Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 1

I’ve never really considered the sun an enemy, but yesterday came pretty close. With a heat index reaching 111 degrees, it was difficult to not at least feel a little annoyance at the gaseous ball that keeps the planet habitable (for how long, who knows). I soaked through my shirt pretty quick, but also caught some great music. A compromise I’m willing to make 99.9 … Continue reading Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 1

Rebecca Rego And The Trainmen at Elbo Room 7/14/2019

After years in the Chicago area, Rebecca Rego recently took her talents to Louisville. On the heels of her latest release with her band The Trainmen, she returned to the Windy City to play two shows on Sunday. The first was a benefit for the Chicago Urban Beekeeping Project. The second was in the lounge at Elbo Room in Lincoln Park. I arrived super early … Continue reading Rebecca Rego And The Trainmen at Elbo Room 7/14/2019

Heart Bones at Lincoln Hall 7/10/19

Heart Bones have played Chicago before, and I couldn’t make it for whatever reason. Having now witnessed the live show for myself, the feeling of regret only deepens. Despite not having an album out yet (and it sounds like we’ll be waiting a while before it comes out) they burned through an hour of material without missing a beat. Separately I’ve enjoyed both members of … Continue reading Heart Bones at Lincoln Hall 7/10/19

Shaed at Summerfest 6/28/19

As the sun began to fade on Friday at Summerfest in Milwaukee, I had the opportunity to photograph the set by Shaed on the Briggs & Stratton Stage. Up until now I had missed every chance to see them in Chicago for one reason or another. I’m glad I finally got to remedy that, because they play a style I like and they do it … Continue reading Shaed at Summerfest 6/28/19

Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

June was a good month in Chicago if you happen to be a fan of actor/singer/songwriter Kiefer Sutherland. A couple weeks ago Music Box Theatre showed a rare 70MM print of his 1990 film Flatliners and over the weekend he stopped at Park West to play some songs in support of his latest record, Reckless & Me. As a longtime fan of his acting, I … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19