Anderson .Paak. Hunting Bank Pavilion. Photo by- Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker. Chicago, Il. ChicagoMusic.com
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Anderson .Paak, Noname and Thundercat takes over Huntington Bank Pavilion

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals embarked on the Best Teef in the Game Tour. This musical journey enlists supporting acts Noname and Thundercat for the Chicago show. Despite thunderstorms in the forecast concert goers showed up in droves to witness greatness. Chicago’s skyline offered the perfect backdrop to take in amazing music from these artists. Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals had the beach front venue full of rhythm and soul. As Anderson .Paak made his way to stage fans were greeted by a Maurice Brown solo on trumpet.…

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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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Jordan Rakei
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Jordan Rakei Brings a Gorgeous Set to a Sold Out Subterranean

Jordan Rakei is currently on his first tour of the US alongside his live band, brought an incredibly unique show to Chicago. For those who don’t know much about Jordan Rakei, he moved to Australia at the age of three, spending most of his childhood in Brisbane. Releasing a short EP entitled Groove Curse which gained a lot of attention in both UK and US. Shortly after, he worked alongside Disclosure on their album Caracal as well as with UK artist Tom Misch. In 2016, he released Cloak which propelled Jordan into a world of his…

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News 

Chicago Musicians Send Love to the World with New Song “Empower”

  Empower is written by Emily Blue with featured verses from Gem Tree and Ric Wilson, as well as the accompaniment of 15 artists within the city. All proceeds from the song will be going to Cure Violence, a charity dedicated to violence prevention. An absolutely beautiful release, the song is a mesmerizing lull of harmony and heartache. Speaking on the cruelties we experience day-to-day and how to band together in this troubling time. These artists urge everyone to spread love and ’empower’, growing as a community. Gem Tree & Ric…

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Jacob Banks. Chicago, Il. Photo by Kevin Baker ImKevinBaker
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Jacob Banks, Durand Jones and The Indications Kickstart Holiday Weekend with Soulful Sold Out Show

Durand Jones and the Indications if you’re looking for a blast from the past with a sprinkle of modern flair, look no further than deep soul outfit Durand Jones and The Indications. Frontman Jones took to the stage with soaring vocals and commanding stage presence, bursting with energy that Lincoln Hall’s stage could barely contain. Drummer Aaron Frazier surprised the crowd when he took lead vocals for a couple songs.  Frazier continued drumming while hitting some of the highest notes we heard that night.  His impressive falsetto was reminiscent of…

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Jungle, Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days in Chicago, Metro, Chicago, IL. November 27, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes
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Jungle Fills the Metro with Lush Grooves and a Delightful Dance Party

Red Bull In line with the headliner’s name, the venue’s entrance way was decked out in plants, and colorful cartoon owls.  Their cocktail menu even included Jungle Juice, which was served in a series of tiki glasses towards the beginning of the night. Drama Duo Local experimental twosome Drama Duo started the night off with their special brand of happy sad music. With their singer Via Rosa and producer Na’el Shehade. While there was not very much happening in terms of on-stage movement, Via Rosa’s silky smooth vocals lured the…

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Interviews 

Interview with Robert Searight of Ghost Note and Snarky Puppy

Two time Grammy Award Winning Robert “Sput” Searight has worked with some of the best musicians and artists in the music industry. Searight is one of the most influential musician and producers in today’s music. Growing up in Dallas, TX he formed gospel super group God’s Property which changed the traditional sounds of gospel music in the 90s. He later went on to be apart of the legendary band Snarky Puppy. We sat down and talked to Sput while he was in town playing two sold out shows at Reggie’s…

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