40-31 Favorite Songs Of 2022

Over the next few weeks, heading into the holiday, I will be posting my favorite songs of the year in blocks of 10. We’ll finish up the Friday before Christmas, so you can consider each of these lists my gift to you (ooh a playlist! so personal!!). This first post is the bottom of the list, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great songs. It … Continue reading 40-31 Favorite Songs Of 2022

Looney Gloomers-Faking Paintings

We’re only a few days away from the new Looney Gloomers album, Between Good Friends, and the band has given us one last single to enjoy. “Faking Paintings” is the final bit of music we will get before the album drops, and it seems like maybe they saved the best for last. Just a couple of months ago I previewed a song called “Muscles” from … Continue reading Looney Gloomers-Faking Paintings

Fort Frances-A Billion Drums

Somehow it’s been over two years since I last wrote about Fort Frances. They’ve put out a few singles since then, and they’re only a few days away from their new record, Look What Tomorrow Brought Us, hitting the digital platforms. It’s been a long road for singer/songwriter David McMillin, and you can hear the maturing and changing perspective in the recent songs, but especially … Continue reading Fort Frances-A Billion Drums

Nice Motor-Superior Street Sessions

One great benefit of playing music in a big city like Chicago is that if you’re in a band that decides to call it quits, chances are there’s another band you can join. As longtime stalwarts of the Chicago music scene, this was evident to the members of Nice Motor. As Johnny Rumble, The Lifeline, and Super Happy Fun Club closed the doors on their … Continue reading Nice Motor-Superior Street Sessions