Grand Am-“All That I Ever Do”

It’s been a while since I’ve heard any new music from one of my favorite Chicago bands, Fort Frances. It was six years ago today that the singer/songwriter David McMillin stopped by Handwritten Recording to lay down a solo version of the band’s amazing song “City By The Sea.” Sadly, it’ll be a while before we get new stuff from them, but David has been … Continue reading Grand Am-“All That I Ever Do”

Tobias Jesso Jr-Goon

If I’m being honest, I had no idea who Tobias Jesso was until the Pitchfork lineup was released a couple weeks ago. I looked at everyone playing, made a list of those I didn’t know, and went about checking out their music. Jesso is the only one that really took me by surprise. He’s got a rich, intoxicating voice that harkens back to 70’s singer/songwriters … Continue reading Tobias Jesso Jr-Goon

2013 Grammy Predictions

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Grammys. On the one hand, I’m all for a night to celebrate music. On the other hand, I’m not really sure what we’re celebrating. Record sales? Mediocrity? Based on the albums that have won Best Album over the last 20 years, it can’t be quality. Two movie soundtracks have won (The Bodyguard, O’ Brother Where … Continue reading 2013 Grammy Predictions

Lollapalooza 2012 After Show Wishlist

After yesterday’s love-fest anniversary celebration I’m ready to get back to business. The announcement of the lineup of this years Lollapalooza festival has drawn some criticism, mostly directed at the weak headliners. I tend to agree with that. The only headliner I would pay to see is Jack White, and he’s not worth $230 unless Meg shows up and they play the entire White Stripes … Continue reading Lollapalooza 2012 After Show Wishlist