A little bitta that Bayonne magic!

Bayonne (Roger Sellers) helped Chicagoans usher in a weekend of bizarre weather last Friday at Schubas Tavern. I had seen Bayonne a few years ago at a Pitchfork aftershow, and was keen on seeing what he was up to these days. As I expected, he did not disappoint! Bayonne’s eccentric mind came to life in…

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…

Tom Walker at Schubas

Tom Walker may be young, but he is a force to be reckoned with. With his raw, powerful voice and his killer guitar skills, Tom’s set had me hooked in less than 5 minutes. The sound he’s managed to create has a classic feel to it but with a unique spin. It’s a bit of soul…

The Sea The Sea

Upstate New York band The Sea The Sea opened for Maggie Koerner Tuesday night at Schubas and left listeners captivated. Although the band is technically only a duo, Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley have been touring with 2 other musicians to help bring their sound to the stage. Together the quartet made beautifully deep, rich…

Dear Bent Knee,

Hi. We think we have a crush on you. You have everything we love in a band–creative compositions, uniquely beautiful vocals, a sense of humor, and the ability to evoke emotions in the listener. No joke, within a single set, those at Schubas felt everything from joy all the way to fear as they switched…

Julie Byrne @ Schubas 7/20

New Yorker Julie Byrne is coming to Schubas next Thursday, and it promises to be quite the show. Byrne just finished off a European + US tour in support of Whitney and Kevin Morby and is ready to head back out on tour with Johanna Warren who guested on three songs from Byrne’s latest album Not…

Gang of Youths plays Chicago for the first time

Gang of Youths’ introduction to the Australian music scene came in 2015 with the release of their debut album The Positions and 2016’s EP Let Me Be Clear. Although they were the new kids on the block, their popularity spread like wildfire and they quickly became one of Australia’s best live acts. Gang of Youths…

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,…

Esmé Patterson Shakes Schubas

On the first night of her tour, Esmé Patterson played to a full house at Schubas. Patterson, who had recently chopped her signature curly locks for her video “Francine,” was looking particularly badass in her bright blue bobbed wig.