Elephant Stone Play Chicago 4/19/13

Elephant Stone is a Montreal-based rock band that you may or may not have heard of. They play a highly Hindi-influenced style of psych-rock that’s as trippy as it comes. Their debut album, 2009’s Seven Seas, was considered for the Polaris Prize (Canada’s biggest music award) which eventually went to punk group Fucked Up. Recently Elephant Stone released a self-titled follow up and kicked off … Continue reading Elephant Stone Play Chicago 4/19/13

The Joy Formidable with Kitten @ The Vic, 4/2/2013

It’s been a long time since I saw a rock show at The Vic. I want to say the last thing I saw even close to rock was Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, and that definitely falls more in the folk end of the spectrum. Other than that, Jeff Tweedy solo and Childish Gambino were my last ventures to one of the finest … Continue reading The Joy Formidable with Kitten @ The Vic, 4/2/2013

Felice Brothers And Okkervil River, The Vic 9/22/11

Okkervil River is one of those bands that I would see just about anywhere for just about any price. When we went down to SxSw in March, we stood in line for over an hour to get into an afternoon show they were headlining, and the bands before them all went long so they could only play for 20 minutes or so. It was disappointing, … Continue reading Felice Brothers And Okkervil River, The Vic 9/22/11