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

The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22

Going in to Park West on March 30th to see The Darkness, I had never heard of Nashville-based rock group The Dead Deads. I was approached by more than one fellow concertgoer who asked me if I was familiar with them, assuring me that I was in for a treat once they took the stage. To their credit, they were all correct. Once the band … Continue reading The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22

The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22

As I stood outside Park West a few days ago, I tried to find ways to dissociate from my body to avoid freezing. I had arrived fifteen minutes before doors opened, but they were delayed for reasons unknown and the temperature was lingering in the single digits. I was eavesdropping on the conversation behind me in which a nice young man gave his girlfriend his … Continue reading The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22

Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21

If you want the quick version of my thoughts on seeing Moon Kissed live for the first time, here ya go: I bought a vinyl and a shirt after their set. For someone in my financial situation that is, quite honestly, a reckless financial choice. However, I enjoyed their performance so much, and already spent a lot of time listening to them on Spotify where … Continue reading Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21

Japanese Breakfast at Thalia Hall 9/16/21

I don’t remember when I first heard Japanese Breakfast, but I think it was sometime in 2017. Soft Sounds From Another Planet came out close to the release of The Japanese House’s “Saw You In A Dream” single, and for the longest time I got them confused with one another. Then I saw Japanese Breakfast perform at Pitchfork in 2018 and that erased any uncertainty … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast at Thalia Hall 9/16/21