2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 was populated with a lot of old favorites making great music. My albums of the year list is a testament to that. It was also a great year for new artists making their marks and getting noticed. It was hard to narrow the list down to 50 songs this time out, but I think I finally settled on a list and order with which … Continue reading 2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 Albums Of The Year

25. The Regrettes-How Do You Love? 24. Derek Nelson-Richer Soil 23. Angie McMahon-Salt 22. Jidenna-85 To Africa 21. King Princess-Cheap Queen 20.K. Flay-Solutions 19. Fort Frances-The Front Page Of The Modern Age 18. Anderson.PaaK-Ventura 17. Wilco-Ode To Joy 16. Tei Shi-La Linda 15. Solange-When I Get Home 14. Terror jr-Unfortunately 13. Clairo-Immunity 12. Tree-We Grown Now 11. Lana Del Rey-Norman Fucking Rockwell 10. Jenny Lewis-On … Continue reading 2019 Albums Of The Year

Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

In an era of constant disappointment, it’s nice to know that some things will never let you down. Wilco, over the last 20+ years, have consistently delivered great shows to their fans. This years Winterlude At Chicago Theatre was no different. After hitting 3/6 shows at the Riviera a couple years ago, I cut it down to just 1/4 during this run. The band was … Continue reading Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

Jennifer Hall-In The Water

It’s been a while since Jennifer Hall appeared here on the site. She’s back with a great video for her latest single, “In The Water.” There’s been a trend in the last year or so, one that I’m completely in favor of, that has music videos featuring dancers performing instead of the artist. “In The Water” is actually one of the better ones I’ve seen. … Continue reading Jennifer Hall-In The Water

Derek Nelson-U.R.Y.

Derek Nelson has been one of Chicago’s finest songwriters for about a decade now. He’s been the leader of at least two amazing bands, Derek Nelson & The Musicians and Martin Van Ruin, and is now releasing his debut solo album called Richer Soil. Last week he released the first single, “The Chosen Ones,” and today he is giving me the honor of premiering the … Continue reading Derek Nelson-U.R.Y.