2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 was populated with a lot of old favorites making great music. My albums of the year list is a testament to that. It was also a great year for new artists making their marks and getting noticed. It was hard to narrow the list down to 50 songs this time out, but I think I finally settled on a list and order with which … Continue reading 2019 Songs Of The Year

2019 Albums Of The Year

25. The Regrettes-How Do You Love? 24. Derek Nelson-Richer Soil 23. Angie McMahon-Salt 22. Jidenna-85 To Africa 21. King Princess-Cheap Queen 20.K. Flay-Solutions 19. Fort Frances-The Front Page Of The Modern Age 18. Anderson.PaaK-Ventura 17. Wilco-Ode To Joy 16. Tei Shi-La Linda 15. Solange-When I Get Home 14. Terror jr-Unfortunately 13. Clairo-Immunity 12. Tree-We Grown Now 11. Lana Del Rey-Norman Fucking Rockwell 10. Jenny Lewis-On … Continue reading 2019 Albums Of The Year

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

Jennifer Hall-In The Water

It’s been a while since Jennifer Hall appeared here on the site. She’s back with a great video for her latest single, “In The Water.” There’s been a trend in the last year or so, one that I’m completely in favor of, that has music videos featuring dancers performing instead of the artist. “In The Water” is actually one of the better ones I’ve seen. … Continue reading Jennifer Hall-In The Water

Cigarettes After Sex at Thalia Hall 10-16-19

Cigarettes After Sex hit Chicago last night for the first of two sold out shows at Thalia Hall. There’s a new album right around the corner, so fans were excited to hear what Greg Gonzalez had been cooking up for them. After a not-so-great start, the crowd was treated to a beautiful set of songs from the earlier EP and LP, as well as a … Continue reading Cigarettes After Sex at Thalia Hall 10-16-19