Best Concerts of 2018

2018 was a great year for live music. This year we hit a couple festivals in Chicago and around the country. I would estimate I saw 150 sets of music and I skipped all of January being busy with other things. Seeing bands or solo artists perform is always a good way to spend a couple of hours, but the ten below were really special. … Continue reading Best Concerts of 2018

Childish Gambino at United Center 9/8/18

I just want to share a few clips with you all. The final Childish Gambino tour is really something to behold and too few are going to get a chance to experience it firsthand. As Donald Glover said in opening the show, “If you came to hear your favorite song, you should leave right now.” His performance was very much molded to serve his own … Continue reading Childish Gambino at United Center 9/8/18

Music.Defined.’s Favorite Songs Of 2016

I didn’t get up to 100 songs this year. I tried and there just wasn’t enough material for 100 that I felt warranted listing. There’s a ton of stuff I haven’t heard, as there is every year, but these are the best of the music of which I had a chance to listen.  The order isn’t that important, though I’m designating Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and … Continue reading Music.Defined.’s Favorite Songs Of 2016

Top 50 Albums Of 2016

Lemonade isn’t in my top 50 albums of the year. As queen Bey herself would say, “Sorry, I ain’t sorry.” If that makes you say “Boy, bye” than I’ll quote her again: “Suck on my balls, pause. I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout you.” Like most years, 2016 was neither as bad as some would like to make you think nor great. Unless you’re just talking about … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2016

Childish Gambino At The Vic Lollapalooza After Show

Saturday night I closed out my Lollapalooza experience with a show I thought I would feel completely out of place at. I’m not a huge hip-hop guy, but there are a few artists that I listen to and think are pretty good, Childish Gambino being one of my favorites at the moment. The last rap show that I went to, and the one I thought … Continue reading Childish Gambino At The Vic Lollapalooza After Show