Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

I can’t really speak on Robert DeLong‘s music. I haven’t listened to him enough to have an opinion, and I certainly haven’t listened to enough to break it down and have anything intelligent to say about it. I caught a few songs of his headlining set at Concord Music Hall because I was there covering morgxn, and I’m glad I stuck around to see it. … Continue reading Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

My idea of what a morgxn live set might look like was completely wrong. From listening to his songs I saw a guy seated at a piano/keyboard singing his heart out with some quiet accompaniment. The reality was a bit more electrifying, with morgxn in almost constant motion while a guitarist broke off riffs and a drummer laid down the beats for a set full … Continue reading morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

Jesse McCartney at House Of Blues 1/29/19

I missed the initial popularity of Jesse McCartney. When his first solo album came out it was 2004, and I had just got one of the third generation iPods a few months earlier. Being able to control the music I hear at all times meant I wasn’t listening to the radio anymore, so hits like “Beautiful Soul” and “She’s No You” completely passed me by. … Continue reading Jesse McCartney at House Of Blues 1/29/19

Billy Strings at Bottom Lounge 1/25/19

Friday night I went to a show at Bottom Lounge in downtown Chicago, but I felt like I was in a big open barn nestled in the foothills of Appalachia being serenaded with the bluegrass charms of Billy Strings. The acoustic guitar virtuoso has surrounded himself with a group of talented musicians who do their best to keep up with the nimble-fingered 26 year old … Continue reading Billy Strings at Bottom Lounge 1/25/19

Stars at Metro 12/5/18

On Wednesday night Montreal-based indie pop band Stars returned to Metro for the first time in 5 years. I was at the previous Metro show as well, and this one felt a bit more exciting. They played some deep cuts that I appreciated 5 years ago, but the set on Wednesday was a great balance of old and new that kept the crowd dancing all … Continue reading Stars at Metro 12/5/18