Neutral Uke Hotel @ Schubas 4-23-11

Back in August of last year, I covered a show the likes of which I had never seen before. It was my first real show after moving to Chicago, and my first gig writing for a music blog (Chicago Tunes). The headliner was Remaindermen, who I had kicked off a relationship with the week prior. The rest of the lineup I was completely unaware of. … Continue reading Neutral Uke Hotel @ Schubas 4-23-11

An Interview With Shawn Fogel and Michael J Epstein of Neutral Uke Hotel

I’m doing this in pieces because I’m on my way to a funeral in my hometown. So last night I posted a MJEML video, and today I’m doing the interview I conducted with Shawn and Michael last night. Hopefully tomorrow when I get home, I can put up my review and have some pictures and all that. But for now, here is my interview. It’s … Continue reading An Interview With Shawn Fogel and Michael J Epstein of Neutral Uke Hotel

Angel Olsen Announces New Album, Debuts New Song

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Angel Olsen sing. It was August 2010 and I was covering my very first show for a music site (the now defunct Chicago Tunes). It was a lot of firsts all at once-first time at Empty Bottle since I was 21 and drove up from Indiana to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars play forever ago, first … Continue reading Angel Olsen Announces New Album, Debuts New Song

Angel Olsen-Burn Your Fire For No Witness

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since Angel Olsen first came to my attention when she opened a show at The Empty Bottle that I attended having no idea who she was (another opener at that show: the amazing Neutral Uke Hotel). She was already pretty well known around Chicago, but I was still new to the area. A singer/songwriter with Bathetic … Continue reading Angel Olsen-Burn Your Fire For No Witness

We Are Scientists At Schubas 7/15/2013

I was a little late to the We Are Scientists game. Their first album came out in 2005, but it wasn’t until their song “After Hours” appeared on the soundtrack for Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist that I took notice. I went back and picked up With Love & Squalor. About a minute in to “Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt” I decided that they were … Continue reading We Are Scientists At Schubas 7/15/2013