Durand Jones & The Indications at Thalia Hall 4/11/19

Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea who Durand Jones & The Indications were. An amazing thing, given how much music I try to listen to and the number of emails I receive every day offering up new bands. Even more amazing that the group started in Bloomington, Indiana (at Indiana University) where I often visit my mother and brother. How they … Continue reading Durand Jones & The Indications at Thalia Hall 4/11/19

Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017

It’s easy to write off Kiefer Sutherland’s music career as a vanity project, but after seeing him live I can assure you it is not. I actually figured that out when I saw that his debut album was produced by Jude Cole, a singer/songwriter who’s been making music for over 30 years. Together they turned Sutherland’s collection of songs he’s been writing for as long … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017

Interview With The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d be interested in interviewing one of the members of The Zombies ahead of their Oracle & Odyssey show coming up at Thalia Hall in April. Of course I would be foolish to not take the opportunity to interview one of the creators of an album as great as Oracle. But how much do I really know … Continue reading Interview With The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone

Conor Oberst at Thalia Hall 11/26/2016

Over the last decade I’ve seen pretty much every iteration of Conor Oberst‘s live show. Most recently, I caught him with Dawes as his backing band at Metro, which was great except that Dawes also opened and played a set that I thought would never end. Even better was his set with The Felice Brothers behind him in Santa Monica in 2013. He also had … Continue reading Conor Oberst at Thalia Hall 11/26/2016

Josh Ritter at Thalia Hall 9/26/2016

Last night Josh Ritter stopped in Chicago for his second headlining date of the year in support of his album Sermon On The Rocks. The first show was at the very cavernous and not-so-great-sounding Riviera, and this concert was at the much-preferred Thalia Hall, with it’s fantastic sound system and intimate atmosphere. The diehards made it out despite the double whammy of the Presidential debate … Continue reading Josh Ritter at Thalia Hall 9/26/2016