Category: Featured

  • Kevin Morby at Thalia Hall

    Kevin Morby at Thalia Hall

    by Liz Solleder 8 June, 2019 I expected a major culture shock walking into the Kevin Morby show from the Pilsen Foodtruck Festival. I had just eaten a taco that made my nose run, browsed countless street vendors, went on an earring buying frenzy at one particular tent, sucked down a virgin pina colada that […]

  • Anderson .Paak at Huntington Bank Pavilion

    Anderson .Paak at Huntington Bank Pavilion

    Photos by Lauren Washington 4 June, 2019  

  • Nick Murphy at Metro

    Nick Murphy at Metro

    By Ethan Shanfeld Photos by Sharon Kleiman 29 May 2019 “I’m Nick Murphy, or at least that’s what my mother named me.” Murphy, a rebranding of his former persona Chet Faker, graced the stage of Chicago’s Metro on May 29. His set included cuts from his moody 2014 LP Built On Glass, his collaboration project […]

  • Vince Staples at House of Vans

    Vince Staples at House of Vans

    By Slade Warnken 31 May 2019 “If I die on stage don’t put me on Instagram,” Staples told the crowd as he sucked in on his inhaler between songs. Standing in the media pit of House of Van’s first installment of their summer house party series with sweat dripping down my back, I was begging […]

  • Riot Fest Presents: Movements at Metro

    Riot Fest Presents: Movements at Metro

    By Finn Hewes 19 May, 2019 Less than 24 hours had passed since leaving Metro (read my Black Pistol Fire review here) when I found myself back for more. Riot Fest sponsored a nationwide tour of four up-and-comers in what I would call the post-hardcore/post-punk movement. Catch the unofficial tour playlist here. First to take […]

  • Passion Pit at the Riviera

    Passion Pit at the Riviera

    By Christian Wade Photos by Rachel Kupfer 15 May 2019   As someone who claims to know a lot about music, I’m honestly pretty uninformed. When an artist or band comes up in conversation that I’m vaguely familiar with, I tend to interject with something along the lines of “oh my god I love them […]

  • A Conversation with Charlie Parr

    A Conversation with Charlie Parr

    by Finn Hewes 16 May, 2019 Charlie Parr, the Duluth-based folk-blues crooner, kicked off yet another tour here in Chicago this past Thursday night at Lincoln Hall. He’s accompanied on this tour by his friend Phil Cook. I’ve been a fan of Charlie’s since I first stumbled across his work in 2016, when Stumpjumper— an […]

  • Crumb at Thalia Hall

    Crumb at Thalia Hall

    By Patricia Janick Photos by Christian Wade 2 May 2019   Divino Niño had already taken the stage when we entered Thalia Hall. The band was a pleasant surprise and fit in well with the chill vibes of Crumb and their fans. Divino Niño’s lead singer has a deep impressive voice and an adorably awkward […]

  • The Slaps EP Release at Beat Kitchen

    The Slaps EP Release at Beat Kitchen

    By Susanna Kemp 26 April 2019   With lamps adorning the stage and an abundance of dancing, The Slaps’ Friday night EP release of B at Beat Kitchen felt like an intimate house show. The three band members go to DePaul, and The Slaps have gained widespread popularity in Chicago among the city’s college crowd. […]

  • Deerhoof at Lincoln Hall

    Deerhoof at Lincoln Hall

    By Nat Scholl Photos by Abigail Everding 21 April 2019   For 2019, my resolution is to only cover “deer” bands at Lincoln Hall. Following Deerhunter’s February show, I was tasked with reviewing Baltimore noise outfit Deerhoof. Though not super knowledgeable about the extent of their discography, I had loved everything I’d heard by them […]