Bear Hands Bring Their "Fake Tunes" To Chicago

Bear Hands Bring Their "Fake Tunes" To Chicago
For the past two weeks, I’ve been telling my family and friends about Bear Hands and their killer live set at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen. ME: “You have to see these guys. Their sound is so tight (I cue “Mr. Radioactive” on Spotify and start singing along)!” FAM: “What are they like?” ME: “They’re a rock... Read more »

"Excuse Me! Do You Need A Bag? For Your Dog Poop?"

"Excuse Me! Do You Need A Bag? For Your Dog Poop?"
“Excuse me…do you need a bag?” No, I’m not a Chicago cashier asking that ridiculous question due to the absurd $0.07 cent bag tax. I’m actually a concerned citizen, watching you walk away from your dog’s excrement, and I’m wondering why you’re not picking it up. People walk away from their dog shit, or is it... Read more »

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?
For the last 6 months, I have been heavy into vinyl. Though I still shop the cut out bins for CD’s, more and more, I find myself perusing the record racks. I’ve written about the resurgence of this fun form of music several times in the past year, citing Polyvinyl as the biggest purveyor. Speaking... Read more »
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The 8th Season of "Spirit: Riding Free" Is On Netflix

The 8th Season of "Spirit: Riding Free" Is On Netflix
At last, we journey back into Miradero to see what our heroine, Lucky, and her horse Spirit are up to. The 8th season of Spirit: Riding Free is on Netflix, and we couldn’t be more excited! My daughters and I have grown to love this series and with each new season, we have a viewing... Read more »

Earth Radio Bring Jam Band Jazz To The Livery-3/15/19

Earth Radio Bring Jam Band Jazz To The Livery-3/15/19
We were heading up to Benton Harbor for a guys weekend. The trip was planned around a St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl at North Pier Brewing. I did a little recon and found out there was a band playing at The Livery on the Friday night we arrived. Earth Radio is a jam band, with... Read more »

Liz Cooper & The Stampede Live @ Schubas-3/8/19

Liz Cooper & The Stampede Live @ Schubas-3/8/19
Liz Cooper seems to have made the transition from wallflower to rockstar quite quickly. On a cold Friday night in Chicago, we witnessed a confident frontwoman, who commanded the attention of a packed Schubas back room. A towering figure, clad in white leather boots, black pants, and a top with, what could only be described... Read more »
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Liz Cooper Brings Her Warm Sound To The Windy City

Liz Cooper Brings Her Warm Sound To The Windy City
Are you wanting to break your cabin fever and get out of the house this weekend? Then I have the perfect plan for you. Uber out into the cold this Friday night, then slip into the back room of Schubas, for the warm sounds of Liz Cooper and the Stampede. I first heard this 3-piece... Read more »

The Stone Roses' Incredible B-Side "Going Down"

The Stone Roses' Incredible B-Side "Going Down"
I have been a huge Stone Roses fan since my teens. I collected the vinyl, while they were still playing together. Back then, in the 90’s it was cheap, because CD’s were the thing. Now vinyl is huge. Yep, if you haven’t heard, everyone is back into vinyl. Of course, this makes the hobby a... Read more »

The Middle Kids Release Anthemic Debut

The Middle Kids Release Anthemic Debut
In 2018, SiriusXMU spun the Middle Kids a lot. First, they hooked us with the single “Edge of Town” from the self-titled EP, Middle Kids (check out their XMU Session here). It has everything your expecting from a great rock song. The quiet build-up of the verse, the rocking crunch of the chorus, and the... Read more »
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Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018

Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018
Grapetooth dropped this super fun release, late into 2018. It’s an incredible listen, that plays like the history of Brit-Pop, with some 80’s synth-pop mixed in. Every time I hear the first verse of “Imagine On,” I’m reminded of the Happy Mondays and their big hit, “Step On.” Then you get to the chorus and... Read more »