BAND SPOTLIGHT: Bullets & Octane

Bullets & Octane, based out of California via St. Louis, has been rocking together for the past two decades. The band has shared the stage with some pretty legendary bands (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Stone Sour, Deftones, and more) and continually strive to make their sound bigger and better. Their live shows tend to stick pretty…

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…

Gang of Youths breathes life back into Chicago

Did you hear the news? Going to concerts not only helps improve your mental health, but can help you live longer! While I’m sure this doesn’t come as a shock to those of us who spend our free time at Chicago venues, I feel like my friends and family have a better understanding of why…

New single by Weesp

Although Weesp’s new single “Not Over” was just released a few weeks ago, it has already been seen on YouTube over 100,000 times by fans eager to hear more from the band. The song deals with the endless struggle between light and darkness that lives in all of us. In the end, the band preaches…

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…

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…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Cinders

Cinders, the six-piece indie pop band out of Salt Lake City, has been making a splash for the past two years as they entered music scene . While a few of the band members had played together in previous projects, they all agree that their current lineup fits together like the two half-hearts of a BFF necklace.

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….