Kitten at Beat Kitchen 3/29/2016

The last time I saw Kitten play live was almost three years ago to the day when they were still essentially an unknown. They opened for The Joy Formidable at The Vic, and instantly turned the crowd into fans. It’s been fun to follow the band since then, seeing the band grow as artists and in popularity. Choosing Beat Kitchen to headline was a smart … Continue reading Kitten at Beat Kitchen 3/29/2016

Music.Defined. Turns 5

   I never thought we’d make it this far. Honestly, when I started Music.Defined. it was mostly out of spite, which explains the terrible name. Looking back it was the right decision, branching out on my own, but I probably could’ve done a better job that first year (or four). It’s been a real delight sharing new music with all of you, and I hope … Continue reading Music.Defined. Turns 5

Freaks For Geeks-“What Might Get Out” (Video)

Local Chicago group Freaks For Geeks debuted a new video last week over on Bucket Full Of Nails, but I’m going to share it with you now. The song is a single off their new EP TIN, which comes out tomorrow. The video focuses on a couple facing some tension as one of them is, in fact, a werewolf. The concept seems silly, but any … Continue reading Freaks For Geeks-“What Might Get Out” (Video)

Reptar at Beat Kitchen 11/22/2015

Tommy Pickles and Chuckie were nowhere to be found, but Reptar was in full effect last night at Beat Kitchen in Chicago. Touring behind their new record Lurid Glow, the band worked the crowd into a tizzy playing new stuff and some of their better-known hits like “Houseboat Babies.” It was the coldest night of the year in the Windy City, but the dancefloor was … Continue reading Reptar at Beat Kitchen 11/22/2015

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service-An Evening With July Talk

   With Mumford & Sons playing to 30,000+ near Montrose Beach, a small collective of music fans got together at Beat Kitchen to enjoy one of the best rock and roll shows you can hope to see. July Talk wrapped up their North American tour in the Windy City, and went out with a mighty roar. Before the first song ended Leah had already ripped … Continue reading No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service-An Evening With July Talk