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

Lillie Mae at Old Town School Of Folk Music 6/7/18

Last night was a bit of a homecoming for Lillie Mae and her bandmates/siblings. Born in Illinois before moving to Nashville, the Rische’s were born to make music and all their aunts and uncles and cousins were in Chicago to hear them play. It gave the show a different kind of vibe, as no one was holding back their hoots and hollers. If they liked … Continue reading Lillie Mae at Old Town School Of Folk Music 6/7/18

Tigue at Constellation 6/6/18

A few years ago I put together a show for a band from New York that I really loved and who went on to dissolve not much later. The drummer for that band was Carson Moody, who then joined up with Matt Evans and Amy Garapic to form Tigue. They’re a percussion trio that make soundscapes with sonic nods to drone, afrobeat, and experimental ambience. … Continue reading Tigue at Constellation 6/6/18