Gar Clemens-“Cricket Hill”

There are is a lot of great music coming to Chicago this week, courtesy of Dunn Dunn Fest. It all kicks off tomorrow, and one of the very first performers will be Gar Clemens, opening at The Hideout for Grace Askew. I haven’t had a chance to review his full album, Cricket Hill, but I enjoyed the Springsteen-esque title track very much. If you dig … Continue reading Gar Clemens-“Cricket Hill”

4th Annual Dunn Dunn Fest Releases Initial Lineup

When Donnie Biggins isn’t rocking out with his group The Shams Band, live-tweeting episodes of House Hunters, or teaching his kids about The Beatles, he’s booking shows. And not shows like, here’s a good band once every couple months and everything is whatever. No, consistently awesome shows that force you to show up early and stay late so you don’t miss any amazing music. Under … Continue reading 4th Annual Dunn Dunn Fest Releases Initial Lineup

Moon Taxi at Subterannean for Dunn Dunn Fest 2/22/14

When I saw the lineup for this year’s Dunn Dunn Fest, I was most excited about Saturday night’s show at Subterannean. I’ve been a fan of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes since I first heard them a couple years ago, and I’ve seen them a couple times already so I know they’re great live. I picked up a used copy of Santah’s record White … Continue reading Moon Taxi at Subterannean for Dunn Dunn Fest 2/22/14

Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes-Kid Tiger

Back in 2011 Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes dropped their debut and immediately garnered a lot of buzz. It’s a great album and ended up landing a spot on the Amazon Editor’s Top 100 in both albums and songs for the year. You may have heard the song “Shoe Fits” at some point, and if you have you’re all the better for it. If … Continue reading Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes-Kid Tiger

Tristen-“Catalyst” (Video)

Making a good music video is one of the hardest things to do. There are so many cliches a group or an artist can fall victim to, it’s hard to imagine why they even make them anymore. But, every once in a while a video will transcend the form and become as much a short film as it is a simple promotional tool for a … Continue reading Tristen-“Catalyst” (Video)