Nick D’ and The Believers @ Subterranean 9/22

The fun loving indie-pop rockers will be swinging through town this Thursday in support of their brand new EP, Crown. The band has been together and evolving for over 3 years–adding new members, incorporating new instruments, and expanding their repertoire–but Nick D’ and the Believers was very close to never happening.

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Savoy Motel @ Park West 9/24

Nashville band, Savoy Motel, will be opening for The Dandy Warhols at  Park West this upcoming Saturday, and there are still tickets available!
Savoy Motel, although from the country capital of the country, deals more in boogie, soul, glam rock, dance-pop, and punk all rolled into one.  Their energy during live sets has quickly grabbed the attention of concert-goers who rave over the band’s unique sound.  Get your tickets here!

How to Dress Well @ Bottom Lounge 9/23

How to Dress well, the band of a Chicago native, not a self help book, will be coming to Bottom Lounge on Thursday the 23rd.

The brainchild of Tom Krell will be storming though the city in support of his fourth album, Care, which is set to release on the same day as the show.  Care is one more step forward on the evolutionary path of Krell, whose music has been turning more and more in the direction of alternative pop with even keener lyrics.  Snatch up some tickets to his homecoming show here and check out his music below.

Blood Orange @ The Vic 9/23

Blood Orange, the musical endeavor of Dev Hynes, is bringing his new live show, “Welcome To Freetown,” to the Vic Theater this Thursday.  Hynes wrote and produced the album himself, which featured artists like Debbie Harry, EmpressOf, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more.  In the spirit of Prince, Hynes’s music evokes an electronic pop vibe that has caught the attention of many listeners.  For tickets, click here.

Freedom Fry @ Madewell


Despite the small venue, French-American duo Freedom Fry played an enjoyable show!  Playing at Madewell on Rush Street in Chicago, the store was all set up and ready for their performance by the time everyone arrived.  The crowd was very intrigued by the positive energy of this magnificent band which in turn made the crowd’s energy tangible and magical.  Everyone in the venue had the same idea, happily dancing or soft head banging to their favorite songs that made the whole experience much more enjoyable.  I’m glad everyone that attended this show had a great time singing along to the band’s breezy tunes.

Review and photos by Brian Fuentes

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