June 29, 2012. My first visit to LiveWire Lounge was to see Rotten Finko & The Convicts with the Down-Fi. I liked the place. It's small, with a decent stage, and a decent sound system as well. The bartender played good music between bands and their calendar looks interesting. It's sort of in the middle of nowhere, if that makes sense in a city the size of Chicago, and that's a nice change of pace when you live in Wicker Park. Here's Hoser tearing it up with Rotten Finko. A few months ago, Hoser showed me one of his road cases, which was festooned with stickers from several bands, some of whom I know from Austin, as well as The Bricks ATX, my last band from Austin.