Dan Rico at Cafe Mustache 10/14/2017

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the new 7″ “Flesh & Bone” from Chicago musician Dan Rico. Saturday night I got to see him live and it was great. The vibe on stage completely matches the fuzzed out honky-tonk you hear on the record. I referred to it to a friend as “dirty Elvis,” and I think that fits pretty well. I hadn’t been … Continue reading Dan Rico at Cafe Mustache 10/14/2017

Moon Taxi at Concord Music Hall 10/13/2017

It had been a few years since I last saw Moon Taxi play in a club, so I was excited to check out their set a couple nights ago in Chicago. I caught about twenty minutes of them playing outdoors in Memphis last year, but I had to go to get to another stage. Concord is a much bigger venue than where I first saw … Continue reading Moon Taxi at Concord Music Hall 10/13/2017

Kasabian at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

In the USA, a lot of people had written off Kasabian as another band that made a big splash when they came over from the UK, but couldn’t sustain any momentum stateside. Back in their native land they’ve been going strong, and this year marks their 20th anniversary as a band. They’ve actually kept things pretty consistent, with a new album out every two to … Continue reading Kasabian at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

Priests at Pitchfork Music Festival

Priests probably could’ve played a later set on Friday, but the 1:45 start time meant that those that were there could stand comfortably without being packed in like sardines. Lead singer Katie Alice Greer showed two sides of herself on stage, punk-ish and brash lead singer and the sweet person who wants to constantly make sure the fans in the audience are doing well and … Continue reading Priests at Pitchfork Music Festival

Good Morning Midnight-Basket Of Flowers

It’s strange how well Good Morning Midnight‘s new album flows. The songs themselves are quite different, ranging from somber folk to indie-pop to raucous 70’s style AM radio tunes. The influence of bands like Wilco and songwriters like Elliot Smith are heard pretty easily throughout, and GMM’s Charlie Cacciatore captures their spirit with ease. Produced and engineered by friend of the site Dana Telsrow and … Continue reading Good Morning Midnight-Basket Of Flowers

Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017

It’s easy to write off Kiefer Sutherland’s music career as a vanity project, but after seeing him live I can assure you it is not. I actually figured that out when I saw that his debut album was produced by Jude Cole, a singer/songwriter who’s been making music for over 30 years. Together they turned Sutherland’s collection of songs he’s been writing for as long … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017