Jesse McCartney at Park West

It was everything your twelve year old self dreamed of and so much more. Jesse McCartney played a sold out show this weekend at Park West, greeted by a crowd of screaming fans who have grown up alongside the triple threat performer. Performing a mix of classic hits and songs of his newer albums, everyone…

grandson @ Bottom Lounge

The Death of a Tour brings grandson back to Chicago to play us an unforgettable show at Bottom Lounge. Supporting him on tour are Royal & the Serpent (RATS) and Nova Twins.  My first time seeing grandson was last year at Lollapalooza, and they gave an insane performance that day! Seeing front lead Jordan and the…

Half Alive in Chicago

Coming all the way from Long Beach, CA, Half Alive stopped by Chicago on their Give Me Your Shoulders tour. They spoke to the crowd that night, talking about past shows they’ve played venues such as Schubas and The Aragon Ballroom before, to playing tonight at the infamous House of Blues. Half Alive’s success can…

Give me a “D”! Give me an “arkness”!

My last concert was March of 2020. Having been away from live music for so long, I knew my first show back had to be something extraordinary. Not an arena show–those are too impersonal and don’t always have the best sound. Not something too mellow either. When I saw that The Darkness was coming to…

Twenty One Pilots Take Over Chicago

Following the release of their latest album “Scaled and Icy”, the Grammy award winning duo Twenty One Pilots (Tyler Joseph and Joshua Dun) began touring and playing live music again. The Chicago takeover week began at Bottom Lounge and continued on to venues as big as the United Center. We were able to make it to…

Echosmith’s The Lonely Generation Tour

Echosmith has come a long way since the release of their debut album back in 2013. Although they’ve released music here and there along the way in the form of EPs and singles, the release of their sophomore album, Lonely Generation, marks the band’s first LP in seven years. A little bit older, and a…

Pitchfork 2020

2020 marks the 15th anniversary for Pitchfork Music Festival, whose lineup was just released today. In addition to boasting a heavy-hitting lineup, the festival organizers are also putting on special events during the week leading up to the festival which takes place July 17-19 at Chicago’s Union Park.  Pitchfork Music Festival tickets are currently on…

Rockin’ out of the decade with Mondo Cozmo

“Chicago is the best fucking city for rock and roll,” touted Josh Ostrander as he and his bandmates opened for X Ambassadors Friday night. While I obviously agree that Chicagoans really show up to get down at shows around the city, it was nice to hear it from an artist, since the crowd’s energy can…

Whitney’s return to Chicago

Whitney rounded out their Forever Turned Around tour with 5 nights at Thalia Hall in their hometown of Chicago. The historic venue is one of my favorites in town, and its rustic charm made for the perfect setting for the band’s shows. A beautiful backdrop was suspended behind the band, and all the musicians were dressed…

Skegss raising some hell at Bottom Lounge

Aussie band Skegss caused quite the riot at Bottom Lounge this past week! Known for their killer surf punk jams and wild energy, Skegss had the crowd going nuts from the second they struck their first chord. Considering it was their first time playing in the Windy City, I was surprised to see how many…