Angel Olsen to Play the Riv in Support of “All Mirrors”

November 13, 2019 wluwfmchicago 0

By Ryan Saar Angel Olsen has always been a compelling figure. Watching her progress from humble lo-fi beginnings to this year’s magnificent All Mirrors, her music’s clear consistent value has been its demand for humanity. Olsen seesaws from forlorn ballad to thrilling rock opera, but listeners can always count on […]

Inside Alex Cameron’s Theatrical Realm

November 10, 2019 wluwfmchicago 0

Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy on the new album “Miami Memory,” PC culture, and more. Alex Cameron is an ingenious singer-songwriter, and the voice of what some critics term “sleaze-pop.” But Cameron’s music is a bit more complex than this category leads on. The Australian-native’s first two albums, “Jumping the […]

Bad Bad Hats Opens for San Fermin at Thalia Hall

November 3, 2019 wluwfmchicago 0

Photos and review by Morgan Ciocca Chicago is one of Bad Bad Hats’ “golden pin cities.” Kerry Alexander, the indie rock trio’s lead vocalist and guitarist, said that she and her bandmate and husband Chris Hoge hang a map of the U.S. in their Minneapolis home, marking each city they […]

Gus Dapperton Brings Energy to Metro

October 14, 2019 wluwfmchicago 0

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 […]