An Evening with Johnny Marr

Johnny (middle name “Fuckin”) Marr. I had thought that only my Catalan friend living in London called him that, but I quickly learned that calling the former Smiths guitarist by his “full” name is apparently commonplace. Fans of the legendary guitarist packed into The Vic Theatre Monday night eager to spend a few hours with…

Gabriella Cohen @ The Vic 3/31

Looking for a show to round out a great month of concerts? Check out Gabriella Cohen and Foxygen! The Aussie, who is widely known for being the frontwoman of The Furrs, has branched out on her own for her first solo album, Full Closure And No Details, which was released earlier this month. Cohen is opening for…

The Wild Hearts of Japandroids

The punk rock duo out of Canada came on stage at The Vic Wednesday night with a fire in their hearts and a spring in their step. I had never seen Japandroids live before, but I was blow away by their unbridled energy which somehow didn’t burn out before their 1.5 hour set was through….

It’s a Good Life with KONGOS

Not going to lie, I was in a pretty awful mood when I set out for the KONGOS show last week.  My family had just put one of our dogs to sleep, and part of me wanted to curl up in my bed and call it a night.  I instead dusted myself off and headed…

KONGOS + The Joy Formidable @ The Vic Theatre 10/5

Attention, attention!  This show has been moved from the Riviera Theatre to the Vic Theatre!  Tickets already purchased for the Riviera show will be honored at the Vic. The band of brothers will be swooping through Chicago this Wednesday in support of their June 10th release, Egomaniac.  If you already had tickets to the show at…

Punk Ain’t Dead!

Last Thursday night the British punk legends, Buzzcocks, proved that punk is alive and well!   As their 40th band anniversary, the guys set out on their Buzzcocks 40 tour and graced Chicago with their presence.  The crowd was one of the most diverse I’ve seen in a while, consisting of young and old, blatant…

Blood Orange @ The Vic 9/23

Blood Orange, the musical endeavor of Dev Hynes, is bringing his new live show, “Welcome To Freetown,” to the Vic Theater this Thursday.  Hynes wrote and produced the album himself, which featured artists like Debbie Harry, EmpressOf, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more.  In the spirit of Prince, Hynes’s music evokes an electronic pop vibe that has caught the attention…

Melanie Martinez Delivers

St. Paddy’s Day is always a party, but this year, hundreds of Melanie Martinez super fans packed into the Vic Theatre to enjoy the night with their favorite singer. Fans of all ages squeezed together to get closer to the stage as they anxiously awaited the arrival of Melanie.  A few concert goers at the…

Melanie Martinez in Chicago 3/17

Indie pop singer Melanie Martinez, who you may recognize from the third season of The Voice, is coming to the Vic Theatre on St. Patrick’s Day. Martinez has grown up a lot since her departure from the Voice.  She’s expanded on her unique sound, released EP “Dollhouse” in 2014, and most recently, her first full album…