Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

A Day In The Country at The Hideout 6/24

One of the best events to kick off the summer in Chicago is A Day In The Country at The Hideout. This year they celebrate 11 years of the day-long festival that features country/folk music from local artists as well as some nationally known performers. You can also enjoy some delicious BBQ and homemade pies from Honky Tonk BBQ and Bang Bang Pies, as well … Continue reading A Day In The Country at The Hideout 6/24

Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

By my count, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have played in Chicago 5 times over the past 6 years (I’ve been to 4). In July of 2012 they came to town and played at Observatory Studios as the trio of Lilah Larson, Josh Aubin, and Jake Generalli (opening for a band I loved, and now defunct, The Canoes-drummer moved on to play in Ezra Furman’s … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

Hop Along at Metro 6/10/18

Despite my best efforts, I had never seen Hop Along before last night. I’ve enjoyed the music they’ve been releasing since I heard about them a few years ago. For whatever reason I just could never make it to a show. I’m glad I finally rectified that, because Frances Quinlan’s vocals live are even better than they are on the records. Touring in support of … Continue reading Hop Along at Metro 6/10/18

Princess Nokia at House Of Vans 6/8/18

The rise of Princess Nokia hasn’t been the sort of rocket ship to the sun thing that seems to happen to a lot of artists who release music that goes viral. It’s taken a few years for her to ascend the ranks and become a fan favorite that still isn’t quite on everyone’s radar. Her birthday is in a few days and she came to … Continue reading Princess Nokia at House Of Vans 6/8/18