Coast Modern at SubT 4/18/2017

I didn’t know much about Coast Modern before they hit the stage at Subterranean for their slot on the Alt Nation tour with which they’re currently traveling. Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp turn their indie pop duo into a strong foursome for live shows, and they keep the people moving. They opened the show with about 45 minutes of material, including some new stuff that … Continue reading Coast Modern at SubT 4/18/2017

Arkells at SubT4/1/2016

Last night Canadian rockers Arkells brought about half of Hamilton along with them to Subterranean in Chicago. The packed house rocked and rolled as the band weaved their way through the hits from their 2014 release High Noon like “Leather Jacket,” “11:11,” and “Dirty Blonde.” Most songs ended or began with the eternally grateful Max Kerman offering thanks to the audience for “the best Chicago … Continue reading Arkells at SubT4/1/2016

Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Subterranean 6-23-13

I spent the better part of the past month hyping up this show that finally happened last night at Subterranean. For those who took my exuberant yammerings as gospel, you’re welcome. You got to see one of the best shows you’ll see all year. For those that didn’t…well, better luck next time I guess. I hope you enjoyed the Green Music Festival or whatever other … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Subterranean 6-23-13

Vintage Blue Record Release Show

The excitement was palpable as we entered Subterranean on Saturday night for Vintage Blue’s record release show. The place was packed tighter than the red line during rush hour. The lineup for the evening was kicked off by Elisa Grace. After that Vintage Blue playing to a room full of fans, and then Ty Stone (a Detroit rocker who is signed to Kid Rock’s label). … Continue reading Vintage Blue Record Release Show


Over the last eight months, there is one band that I’ve talked about more than any other-Chicago’s very own Chaperone. From the first time I heard their song “Thomas” on The Deli‘s website, I’ve been hooked on their joyous rock ‘n’ roll. Sometimes it leans a bit country, sometimes a bit punk, but always compelling and sounding good. Now, for some reason, all you people … Continue reading Chaperone