Local Motive at House Of Blues 5/17/18

I returned from vacation halfway around the world to check out some music a little closer to home. House Of Blues hosted a night of bands from around Chicago and I caught a couple of really talented acts that I’d never before seen. Both had a huge stage presence and a lot of energy. First was Tamarie T and The Elektra Kumpany. If you’re familiar … Continue reading Local Motive at House Of Blues 5/17/18

Wes John Cichosz-“Everybody Says”

January is generally a catch-up month, so I haven’t posted on much new music. Instead I’m going back through 2017 stuff I missed and trying to make up for it. Last week I reviewed Lilly Winwood’s EP. After that, I spent some time with her dad’s band Traffic. I was surprised to notice a lot of similarities when I turned on Wes John Cichosz’s song … Continue reading Wes John Cichosz-“Everybody Says”

The Right Now-Starlight

A few years ago someone sent me a copy of The Right Now Gets Over You to review. It wasn’t like anything I was listening to at the time-a throwback breakup record filled with funk and R&B and some of the best vocals I’d heard in ages. While Stefanie Berecz’s vocals carried the record for me, it was apparent that there was a lot of … Continue reading The Right Now-Starlight

An Early North Coast Day 1 In Photos

I’m headed back to work now, so I couldn’t stay at North Coast for the headliners tonight. Fortunately, one of our friends was kind enough to step in and shoot for me. I’ll have her pics sometime this weekend and Kari will be shooting the rest of the weekend as well. Many, many photos to come that will be better than these. For now, I … Continue reading An Early North Coast Day 1 In Photos