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…

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…

JR JR’s Electric Energy at the HOB Chicago

Last Thursday night at the House of Blues, JR JR took over the stage and I was so ecstatic to see them play.  As soon as I got inside and started making my way towards the crowd I couldn’t help but notice the amazing light set up and clean sound that was coming off the…

Ketch-ing-up with Fleet Foxes

Please excuse the absurd title, but those at The Chicago Theatre Wednesday night knew there was a lot of Ketchup trash talking and adoration happening throughout the set. After a long 6 years hearing nothing from Fleet Foxes, I was ecstatic to see that they were rejoining the music scene with their most recent release Crack-Up. Before…

The Trashcan Sinatras @ Lincoln Hall 10/9

Scottish cult heroes, The Trashcan Sinatras, are coming through Chicago next week for their 30th anniversary tour! The band’s touring and recording has been sporadic in recent years, but they are hitting the road again with their most extensive US tour in decades. The show will be acoustic and feature not only fan favorites, but…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Calling for Eden

What seemed like a far fetched dream in the early 2000s is now becoming a reality for Calling for Eden, the eight-piece band out of Texas. Drawing on the diverse talents of each member, the band starting becoming more serious about their music in 2013 and has come a long way since. Whether they had…

WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas

If you didn’t get your presale tickets today, more are going on sale tomorrow! See below for lineup details. 11/30 – Rise Against + Papa Roach (WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas) @ Aragon Ballroom (on sale 9/29) 12/1 – Foster the People + Cold War Kids (WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas) @ Aragon…

Fleet Foxes at The Chicago Theatre 10/3 – 10/4

One of our favorite indie folk bands, Fleet Foxes, is back at it and playing The Chicago Theatre for two nights in a row next week! The band released their first full-length album in 6 years this past summer and are eager to reconnect with fans. Crack-Up features the beautiful harmonies that originally drew us in…

Goose Island’s 312 Block Party

Although it is the end of festival season, Goose Island is putting on one final party this Friday and Saturday at their annual 312 Block Party! The shindig will take place on the block outside the Fulton location and features both a kick ass lineup AND some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks and specialty beers….

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.