Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

I wasn’t a big fan of the new Bahamas record, Earthtones, when it came out earlier this year. Still, I saw him play at Metro with The Weather Station and found myself enjoying the tunes more when they were played live. That continued last night at Pritzker Pavilion, where he played a free set with Bad Bad Hats. The venue wasn’t as packed as it … Continue reading Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Last night at an undisclosed address in Logan Square, NYC’s T-Rextasy played a quick nine song set opening for Blacker Face. They played their latest single “Girl, Friend,” for which you can see the video here. They also threw in a quick cover of the Britney Spears song “Toxic” in the middle of “Yellow Jacket Boy.” Continue reading T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18

One of the great benefits of living in Chicago in the summer is the free concert series in Millennium Park. Last year I got to see Natalie Prass and Hurray For The Riff Raff play great sets. Tonight I went to see my first show at Pritzker Pavilion this season, with Aimee Mann headlining after an opening set from This Is The Kit. It was … Continue reading Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18

Pitchfork 2018 Day 3

The Chicago vibes were real at Pitchfork on day 3. The morning rain ran into the afternoon which caused a delay in the festival opening. Lauryn Hill’s soundcheck was delayed and the gates couldn’t open until they got that all figured out. Things got underway about 20 minutes late and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya was first up on the main stage. This was a Chicago baptism for … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018 Day 3

Pitchfork 2018 Day 2

The weather held for most of the day on Saturday, with only a brief downpour around dinner time. That meant plenty of time to enjoy some great music. The lineup on this day was filled with soul from Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq, and Blood Orange. It started with Berhana and ended, for me, with Kelela. Fleet Foxes were the main stage headliner. As a longtime … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018 Day 2