K Flay at Concord Music Hall 9/15/18

K Flay followed up her appearance at Riot Fest on Friday with an after show at Concord Music Hall in Chicago Saturday night. It’s taken a few years for the mainstream to catch up with her talent, but 2017 was a huge turning point for the rapper/producer/songwriter. She’s been featured in TV commercials for Nissan and the NBA playoffs. My favorite drop was when “Blood … Continue reading K Flay at Concord Music Hall 9/15/18

Rotem Sivan at House Of Blues 9/12/18

Rotem Sivan, virtuosic guitar master, came to Chicago last night for an opening slot with White Denim. Throwing the term “jazz” in front of the word “guitar” might give some people pause, but there’s a good reason a rock band would want him to warm up their crowd. The stereotypical Lounge-style jazz does not interest Rotem Sivan. Instead he and the others in his trio … Continue reading Rotem Sivan at House Of Blues 9/12/18

Plain White T’s In-Store At Reckless Records 8/24/18

I wasn’t sure what to expect walking in to Reckless Records on a Friday night for an in-store performance by Plain White T’s. On the one hand it’s a local band who’ve made a name for themselves on a national level. On the other hand that was a while ago and the shine has worn off for the most part. The reality was was what … Continue reading Plain White T’s In-Store At Reckless Records 8/24/18

T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Last night at an undisclosed address in Logan Square, NYC’s T-Rextasy played a quick nine song set opening for Blacker Face. They played their latest single “Girl, Friend,” for which you can see the video here. They also threw in a quick cover of the Britney Spears song “Toxic” in the middle of “Yellow Jacket Boy.” Continue reading T-Rextasy at Flood House 8/2/18

Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18

One of the great benefits of living in Chicago in the summer is the free concert series in Millennium Park. Last year I got to see Natalie Prass and Hurray For The Riff Raff play great sets. Tonight I went to see my first show at Pritzker Pavilion this season, with Aimee Mann headlining after an opening set from This Is The Kit. It was … Continue reading Aimee Mann at Pritzker Pavilion 7/30/18