Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

   Stagnation is a funny thing. Despite its negative connotation, I know plenty of people who reached a certain point and that was pretty much it for them. They live out their days blissfully ignorant to what may have been. It certainly happens for bands who find a sound that sells well. That refusal to push yourself outside of a comfort zone or beyond what … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

Toronto Urban Roots Festival Preview 2015

   TURF was an absolute joy to cover last year and I’m very much looking forward to heading to Toronto in a couple weeks to do it again. The wide open spaces at Garrison Common is a gorgeous site for a music festival. It honestly makes every American festival I’ve been to look like garbage-you’re not packed in like sardines, the food truck area is … Continue reading Toronto Urban Roots Festival Preview 2015

Marrow Will Bring The Gold Standard To Subterranean 8/19/2015

I had the good fortune to catch Marrow open for Wilco back in December when Chicago’s favorite sons did a six-night residency at The Vic with a different local opener every night. Liam Cunningham, singer/guitarist for Marrow, is also a part of Tweedy’s touring band for his project with his drumming son Spencer. I can honestly say that there was no nepotism involved in Marrow … Continue reading Marrow Will Bring The Gold Standard To Subterranean 8/19/2015

My Favorite Photos From Pitchfork 2015

I don’t consider myself a “concert photographer.” I’m not touring with bands, doing album covers and press photos. And I’m sure as hell not making any money at it. I go to a lot of shows and write reviews that need photos, so I take them. If Kari is at the show, she’ll take them because she’s a much better photographer than I am. That … Continue reading My Favorite Photos From Pitchfork 2015