Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19

Portland-based rockers Strange Ranger came through Chicago last Thursday on their tour opening for Chastity Belt. I took some time ahead of the show to listen to their music and found a number of songs I really like. Seeing them live I got a different energy from them, and I preferred the live versions of everything I had heard. Especially the song “Leona,” with which … Continue reading Strange Ranger at Lincoln Hall 11/21/19

Cox’s Army at The Hideout 11/8/19

Last weekend Chuck Cox brought his bluegrass band Cox’s Army to The Hideout to celebrate the release of their new LP. New Richmond Town is the follow-up to Green Eyed Train, almost exactly a year after the latter’s release. The release show was a beautiful night of campfire sing-a-longs and murder ballads that had the crowd dancing and weeping in equal measure. The show essentially … Continue reading Cox’s Army at The Hideout 11/8/19