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,…

Raging with Cage and the Bottlemen

It’s almost been a week, and my mind is still drifting back to Aragon Ballroom where last Friday Chicagoans were graced by up-and-comers Catfish and the Bottlemen and heavy-hitters Cage the Elephant whose album Tell Me I’m Pretty was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album of the year!

Ra Ra Riot and Young the Giant @ Aragon Ballroom 11/4

Ra Ra Riot will be opening for Young the Giant Friday night in support of their most recent release, Need Your Light.  You’ve probably heard their insanely catching single, “Water,” on the radio, and if you’ve somehow missed out, give it a listen!  Produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, the band has really hit its stride…

A Night for the Head and the Heart

Aragon Ballroom ballroom is already an incredibly memorable venue, with it’s interior architecture and twinkling ceiling, but Friday night’s stage had some extra flare added to it.  Surrounded by lush plants, the stage had a welcome, organic feel to it.  With their crisp sound and effortless beauty, it was the perfect setting for The Head…

The Head and The Heart @ Aragon Ballroom 10/14

Seattle indie rockers, The Head and the Heart, are playing Aragon Ballroom this upcoming Friday, and we are so excited! The Head and the Heart have been around for about 7 years, and are touring for their newest album Signs of Light, which is a total gem.  To me, the album is like chicken noodle soup when…

The Night the Brits Stole Christmas

The British took over Aragon Ballroom Friday night as Circa Waves, The Wombats, and Bastille packed the place for the second of WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas.