Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

June was a good month in Chicago if you happen to be a fan of actor/singer/songwriter Kiefer Sutherland. A couple weeks ago Music Box Theatre showed a rare 70MM print of his 1990 film Flatliners and over the weekend he stopped at Park West to play some songs in support of his latest record, Reckless & Me. As a longtime fan of his acting, I … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Park West 6/29/19

The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

A moment that took almost a decade to arrive lived up to the hype last night when The Lonely Island finally reached Milwaukee for their first stage performance as a group in the area. The sketch team/ridiculous comedy hitmakers headlined the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee to one of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in the years I’ve been attending. The Santana … Continue reading The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

Cuco at Metro 6/24/19

Last night I got the opportunity to see Cuco play the first of two shows in Chicago this week as he gears up for his debut album, Para Mi, coming out next month. He’s released a whole slew of singles over the last couple years, garnering over 100 million Spotify streams (or about $100 worth). I didn’t really have him on my radar until a … Continue reading Cuco at Metro 6/24/19

JD & The Straight Shot at City Winery 6/11/19

I started my week seeing JD & The Straight Shot for the third time in three years. Previously I had seen them at huge venues (United Center opening for The Eagles and Huntington Bank Pavilion opening for a Don Henley solo show) where I had to take pictures from far away. When I heard they’d be playing the much much much smaller City Winery here … Continue reading JD & The Straight Shot at City Winery 6/11/19

Chromatics at Park West 5/31/19

The anticipation for a new Chromatics tour was extremely high when they finally announced shows earlier this year after a 5 year hiatus from the road. The show in Chicago sold out rather quickly, but I was able to get in to see the dream pop masters for the first time in person. I showed up later than I’d anticipated and missed the first opener … Continue reading Chromatics at Park West 5/31/19