Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

I haven’t dug around too much to learn the history of it, but bands naming songs after themselves is one of my favorite things. There are some great examples in the 70’s, most notably “Bad Company” and “Black Sabbath.”  Lots of metal and punk bands were doing it in the 80’s. Belle and Sebastian did it in the 90’s. Most recently, Titus Andronicus did it … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“U.S. Gay”

My feelings on Sons Of An Illustrious Father are fairly well known if you’ve spent any time reading this site. I think they’re one of the best bands going right now, and I’m very pleased that they also happen to be very nice people. They’re also very willing to speak out for the LGBTQ community, which they have done to great effect with their new … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“U.S. Gay”

Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Tonic Room 3/11/2017

As a rule I don’t write reviews of shows that I had a hand in putting together. I did take some pictures that I wanted to share, though. I did think the show was amazing for a lot of reasons, first and foremost all the great people that came out to support the show. This was my third time seeing the band in Chicago and … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Tonic Room 3/11/2017

Sons Of An Illustrious Father-Revol

It’s been a little over four years since the last full-length record from Sons Of An Illustrious Father. One Body was my favorite record of 2011, and one that I return to often even today. Since then the group have put out a handful of songs to tide us over. “Loveletting,” off the Sons EP that came out a little over a year ago is … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-Revol

Sons Of An Illustrious Father-No Mercy/Loveletting

Sons Of An Illustrious Father is the perfect example of a band you either get or you don’t. Their music is so rooted in emotion and guts and profound truths that if you don’t connect with it immediately, you probably won’t even after a million attempts (though I suggest trying at least that many times). The vocals are often gut-wrenching and the words they sing … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-No Mercy/Loveletting