After hitting Chicago in January as opener for The Killers at United Center, it’s no shock that Alex Cameron was able to sell out the relatively tiny Lincoln Hall. Presented by XRT, who have been playing his single “Runnin’ Outta Luck” like it’s going out of style, it was apparent that this particular crowd was there to hear his songs and not simply because he … Continue reading Alex Cameron at Lincoln Hall 3/8/18
Last night I had the opportunity to see Mitski for the second time this year. I saw her perform at Pitchfork over the summer, and she delivered one of the best sets of the fest. This time she was in town for Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In Chicago, which is a series of shows at a bunch of different venues featuring everyone from … Continue reading Mitski at Lincoln Hall 11/7/2017
Arkells play with the same heart and energy in a sold-out venue that holds 1,000 or a poorly attended show in a tiny bar. I’ve never seen the latter happen, but I have seen them at three different-sized places and the vibe was exactly the same each time. They’re entertainers there to put on a show, and they do not disappoint. A band … Continue reading Arkells at Lincoln Hall 11/3/2017
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!
Last night Vowws hit the stage at Lincoln Hall to play for a crowd for which most openers could only wish. Almost everyone in the audience was not only aware of Vowws, but knew the words to the songs and were as much their for them as they were for headliner White Lies. I was not that familiar, but found the set to be very … Continue reading Vowws at Lincoln Hall 2/6/2017