Posts in category "All About Music"

Is The Music Enough of A Reason To Watch "13 Reasons Why?"

Is The Music Enough of A Reason To Watch "13 Reasons Why?"
The music played during 13 Reasons Why is the main reason I started watching the show. After reading several times that it had a great soundtrack, I became very intrigued. Though, maybe you’re still thinking, “Why would I watch a kid’s show?” Well, that was my thought process at first too. But now I would... Read more »

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air! There’s a humidity in the air today, screaming, “Spring is here!” Squirrel’s are racing about, birds are singing, and the city has come back to life. Last year the Trashcan Sinatras released an album that, in many ways, felt like a rebirth. So, as a person who looks to music... Read more »

I Miss Bobby Ray's Smile

I Miss Bobby Ray's Smile
God I miss Bobby Ray’s smile. Especially when introducing me to a song he loved. I can picture him holding the round volume knob, between his thumb and forefinger, before he twisted it to the right for that part of the song he loved. “Check this out Adam, right here!” That shit eating grin. Those... Read more »
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The Charlatans "Who We Touch Tour 2010"

The Charlatans "Who We Touch Tour 2010"
A few weeks back I had The Charlatans‘ “Weirdo” running through my head. So, I went downstairs, grabbed the original import, and played it tirelessly in the car CD player. On that Weirdo single there was a live version of “Sproston Green,” which brought back memories of their great live shows, I attended as a... Read more »

The Orwells Show Incredible Growth On "Terrible Human Beings"

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The Orwells continue to grow and morph on their latest release, Terrible Human Beings. “Creatures” is Jim Morrison fronting Cheap Trick. Picture Mario Cuomo (lead singer) slinking across the stage, then crawling on all fours like a young “Peace Frog.” I imagine this is what David Letterman saw when they first graced his stage. The Who,... Read more »

"The Best Of Rod Stewart," A Sweet Sounding Surprise

"The Best Of Rod Stewart," A Sweet Sounding Surprise
Out of the 7 CD’s I rescued from The Brown Elephant, The Best Of Rod Stewart, was the biggest surprise. “Why,” you ask? Well, not because of his classic bedroom romp with “Maggie,” or the complimentary revelation of “You Wear It Well.” Not even Stewart’s soulful pipes on “Every Picture Tells A Story” surprised me.... Read more »
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My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy

My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy
If you asked me who my favorite rapper, or artist, was at this moment, I would have to say Healy. A month ago I saw the soulful emcee perform at the Portage Theater and was blown away by his captivating stage presence. Since then I have been studying his wordplay and picking apart each lyric.... Read more »

Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago

Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago
Half way though Pete Yorn’s performance at the Park West, he took a break from singing to reveal a proud moment from earlier in his day. “I just got a call from my wife. My daughter took her first steps.” said Yorn. The crowd cheered loudly. I never realized Yorn had a family. I kind... Read more »

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago
I haven’t been inspired this much by a group of musicians, let alone rappers, in a long time. What I witnessed at the Portage Theater, was not only a movement of positivity, but a group of friends who really have their shit together. Most of them are going to be college graduates soon, and not... Read more »
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TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater

TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater
It’s easy to grow old and lament that things aren’t as good as they used to be. People have been screaming hip hop is dead for years now. I used to call it rap, now they call it hip hop. That’s about all that’s changed. What’s dead are the record labels, and the old-man, fat-cat... Read more »