Gloom Balloon at Fizz 5/13/2015

   When it comes to concerts, there are shows you want to see  and shows you NEED to see. Gloom Balloon, for me, is a necessity. They’ve only played Chicago a couple of times, and I think missing those shows would be a regret I would carry to the grave. Last night’s set at Fizz was a reminder that pyrotechnics and a million dollar sound … Continue reading Gloom Balloon at Fizz 5/13/2015

Gloom Balloon-The Songs That Couldn’t Swim

There aren’t many artists who can remind you of Kraftwerk AND Tommy James & The Shondells. None, actually. But then there’s Gloom Balloon, Patrick Tape-Fleming’s anything goes rock/jazz/synth/pop project. On “Between The Sun And Geography” he not only achieves this seemingly unmanageable task, but makes me desperately want to hear more mashups of these two genres. The song is part of a new collection of … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-The Songs That Couldn’t Swim