5 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss At Mamby On The Beach

For fair-skinned fans of air conditioned spaces, hitting the beach on a hot summer day may not seem like the greatest of times to be had. Fortunately, a few times a year music festivals give us a reason to sweat in the sun while we dance and enjoy the sweltering sunshine. This Fourth Of July weekend Mamby On The Beach provides Chicago with one such … Continue reading 5 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss At Mamby On The Beach

Phillip-Michael Scales Returns To Chicago 6/17, 18

For a few years there was a great singer/songwriter living and performing around Chicago called Briar Rabbit. That wasn’t his real name, of course; rather a pseudonym that hinted at the kind of music you might expect if you’re old enough to remember Disney’s racially charged Song Of The South. Briar Rabbit was a character of cunning wit and smarts. All of the singer Briar … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Returns To Chicago 6/17, 18

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Preview

   As the sun sets on another music festival season, the last glimmers of light shine bright in Austin, Texas. They just finished up two weekends of ACL which most people think of as the last gasp of summer, but not. so. fast…In just under a month, the stages will go up again for Fun Fun Fun Fest! Now in its tenth year, FFF avoids … Continue reading Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Preview

Marrow Will Bring The Gold Standard To Subterranean 8/19/2015

I had the good fortune to catch Marrow open for Wilco back in December when Chicago’s favorite sons did a six-night residency at The Vic with a different local opener every night. Liam Cunningham, singer/guitarist for Marrow, is also a part of Tweedy’s touring band for his project with his drumming son Spencer. I can honestly say that there was no nepotism involved in Marrow … Continue reading Marrow Will Bring The Gold Standard To Subterranean 8/19/2015