I received a copy of Tei Shi’s debut LP Crawl Space back in March, and I was immediately taken by the sense of finding strength in your flaws. The album features sections with a little girl doubting her ability, talking about being a bad singer, and you can feel the joy of overcoming those misgivings in Tei Shi’s voice. It’s not all as bittersweet as … Continue reading Tei Shi at Schubas 9/30/17
Dizzy are currently touring with Tei Shi around North America, opening up the evenings with some of their new music. I’d never heard of the Toronto-based quartet before, which makes sense because they recently changed their name from Good Ghost. They spent part of the summer recording their debut record, and the songs they played off it Saturday night at Schubas were definitely ones I … Continue reading Dizzy at Schubas 9/30/2017
Jason Narducy has been a well-respected name among musicians for the past 20 years. He remained pretty much under the radar until an appearance on Dave Grohl’s HBO series Sonic Highways in 2014. The latest version of his punk/rock/pop musical stylings is the solo project Split Single. The debut album featured Jon Wurster and Britt Daniel. We got some new tracks mixed in with songs from … Continue reading Split Single at Schuba’s 4/22/2017
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!
Last night The Felice Brothers brought their Life In The Dark tour to Chicago for a set at one of the most intimate music halls in town, Schubas Tavern. This was the sixth or seventh time I’ve seen the band, and they just keep getting better. Life In The Dark is a brilliant record, and the deep, contemplative tunes play well in a small room. … Continue reading The Felice Brothers at Schubas Tavern 9/13/2016