The Everymen-Spain (Video)

New Jersey’s┬áThe Everymen have managed to marry two of my favorite things in their new video for “Spain.” The clip involves a guy who’s just gotta ride rails-he knows no other way of life. This leads to some hilarious shots of him falling off of rails, like a great skateboarding video minus the skateboards. That it also features a really fun tune makes it all … Continue reading The Everymen-Spain (Video)

Atlas Genius at House Of Blues 10/1/13

Back in June I had the opportunity to see Atlas Genius in Milwaukee as part of Summerfest and I passed it up. They were playing on the same stage as Blood Red Boots, a Chicago band that I like a lot, and I was hanging out talking to Keith Patrick at the merch table when a line started forming in front of us. I had … Continue reading Atlas Genius at House Of Blues 10/1/13

Ben Folds Five at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion 7/9/13

The reunion of Ben Folds Five has been a great success so far. Last year they toured together for the first time since 2000 and put out a great new album called The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. I got to see them at Chicago Theatre last year, and they were phenomenal. The chemistry was still there and Ben seemed to enjoy playing … Continue reading Ben Folds Five at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion 7/9/13

The Thermals at Lincoln Hall 5/16/2013

The Thermals stormed into town Friday night hit in the heels of their latest record, Desperate Ground. It’s an impassioned return to the angry days of their most popular album The Body, The Blood, The Machine; the antithesis to their last release Personal Life. I’m a big fan of the new record and looked forward to hearing some of it played live. I was also … Continue reading The Thermals at Lincoln Hall 5/16/2013