Gar Clemens-“Cricket Hill”

There are is a lot of great music coming to Chicago this week, courtesy of Dunn Dunn Fest. It all kicks off tomorrow, and one of the very first performers will be Gar Clemens, opening at The Hideout for Grace Askew. I haven’t had a chance to review his full album, Cricket Hill, but I enjoyed the Springsteen-esque title track very much. If you dig … Continue reading Gar Clemens-“Cricket Hill”

Johnny Gallagher-Six Day Hurricane

If you only know John Gallagher, jr. from his acting roles in films like Short Term 12 or television programs like “Newsroom,” you’re really only seeing a limited view of the man’s many talents. He’s an award-winning Broadway actor whose performance in musicals like “Spring Awakening” and Green Day’s “American Idiot” catapulted him into the elite of musical theater. He’s long been an active songwriter … Continue reading Johnny Gallagher-Six Day Hurricane

Christopher The Conquered-I’m Not That Famous Yet (EP)

   Chris Ford is poised to drop an album I already have penciled in as best of 2016 in a couple months. But first, he’s teasing out a few songs to introduce Christopher The Conquered to the public at large. Many probably haven’t heard his brilliant Fate Of A Good Man record. Or seen him perform, which is a must if you enjoy his music. … Continue reading Christopher The Conquered-I’m Not That Famous Yet (EP)