Tall Heights sets the tone for the weekend

After a long week, how better to start the weekend than with a heartfelt concert? The guys of Tall Heights gave Chicagoans just that Friday night at Lincoln Hall. The members of Tall Heights are humble, kind, and low-key funny–they seem like the neighborhood guys everyone knew and liked. The only difference is that this…

Hidden gems of the week…

THURSDAY (10/25): POND @ Thalia Hall The Australian psychedelic rockers of Pond are making their way through their Fall North American tour and are making a stop in Chicago this Thursday! Since the band’s most recent release, 2017’s The Weather, the band has been making festival appearances to share their new, highly acclaimed tracks with the world….

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Charly

Based out of LA, “Charly” started out as a solo act but soon expanded to a three-piece band that performs under the name “Charly&Faust.” Inspired by a wide array of artists from The Who to P!nk, this French artist was captivated by the way the artists connected with the audience and the different techniques they…

Diet Cig brings the love

Do you remember the 21st night of September? Yes I do, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” will forever remind me of Diet Cig’s show last Friday. Taking the stage to the funky jam, Diet Cig instantly set the tone for their entire night–having fun, being yourself, and enjoying great music in good company was…

On sale soon…

101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas shows are on presale now (codes below) with the general sale starting this Friday! 11/29 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Houndmouth, and Alice Merton @ Aragon Ballroom (9/4-9/6 presale code = STOLE, on sale 9/7) 11/30 – The Smashing Pumpkins, Grandson, and Albert Hammond Jr @ Aragon…

Tom Walker at Schubas

Tom Walker may be young, but he is a force to be reckoned with. With his raw, powerful voice and his killer guitar skills, Tom’s set had me hooked in less than 5 minutes. The sound he’s managed to create has a classic feel to it but with a unique spin. It’s a bit of soul…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Mitchell

Blues vocalist Lauren Mitchell will be making a stop at Buddy Guy’s Legends on August 29th in support of her 2017 album Desire . This album is very personal for Mitchell. With her personal and professional life in absolute chaos, she did what great artists do–turn her pain into a work of art. “Sometimes people…

Toni Romiti at Subterranean

My first time going to Subterranean in Chicago was a great experience because of Sunday night’s performance, with Toni Romiti and opening performances by Queen Key and Flex. Chicago native Toni Romiti brings her youthful energy to the stage. The young artist loves to entertain, which explains her success on social media. By posting clips…

The Sea The Sea

Upstate New York band The Sea The Sea opened for Maggie Koerner Tuesday night at Schubas and left listeners captivated. Although the band is technically only a duo, Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley have been touring with 2 other musicians to help bring their sound to the stage. Together the quartet made beautifully deep, rich…

Dear Bent Knee,

Hi. We think we have a crush on you. You have everything we love in a band–creative compositions, uniquely beautiful vocals, a sense of humor, and the ability to evoke emotions in the listener. No joke, within a single set, those at Schubas felt everything from joy all the way to fear as they switched…