The Alright Maybes-Gone

Summer has officially arrived, and with it a new song from Chicago’s The Alright Maybes that you’ll be blasting at every barbecue, beach hang, and late night drive for the next few months. The warmth of the guitars and bouncy shuffle of the drums will bring a smile to your sun-dappled face every time you hear it. The band have created a beautiful retro sound, … Continue reading The Alright Maybes-Gone

Crandelion-Don’t Mind The Merry Go Round

I’m a few weeks behind on Crandelion’s latest single, along with everything else in life, but I’m hoping my words of excitement will earn some forgiveness. In a way, I’m a bit glad that I waited on this one, because it is a summer song without a doubt. It’s got a sunny, California vibe to it that makes repeat listens not just enjoyable, but necessary. … Continue reading Crandelion-Don’t Mind The Merry Go Round

Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 6/1/22

It’s been over a decade since I first wrote about Ezra Furman. Since then, I’ve said pretty much everything a person could possibly say about an artist they greatly respect and admire. She’s one of the greatest songwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure to hear. She’s one of the fiercest performers I’ve ever seen. And she’s one of the most humble human beings I’ve ever … Continue reading Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 6/1/22

Walcot-It Feels Alright

The weather hasn’t quite turned, and it’s only been a couple days since your mom texted you an “It’s Gonna Be May” meme, but summer really is right around the corner. With all those sunny days and positive vibes coming, we all need to prepare, and that includes adding songs to a new SUMMER 22 playlist. Enter Walcot’s latest single, “It Feels Alright,” which is … Continue reading Walcot-It Feels Alright

July Talk at Bottom Lounge 4/18/22

It had been a while since my last July Talk show. Even before the world shut down, it had been a couple of years. Still, my memory of them being one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen proved to be true. One song in to their set at Bottom Lounge was long enough for me to see that they hadn’t lost any of … Continue reading July Talk at Bottom Lounge 4/18/22