Jamila Woods at Pitchfork Music Festival

If you’re from Chicago and went to Pitchfork on Sunday, you’re probably one of the hundreds who made a mad dash to the green stage once word got out that The Avalanches had to cancel and local singer Jamila Woods was moving her scheduled performance from the blue stage to take their place. I saw her last year at North Coast for a fairly early … Continue reading Jamila Woods at Pitchfork Music Festival

Ryan Herrick-Whiteclay

After listening to some of Chicago singer/songwriter Ryan Herrick’s music, a couple of things stand out: He plays with a lot of passion for the material he sings about and he’s a gifted guitarist who can manipulate the strings to his will. His chosen subject, the plight of the Native Americans, is well-known, but nobody ever seems to want to talk about it unless it … Continue reading Ryan Herrick-Whiteclay

Lilah Larson-Pentimento

I’ve been a big fan of Lilah Larson since 2011, when Oliver Ignatius sent me some tracks he was working on for Sons Of An Illustrious Father. They pretty instantly became one of my favorite bands, and the album One Body has been a constant in my streaming habits (as well as vinyl listening-a beautiful oxblood red piece of wax). They’ve kept fairly busy the … Continue reading Lilah Larson-Pentimento