Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!

Dastardly’s CATASTROPHE! An Old-Timey Western Variety Show

Tuesday night at the Hideout, Chicago indie-western favorites Dastardly put on a show the likes of which hasn’t been seen in ages. Combining music and comedy to hilarious and delightful results, Gabe Liebowitz and company entertained the crowd with their “Hee-Haw for hipsters” good time. Playing MC for the night was Chad Briggs as the not too quick “Dickie Phipps.” I think he made me … Continue reading Dastardly’s CATASTROPHE! An Old-Timey Western Variety Show

Eleanor Friedberger-Last Summer

We have a bit of a connection between yesterday’s post and today’s, an unusual occurrence for us. Eleanor Friedberger hails from Oak Park, IL. That happens to be where The Welcome make their music. Who would have thought that one good musician would come from Oak Park, let alone whole bands (and don’t forget Betty White, Bob Newhart, and Ernest Hemingway)! Like it’s own little … Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger-Last Summer