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

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

JD & The Straight Shot at United Center 3/14/18

James Dolan brought his band The Straight Shot back to Chicago last night to open for The Eagles at United Center. I caught them last year at Huntington Bank Pavilion where they opened for one of The Eagles, Don Henley. This was the first time in 20 years of concerts when I’ve seen a band first at a big outdoor amphitheater and then indoors, and … Continue reading JD & The Straight Shot at United Center 3/14/18