A Day In The Country At The Hideout June 22nd

The Hideout always has cool shows and events going on, and next Sunday is no exception. A day-long festival celebrating all varieties of country music, featuring a bunch of Chicago bands and a couple out-of-towners. The fest also features some of Chicago’s finest culinary establishments, including Bang Bang Pie and County BBQ. For the low cost of $10 you get music running from 2pm until … Continue reading A Day In The Country At The Hideout June 22nd

CIMMFest Film And Music Preview

Last year the CIMMFest team was cool enough to let me check out a couple events and sent me some screeners so I could review other movies that I couldn’t see when they showed in theaters. It was a lot of fun, and they’re so passionate about bringing the worlds of cinema and music together it’s hard not to get excited along with them. This … Continue reading CIMMFest Film And Music Preview

Michele McGuire-Off The Wagon

Over the past couple years Michele McGuire has sparked what I assume will be a long and successful career. Her 2012 record Mid-Western was a surprising piece of modern country music full of pop and jazz touchstones. She’s also surrounded herself with some fine musicians to fill out her live show, which seems to get better every time I see her. On her new EP, … Continue reading Michele McGuire-Off The Wagon