Sports at Lincoln Hall

Article and photos by: Grey Creek Despite the heavy snowfall, fans gathered at Lincoln Hall to watch an incredible performance by the band Sports. The show was opened by J Ember, an artist from Canada who is joining Sports for this leg of their tour. He played a slowed-down rendition of Someday by The Strokes that almost brought me to tears. In between sets, fans were impatiently awaiting Sports' performance at Lincoln Hall for … Continue reading Sports at Lincoln Hall

Vintage Keyboards and Finding Yourself During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Sis

Article and interview by: Clara Copps Gnani is a 6-song EP that was put out earlier this year by Berkeley-based artist Sis. Sis is Jenny Gillespie Mason, a former writer, founder of Native Cat Recordings and a mother of two.  Gnani is an electronic album, but still retains a very soft and tranquil quality. It also includes a wide range of instruments, including vintage keyboards, congas, bass, and various electronic soundbites to create a unique … Continue reading Vintage Keyboards and Finding Yourself During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Sis

Revisiting Past Angst with Current Joys

Article By: Mary Dixon The excitement was palpable waiting in the biting Chicago cold just outside the historic Thalia Hall. Friends huddled together shuddering with anticipation and the feeling didn’t fade even when we were ushered into the sauna that was the packed theater. Stepping into Thalia Hall, which blended seamlessly into the shops surrounding it, felt like stepping into another time: a time that could perhaps be summarized as a classical theatrical world populated … Continue reading Revisiting Past Angst with Current Joys

Modern Nun is Passing on Kindness

Article written by: Makenzie Creden Interview conducted by: Makenzie Creden and Emily Schwarz The Chicago indie-rock trio, Modern Nun, is here to pass on kindness and acceptance to their fans. Ahead of our show with the group on Thursday, we sat down with Edie (guitar and vocals), Lee (guitar), and Hailey (drums) to chat about what Modern nun means to them, the new EP, and being a queer band in the local scene. The new … Continue reading Modern Nun is Passing on Kindness

Dancing with Dante Elephante

Article and photo by: Justina Cufré The snow outside of Schubas Tavern fell like confetti as the warmth from the inside lured us in. Blue and purple lights onstage illuminated the instruments that would soon be used to produce awe-inducing sounds. Calming music bounced off the wooden floor, walls, and beams as the enthusiastic early comers of the crowd sat on the side, chatting with loved ones. The coziness of the environment invited a feeling … Continue reading Dancing with Dante Elephante