Eyelids-The Accidental Falls

Somehow an album that features production by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and musicians who have played with The Decemberists, Guided By Voices, and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks flew under my radar when it was released in 2020. Just found it in the last week or so because the band, Eyelids, is playing a show up in Evanston at SPACE opening for Split Single. A real … Continue reading Eyelids-The Accidental Falls

Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 6/1/22

It’s been over a decade since I first wrote about Ezra Furman. Since then, I’ve said pretty much everything a person could possibly say about an artist they greatly respect and admire. She’s one of the greatest songwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure to hear. She’s one of the fiercest performers I’ve ever seen. And she’s one of the most humble human beings I’ve ever … Continue reading Ezra Furman at Thalia Hall 6/1/22

Sound&Shape-Disaster Medicine

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve covered international bands in more than half of my posts. It’s about time a quintessentially American rock and roll record to grace this webpage. Nashville’s Sound&Shape released Disaster Medicine a few weeks ago and you can add it to their list of great works that keeps growing. The band has been putting something out every couple of years … Continue reading Sound&Shape-Disaster Medicine

July Talk at Bottom Lounge 4/18/22

It had been a while since my last July Talk show. Even before the world shut down, it had been a couple of years. Still, my memory of them being one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen proved to be true. One song in to their set at Bottom Lounge was long enough for me to see that they hadn’t lost any of … Continue reading July Talk at Bottom Lounge 4/18/22

The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22

Going in to Park West on March 30th to see The Darkness, I had never heard of Nashville-based rock group The Dead Deads. I was approached by more than one fellow concertgoer who asked me if I was familiar with them, assuring me that I was in for a treat once they took the stage. To their credit, they were all correct. Once the band … Continue reading The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22