Sunday Song of the Day- "Rich Kids Blues" By Lykke Li

Lykke Li’s latest album, “Wounded Rhymes” has been out for a while now and I have liked it for a while now, but lately this song has been stuck in my head non-stop. I really just love when she sings the line “Mama, I got your white lie ways. Mama, there’s nothing you can do... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 23

5.23- Lykke Li, Grimes @Metro. Starts at 8 p.m., $26. *V.C. Pick5.23-Bonnie Prince Billy feat. The Cairo Gang @Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park. Starts at 6:30 p.m., free! 5.24- Adele @The Riviera. Starts at 7:30 p.m., sold out.5.24- Zmick, Old Shoe, Seven Pines Circle @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 8:30 p.m., $8. 5.25-Nude Sunrise, I Love... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 16

5.16-Panda Riot, Michael Lux & The Bad Sons @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., free!5.16-Jimmy Gnecco @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $15. 5.17-Twilight Singers, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos @Metro. Starts at 9 p.m., $21.5.17-The Foot, Moon Furies, Big Wig Mechanic @Subterranean. Starts at 8 p.m., $8. 5.18-Joe Purdy, The Milk Carton Kids... Read more »
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The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 9

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 9
5.9-Hear We Go Magic, AroarA @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $12.5.9-Malaikat dan Singa, Title Tracks @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., free! 5.10- tUnE-YaRdS, Buke and Gass @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $12adv/$14door. *V.C. Pick.5.10-The Fiery Furnaces @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. 5.11-The Smith Westerns, Lionlimb @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $15.... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 2

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of May 2
5.2-John Vanderslice w. Damien Jurado @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $15.5.2-Tiger Bones, Bare Mutants, La Snacks @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., Free! 5.3-Tame Impala, Yuck, Yawn @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $14. *V.C. Pick5.3-Lord Huron, This is Cinema, Dinosaur Bones @Schubas. Starts at  9 p.m., $10. 5.4- The Kills, Cold Cave @The Vic.... Read more »

Sunday Song of the Day- "Powa" by tUnE-yArDs

I’ll never forget my first introduction to Merrill Garbus, the mastermind behind the DIY, afro-art rock project, tUnE-yArDs, at the Bottom Lounge opening for Dirty Projectors in November ’09.  I was blown away by the power of her vocals and unique performance.  Though I love Dirty Projectors, their show didn’t hold a candle to the... Read more »
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The List: Chicago concerts for the week of April 25

The List: Chicago concerts for the week of April 25
4.25- Arcade Fire, The National @UIC Pavillion. Starts at 7:30 p.m., $49. *V.C. Pick.4.25-Flameshark, Umma, Phillip Roebuck @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 7:30 p.m., $8.4.25- Maserati, Twin Tigers, Brontosaurus @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., $8adv/$10door. 4.26- Foals, Freelance Whales, The Naked and Famous @The Metro. Starts at 6:30 p.m., $204.26- Someone Still Loves You Boris... Read more »

Ticket for sale: The National and Arcade Fire, tonight!

Ticket for sale: The National and Arcade Fire, tonight!
Hey hey folks. I’m sick as a dog and selling my ticket to Arcade Fire and The National tonight. Any takers?

Sunday Song of the Day- "Will Do" by TV on the Radio

I’m loving this song from TV on the Radio’s latest, “Nine Types of Light” released on April 11. What I usually love about TV on the Radio is the sense of pay off I get from listening to their songs, they do a good job of building tension, starting simple and layering up to a... Read more »
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The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of April 18

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of April 18
4.18- Darling, Diamond Doves @Empty Bottle. Starts at 7 p.m., Free!4.18- Bass Drum of Death, Cool Devices, UH Bones @Empty Bottle. Starts at 10 p.m., Free!4.18- Song Circle Showcase hosted by Rachel Eve @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. 4.19- Delorean, Yawn, Gemini Club @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $15adv/$18door.4.19- Paper Mice, Trin Tran,... Read more »