Hidden gems of the week…

WEDNESDAY(7/11): Bent Knee @ Schubas This Boston art rock band has been busy! Following the release of their album Land Animal, the band was selected to work on a collaborative project with Samuel Solomon and the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble. The result of this union is a mesmerizing 30-minute journey that explores how memory continuously alters our present. Currently, the…

On sale soon…

9/21 – Hozier @ Riviera Theatre (on sale 6/15) 10/6 – Hippo Campus @ Riviera Theatre (on sale 6/15) 10/6 – Meg Myers @ House of Blues (Wednesday-Thursday presale code = GOODVIBES, on sale 6/15) 11/1 – Ghost @ Aragon Ballroom (on sale 6/15) For a more full list of upcoming events, click here.

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…

Unique shows of the week!

Are you a fan of puppets? Okay, how about rock music? The rockers of Everything is Terrible! is bringing their show The Great Satan to Lincoln Hall this Tuesday (2/20). EIT creates a unique atmosphere at their shows by piecing together and remixing videos they find in order to weave a narrative that fits their shows….

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…

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…