Top 50 Albums Of 2018

Another year in the books and a ton of music has been added to the catalog of sonic enlightenment. These 50 albums were my favorites this year, and it’s fine if you don’t agree. I continue to try to branch out some, but my wheelhouse is pretty well-defined at this point. You’ll notice a lot of the stuff near the top is familiar territory for … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2018

Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 2/26/18

I love seeing Ezra Furman play music. He’s an amazing songwriter with a great band behind him. More than that, though, I love the crowds that he brings in to his shows. There are very few people that I wouldn’t recommend the music to, and as such you get all kinds of people in the audience. I saw some older people singing along with some … Continue reading Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 2/26/18

Secret Bad Boy at Empty Bottle 5/26/2017

As a long-time Ben Joseph fan, I was excited to check out his new band Secret Bad Boy when they opened for Happyness at Empty Bottle on Friday night. I’ve seen Ben play keys and guitar with Ezra Furman + the boy-friends a dozen or so times. He’s always struck me as someone who understands a lot more about music than I ever will, and … Continue reading Secret Bad Boy at Empty Bottle 5/26/2017

Ezra Furman + The Boy-Friends At Chop Shop 3/2/2017

I hadn’t planned on reviewing this show, seeing as I paid for a ticket like everyone else and didn’t bring the main camera or anything. I had a point and shoot with me (it’s a really nice one, but still), so the pictures kind of suck, but the show was amazing. This was already my third time seeing Ezra Furman (once solo, second with the … Continue reading Ezra Furman + The Boy-Friends At Chop Shop 3/2/2017