The Future Laureates at Metro 6/5/2015

Friday night Metro held a local showcase featuring Jeff Brown & The New Black headlining. Common Shiner opened the concert, playing their last big set as a band before they go their separate ways. The Lauren Wolf Band, a great blues band worth checking out, was there as well. And of course our friends The Future Laureates, who we’ve seen play live a whole bunch … Continue reading The Future Laureates at Metro 6/5/2015

Common Shiner-Social Mediasochist (Video)

This video has been making the rounds the past couple weeks, and I’m late to the party as always. Common Shiner’s latest video is a double-edged homage to 80’s horror and John Hughes movies featuring all your favorite terrifying monsters attending Wes Craven High School (not sure if that’s in Springwood, OH or Shermer, IL). It’s a fun clip that manages to hit all the … Continue reading Common Shiner-Social Mediasochist (Video)

Dream Loud Benefit Concert at Cubby Bear May 24th

Supplies For Dreams and Moxie Rock Management are teaming up next Saturday night to throw a benefit rock show with all proceeds going toward Chicago Public Schools. Supplies For Dreams is a non-profit group that raises money to help keep kids in school and help them get all the items they need to earn a degree. A worthwhile cause in the third-largest school system in … Continue reading Dream Loud Benefit Concert at Cubby Bear May 24th

The Musical Influences of Common Shiner

These “Musical Influences” posts have been a lot of fun so far. I love getting to know what bands or artists were listening to that brought them to where they are. Sometimes you get a lot of unexpected things that change the way you hear their music. Common Shiner’s list, which they made as a band instead of one spokesperson, is all over the map, … Continue reading The Musical Influences of Common Shiner