The greatest joys in life come at you unexpectedly, and that is the case with the new single from Dan Rico. Despite being a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, I was completely unfamiliar with him until a couple days ago. His brash garage-pop is immensely enjoyable. It feels like a basement freak out with your friends, only with much better results. The guitar sounds harken back to Marc … Continue reading Dan Rico-Flesh & Bone
It didn’t take long for 2017 to deliver a great record, and thinking of what’s happening at the end of this week it couldn’t have come at a better time. The LA-based The Regrettes have culled 15 songs that feel universally relevant. If you’re old like me, or young like the band, the themes of Feel Your Feelings Fool! should be something to which you … Continue reading The Regrettes-Feel Your Feelings Fool!
An early all ages show that started a half hour before I thought is usually a recipe for disaster. I somehow managed to get there just before the first band finished up and made my way through the already size able crowd to a spot I thought would work for photos (it didn’t really). A much younger crowd than I’m used to, it was fun … Continue reading Live Review: Tancred at Subterranean 3/6/2016
I first heard the Glaswegian rock duo Honeyblood when they opened up for fellow Scots We Were Promised Jetpacks at Lincoln Hall back in March. By the time they finished their first song, I was sold. I’m always skeptical when it comes to guitar and drum groups-the biggest downside to the rise of groups like The White Stripes and The Black Keys is that any … Continue reading Honeyblood-Honeyblood
Liz Brown and Ramesh Pillay make up the husband-wife duo Bill Times A Billion, out of upstate NY. Their style weaves between 60’s pop and fuzzy garage rock seamlessly. Say It Nicer is their latest album, which came out in early January. The album showcases Brown’s impeccable vocals with both originals and covers. The songs they cover are beloved classics to some, perhaps unknown to … Continue reading Bill Times A Billion-Say It Nicer