Crush at House Of Blues 11/26/18

The past couple years have brought a resurgence in the popularity of KPOP in the United States. In 2018 BTS returned for a huge tour in America. It also brought the first big tours for rappers Mad Clown and San E, electronic artist CIFIKA, boy bands Monsta X (played a limited run in 2017), and A.C.E. Last night Amoeba Culture artist Crush returned to Chicago … Continue reading Crush at House Of Blues 11/26/18

The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Since the early 1990’s Lou Hallwas has been rocking the Steely Dan vibes in Chicago. They added a new bass player, Gary Stier, in 2015 and there’s a new album coming on Black Friday called It’s All Too Beautiful. This is their first full-length in over 5 years. The first single The Differents released for the new album is actually a reworked (and in my … Continue reading The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Tenacious D at Riviera Theatre 11/14/18

In 2003 a friend of mine picked me up from my apartment in Lafayette and we drove down to Indianapolis. My obsession with Tenacious D was already a few years in the making-they were on Mr. Show With Bob & David before hitting their own HBO series, both of which I loved. They’d been doing some shows in LA but this would be the first … Continue reading Tenacious D at Riviera Theatre 11/14/18

Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

In an era when festivals are getting more and more niche, it’s nice to see one that fits in that category while still providing music for fans of many genres. Pitchfork has teamed with the Art Institute Of Chicago for Midwinter, a three-night festival of music and art taking place February 15-17. Tickets for the festival will be up for sale on Friday at 10am … Continue reading Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

Madame Gandhi-Bad Habits

Last month Madame Gandhi released a new video for a song called “Bad Habits.” I’ve listened to the song a few times since then, but finally watched the video and will share it with you all now. The Fela Kuti-inspired track is all about self-empowerment and choosing to be your best self. The video shows Kiran Gandhi out in the middle of the desert talking … Continue reading Madame Gandhi-Bad Habits