When I first heard that The Gaslight Anthem was playing Chicago, I knew their fans would be excited. Besides festival appearances this would be the band’s first headlining show in over two years. What really caught my attention was when I saw who the two opening act were: The Bouncing Souls and Cory Branan.
Minimalist pop rockers Love Ink’s visual aesthetic is about as Texan hipster as it gets, but their songs, though short and simple, are strong enough to give them the substance they need. Vocalist Sherry LeBlanc is a storyteller. Judging from her in-between song banter, she could probably tell a story on any topic one could
The final day of Lollapalooza couldn’t have been more idyllic. Hot and humid weather of days past were a thing of exactly that. Somehow, Grant Park seemed more packed than before, which made for an incredible festival vibe. Enough of the blabber and onto the music. Bouncing around the stages early on, the 3 p.m.
Day two got off to an auspicious start, pretty much picking up where day one left off. With perhaps the most complete lineup of the three days, Saturday proved to be an adventure in both stamina and sound. Somehow, the early afternoon weather was hotter and more humid than Friday, which may sound impossible, yet
Hot. Humid. Not A cloud in the sky. Great music. If you guessed that the city and site described was Lollapalooza in Chicago then you’re the big winner. On an idyllic day in the Windy City, some of the best new bands in music descended to Grant Park (the site of the Buckingham Fountain made
Monday nights don’t tend to scream awesome show nights, but I was proven wrong this past week when the band Royal Canoe came into my life. This six-piece band hailing from Winnipeg, Canada were an obvious standout at The Double Door in Chicago. As soon as the show was over I had to download their
Make all the 4:20 drug references you want, but going to see new psychedelic rock band, Sleepy Sun, play on the drug user’s holiday was a great choice. While the crowd gathered at Chicago’s Subterranean, it was apparent that many audience members had partook in celebrating the day before the show. When first entering the
I wish I could simply write, “I don’t have words to describe what I saw and experienced last night at the U.S. Royalty show,” however, that would be a very boring way to sum up everything I saw from this great new band, so I am going to try to do them justice since I
Chicago native Rockie Fresh is starting off 2012 right with the release of his brand new mixtape ‘Driving 88′. This new project takes listeners on an audible journey as Rockie proves his diversity as a lyricist exposing a more luminous and confident sound with this current release. “I’m in a different space than I was on
I like to think of myself as frugal, but there are those that have referred to me as cheap. I suppose it all depends on the person phrasing it, but one thing I splurge on is music. I can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s in my blood, my soul and is part of