Graveface Records Showcase at Subterranean 3/28/18

Last night Savannah, GA-based label Graveface stopped through Chicago to highlight a few bands that are currently touring together. Graveface founder Ryan Graveface brought his band Dreamend, supporting what he says is likely their last album that’s due out in a couple of weeks. They also brought Velvet Bethany from Buffalo, NY and The Lipschitz who are based right here in Chicago. Headlining the night … Continue reading Graveface Records Showcase at Subterranean 3/28/18

Alex Cameron at Lincoln Hall 3/8/18

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

Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 2/26/18

I love seeing Ezra Furman play music. He’s an amazing songwriter with a great band behind him. More than that, though, I love the crowds that he brings in to his shows. There are very few people that I wouldn’t recommend the music to, and as such you get all kinds of people in the audience. I saw some older people singing along with some … Continue reading Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 2/26/18

The Wind And The Wave at SPACE 2/25/18

Last night I finally had the opportunity to see The Wind And The Wave play live in Chicago. There have been many near misses over the past few years, as they’ve come to town many times while I was either away or busy the nights they were here. I made the trek up to Evanston to finally check this one off my list. I was … Continue reading The Wind And The Wave at SPACE 2/25/18

ZZ Ward at House Of Blues 2/9/18

Just a couple weeks shy of five years ago I caught ZZ Ward at Lincoln Hall. She was coming off her debut Til The Casket Drops, and I was interested in hearing her bluesy version of pop music. Harmonica isn’t an instrument a lot of female musicians are famous for playing, but ZZ can wail and I’m always on board for younger audiences checking out … Continue reading ZZ Ward at House Of Blues 2/9/18