Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19

It’s difficult to get my head around the fact that the debut album by Candlebox came out over 25 years ago. I can still remember being in the living room at my parent’s house watching 120 Minutes when the “Far Behind” video started getting a lot of airplay. I loved the song and it became one of the first pieces of music I bought with … Continue reading Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19

Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

I can’t really speak on Robert DeLong‘s music. I haven’t listened to him enough to have an opinion, and I certainly haven’t listened to enough to break it down and have anything intelligent to say about it. I caught a few songs of his headlining set at Concord Music Hall because I was there covering morgxn, and I’m glad I stuck around to see it. … Continue reading Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

Jesse McCartney at House Of Blues 1/29/19

I missed the initial popularity of Jesse McCartney. When his first solo album came out it was 2004, and I had just got one of the third generation iPods a few months earlier. Being able to control the music I hear at all times meant I wasn’t listening to the radio anymore, so hits like “Beautiful Soul” and “She’s No You” completely passed me by. … Continue reading Jesse McCartney at House Of Blues 1/29/19

Billy Strings at Bottom Lounge 1/25/19

Friday night I went to a show at Bottom Lounge in downtown Chicago, but I felt like I was in a big open barn nestled in the foothills of Appalachia being serenaded with the bluegrass charms of Billy Strings. The acoustic guitar virtuoso has surrounded himself with a group of talented musicians who do their best to keep up with the nimble-fingered 26 year old … Continue reading Billy Strings at Bottom Lounge 1/25/19

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