The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Since the early 1990’s Lou Hallwas has been rocking the Steely Dan vibes in Chicago. They added a new bass player, Gary Stier, in 2015 and there’s a new album coming on Black Friday called It’s All Too Beautiful. This is their first full-length in over 5 years. The first single The Differents released for the new album is actually a reworked (and in my … Continue reading The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Tenacious D at Riviera Theatre 11/14/18

In 2003 a friend of mine picked me up from my apartment in Lafayette and we drove down to Indianapolis. My obsession with Tenacious D was already a few years in the making-they were on Mr. Show With Bob & David before hitting their own HBO series, both of which I loved. They’d been doing some shows in LA but this would be the first … Continue reading Tenacious D at Riviera Theatre 11/14/18

Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

In an era when festivals are getting more and more niche, it’s nice to see one that fits in that category while still providing music for fans of many genres. Pitchfork has teamed with the Art Institute Of Chicago for Midwinter, a three-night festival of music and art taking place February 15-17. Tickets for the festival will be up for sale on Friday at 10am … Continue reading Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

Madame Gandhi-Bad Habits

Last month Madame Gandhi released a new video for a song called “Bad Habits.” I’ve listened to the song a few times since then, but finally watched the video and will share it with you all now. The Fela Kuti-inspired track is all about self-empowerment and choosing to be your best self. The video shows Kiran Gandhi out in the middle of the desert talking … Continue reading Madame Gandhi-Bad Habits

More Giraffes-It Was A Joke

I’ve written about a couple of the singles More Giraffes put out this year. Yesterday, their debut EP hit streaming services. It features the couple I’ve covered plus a few that you haven’t heard yet. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford are good at taking familiar sounds and adding their own spin. If you listen to anything by Calvin Harris or Zedd you should have an ear … Continue reading More Giraffes-It Was A Joke