Have you ever seen a lion at the zoo or a great white shark in an aquarium? Both are majestic creatures of grace and power but in that small cage or limiting tank, they can’t quite flex their muscles or open their jaws wide and show the crowd how mighty they can be. It just [...]
It was neither the first nor the last time Jo Passed had been to Chicago. I met up with the band a humid evening in June at Avondale venue Sleeping Village. Their first time in the city was less than a year ago on Halloween when they played a show at the popular DIY venue [...]
The event was curated by the rapper herself and included free admission, free drinks and an airy atmosphere. Rap duo by the name of Glitter Moneyyy set the tone for the night with goofy and empowering mantras. They brought the hype and humor but it was rather surface level (even though that might have been [...]
Chicago’s House of Vans kicked off their summer House Party series with a stacked lineup consisting of Vic Mensa, The Pack and Kami on May 31st. The venue, located off of W. Randolph Street, acts as a cultural hub for Chicagoans and provides a completely open bar with select cocktails and brews provided by Goose [...]
Lincoln Hall was blessed by the presence of King Tuff on Friday, May 25. His mixture of Ty Segall, Tame Impala and a hint of Bob Dylan gave the audience a great live sound, perfect for a dance and a drink.
Yellow Days, otherwise known as George Van Den Broek, has crafted music that makes us think of better days to come. The 18-year-old, English artist reminds me of a blissed out King Krule. With rich, strong vocals Yellow Days sings about love, the cycle of life, depression and overcoming. From the instant this show went on [...]
Crumb, Combo Chimbita, & Slow Pulp at Beat Kitchen on April 2. Setting out on their spring 2018 tour, the group of four musicians hailing from New York known as Crumb comes readily equipped with psychedelic jazz-influenced indie rock that really sets them apart from being just another up-and-coming band. Lead singer Lila Ramani’s smooth vocals [...]
Whether you live in the Windy City or not, it’s a known fact that Chicago provides some of the most unique music festival experiences. From alternative rock to latin and even harsh noise, there’s a festival experience for every niche. Mamby on the Beach, presented by React, brings out the best in Chicago with waterfront [...]