Mister Moon Turns Heads

Down in the Elbo Room’s psychedelic basement, Mister Moon was second to take the stage in a series of four bands. Their show marked the band’s first concert in Chicago, and although they came in with limited exposure in the big city, I’m certain they left with new fans. Before their set even began, those…

CollXtion II

Allie X returned to Chicago last week looking considerably more gangster than the last time she was in town. Donning mouthy overalls, a trucker hat, and aviators, Allie X strut her stuff across the stage as she played her way through hit from her first album, and fresh ones off of CollXtion II. While still maintaining her…

Sundara Karma @ Subterranean 4/18

NME’s “Best New Band of 2017” is coming back to Chicago this Tuesday to play at Subterranean with Coast Modern and 888. The band was last in Chicago the night before Thanksgiving and played one hell of a show at Bottom Lounge. Since we last saw them, they have officially released their debut album, Youth…

Molly Burch @ Empty Bottle 3/23

Molly Burch is coming to Empty Bottle this Thursday in support of her debut album Please Be Mine. The album is a collection of 10 songs about heartbreak, loneliness, and reconnecting, which everyone can identify with to a certain extent. Burch’s sound has a retro feel to it and her music is full of soul. Check her…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Demi the Daredevil

Demi the Daredevil is a rock band out of El Paso, Texas that combines dark, psychological-inspired lyrics with upbeat alternative rock. However, their music wasn’t always so convoluted. What started out as fast and heavy rock, morphed into soft doo-wop, then into a classical broadway-esque sound before currently evolving into what the band calls alternative…

House of Vans Chicago Grand Opening

For those lucky enough to get in, the House of Vans grand opening at the new Chicago location was a to night to remember. Chicago is the home to many beautiful and unique venues. We have shows in iconic theatres, parks with great views of the Chicago skyline, a wide array of pubs, and a ballroom…

The Chain Gang of 1974 @ The Riviera Theatre 1/31

The Chain Gang of 1974 will be playing with Souvenirs and AFI this Tuesday to close out a great month of live shows in Chicago.  The Chain Gang of 1974 is the brainchild of  musician Kamtin Mohager, who is eager to get back out on the road this year.  Mohager’s synth pop project will provide some…

Farewell, 2016!

2016 may not have been the best for rock stars and world politics, but there were some damn good shows this year!  Thanks for staying tuned!

Savoy Motel and The Dandy Warhols

Underground rock group “Savoy Motel” opened for The Dandy Warhols at Park West and without a doubt brought the crowd together with their upbeat groove and boogie rock sound.  Lead guitar/vocalist Mimi Galbierz just seemed so happy and into her performance that it definitely infected the crowd. The band is from Nashville, Tennessee and I’m…

LouFest: Day 2 Preview

As promised, here are our suggestions for Day 2 of LouFest 2016! Sunday, September 11 Aaron Kamm & The One Drops [12:30pm @ Bud Light Stage] Is there anything Aaron Kamm & The One Drops can’t do?  You like it, they play it!  These St. Louis natives boast a set full of blues, groove, soul, rock,…

California Comes to Ravinia

After the rains cleared, blue skies and warm weather took over just in time to welcome California rockers Best Coast and The Go-Go’s to the stage at Ravinia Friday night.