October 26, 2021

ODESZA, Sofi Tukker, and Louis Futon Bring an Unforgettable Spectacle to UIC Pavilion

Very rarely, we get really lucky and experience a concert that is not only a blast from start to finish, but also a shining example ...
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SYD. Red Bull Sound Select 2017 Chicago, Il. Photo by Kevin Baker

Syd Brings Understated Sexiness to the Metro with Red Bull 30 Days in Chicago

New Zealander Bailey Wiley kicked off a night of female-focused talent with a lively set.  With her set in full swing, a couple clipboards  circulated, ...
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XXYYXX and Chrome Sparks Light Up Smart Bar with Bass Heavy Beats

Tuesday, I found myself regretting coming to my second show in the same night as soon as I arrived to Smart Bar.  My energy was ...
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Ibeyi Red Bull 30 Days in Chicago at the Metro

French/Cuban Twins Ibeyi Inspire the Metro as Part of Red Bull 30 Days in Chicago

Koda opened up the night.  The tiny guy with a bigger voice hit his high notes, while his bassist and guitar player seemed to enjoy ...
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Whitney, Ne-Hi, and Mt. Joy Rock the Metro for Night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago

Night two of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago was incredibly impressive from start to finish.  The sold-out Metro show featuring Whitney, NE-HI, ...
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Death From Above 1979, The Beaches Slay The Vic Theatre

The Beaches rocked their way straight into my playlist.  Despite their cheery-sounding name and 1960’s-reminiscent press photos, the Canadian all-female quartet is not all sunshine ...
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Mutemath End Play Dead Tour at House of Blues Chicago with Incredible Halloween Show

Mutemath is one of those bands with such a great live show, they can impress someone who has never heard them before.  For the lucky ...
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Mt. Joy Feature from Night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago

I caught up with Mt. Joy when they opened for Whitney and NE-HI at night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago.  ...
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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Rock Out on 2nd Sold Out Chicago Show at Thalia Hall

This past Friday, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile joined forces for the second of their three highly anticipated collaboration shows in Chicago.  The sold out ...
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Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade Returns With An Impressive Set, Jams Out Even Harder in Encore at Thalia Hall

Tuesday’s cold, rainy night was probably one best spent at home, bundled up in a pile of blankets.  Fortunately for the 1300 or so people ...
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DREAMERS press pic

Interview: DREAMERS lead singer Nick Wold gives insight on Touring and New Music

New York-founded, L.A.-based pop rock trio DREAMERS churns out infectious indie pop rock you can shamelessly sing in your shower.  Currently living the dream, they’re ...
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Herbie Hancock.

Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Brings an Epic Performance to His Hometown

For my first ever Herbie Hancock show, the jazz legend exceeded all expectations.  Upon stepping onstage, the hometown hero was warmly welcomed with a round ...
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Interview: Rising U.K. Artist Tom Walker Talks Zombies, His First U.S. Tour, and Comparisons to Ed Sheeran

Endearingly referred to as the next Ed Sheeran, Tom Walker is one of the U.K.’s rising stars.  Walker went from one song on Soundcloud less ...
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Next Big Pop Star Billie Eilish Proves She’s Worth the Hype at Schubas Tavern

She’s got more than 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.  She has nearly sold out every date on her first ever headlining tour.  She is ...
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Interview: Luke Elliot talks to us before his show at Uncommon Ground

We caught up with Luke Elliot to preview his upcoming show on Thursday, October 12th at Uncommon Ground.  The singer-songwriter just returned for his US ...
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