Ghost Conjure Up Some “Spirit” At Chicago’s Riviera Theatre 10/3/2015

With a new album, and a new Supreme Leader, Ghost hit the road on their Black To The Future tour to showcase Meliora. This was my first experience seeing the group, and I was honestly more interested in the visual aesthetic than the music. Metal has never been a big part of my rotation, but after talking to a co-worker about the band I learned … Continue reading Ghost Conjure Up Some “Spirit” At Chicago’s Riviera Theatre 10/3/2015

Riot Fest Day 1 Photos: No Doubt, Flogging Molly, Coheed And Cambria

I wasn’t able to make it out to day one of Riot Fest at Douglas Park, but Kari was there to take pictures and snapped some great ones of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt. The Anaheim natives weren’t high on my list of bands I wanted to see, but all the accounts I’ve heard make it sound like I missed a good time. A “Hella … Continue reading Riot Fest Day 1 Photos: No Doubt, Flogging Molly, Coheed And Cambria

The Tallest Man On Earth at Thalia Hall 8/29/2015

I’ve gone on record as saying I’m not a huge fan of the latest Tallest Man On Earth record. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, I’m just more of a Wild Hunt fan. So seeing that Kris Mattison was playing with a full band didn’t instill me with the greatest of confidences. It didn’t take long to convert me, though, as the band played … Continue reading The Tallest Man On Earth at Thalia Hall 8/29/2015

One-Sentence Reviews 8/25/2015

Dr. Dre-Compton: People seem to love it because it’s Dre, but it’s actually not good at all because it’s Dre. Beach House-Depression Cherry: Not a big Beach House fan, but they seem to have a knack for making really beautiful music boring. Carly Rae Jepsen-Emotion: Mix early-era Madonna with Passion Pit and you’ve got something close to this pop album that seems to be getting … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews 8/25/2015