T-Rextasy: Prehysteria

Last summer I had the opportunity to catch NY quartet T-Rextasy at a DIY venue in Logan Square. It was a different experience than what I’m used to, but the songs were good and everyone was very welcoming. They were touring in support of their single, “Girlfriend,” which appears on their new album Prehysteria. Now that I’ve heard the whole thing, they actually did quite … Continue reading T-Rextasy: Prehysteria

Top 50 Albums Of 2018

Another year in the books and a ton of music has been added to the catalog of sonic enlightenment. These 50 albums were my favorites this year, and it’s fine if you don’t agree. I continue to try to branch out some, but my wheelhouse is pretty well-defined at this point. You’ll notice a lot of the stuff near the top is familiar territory for … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2018

Best Concerts of 2018

2018 was a great year for live music. This year we hit a couple festivals in Chicago and around the country. I would estimate I saw 150 sets of music and I skipped all of January being busy with other things. Seeing bands or solo artists perform is always a good way to spend a couple of hours, but the ten below were really special. … Continue reading Best Concerts of 2018

Stars at Metro 12/5/18

On Wednesday night Montreal-based indie pop band Stars returned to Metro for the first time in 5 years. I was at the previous Metro show as well, and this one felt a bit more exciting. They played some deep cuts that I appreciated 5 years ago, but the set on Wednesday was a great balance of old and new that kept the crowd dancing all … Continue reading Stars at Metro 12/5/18