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…

Hidden gems of the week…

WEDNESDAY(7/11): Bent Knee @ Schubas This Boston art rock band has been busy! Following the release of their album Land Animal, the band was selected to work on a collaborative project with Samuel Solomon and the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble. The result of this union is a mesmerizing 30-minute journey that explores how memory continuously alters our present. Currently, the…

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.

Golden Suits 10/11 @ Schubas

The of Golden Suits of Brooklyn will be playing Schubas this upcoming Tuesday 10/11 in support of their debut album Kubla Khan which was released last week.  The album is free-spirited and livelier than the musician’s previous work and evokes a sense of nostalgia.  The second single from the album, “Gold Feeling” can be heard here. …

Adia Victoria, please come back!

I arrived late to Adia Victoria’s set on Tuesday night since my grad school class got out late, but I arrived to a packed room at Schubas, which is always a great sign.   Adia Victoria’s performance had the entire audience on edge.  There is something about the way that she sings that grabs everyone’s…

Adia Victoria @ Schubas 9/20

The wickedly innovative badass of Nashville, Adia Victoria, will be playing Tuesday night at Schubas. Her debut album Beyond the Bloodhounds had made her one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know,” and for good reason.  Adia Victoria’s rough voice is ghostly and haunting on the record, and she weaves together a complex fabric consisting of rock,…