Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19

It’s difficult to get my head around the fact that the debut album by Candlebox came out over 25 years ago. I can still remember being in the living room at my parent’s house watching 120 Minutes when the “Far Behind” video started getting a lot of airplay. I loved the song and it became one of the first pieces of music I bought with … Continue reading Candlebox at House Of Blues 2/11/19

Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

I can’t really speak on Robert DeLong‘s music. I haven’t listened to him enough to have an opinion, and I certainly haven’t listened to enough to break it down and have anything intelligent to say about it. I caught a few songs of his headlining set at Concord Music Hall because I was there covering morgxn, and I’m glad I stuck around to see it. … Continue reading Robert DeLong at Concord Music Hall 2/6/19

morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

My idea of what a morgxn live set might look like was completely wrong. From listening to his songs I saw a guy seated at a piano/keyboard singing his heart out with some quiet accompaniment. The reality was a bit more electrifying, with morgxn in almost constant motion while a guitarist broke off riffs and a drummer laid down the beats for a set full … Continue reading morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

Jain at Metro 10/21/18

Last night French singer/beat maker Jain brought her tour to Chicago. She’s been playing across the US in support of her latest album, Souldier, which came out back in August. She performed alone, with a podium and a pedal for her digital sounds and loops. A projector played pleasant images behind her to go along with some of the songs, while her lighting rig lit … Continue reading Jain at Metro 10/21/18

Kim Petras at Chicago Theatre 10/19/18

Troye Sivan’s Bloom tour came to Chicago last night, but the spotlight was brightest for opened Kim Petras. Hot off the release of a new EP, the crowd reaction when Petras took the stage felt like the second coming of the Beatles. Despite being a seated event, the crowd filled the aisles and pushed forward as far as they could to get close to the … Continue reading Kim Petras at Chicago Theatre 10/19/18