Wild Belle at Pritzker Pavilion 8/21/17

The Summer Concert Series at Millennium Park came to a close last night, with a final performance by Wild Belle. The Chicago natives made sure the season went out with a bang, as they had one of the largest crowds, featuring a large number of people that wanted to get up front and dance. I caught the band last year at Mamby On The Beach, … Continue reading Wild Belle at Pritzker Pavilion 8/21/17

Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

A few weeks ago someone sent me the music video for Izzy Bizu’s “White Tiger.” I’d never heard of her before, but was immediately struck by the video’s similarity to fun, early 80’s American pop singers Whitney Houston and Madonna. I think she’s got a bright future if she sticks with it, and apparently Coldplay agrees as she’s opening for them on their current tour … Continue reading Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

House Of Vans in Chicago has been putting on great shows all summer long. Everyone from Digable Planets and Joey Purp to Royal Headache and Sheer Mag (still mad I missed this one). All of them free. Last night was the first time I could actually make it out to a show there, and I’m glad it was for the “LSD” video release party. Jamila … Continue reading Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

DieAlps!-Our City

It’s been a long couple weeks, broken up by four days of physical and mental torture known as Lollapalooza. Over that time, the only new music I’ve really enjoyed is the new album from Tampa, Florida-based band DieAlps!. There’s something unexplainably listenable to their sound, it’s just very  easy to digest. That isn’t to say it’s simple music, because at times there’s a lot of … Continue reading DieAlps!-Our City

Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Any occasion to share new music from Gloom Balloon is reason for excitement. The release of Patrick’s latest album is still a month away, but he made videos for a bunch of songs and is slowly debuting each one on different sites. He asked me which one I’d like to host, because we have a good relationship, and I chose “Alone In My Head.” I … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)