House of Vans Announces HalloWolfbat Show on 10/31

The House of Vans is set to present a Halloween live show and art showcase featuring The Hu, Doomriders, Lighting Born, along with Visual Conjuring by Dennis Mcnett. The night of Hallows' Eve brings Vans, Dennis McNett of Wolfbatt Studios and special guest collaborators together to transform the House of Vans Chicago skate space into a terrifyingly psychedelic dancefloor. [...]

Gus Dapperton Brings Energy to Metro

Photos and review by Karla Bueno A product of a new wave of creative millennials, Gus Dapperton is an emerging musical giant. His unique style incorporates layers of analog instruments over narrative-based lyrics. With his unharried vocals and synth-heavy instrumentals, some describe his work as bedroom indie, a sub-genre of indie-pop.  Gus Dapperton, 22, was [...]

WLUW Chats with Bombay Bicycle Club

By Allison Lapinski Bombay Bicycle Club has reunited after a three-year hiatus. In a recent music video for their single "Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)," the band, with full tongue-in-cheek attitude, declared that without their music, "British society crumbled." British and American fans alike were excited to find out about the band releasing new [...]

Boy Scouts to Join Jay Som at Lincoln Hall on 10/18

Boy Scouts is an imaginative DIY-indie group from Oakland, California led by singer-songwriter Taylor Vick. This summer, Boy Scouts released their first proper LP entitled “Free Company,” with Anti- Records. The album is packed with soft and sunny melodies, which are placed delicately alongside Vick’s lyrics on heartache and overcoming personal hardship.  The album's debut [...]

Mac DeMarco: A (Second) Night at the Riv

Photos & article by Morgan Ciocca Mac DeMarco played two back-to-back shows at the Riviera Theater in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood on Saturday, Sep. 28 and Sunday, Sep. 29 in support of his sixth full-length studio album, “Here Comes the Cowboy.” McBriare Samuel Lanyon – better known as "Mac" – DeMarco has been a prominent figure [...]