Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

I wasn’t a big fan of the new Bahamas record, Earthtones, when it came out earlier this year. Still, I saw him play at Metro with The Weather Station and found myself enjoying the tunes more when they were played live. That continued last night at Pritzker Pavilion, where he played a free set with Bad Bad Hats. The venue wasn’t as packed as it … Continue reading Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Last night at an undisclosed address in Logan Square, NYC’s T-Rextasy played a quick nine song set opening for Blacker Face. They played their latest single “Girl, Friend,” for which you can see the video here. They also threw in a quick cover of the Britney Spears song “Toxic” in the middle of “Yellow Jacket Boy.” Continue reading T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18

One of the great benefits of living in Chicago in the summer is the free concert series in Millennium Park. Last year I got to see Natalie Prass and Hurray For The Riff Raff play great sets. Tonight I went to see my first show at Pritzker Pavilion this season, with Aimee Mann headlining after an opening set from This Is The Kit. It was … Continue reading Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18

Pitchfork 2018: Day 1

Between periods of rain and sun, Pitchfork got off to a good start on Friday. A whole lot of people came early despite the showers to catch some great acts like Lucy Dacus and Melkbelly. I got there a little bit later, in time to see Open Mike Eagle hit the Blue Stage which is where I spent the majority of the day. I stuck … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018: Day 1

The Magic Numbers at Mercury Lounge 7/18/18

13 years after falling in love with The Magic Numbers I was resigned to the idea that I’d probably never see them play live. They last played in Chicago before I moved here (8 years ago) and have primarily played shows in the UK and South America. Short of flying to their hometown my chances to catch a show were pretty slim. Miraculously they found … Continue reading The Magic Numbers at Mercury Lounge 7/18/18