Modest Mouse at Concord Music Hall

Modest Mouse at Concord Music Hall
I really got into Modest Mouse back when I was in college, starting with their album Good News for People Who Love Bad News. Their clever lyrics filled with twists and dripping with cynicism hooked me at a time when I was first getting into music. I saw them in concert around 2007 or so when I lived... Read more »

Lollapalooza Day 3 in Photos: FKA Twigs and Gogol Bordello

Lollapalooza Day 3 in Photos: FKA Twigs and Gogol Bordello
The third day of Lollapalooza was by far my favorite. I got to the festival particularly late on Sunday because I was a little bit burned out from the weekend. Luckily I got there just in time for Gogol Bordello. Over the years, I’ve been hearing rumors about how they are one of the best... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2015 Day 2 in Photos: Metallica, Banks, & Tyler, the Creator

Lollapalooza 2015 Day 2 in Photos: Metallica, Banks, & Tyler, the Creator
For the second day of Lollapalooza I got a bit of a late start. I made it through the gates early enough, but by the time I filled my water bottle and got a beer I made it back to the Budweiser stage in time to catch only the last couple The Tallest Man on... Read more »
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Lollapalooza 2015 Day 1 in Photos: The Weeknd, Paul McCartney & Hot Chip

Lollapalooza 2015 Day 1 in Photos: The Weeknd, Paul McCartney & Hot Chip
I met up with friends and headed into Lollapalooza just in time to see Hot Chip. Now, this is actually the third time I’ve seen Hot Chip just at Lollapalooza and fifth time overall. They are one of my favorite live bands with their high energy shows and strange fashion sense, and their Lollapalooza set... Read more »

Pitchfork Day 1 with CHVRCHES and Wilco

Pitchfork Day 1 with CHVRCHES and Wilco
After work on Friday I rushed home to get ready for the Pitchfork Fest. I changed into festival appropriate clothes (which also happened to include most of my Broad City Ilana Glazer cosplay clothing — yes, I cosplay at cons and also Ilana just happens to wear perfect festival clothes!). I put a bag together... Read more »

Quiet Company at Martyrs'

Quiet Company at Martyrs'
Austin band Quiet Company recently swung by Chicago while on their tour promoting their new album Transgressor. Quiet Company is one of my all time favorite bands to see live and this show was no exception. Their frontman Taylor Muse is not only incredibly musically talented but also a great performer who puts so much... Read more »
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Split Single at Schubas

Split Single at Schubas
I’ve written about Split Single, the Jason Narducy band from Evanston twice already, so no need to rehash, but I did want to share the photos I got from their recent show at (under new management) Schubas on May 1, 2015. They were by far the best photos I have gotten of them so far, and... Read more »

Local Chicago Band Umbra and the Volcan Siege

Local Chicago Band Umbra and the Volcan Siege
Last week I made it out to Reggie’s to catch local Chicago band Umbra and the Volcan Siege. Led by Jim Licka, Umbra and the Volcan Siege have an interesting sound that oscillates between heavy rock and rather unmelodic atmospheric rock, reminiscent of Mogwai. It’s definitely one of the more unique Chicago bands. There are... Read more »

Split Single at SPACE in Evanston

Split Single at SPACE in Evanston
I often see shows by bands I love playing at SPACE in Evanston, but as a South Looper (or umm.. slooper?) Evanston is often a little too far to go for most shows. Lucky for me then that the day of the Split Single show I happened to be in the north suburbs for work... Read more »
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Royale's Debut Record Release at Lincoln Hall

Royale's Debut Record Release at Lincoln Hall
I already put up a post this morning about seeing Queen Buzz at Lincoln Hall last week, but they weren’t the only band I saw. In fact, I went to that show specifically to see local Chicago band Royale. Their January 9th set was their debut album release show and as such they played straight... Read more »