Jacco Gardner-You Have The Key (That Opens The Door)

Jacco Gardner has a great new album out called Hypnophobia, which I’ve mentioned on this page previously. Yesterday a new track was released completely unrelated to the album. It’s a warm, hazy instrumental song from the compilation Trouble In Mind Presents: Eindhoven 2015. Released in a limited run of vinyl (800 copies), the record also includes tracks from Ultimate Painting, Doug Tuttle, and The Soft … Continue reading Jacco Gardner-You Have The Key (That Opens The Door)

Great Shows All Week Long: Your Guide To The Best Concerts 8/12-8/17

After a slow week with not much going on following Lollapalooza weekend, we’re right back in the swing of things starting tomorrow. There’s too much going on for me to waste a lot of time with an intro, so let’s just dive right in… Tuesday August 13th The Future Laureates will be performing at House Of Blues. Q87.7 is sponsoring, and if you go LIKE … Continue reading Great Shows All Week Long: Your Guide To The Best Concerts 8/12-8/17

Soft Speaker, Secret Colours, and Headshadow At Beat Kitchen 11/19/11

Editor’s note: Having accidentally promised to be in two places at once, I was forced to outsource this review to Miles, bassist and executive chef of Chaperone. His thoughts below are better organized and written than what you may usually find here on the site. Don’t get used to it. I’ll be back next week with more rambling. The first thing I saw upon entering … Continue reading Soft Speaker, Secret Colours, and Headshadow At Beat Kitchen 11/19/11

Soft Speaker-Vortrobos

It was only a few months ago that I was writing about Soft Speaker‘s first full-length album, I’ll Tend Your Garden. Now, a scant six months later, they’re back with a new collection of tunes that are quite different from their last release, while staying true to the sound they created for themselves. Vortrobos is eight tracks of jam-heavy rock that improves in some areas … Continue reading Soft Speaker-Vortrobos

Molehill At Beat Kitchen, 8/20/11

A lot has happened in the four months since I last saw Molehill perform.  Music. Defined. has taken off like I couldn’t have imagined, and the bands in Chicago that I’ve met seem to keep getting better. I wasn’t sure what I was walking in to when I went to Bottom Lounge and caught a set by this hard rockin’ foursome, but I’m glad I … Continue reading Molehill At Beat Kitchen, 8/20/11