Category: All About Music

Buffalo Tom's "Let Me Come Over" Is 25 Years Old & They Are Playing It Live @ Metro

Buffalo Tom return to Chicago this Saturday to revisit an album they released some 25 years ago. It’s hard to believe that Let Me Come Over is that old, or maybe that I’m that old? Either way, this record brings back memories of high school, and the long drives down to the city to see... Read more »

Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field: 10 Great Moments

Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field: 10 Great Moments
A few months back I wrote that U2 was one of the greatest live bands I’ve seen. Pearl Jam’s stage show at Wrigley Field was as good, or better. With music spanning nearly three decades, PJ has a catalog as deep as U2’s, and a raw energy that is unparalleled. It’s been awhile since I... Read more »

U2 Kicked My Ass @ The United Center

U2 Kicked My Ass @ The United Center
U2 completely kicked my ass at the United Center! The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour was a two-fold ass whooping. The music being one punch, while the stage show is a whole ‘nother uppercut. Check out this footage from”The Blackout” as Bono tries to claw his way out of the video screen. These four men might... Read more »
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Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"
I bought a mint copy of Coldplay’s X&Y from the cut outs at Waiting Room Records for a dollar. Today, some 13 years later, was the first time I heard it all the way through. When it was released in 2005, I was dealing with severe Coldplay burnout. You see my brother had got wind... Read more »

On One Night, The Trashcan Sinatras Give Us Two Albums

On One Night, The Trashcan Sinatras Give Us Two Albums
“One Night, Two Albums.” That’s what the Trashcan Sinatras were calling their latest tour. I bobbed my head in wonderment when I wasn’t singing aloud as the boys played their way through two of their finest albums. The debut Cake was played first, proceeded by their sophomore success, I’ve Seen Everything. It was truly a fan’s... Read more »

St. Vincent Debuts New Version of "Fast Slow Disco" on Jools Holland

St. Vincent continues to dazzle with her latest single “Fast Slow Disco.” A newer version of song that was originally included on MASSEDUCTION. That album has continued wowing us well into 2018, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. Check out this rocking rendition performed on Later With Jools Holland. Not only does... Read more »
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Kanye West Openly Raps About Killing Kim Kardashian

Somebody better watch Kanye West. On the first song of his latest release he openly raps about killing Kim Kardashian. The song is called “I Thought About Killing You,” and it’s chilling to say the least. Today I seriously thought about killing you/I contemplated, premeditated murder And I think about killing myself/And I love myself... Read more »

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?
Why don’t people listen to albums anymore? Like, all the way through? Most listeners are about the single, and usually, don’t listen to the rest of the songs. While reading this article in Pitchfork a hundred light bulbs went off in my head. In 2018, we have way more options than we had in 1998.... Read more »

Trashcan Sinatras Are Bringing "Cake" To Space

Trashcan Sinatras Are Bringing "Cake" To Space
Just a little north of Chicago there is a beautiful little concert venue that has one of the best spaces you’ll hear a band perform in. It’s aptly called Space, and it sits just off of Ashland Avenue in Evanston. The Trashcan Sinatras return to Chicago will be happening in this room, where they will... Read more »
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Snow Patrol's "Life On Earth" Is A True, Emotional Return To Form

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From the first listen of Snow Patrol’s “Life On Earth” I was hooked. “Holy shit,” I thought, “this is the real deal.” A true return to form, and maybe the best thing they’ve ever written. A bold statement right? But if you’re Snow Patrol, you’re hoping people say this, you’re wanting to get better with... Read more »