Operators return to Chicago

Operators is one of those bands that I remember going to on a whim, but ended up completey blown away by their material. Their sound has the most amazing mix of retro and modern tones, and their songs are expertly composed. The guys next to me were clearly won over at the very same concert…

Jared & The Mill bring indie folk to Chicago!

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Jared & The Mill consists of front man Jared Kolesar with Michael Carter, Larry Gast III, Chuck Morriss III and Josh Morin. The show at Lincoln Hall may not have been sold out, but the room was still full of intense energy!  Although we were in Chicago, I felt like I was…

Better Oblivion Community Center at Lincoln Hall

Barely a year old, Better Oblivion Community Center played two sold-out nights at Lincoln Hall.  Comprised of Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, and Phoebe Bridgers, you could see the friendship on stage.  This did not surprise me given the theme of the band focuses around community and belonging.  As they opened the show with their current single…

Kickin’ it w/ Bryce Vine at Lincoln Hall

Rapper/singer Bryce Vine played a sold out show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago last month, and we can’t get it out of our heads!  Coming all the way from Los Angeles, Bryce Vine’s music brings fans together with its blend of west coast and east coast vibes, which makes his music stand out.  Vine’s style…

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…

Tall Heights sets the tone for the weekend

After a long week, how better to start the weekend than with a heartfelt concert? The guys of Tall Heights gave Chicagoans just that Friday night at Lincoln Hall. The members of Tall Heights are humble, kind, and low-key funny–they seem like the neighborhood guys everyone knew and liked. The only difference is that this…

Soccer Mommy plays sold out show

Soccer Mommy stopped by Chicago earlier this month and played a sold out show at Lincoln Hall.  All in attendance that night had a great time as they sang along to some favorite songs from the band’s debut album Clean.  Lead singer and songwriter Sophie Allison has been passionate about music ever since she was…

Diet Cig brings the love

Do you remember the 21st night of September? Yes I do, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” will forever remind me of Diet Cig’s show last Friday. Taking the stage to the funky jam, Diet Cig instantly set the tone for their entire night–having fun, being yourself, and enjoying great music in good company was…

Maps & Atlases Returns to Music

After 6 years of radio silence, the indie rockers out of Chicago have finally made their way back to the music scene. Lightlessness Is Nothing New was released  earlier this month by the (now) trio and is largely about the death of frontman Dave Davison’s father. Maps & Atlases played Lincoln Hall in the city where it…