Albert Hammond Jr. jump starts Chicago’s heart

Chicagoans are pretty resilient during the winter months, but Winter Storm Bruce and freezing temperatures caught us a little off guard during the last week of November. Feeling a bit numb, Chicagoans still made their way to Aragon Ballroom for Night 1 of 101 WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas featuring Albert Hammond Jr., Grandson,…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Sunny Sweeney

Texas-born, road warrior Sunny Sweeney is bringing her “Dysfunctional Family Christmas Tour” to Joe’s this Wednesday (December 5th) and it sound like it will be quite the party! Sweeney got her start playing at local bars where she belted out songs about drinking and partying. Coupled with her wit and some experience in improv comedy,…

Hidden gems of the week…

TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY (11/3-11/14): Tenacious D @ Riviera Theatre One of my absolute favorite duos is coming through town for two nights this week in support of their fourth album, Post-Apocalypto, and their animated series of the same name. The series took fans on a six-part journey leading up to the album’s November 2nd release. Every…

The Brother Brothers bring some zen to the end of your week

Set in one of halls at Old Town School of Folk Music, The Brother Brothers opened for Don Flemons and brought some calm to the end of a long work week. Despite the fact that the band only as 2 members, their music never sounded dull or hollow. Between the cello, fiddle, guitar, and their…

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…

Soccer Mommy plays sold out show

Soccer Mommy stopped by Chicago earlier this month and played a sold out show at Lincoln Hall.  All in attendance that night had a great time as they sang along to some favorite songs from the band’s debut album Clean.  Lead singer and songwriter Sophie Allison has been passionate about music ever since she was…

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…