Rebecca Rego And The Trainmen at Elbo Room 7/14/2019

After years in the Chicago area, Rebecca Rego recently took her talents to Louisville. On the heels of her latest release with her band The Trainmen, she returned to the Windy City to play two shows on Sunday. The first was a benefit for the Chicago Urban Beekeeping Project. The second was in the lounge at Elbo Room in Lincoln Park. I arrived super early … Continue reading Rebecca Rego And The Trainmen at Elbo Room 7/14/2019

Heart Bones at Lincoln Hall 7/10/19

Heart Bones have played Chicago before, and I couldn’t make it for whatever reason. Having now witnessed the live show for myself, the feeling of regret only deepens. Despite not having an album out yet (and it sounds like we’ll be waiting a while before it comes out) they burned through an hour of material without missing a beat. Separately I’ve enjoyed both members of … Continue reading Heart Bones at Lincoln Hall 7/10/19

Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

June was a good month in Chicago if you happen to be a fan of actor/singer/songwriter Kiefer Sutherland. A couple weeks ago Music Box Theatre showed a rare 70MM print of his 1990 film Flatliners and over the weekend he stopped at Park West to play some songs in support of his latest record, Reckless & Me. As a longtime fan of his acting, I … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

A moment that took almost a decade to arrive lived up to the hype last night when The Lonely Island finally reached Milwaukee for their first stage performance as a group in the area. The sketch team/ridiculous comedy hitmakers headlined the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee to one of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in the years I’ve been attending. The Santana … Continue reading The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

Cuco at Metro 6/24/19

Last night I got the opportunity to see Cuco play the first of two shows in Chicago this week as he gears up for his debut album, Para Mi, coming out next month. He’s released a whole slew of singles over the last couple years, garnering over 100 million Spotify streams (or about $100 worth). I didn’t really have him on my radar until a … Continue reading Cuco at Metro 6/24/19