Top 20 Albums of 2011: Part One 20-11

Originally  I was just going to do a top ten and be done with it. I got my ten selected, took a look, and thought about how much music got left off. It isn’t 20-11’s fault that so much great music came out this year, so why punish them? Last year I separated things into lists for local bands and national acts. This year I’ve … Continue reading Top 20 Albums of 2011: Part One 20-11

Dastardly and Chaperone, A Perfect Birthday Celebration

  When I originally set out to try to find something to do for my birthday this year, I had no idea what luck I would run into. Shortly after I moved to Chicago last year, I started writing for another blog that had just launched. One of the first things I found on my own was a band called Chaperone. The first place I … Continue reading Dastardly and Chaperone, A Perfect Birthday Celebration

Wolfgang Jay at Beat Kitchen, Chicago

This weekend could not have had a better kickoff if I were dreaming. Beat Kitchen played host to one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while here in Chicago, and I thank them for getting my birthday celebration off on the right foot. Wolfgang Jay is quickly rising in my poll of favorite Chicago bands. Here it is as it stands now: 1. … Continue reading Wolfgang Jay at Beat Kitchen, Chicago