Fujiya & Miyagi To Play Lincoln Hall 4/3/18

Back in the early 2000’s I had a job where I was driving a lot. I had an iPod but sometimes it wasn’t charged or I wanted to hear something else, so I would tune in to 88.5 KURE, the college radio station for Iowa State. One of the few things I’ve carried with me from that time in Iowa was that city’s love for … Continue reading Fujiya & Miyagi To Play Lincoln Hall 4/3/18

Lilly Winwood-Silver Stage

Back in 2017 Lilly Winwood released her debut EP, Silver Stage. The whole thing only lasts 18 minutes, but you get enough of a taste to know you want to hear more. If the name sounds familiar it’s likely because you’re familiar with her father Steve’s work; he of Traffic and Blind Faith fame, as well as a long solo career filled with hit songs. … Continue reading Lilly Winwood-Silver Stage

The Machiavellis-“She”/”Grey Day Machine”

Shoegaze can come in many different forms, most of which put me to sleep. Even when it’s done well I usually find it pretty easy to tune out and snooze for a while. Fortunately the new tracks from Kent-based group The Machiavellis have plenty going on to keep my interest (and yours). I wasn’t familiar with the band before last week, though I do have … Continue reading The Machiavellis-“She”/”Grey Day Machine”

Kate Epps Valentines EP Redux

British singer/songwriter Kate Epps has been featured here a couple of times before. I reviewed her Soft Pink EP last year, and then she was kind enough to write an essay about the Marina & The Diamonds track “Fear And Loathing.” Earlier in 2016 she released a 3-song set to commemorate Valentine’s Day, and the songs weren’t exactly akin to Air Supply or REO Speedwagon. … Continue reading Kate Epps Valentines EP Redux

RavenEye at House Of Blues 4/27/2016

RavenEye opened up the show for The Darkness Wednesday night in Chicago, and I couldn’t think of a better band to get the crowd ready. The blues-heavy riffs played by Oli Brown were met by the thundering bass of Aaron Spiers and drums from Kev Hickman. The songs often ran together with no clear beginning or ending, but the whole thing felt connected by the … Continue reading RavenEye at House Of Blues 4/27/2016