2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 was populated with a lot of old favorites making great music. My albums of the year list is a testament to that. It was also a great year for new artists making their marks and getting noticed. It was hard to narrow the list down to 50 songs this time out, but I think I finally settled on a list and order with which … Continue reading 2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 Albums Of The Year

25. The Regrettes-How Do You Love? 24. Derek Nelson-Richer Soil 23. Angie McMahon-Salt 22. Jidenna-85 To Africa 21. King Princess-Cheap Queen 20.K. Flay-Solutions 19. Fort Frances-The Front Page Of The Modern Age 18. Anderson.PaaK-Ventura 17. Wilco-Ode To Joy 16. Tei Shi-La Linda 15. Solange-When I Get Home 14. Terror jr-Unfortunately 13. Clairo-Immunity 12. Tree-We Grown Now 11. Lana Del Rey-Norman Fucking Rockwell 10. Jenny Lewis-On … Continue reading 2019 Albums Of The Year

Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

In an era of constant disappointment, it’s nice to know that some things will never let you down. Wilco, over the last 20+ years, have consistently delivered great shows to their fans. This years Winterlude At Chicago Theatre was no different. After hitting 3/6 shows at the Riviera a couple years ago, I cut it down to just 1/4 during this run. The band was … Continue reading Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19

Portland-based rockers Strange Ranger came through Chicago last Thursday on their tour opening for Chastity Belt. I took some time ahead of the show to listen to their music and found a number of songs I really like. Seeing them live I got a different energy from them, and I preferred the live versions of everything I had heard. Especially the song “Leona,” with which … Continue reading Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19