Minus The Bear at House Of Blues 5/4/18

This was my first Minus The Bear show. I’ve known of them more from name that their songs, so I never had the urge to go see them. I heard they were playing Planet Of Ice front to back on this tour, and that piqued my interest a bit. I haven’t followed their career closely, but I know that album. They style served as a … Continue reading Minus The Bear at House Of Blues 5/4/18

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