Khruangbin, April 19, 2018. Photo by Samantha Reyes. Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL.
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Khruangbin Brings Epic Chill with First of Two Sold Out Lincoln Hall Shows

A night with minimum vocals brought maximum impact with The Mattson 2 and Khruangbin’s first of two sold out nights at Lincoln Hall.  Identical twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson started the night off with an impressive set.  As the only two performers onstage, they showcased their obvious talents with Jared on the double neck guitar and bass and a Jonathan on jazzy, tribal drums.  Jared’s hands moved so quickly between the bass and drums necks and even between frets that it was hard to keep my eyes open long enough to match…

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Rhye, Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL. March 8, 2018. Photo by Samantha Reyes.
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Rhye Brings Beauty in Softness at Sold Out Thalia Hall Show

Boulevards One of the unexpected surprises of the night was the high-energy, eighties-infused set from opener Boulevards–stage name for Raleigh, North Carolina based R&B/soul musician Jamil Rashad. The funky, disco-inspired grooves initially seemed like a mismatch for the tour, but the uptempo set balanced out what could have been an entirely chill night.  At times, the music felt so retro it could’ve easily accompanied a party scene in a Ghostbusters or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  Joined on-stage by his DJ Dirtyfinger, Boulevards covered a lot of ground, traversing the…

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North Coast Music Festival 2017
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Lettuce and Galactic brought the funk to the Riviera Theatre

Lettuce and Galactic, two titans of funk, were absolutely on fire. Galactic kicked off the night and was joined by Erica Falls.  The night quickly became a party that felt like you were in the heart of the French Quarter. Erica had fans eagerly taking in every word she sang and spoke.  From the moment they began, Galactic had the entire crowd on their feet and dancing. Even if you aren’t familiar with them, you can’t help getting completely caught up in the moment and letting yourself go. Be sure…

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