Gloom Balloon at Fizz 5/13/2015

   When it comes to concerts, there are shows you want to see  and shows you NEED to see. Gloom Balloon, for me, is a necessity. They’ve only played Chicago a couple of times, and I think missing those shows would be a regret I would carry to the grave. Last night’s set at Fizz was a reminder that pyrotechnics and a million dollar sound … Continue reading Gloom Balloon at Fizz 5/13/2015

On a personal note…with Patrick Tape-Fleming

   For some reason I have always been drawn to and try to write songs that could tear a soul apart. Songs that take the blame for failure. Songs that reference melody and or lyrics from other songs to make the point dig in even deeper. Songs that long for a simpler time, as a child or in a dream maybe. It was not until … Continue reading On a personal note…with Patrick Tape-Fleming

The Inexorable March Of Music

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I went live with this website. The time has flown by thanks to all of the amazing people I’ve met and great times I’ve had working to bring some lesser-known bands to the foreground. There are so many thanks I’d like to give and so much respect I’d like to show for all those who have … Continue reading The Inexorable March Of Music

The Top Ten Albums Of 2011

I won’t bore you with any bs that doesn’t need to be here. If you want to read full thoughts on any of these albums, fee free to check out my reviews (by clicking on the album name). Let’s just get right into the good stuff. 10. Lupe Fiasco-Lasers: Maybe it’s because most people had already heard this record by the time it dropped back … Continue reading The Top Ten Albums Of 2011

The Canoes @ Bottom Lounge, 9/15/11

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I sometimes say really dumb stuff (@music_defined to find out). I’m also much funnier in 140 characters than I am in thousand word write-ups about Watch The Throne. Twitter has lead to some fun stuff for us here. Last week Molehill said I was gonna get an early copy of the record they’re working on, and … Continue reading The Canoes @ Bottom Lounge, 9/15/11

Avoid The Malaise of 9/11 Commemoration

  Many of you will spend this weekend watching CNN or whichever news source you think gives you the news with the least amount of bullshit (I watch none of them), and with that will come a lot of sadness and ill thoughts. So, I wanted to give you a way to get some entertainment without leaving your home (because if you’ve been watching the … Continue reading Avoid The Malaise of 9/11 Commemoration