Matt Maeson at The Marquee Virgin Hotels Chicago

The Marquee space at Virgin Hotels Chicago had a great night this past Saturday, as singer/songwriter Matt Maeson and opening performance Emily Blue played a sold out show.  This small venue was the perfect setting for that night’s performances because of its intimate, yet fun atmosphere. Opening act Emily Blue brought her charismatic personality on…

Fans rushed to hospital after faces melt at The Darkness concert

Guys, I’m worried I’m going mad. The Darkness graced Chicago with their presence 3 nights ago at Park West, and for very obvious reasons, I can’t stop thinking about that damn show! Unequaled stage presence paired with crushingly heavy songs has made The Darkness one of the best live acts on the road. Fresh off…

Lucius strips down for Chicago crowd

The former Brooklynites of Lucius played Thalia Hall this past Tuesday to a dedicated group of fans. The band’s most recent release, Nudes, is their first compilation album in which they rearranged previous songs, stripped them down to make them acoustic, and even threw in a few covers and new originals. Lucius opened the show with one of…

Get Dancing With Spencer Ludwig

Featured trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, from the multi-Platinum band “Capital Cities”, brings to the Metro his solo artist show alongside “Betty Who”. His new music is attracting many fans because of its jazzy blend of rhythmic funk pop sound, accompanied by his prominent trumpet playing skills. He’s played at various festivals including Lollapalooza, Piqniq, and Austin…

MGMT is back stronger than ever

The last time MGMT played The Riviera Theatre was back in 2010–the band was on their Congratulations tour, Tame Impala was the opener, and it was my inaugural MGMT show. Fast forward 8 years and the band finds themselves back at the Riviera for two nights promoting their most recent release, Little Dark Age. After…

Chevelle at the House of Blues

On the 18th, the alt-metal band Chevelle played at the House of Blues in Chicago, and words can’t describe just how cool this show was (but I’ll try my best)! First off, closing their tour back at home in the Windy City and adding a second night was a no brainer. Despite the fact that the 2nd show…

The National’s 2 night takeover at the Civic Opera House

In the beautiful Civic Opera House of Chicago, one of indie rock’s most beloved bands, The National, set up camp for two nights to conclude their Sleep Well Beast tour for 2017. Fans of The National are dedicated and passionate. Upon hearing that the band would be finishing their 2017 tour in Chicago, fans exclaimed that…

Dance party with Hockey Dad

Australian surf-punk duo, Hockey Dad, played Lincoln Hall this past weekend and got Lincoln Hall jumping like I’ve never seen it before! The band is due to release Blend Inn in February, and fans were treated to a preview of some of the songs off the album. The duo was playful with the crowd and encouraged…

A night with Overcoats

The New York duo of Overcoats swept through Chicago last week and left fans in awe. Having not seen the band before and having released YOUNG less than a year ago, I was curious to see how strong their fan base was in Chicago. I quickly received my answer as the crowd started dancing within…

Bully: a show of strength

The grunge rockers of Bully had the walls shaking last Tuesday at Thalia Hall! Although the band’s second album, Losing, came out less than a month ago, the new material was well-rehearsed for the live setting, and fans already knew the lyrics to the new songs. Lead singer Alicia Bognanno’s raw screams coupled with the…

LouFest: The Best of the Fest

Coming at you with your roundup from LouFest! The weekend was full of amazing performances, but some stood out from the rest.