Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21

If you want the quick version of my thoughts on seeing Moon Kissed live for the first time, here ya go: I bought a vinyl and a shirt after their set. For someone in my financial situation that is, quite honestly, a reckless financial choice. However, I enjoyed their performance so much, and already spent a lot of time listening to them on Spotify where … Continue reading Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21

Japanese Breakfast at Thalia Hall 9/16/21

I don’t remember when I first heard Japanese Breakfast, but I think it was sometime in 2017. Soft Sounds From Another Planet came out close to the release of The Japanese House’s “Saw You In A Dream” single, and for the longest time I got them confused with one another. Then I saw Japanese Breakfast perform at Pitchfork in 2018 and that erased any uncertainty … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast at Thalia Hall 9/16/21

Top 5ive: Pitch4k 2021

We were collectively robbed of a music festival last year that would have featured headlining performances from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, and Run The Jewels. Despite every person I talk to under 30 having no idea who Run The Jewels are, that’s a ridiculously good headliner list. The make-up festival that took place last weekend, featuring a lot of the same undercard performers, … Continue reading Top 5ive: Pitch4k 2021

Julian Daniell at Schubas 8/20/21

Despite working an eight hour shift that started at 6:30am Friday, I was excited to head out to Schubas for my first show there in well over two years. It was a day and date release show for Julian Daniell’s Only Words EP release featuring Thompson Springs, late addition Lillie Mae, and a headlining set by Daniell and his band. I had only heard one … Continue reading Julian Daniell at Schubas 8/20/21

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