Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

By my count, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have played in Chicago 5 times over the past 6 years (I’ve been to 4). In July of 2012 they came to town and played at Observatory Studios as the trio of Lilah Larson, Josh Aubin, and Jake Generalli (opening for a band I loved, and now defunct, The Canoes-drummer moved on to play in Ezra Furman’s … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

Vic Mensa at House Of Vans 5/31/18

Last night Vic Mensa brought his politically charged raps to House Of Vans for a free show. It was 90 degrees in Chicago, and the venue had the doors open with some weak fans blowing from above, making the place a sweat lodge by the time a few hundred people showed up. The place was ready to blow, just waiting for someone to light the … Continue reading Vic Mensa at House Of Vans 5/31/18

Ike Reilly at Old Town School Of Folk Music 5/24/18

I missed out on seeing Ike Reilly while he was touring his last record, Born On Fire. I definitely didn’t want to be left out of seeing the latest, Crooked Love, performed on a stage somewhere. So seeing him solo at Old Town School Of Folk Music was a great opportunity. Having seen him with his band a number of times, this was my first … Continue reading Ike Reilly at Old Town School Of Folk Music 5/24/18

Minus The Bear at House Of Blues 5/4/18

This was my first Minus The Bear show. I’ve known of them more from name that their songs, so I never had the urge to go see them. I heard they were playing Planet Of Ice front to back on this tour, and that piqued my interest a bit. I haven’t followed their career closely, but I know that album. They style served as a … Continue reading Minus The Bear at House Of Blues 5/4/18

Khruangbin At Lincoln Hall 4/19/18

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to see Khruangbin for the first time. Their album Con Todo El Mundo came out earlier this year, and has been in my Records Of The Year ever since. They play a chill fusion of rock, funk, and blues that’s influence by music from every corner of the Earth. The band is a trio, and they all have expert-level … Continue reading Khruangbin At Lincoln Hall 4/19/18