Posted by: Allison Lapinski Last Saturday marked the end of San Francisco beach-pop band, No Vacation’s, headlining US tour with special guest Okey Dokey. Wicker Park’s Subterranean was packed with young fans sporting Hawaiian shirts and sunburns from the full-sun day in Chicago. I wandered in during the conclusion of the first opener, a small Michigan band. The crowd seemed eager for the main act, yet receptive to the indie grooves from Nashville band Okey … Continue reading WLUW Presents California Surf Rock Outfit, No Vacation
Posted by: Carolyn Droke Another successful WLUW-presented show for the books! Jerry Paper took the stage at the iconic Empty Bottle to play for a packed house. Although Jerry Paper and his band took the stage later than I had anticipated (however it is the empty bottle, so I really should have expected a midnight headliner), the "Like A Baby" singer was still able to captivate the crowd. Curt Oren was the first opener. I was able … Continue reading Jerry Paper Plays a Sold Out Show at The Empty Bottle
On Sunday, November 11th, I took a rest from writing course papers to go see The Dodos at Lincoln Hall hosted by WLUW. I arrived just in time for Pool Holograph’s Wyatt Grant subbing in for Palehound as the opening act. While I was disappointed that I would not see Palehound perform, Grant’s impromptu solo set brought a dreamy lo-fi start to the night. Pool Holograph’s synth-centered songs surprisingly worked without the support of a band. The … Continue reading WLUW Presents The Dodos At Lincoln Hall
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.