Tag: Jazz

Release Radar 3/5/21 - James vs St. Vincent

The Kings of Leon finally release their new album. It’s slow in spots but shows growth. All things aside, it’s a smooth listen. Great to see James in my Release Radar this week. I miss Tim Booth’s voice and the band has been pumping out some incredibly good music over the last three years. “All... Read more »

"Alexa, Play Chet Baker!"

"Alexa, Play Chet Baker!"
“Alexa, Play Chet Baker” is a phrase I’ve uttered many times in this house. When I go to clean the kitchen, vacuum the living room, or simply try to make sense of my daughters’ bedroom after what looks like a bomb went off. Even getting ready for a party, I ask for Chet. Alexa enthusiastically... Read more »

Release Radar 12/25/20 - Terrace Martin vs The Neighborhood

Release Radar 12/25/20 - Terrace Martin vs The Neighborhood
“One more week, the year is over, so long 2020. Much of it was scary, some of it sober, none of it was funny. We saw our lives change in the blink of an eye, in turn, changed the way we lived to survive. Music played an integral part of hibernation, keeping spirits afloat in... Read more »
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Release Radar 12/11/20 - Gang Starr vs Ryan Adams

Release Radar 12/11/20 - Gang Starr vs Ryan Adams
We are less than two weeks away from Christmas and my Release Radar is full of new music. Decembers are typically rife with Christmas compilations, greatest hits packages, and box sets. As a matter of fact, there are so many great songs on my playlist this week that we won’t be able to get to... Read more »

Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20

Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20
There is no better place to see a starving artist perform than the friendly confines of Schubas Back Room. It’s small, so the artist can be at one with the fan. The sound is warm, and the lights are dim. Most artists that come through here are by no means starving, but they are definitely... Read more »

Christmas Cabaret With The Irving Sisters @ Davenport's 12/21/17

Christmas Cabaret With The Irving Sisters @ Davenport's 12/21/17
Searching for directions to Davenport’s Piano Bar Cabaret, I noticed it was slated as “Chicago’s #1 cabaret destination.” I assumed it was a piano bar. But that word cabaret, threw me off. What does it really mean? As a kid I had seen many shows at the Cabaret Metro, here in Chicago, but it was mostly just... Read more »
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