Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

June was a good month in Chicago if you happen to be a fan of actor/singer/songwriter Kiefer Sutherland. A couple weeks ago Music Box Theatre showed a rare 70MM print of his 1990 film Flatliners and over the weekend he stopped at Park West to play some songs in support of his latest record, Reckless & Me. As a longtime fan of his acting, I … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

Better Oblivion Community Center at Lincoln Hall 3/23/19

Collaboration between Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers began a couple years ago when Oberst joined Bridgers for the single “Would You Rather” off the 2017 album Stranger In The Alps. Bridgers opened for Oberst on his tour that year, and then they surprised us with an album under their new moniker Better Oblivion Community Center in January. It’s one of the best releases of the … Continue reading Better Oblivion Community Center at Lincoln Hall 3/23/19

Arkells at Bottom Lounge 3/14/19

Last week Arkells came through Chicago looking for the “People’s Champ” on their Rally Cry Tour supporting their latest record of the same name. This was my fifth time catching them in the last three years, and they keep getting better every time. At this point they’re basically playing arena shows in small clubs, just waiting for the booking agents to catch up to what … Continue reading Arkells at Bottom Lounge 3/14/19

Cherry Glazerr at Bottom Lounge 2/23/19

I first saw Cherry Glazerr a couple years ago at Pitchfork Music Festival. It was raw and powerful, with the same energy that makes their Apocalipstick album so great. They’re on the road again supporting their latest, Stuffed & Ready, which picks up right where they left off. Clementine Creevy matches her ability as a singer/songwriter with her prowess for performance. Her charisma leaps off … Continue reading Cherry Glazerr at Bottom Lounge 2/23/19

Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19

It’s difficult to get my head around the fact that the debut album by Candlebox came out over 25 years ago. I can still remember being in the living room at my parent’s house watching 120 Minutes when the “Far Behind” video started getting a lot of airplay. I loved the song and it became one of the first pieces of music I bought with … Continue reading Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19