Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen

   What a magical night to kick off Dunn Dunn Fest 2016! With great shows lined up all over town, I went with my gut and picked the Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes show at Beat Kitchen. Once again I was made to look like a genius-the Nashvillains blew the roof off the house just as I expected. The opening acts, Chicagoan Jared Rabin and Kansas … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen

Jared Rabin-Something Left To Say

   It’s been a little while since I checked out what Jared Rabin was up to. Last time I saw him he was playing with a band called Falldown that makes pretty great alt-country tunes around Chicago. Back in September he self-produced his first solo record, Something Left To Say. I’m a bit late to the party, but it’s a good listen. Style-wise he stays … Continue reading Jared Rabin-Something Left To Say

Falldown-“I Will Go” (VIDEO)

Just before Thanksgiving last year, I had the chance to catch Falldown at Martyrs for their record release show. They played a great set and did a good job of changing things up and holding the interest of the audience. Everyone in the band is also a member of some other Chicago group, so this is kind of a side project for them, though I … Continue reading Falldown-“I Will Go” (VIDEO)