Category: All About Music

Spotify's Release Radar Is The Highlight of My Friday

Spotify's Release Radar Is The Highlight of My Friday
Every Friday morning I look forward to seeing what is in my Release Radar. This has become the highlight of my Friday morning and is just another way Spotify is changing how we listen to music. According to Spotify, “Release Radar is a playlist of new releases recommended just for you. Updated every Friday with... Read more »

Hippo Campus Bring "Bambi" To The Vic-10/6/18

Hippo Campus Bring "Bambi" To The Vic-10/6/18
Is it too early to talk album of the year? Hippo Campus have recorded a masterpiece and it’s in my Top 5 of 2018. The only worry for me was, could they pull this new sound off live? Before the show starts I turn to the two teen girls on my left and ask,” What... Read more »

The Districts Leave Me Wanting More @ The Riviera-10/6/18

The Districts Leave Me Wanting More @ The Riviera-10/6/18
It was evident from The Districts set at The Riv, that they were working on new things. It definitely did not feel like they were touring behind any record, though one would think most of their material would’ve come from their latest release, Popular Manipulations. There’s never a point of hearing “If Before I Wake”... Read more »
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Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus

Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus
It’s been no secret how much I love both The Districts and Hippo Campus. I’ve been very vocal to those around me. They are my two favorite bands, and now they are touring together. I have pronounced my love for both bands several times on this blog. Feel free to take a gander below. “Hippo... Read more »

Butch Walker Returns To Chicago For "The Last Days Of Summer"

Butch Walker Returns To Chicago For "The Last Days Of Summer"
For many years now we have been dragging family and friends to see singer/songwriter Butch Walker jump off of drum sets and catch flying guitar picks mid-strum. We tell them the same thing that was told to us years ago, “You have to see this guy live. He’s one of the best performers you’ll ever see.”... Read more »

Buffalo Tom, Theo Epstein, & Joe Shannahan Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "Let Me Come Over"

Buffalo Tom, Theo Epstein, & Joe Shannahan Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "Let Me Come Over"
For the last two weeks, I have been listening to Buffalo Tom’s Let Me Come Over. I have been reading the lyrics to songs like “Frozen Lake,” and “Taillights Fade,” and connecting childhood memories to their past performances. I’ve been doing this, all in preparation, for the 25th Anniversary show, at Metro, in Chicago. Usually,... Read more »
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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 »