Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

A few weeks ago someone sent me the music video for Izzy Bizu’s “White Tiger.” I’d never heard of her before, but was immediately struck by the video’s similarity to fun, early 80’s American pop singers Whitney Houston and Madonna. I think she’s got a bright future if she sticks with it, and apparently Coldplay agrees as she’s opening for them on their current tour … Continue reading Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

House Of Vans in Chicago has been putting on great shows all summer long. Everyone from Digable Planets and Joey Purp to Royal Headache and Sheer Mag (still mad I missed this one). All of them free. Last night was the first time I could actually make it out to a show there, and I’m glad it was for the “LSD” video release party. Jamila … Continue reading Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

Goo Goo Dolls at Huntington Bank Pavilion, 7/24/2017

It had been a little over 14 years since the first and only other time I’d seen Goo Goo Dolls perform. That was a special Fourth Of July performance in their hometown of Buffalo, which was turned into a live DVD. We just happened to be living there at the time and figured we’d check it out. Unlike the diehards, an hour into the rain/thunderstorm … Continue reading Goo Goo Dolls at Huntington Bank Pavilion, 7/24/2017

Taylor Phelan at Martyr’s 7/8/2017

A couple weeks ago I shared a new single from former The Canes frontman and season 7 The Voice contestant Taylor Phelan. On Saturday I had the opportunity to see him play live, and he didn’t disappoint. The set was, however, slightly marred by some technical difficulties that delayed the band’s set and forced them to cut one or two songs. It didn’t stop them … Continue reading Taylor Phelan at Martyr’s 7/8/2017

Natalie Prass at Pritzker Pavilion 7/10/2017

Natalie Prass has had a tumultuous time since her debut self-titled album came out in 2015. Soon she’ll be free from her current contract and able to put out her new music so we can all hear it. The show last night was filled with mostly songs I hadn’t heard yet and some I knew very well. She had fellow RVA resident Angelica Garcia open … Continue reading Natalie Prass at Pritzker Pavilion 7/10/2017