Jared Rabin-Something Left To Say

   It’s been a little while since I checked out what Jared Rabin was up to. Last time I saw him he was playing with a band called Falldown that makes pretty great alt-country tunes around Chicago. Back in September he self-produced his first solo record, Something Left To Say. I’m a bit late to the party, but it’s a good listen. Style-wise he stays … Continue reading Jared Rabin-Something Left To Say

Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

   Stagnation is a funny thing. Despite its negative connotation, I know plenty of people who reached a certain point and that was pretty much it for them. They live out their days blissfully ignorant to what may have been. It certainly happens for bands who find a sound that sells well. That refusal to push yourself outside of a comfort zone or beyond what … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

Weekend Of Shams at Schubas

Last year The Shams Band celebrated the release of their album Cold City with a month-long residency at Schubas. Over the weekend they returned to play their first Friday and Saturday shows at the venue rated in the top 10 of United States concert venues. The fact that Saturday was Donnie Biggins’ birthday set the dial all the way up to 11, and the show … Continue reading Weekend Of Shams at Schubas