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A.V. Undercover: Summer Break

Crooked Fingers cover "Summertime" by George Gershwin on the Tribune Tower

A former Archer of Loaf ascends the Tribune Tower to offer his take on Gershwin's staple

About This Episode

In the midst of a reunion tour with his old band Archers Of Loaf, Eric Bachmann—who now records as Crooked Fingers—met us atop an iconic Chicago building to perform the George Gershwin staple “Summertime,” which has been covered in the past by everyone from Billie Holiday to The Zombies. But none of them played it (as far as we know) on the 22nd floor observation deck of Tribune Tower, the 85-year-old neo-Gothic wonder that houses the Chicago Tribune, among other businesses. The next Crooked Fingers album will be out in October, and Archers Of Loaf will make a very special Chicago appearance this September, which we’ll tell you about soon… Thanks to Randy Sidell and our partners at the Tribune and RedEye for helping secure this location.

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