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UnRated Magazine Review: July 17, 2004, at BrookFest in Brookfield, IL
Band Concert Review
Molly Hatchet Hits Chicago for Some Windy City Rocking

Molly Hatchet Hits Chicago for Some Windy City Rocking

July 17, 2004, at BrookFest in Brookfield, IL

By Jennifer Armstrong

On July 17th., I got to hang out with some old friend's and a few new ones. The Guys from Florida's very own Molly Hatchet. They were the headliner at BrookFest in Brookfield, IL, the place they call home when they are in the Chicago area. The Southern rockers took the stage and the energy never quit. Mike Shlifka and his crew had their sound system pounding and you could feel every explosive note that Molly Hatchet played. From some great covers, to their classics it was a great time had by all.

There was an interesting guitar medley that had a little bit of everything in it. It kept you saying, hey, I know that and that and hey I can't believe they just played that! There was some new stuff off an album they just finished recording in Europe, that kept the crowd rocking without ever missing a beat.

The guitar player's wife had just recently and unexpectedly passed away at a very young age and the entire audience fell into a hush when Phil the band's lead singer asked for a moment of silence. But it wasn't soon after that the crowd got back on their feet to a dedication to our servicemen and women here in the states and abroad. The beer flowed all night and plenty of it as a decent size crowd rocked through the night to one of their favorite rock bands of the 70's.

The band came out for their on core and the place went up for grabs when Molly Hatchet ended the night with their claim to fame "Flirtin' With Disaster". The song on it's own merits is a true rock classic, but live there is no comparison!

When it was all said and done, the boys from Molly Hatchet were heading over to watch Ted Alliotta play. Can anyone say "Lake Shore Drive"?

Photo of Molly Hatchet by Marc Kritzer
Photo of Molly Hatchet by Marc Kritzer
Photo of Molly Hatchet by Marc Kritzer

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