Legendary punk provocateur Patti Smith returned on Monday to her birthplace to play a sold-out gig at the Vic Theatre.
Smith, 66, has perhaps never been more prolific than she is today. Her 2010 memoir "Just Kids" won just about every award for which it was eligible and the poet-artist-singer-songwriter continues to release new musical material and play regular live shows.
In her set at the Vic, Smith played two hours worth of songs new and old and also offered a spirited "Free Pussy Riot!" tribute, according to the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot.
Photographer and friend of HuffPost Joshua Mellin was also on hand at the show and caught some great shots of Smith, shared below.
Tickets are reportedly still available for Smith's Tuesday night show at the Vic.