Wild Belle at Pritzker Pavilion 8/21/17

The Summer Concert Series at Millennium Park came to a close last night, with a final performance by Wild Belle. The Chicago natives made sure the season went out with a bang, as they had one of the largest crowds, featuring a large number of people that wanted to get up front and dance. I caught the band last year at Mamby On The Beach, … Continue reading Wild Belle at Pritzker Pavilion 8/21/17

Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

A few weeks ago someone sent me the music video for Izzy Bizu’s “White Tiger.” I’d never heard of her before, but was immediately struck by the video’s similarity to fun, early 80’s American pop singers Whitney Houston and Madonna. I think she’s got a bright future if she sticks with it, and apparently Coldplay agrees as she’s opening for them on their current tour … Continue reading Izzy Bizu at Soldier Field 8/17/17

Goo Goo Dolls at Huntington Bank Pavilion, 7/24/2017

It had been a little over 14 years since the first and only other time I’d seen Goo Goo Dolls perform. That was a special Fourth Of July performance in their hometown of Buffalo, which was turned into a live DVD. We just happened to be living there at the time and figured we’d check it out. Unlike the diehards, an hour into the rain/thunderstorm … Continue reading Goo Goo Dolls at Huntington Bank Pavilion, 7/24/2017

Jamila Woods at Pitchfork Music Festival

If you’re from Chicago and went to Pitchfork on Sunday, you’re probably one of the hundreds who made a mad dash to the green stage once word got out that The Avalanches had to cancel and local singer Jamila Woods was moving her scheduled performance from the blue stage to take their place. I saw her last year at North Coast for a fairly early … Continue reading Jamila Woods at Pitchfork Music Festival

Joey Purp at Pitchfork Music Festival

Joey Purp has been not-so-quietly coming up in the Chicago rap scene for a while now. His contemporaries like Vic Mensa, Kami, and Towkio have a lot of respect for him as an artist, which is why they agreed to perform with him during his set on the blue stage on Sunday. The fun never ended for Purp, who had guys with super soakers and … Continue reading Joey Purp at Pitchfork Music Festival