Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

In an era of constant disappointment, it’s nice to know that some things will never let you down. Wilco, over the last 20+ years, have consistently delivered great shows to their fans. This years Winterlude At Chicago Theatre was no different. After hitting 3/6 shows at the Riviera a couple years ago, I cut it down to just 1/4 during this run. The band was … Continue reading Wilco at Chicago Theatre 12/18/19

Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19

Portland-based rockers Strange Ranger came through Chicago last Thursday on their tour opening for Chastity Belt. I took some time ahead of the show to listen to their music and found a number of songs I really like. Seeing them live I got a different energy from them, and I preferred the live versions of everything I had heard. Especially the song “Leona,” with which … Continue reading Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19

Cox’s Army at The Hideout 11/8/19

Last weekend Chuck Cox brought his bluegrass band Cox’s Army to The Hideout to celebrate the release of their new LP. New Richmond Town is the follow-up to Green Eyed Train, almost exactly a year after the latter’s release. The release show was a beautiful night of campfire sing-a-longs and murder ballads that had the crowd dancing and weeping in equal measure. The show essentially … Continue reading Cox’s Army at The Hideout 11/8/19

Jennifer Hall-In The Water

It’s been a while since Jennifer Hall appeared here on the site. She’s back with a great video for her latest single, “In The Water.” There’s been a trend in the last year or so, one that I’m completely in favor of, that has music videos featuring dancers performing instead of the artist. “In The Water” is actually one of the better ones I’ve seen. … Continue reading Jennifer Hall-In The Water

Cigarettes After Sex at Thalia Hall 10-16-19

Cigarettes After Sex hit Chicago last night for the first of two sold out shows at Thalia Hall. There’s a new album right around the corner, so fans were excited to hear what Greg Gonzalez had been cooking up for them. After a not-so-great start, the crowd was treated to a beautiful set of songs from the earlier EP and LP, as well as a … Continue reading Cigarettes After Sex at Thalia Hall 10-16-19