When the American Music Fest started in Berwyn, Ronald Regan had just become president and the trickle-down economy was headed for the toilet. But the owners of Fitzgerald’s found cause for celebration in music and threw a party that I’m sure they never thought would become what it is today. Bringing in the best and brightest in folk/Americana music, the festival has grown from a … Continue reading The 37th Annual American Music Fest at Fitzgerald’s
It’s been over four years since we last heard a collection of songs from Phillip-Michael Scales. He released a few EP’s and an LP under the moniker Briar Rabbit while living and working in Chicago from 2011-2014. He left for LA, looking for new creativity and purpose. He returned to Chicago in 2016 and began a hard reset on his career, starting with an industry … Continue reading Phillip Michael Scales-Sinner Songwriter
With their newest LP, Deus Sex Machina, coming out in a couple weeks, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have just put out their third single. “E.G.” changes up the sound a bit from the other two songs they’ve released. Big, heavy guitars fill up most of the available space, while Josh Aubin’s vocals offer a sweetness that differs from the intensity of band members Ezra … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-E.G.
Ike Reilly may belong to the staggering evening, but he’s spent his sweltering nights cultivating a cache of classics that would make most songwriters turn green with envy. For the last two decades he’s been one of the most consistent voices in rock and roll, but continues to fly under the radar of most casual music listeners. On his latest album, Crooked Love, Ike and … Continue reading Ike Reilly-Crooked Love
This was my first Minus The Bear show. I’ve known of them more from name that their songs, so I never had the urge to go see them. I heard they were playing Planet Of Ice front to back on this tour, and that piqued my interest a bit. I haven’t followed their career closely, but I know that album. They style served as a … Continue reading Minus The Bear at House Of Blues 5/4/18