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

Best Concerts of 2018

2018 was a great year for live music. This year we hit a couple festivals in Chicago and around the country. I would estimate I saw 150 sets of music and I skipped all of January being busy with other things. Seeing bands or solo artists perform is always a good way to spend a couple of hours, but the ten below were really special. … Continue reading Best Concerts of 2018

Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

In an era when festivals are getting more and more niche, it’s nice to see one that fits in that category while still providing music for fans of many genres. Pitchfork has teamed with the Art Institute Of Chicago for Midwinter, a three-night festival of music and art taking place February 15-17. Tickets for the festival will be up for sale on Friday at 10am … Continue reading Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

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