Posts in category "Album Reviews"

How I Fell In Love With The Cure's "Catch"

I found a copy of Th Cut Out Kid e Cure’s Galore in the cut-out bins, and I was intrigued. It’s a singles collection, and I’ve always been a fan of their hits, including “Just Like Heaven,” “In Between Days,” and “Pictures of You.” Why not make the purchase? A bunch of great songs I... Read more »

Phum Viphurit Brings The Funk On "Loverboy"

Phum Viphurit Brings The Funk On "Loverboy"
How about some funky pop music for your Sunday morning? A feel good single from a guy named Phum Viphurit called “Lover Boy.” I love this poppy gem, and scope his funky guitar runs. Check him out on Facebook! Wanna subscribe to my blog? Please do so below…

Nada Surf's "Let Go" Still Sounds Fresh 15 Years Later

Nada Surf's "Let Go" Still Sounds Fresh 15 Years Later
I’ve been a fan of Nada Surf since their legendary first single “Popular,” was released in 1996. But it was the album Let Go that put the band on my radar and kept them there for much of their career. More importantly, it was the song “Inside Of Love” that converted me to a long time... Read more »
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Rogue Wave Busts It All Out For Chicago

Rogue Wave Busts It All Out For Chicago
I have to be honest. I really thought “Chicago x 12” was going to be my favorite song of the night, and believe me, it was fucking magical. I was a man possessed singing, “No one comes out to see us,” over and over. I held my beer glass high, as if to say, “This... Read more »

Every Hippo Campus Song Becomes An Anthem @ The Vic Theatre 2/19/18

Every Hippo Campus Song Becomes An Anthem @ The Vic Theatre 2/19/18
Another energetic set ends with Hippo’s latest single “Buttercup.” There is syncopated shouting and clapping. “Holy-hell, I can tell that you hate me/Dying moon, keep me up, keep me waiting.” Tonight, every Hippo song is an anthem, even the quiet ones. They encore with “Violet.” It’s maybe the most anthemic song they own, besides “Suicide... Read more »

Mai Lan Shines With M83 On "Later With Jools Holland"

The lure of watching a live music show like Later…with Jools Holland, is the sheer scope of talent he brings together. Even more intriguing is the level of competition this sort of environment creates. Top notch performers from all walks of life, playing different styles of music, on the same stage (floor). Who will shine... Read more »
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Hippo Campus Returns to Chicago & The Vic Theatre

Hippo Campus Returns to Chicago & The Vic Theatre
Well, it appears that the boys from Hippo Campus, “saved a little grace” for Chicago. They are returning for one night in February, Friday the 16th. They are playing the famed Vic Theatre behind a new EP, Warm Glow, and a fairly-less-newer-full-length album called Landmark, that many of you know and love. For the people that... Read more »

More Favorite Songs From 2017

More Favorite Songs From 2017
A month ago I scrawled a list of my favorite songs and albums from 2017. LCD Soundsystem made that list. But, I thought it important to mention that the single “Oh Baby” is still blowing my mind. LCD Soundsystem–“Oh Baby” I love the way it builds. It takes some time to get there but if... Read more »

The Districts Log Performance of The Year At The Empty Bottle 12/10/17

The Districts Log Performance of The Year At The Empty Bottle 12/10/17
”A few years back I caught The Districts touring behind A Flourish and a Spoil, at Metro, and I was impressed. I wrote about it here: “The Districts Bring Energetic Live Act To Chicago’s Metro” Fast forward to the Winter of 2017, when I saw them playing behind their latest record Popular Manipulations, and I... Read more »
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Does Anybody Remember The Darling Buds?

Does Anybody Remember The Darling Buds?
Does anybody remember The Darling Buds? They were a female fronted band from the 90’s, Brit Pop scene, that had a couple of really good singles. “It Makes No Difference” was my favorite song, and the reason I got into the band. Well, it seems they have new music out and are touring these days,... Read more »