Dear Bent Knee,

Hi. We think we have a crush on you. You have everything we love in a band–creative compositions, uniquely beautiful vocals, a sense of humor, and the ability to evoke emotions in the listener. No joke, within a single set, those at Schubas felt everything from joy all the way to fear as they switched…

Maps & Atlases Returns to Music

After 6 years of radio silence, the indie rockers out of Chicago have finally made their way back to the music scene. Lightlessness Is Nothing New was released  earlier this month by the (now) trio and is largely about the death of frontman Dave Davison’s father. Maps & Atlases played Lincoln Hall in the city where it…

Rocking out with the Kids

Alternative indie rock band, Middle Kids, played a sold out show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.  The first time I saw them live was when they were sharing the stage last year with Cold War Kids.  Since then, I’ve become familiar with their music, and it was exciting to see them up on stage again.

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…