Diarrhea Planet at Park West 4/11/18

Last week I finally had a chance to see Diarrhea Planet play live and they did not disappoint. They may have played for 20 minutes or an hour, I really don’t know. Time loses all meaning when you’re having that much fun watching a band rock out at such a high level. With six guys on stage, there was always something interesting taking place on … Continue reading Diarrhea Planet at Park West 4/11/18

The Darkness at Park West 4/11/18

Almost two years ago to the day, I saw The Darkness for the first time. They were great and I was upset that I had never seen them before. I knew right then that I had to catch another show, so I was very lucky when I got the opportunity to shoot their show at Park West earlier this week. I understand they aren’t as … Continue reading The Darkness at Park West 4/11/18

Rivers Cuomo at Beat Kitchen 4/10/18

For the majority of their career, I never considered myself a Weezer fan. I liked them well enough, but they were never a go-to for me. At the time when they first started getting popular I was in 8th grade and I have a memory of sitting at the lunch table with my friends singing “Buddy Holly” after that music video hit the airwaves of … Continue reading Rivers Cuomo at Beat Kitchen 4/10/18

Fujiya & Miyagi at Lincoln Hall 4/3/18

More than 15 years into a career, one could expect some complacency from a band that’s had some success. That isn’t the case with Fujiya & Miyagi. Last night at Lincoln Hall they delivered an 18-song set that was tight and inspired. They don’t tour a ton and they’ve added new members over the past few years, so everything felt fresh and exciting. One thing … Continue reading Fujiya & Miyagi at Lincoln Hall 4/3/18

Graveface Records Showcase at Subterranean 3/28/18

Last night Savannah, GA-based label Graveface stopped through Chicago to highlight a few bands that are currently touring together. Graveface founder Ryan Graveface brought his band Dreamend, supporting what he says is likely their last album that’s due out in a couple of weeks. They also brought Velvet Bethany from Buffalo, NY and The Lipschitz who are based right here in Chicago. Headlining the night … Continue reading Graveface Records Showcase at Subterranean 3/28/18