Hidden gems of the week…

SATURDAY (6/9): Soccer Mommy & Liz Phair @ Empty Bottle Soccer Mommy, 20 year old Sophie Allison, released her debut album earlier this year and has been getting a lot of attention as she tours the country. On Saturday, she will do a solo set as she opens for Liz Phair at Empty Bottle. The…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Phillip-Michael Scales

Phillip-Michael Scales is no stranger to the music scene. The gifted songwriter originally played as the indie-rock band Briar Rabbit playing songs that were a mix of folk and blues, but it proved to be a a tough atmosphere to drop your roots. After the death of his uncle, Scales moved to Chicago, took some time…

MGMT Take Us On A Ride Through A More Carefree, Decadent 80’s Giving Us Hope That We Will Survive This Little Dark Age.

Laura Hoke @tennislala February 9th ended the 5 year wait for MGMT’s fourth studio album under Columbia Records, Little Dark Age. It’s widely known that accidental rock stars, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden met their freshman year at Wesleyan College. They bonded over their love of music, developing their relationship by impressing one another making…

Sleigh Bells @ Metro 1/31

Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells is coming to Metro this upcoming Wednesday in support of their recently-released mini-LP Kid Kruschev. The material on the LP is more cohesive in terms of the themes presented, but it maintains their layered music with witty lyrics. Check out first release from the album “And Saints” above and click here for tickets to…

White Reaper @ Metro 11/14

One of my Lollapalooza highlights, White Reaper, is coming to Chicago this upcoming Tuesday and there are still tickets available! White Reaper released their new album, The World’s Best American Band, this past Spring and they have been touring non-stop ever since. The album features more seasoned lyrics, layered guitars, and melodies that will lodge…

Bully @ Thalia Hall 11/7

Bully is back in Chicago in support of their sophomore album, Losing, which was engineered and mixed by lead singer Alicia Bognanno. After the success of their debut album Feels Like, the second album generated a lot of buzz before it was even released. As for the title of the album, Bognanno says “The title of the…

Alvvays @ Thalia Hall 11/3

Canadian indie pop band Alvvays is returning to Chicago this Friday to play Thalia Hall. The band originally gained attention with their single “Adult Diversion” off their 2014 self-titled debut album. Alvvays released their second album, Antisocialites, in September of this year and are eager to try their new material on eager fans. The band’s unique…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Mister Moon

Mister Moon, the “culternative” rockers out of North Central Ohio, will be playing The Elbo Room this Saturday along with Sean Wilson, American Narcissism / The Pirate Broadcast, and Red Ransom. Despite the fact that all four band members have visited Chicago, this will be their first time playing the Windy City as Mister Moon.

Cults @ Lincoln Hall 10/22

NYC indie pop duo Cults will be playing Lincoln Hall this Sunday to show off new tunes from their latest album, Offering. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion first burst onto the scene with their hit “Go Outside” from their 2013 album Static.  Offering marks the first time the duo have shared equally in the writing process. While Follin has…

WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas

If you didn’t get your presale tickets today, more are going on sale tomorrow! See below for lineup details. 11/30 – Rise Against + Papa Roach (WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas) @ Aragon Ballroom (on sale 9/29) 12/1 – Foster the People + Cold War Kids (WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas) @ Aragon…