit.

“Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin is a great choice for a cover in this set. Phillips sounds excellent playing and singing this song.

During “Unpack Your Heart”, they launch into an excellent extended jam reminiscent of a Dave Matthews Band show and the similarities don’t end there.

It was a fantastic set and everyone left with a smile on their face. He is very charming and really knows how to handle crowd. He could easily become as big as Dave Matthews and he is definitely talented enough to do it!

Cost of a ticket: $60
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It+
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney


Some Fun – Miss Behave Gameshow at Bally’s Back Room (Open Run)

Name that tune is one of the first games. They play a song and have everyone shout out the name of the song and the artist. However, they play the song so loud that nobody can hear, especially when the whole crowd is shouting. They should just have one or two people from each team guessing at a time with the music way less loud. For the opposites game, everyone can shout at once because they are all saying the same word.

A lot of small random challenges are fun, such as hit the red button, kickstarter, and skip the ad. It helps to sit in the front row for these.

The score keeping is completely arbitrary at times. One thing is worth 1 point, while another is 5. Giving points for asking for more points. If there was an actual prize and rules, it would be more fun.


This has the feel of a very small show at iO or Second City. Almost all the props and set is made of cardboard. This is fine for a $10 show, but seems kind of ridiculous for an $80 one.

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Cost of a ticket: $83

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price –

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney