Jay Som: “We’re going to play some songs for you…”

It’s been a few years since I last saw Jay Som, but damn, this act is fantastic! Fans piled in early to see Jay Som play Lincoln Hall last week and I was happy to hear all the excited chatter before the show. People were sporting Jay Som hats, talking about the new album, and…

Alvvays @ Thalia Hall 11/3

Canadian indie pop band Alvvays is returning to Chicago this Friday to play Thalia Hall. The band originally gained attention with their single “Adult Diversion” off their 2014 self-titled debut album. Alvvays released their second album, Antisocialites, in September of this year and are eager to try their new material on eager fans. The band’s unique…

Jay Som @ Subterranean 9/14

Jay Som is swinging back through town to enchant us with their beautiful, sprawling music. The brainchild of Melina Duterte, Jay Som’s most recent album, Everybody Works, has received high praise from the likes of Stereogum, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. Last time they were in town was an absolute treat–don’t miss out on…

The ladies bring the heat!

Last Friday featured co-headliners The Courtneys and Jay Som at Schubas. The Funs, although billed as the opening act, brought the energy levels up with their unique sound. Crazy Courtney put it best between songs, saying that she is constantly in awe of The Funs, and that hearing their music is like being at a…

The Courtneys and Jay Som @ Schubas 3/24

The Courtneys, Flying Nun’s first non New Zealand artist, recently released their sophomore album “The Courtneys II” and are coming to Chicago to let fans hear the new material live. The power trio has fashioned an incredibly catchy and well-produced album, and they are eager to share it with everyone. To hear their new material,…