It’s An Aussie Takeover!

Playing to a sold out crowd, Josh Cashman won hearts over with his Australian accent and undeniable talent at The Riviera on Wednesday. Opening for his longtime friend and fellow Australian Tash Sultana, Cashman sang his catchy tunes of love, life and loss equipped with his laid back persona. Knowing from an early age music…

No T-Pain, No Gain.

Hit after hit, T-Pain showed fans why the rapper/singer/songwriter is still a household name. Performing at back to back sold out shows at The House of Blues, the artist thanked crowds for supporting him and declared he wanted to give back as he made it rain money from the balcony seats. “It might only be…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DIIV show at Logan Square Auditorium

With Storefront Church’s emotional one man guitar performance and Chastity’s political energy on stage, it led to a great performance by DIIV. Performing in such a historic venue like Logan Square Auditorium, it set an intimate mood that was perfect for the musical energy and the crowd size. The lighting was effective in creating various…

Jay Som: “We’re going to play some songs for you…”

It’s been a few years since I last saw Jay Som, but damn, this act is fantastic! Fans piled in early to see Jay Som play Lincoln Hall last week and I was happy to hear all the excited chatter before the show. People were sporting Jay Som hats, talking about the new album, and…