Skegss raising some hell at Bottom Lounge

Aussie band Skegss caused quite the riot at Bottom Lounge this past week! Known for their killer surf punk jams and wild energy, Skegss had the crowd going nuts from the second they struck their first chord. Considering it was their first time playing in the Windy City, I was surprised to see how many…

Boy & Bear got their groove back!

Monday night saw the return of Australian band Boy & Bear after a temporary hiatus. With his health under control, singer Dave Hosking and the guys are out touring in support of Suck on Light, the album that is being released this Friday! The set Monday night featured a healthy mix of songs from their previously released…

The boys are back in town

Saturday night saw the return of UK band You Me at Six at Bottom Lounge. The last time the band played the Windy City was back in 2014, so the excitement in the room was palpable. Some people had driven  across the midwest to see them, and others had been anxiously waiting their return for…

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving…

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the venue, all the crowd was a buzzing great rock on the menu Blackout Wednesday brought BBC Presents through Bottom Lounge boasting a killer lineup!  We made it in time for Spring King and Sundara Karma who helped fans to let loose and kick off the holiday…

Sam Evian @ Bottom Lounge 10/21

Sam Evian will be performing at Bottom Lounge this Friday in support of his debut album, Premium, which was released at the end of September.  He will be playing alongside one of his favorites, Teenage Fan Club.  Check out his single “I Need A Man,” and get your tickets to Friday’s show here.

How to Dress Well @ Bottom Lounge 9/23

How to Dress well, the band of a Chicago native, not a self help book, will be coming to Bottom Lounge on Thursday the 23rd. The brainchild of Tom Krell will be storming though the city in support of his fourth album, Care, which is set to release on the same day as the show.  Care…

Beach Slang @ Bottom Lounge 5/16

Beach Slang, the wildly catchy punk rock band, is coming to Bottom Lounge on Monday as part of their first headlining US tour. The band’s 2015 release, The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, has been received enthusiastically by fans and critics alike.  As music fans, I’m sure we can all agree that…

School of Rock

Mid December, I joined a crowd quite unlike any other I had ever seen.  Packed with parents, siblings, friends, and fellow musicians, I witnessed the incredible talent of Naperville’s  School of Rock musicians.

Strokes Guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr, at Bottom Lounge 9/15

If you haven’t already heard of Albert Hammond Jr., this Tuesday would be a good time to check him out! With the release of his third solo album, Momentary Masters, Albert Hammond Jr. is making his way through North America this fall with a recent appearance at LouFest in St. Louis.  Pitted up against Ludacris…