BAND SPOTLIGHT: The King of Mars

Straight out of our very own town comes The King of Mars–a rock/funk/indie band with nine, yes nine, members in it! If you’re wondering why there are nine people invovled, it’s because The King of Mars plays with a horn section and auxiliary percussion to make a rich, full sound for their listeners. In their…

Adia Victoria brings Silences to life in Chicago

Fresh off the release of her sophomore album, Silences, Adia Victoria played Schubas Monday night to a crowd ready for some real talk. The singer-songwriter has never shied away from singing about how she feels or topics that might be uncomfortable. Refusing to be silenced by society, Adia Victoria sings of mental illness, sexism, drug addiction…

The boys are back in town

Hailing from the city of Peoria in central Illinois, The Brother Brothers played to a packed house opening for Dead Horses at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Park. A water pipe had burst at the original venue in Ravenswood, so the show got relocated to Old Town School of Folk’s more…

Country Night Out with Jimmie Allen

Jimmie Allen played to a packed house at Joe’s on Weed for US99’s Country Night Out.  Coming off of multiple weeks of his single “Best Shot” being at Number 1, you could feel the energy in the room. Although Jimmie Allen only has an EP and one full length out, he still was able to get the…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Molly Grue

No, not Mötley Crüe. The act Molly Grue actually got their name from a character in 1968’s The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle. Check out our interview below to hear how the act came to be and how it has evolved over the years. How long have you been doing music? I’ve been recording on…

KONGOS delight a packed Lincoln Hall

The brothers of KONGOS are back in the game! While we know they’ve certainly been busy producing their tour documentary and their weekly podcast, it was nice to see them playing live music again. A packed venue, especially while the opener is still playing, is a sign of a very excited fanbase. While I think…

Future Generations at Lincoln Hall

The gents of Future Generations kicked off our weekend with some dancing and good vibes! Looking like your high school guy friends, these dudes are every bit as fun-loving and kind. Following their September release of Landscape, Chicago was just one of the many stops during their promotional tour of the album. The band played for a…

Metro’s moshpit up front full of youths

Australia’s Gang of Youths is movin’ on up the ranks of Chicago venues! Quickly outgrowing both Schubas and Subterranean, last Friday saw the band play to a delightfully energetic bunch at Metro. I always pride Chicago on having great fans at concerts and am truly disappointed when we don’t “show up” well enough physically or…

Party Nails at Metro

For their 20th Anniversary Tour, Eve 6 brought two all-female openers on the road with them–Somme and Party Nails. The ladies fronting each act are roommates in LA and feel incredibly thankful to have been chosen as the openers for their special tour. During their sets they both spoke to the band’s character and said…

Albert Hammond Jr. jump starts Chicago’s heart

Chicagoans are pretty resilient during the winter months, but Winter Storm Bruce and freezing temperatures caught us a little off guard during the last week of November. Feeling a bit numb, Chicagoans still made their way to Aragon Ballroom for Night 1 of 101 WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas featuring Albert Hammond Jr., Grandson,…