Jonah Parzen-Johnson and David Miller at Ancien Cycles 3/25/2016io

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t listen to a lot of instrumental music. There’s stuff I like, specifically film scores or old classical music, but for modern stuff my little bird brain needs lyrics to latch on to or I start to lose interest. So take it from someone who isn’t super into this genre when I say Jonah Parzen-Johnson and David … Continue reading Jonah Parzen-Johnson and David Miller at Ancien Cycles 3/25/2016io

TIGUE Come To Constellation 9/6/2015

   It really breaks me up that I’m not going to be in Chicago when percussion trio TIGUE hits town in a couple weeks. I’ll be in Minneapolis because we bought tickets to see D’Angelo at First Ave before TIGUE’s show at Constellation was announced. The last time I saw member Carson Moody was at a show I put together at Empty Bottle headlined by … Continue reading TIGUE Come To Constellation 9/6/2015

Moritat-“Visits”

Chicago pop-experimenters┬áMoritat have played with a bunch of bands I like around town, and somehow I’ve never seen them live. That’s going to change tomorrow when they headline The Empty Bottle in support of their new EP High Plus Tight. The record isn’t due out til late January, but they’ve released the first single. It’s got a hypnotic dance beat that will keep your feet … Continue reading Moritat-“Visits”

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz-Tyranny

Julian Casablancas has never struck me as the kind of frontman who pays attention to the critics. That said, he must have been listening when almost everyone agreed that Phrazes For The Young was basically a Strokes record without the band. Five years later Casablancas has taken that message to heart and delivered his new record, Tyranny. There are brief moments where you can hear … Continue reading Julian Casablancas + The Voidz-Tyranny

Windy City Rock Presents: An Intuit Benefit Show At Empty Bottle 12/8/2013

I’m not one to read other music websites. I don’t know why, but since I started writing myself I felt the need to separate myself from everything else so that my opinions and thoughts are completely my own. So, other than reading a review on Pitchfork just so I can take some snooty jabs at it on Twitter, I really don’t look at anything else. … Continue reading Windy City Rock Presents: An Intuit Benefit Show At Empty Bottle 12/8/2013