Diamondwolf at Funhouse

Diamondwolf at Funhouse

When I arrive at a venue and notice that there isn’t a single drum kit on the stage I immediately know I’m in for an …

 

Wolf Alice at The Crocodile

Wolf Alice at The Crocodile

Wolf Alice has everything happening in a band that I adore. The way they mix ’90s indie alternative rock with grunge and top it off …

 

Gateway Drugs at The Crocodile

Gateway Drugs at The Crocodile

Some may here the term gateway drug and associate it with negative connotations. Not me. And definitely not the band Gateway Drugs who opened for …

 

Matt Pond PA at Tractor Tavern

Matt Pond PA at Tractor Tavern

Like American Analog Set, The Weakerthans, Low and IDA, Matt Pond PA is one of those seminal, sleepy bands that consistently appeared on countless mix …

 

Young Buffalo at Tractor Tavern

Young Buffalo at Tractor Tavern

I stopped arriving “early” for shows a few years ago,  arriving promptly the headliner with little concern for the “opening bands.” I recently broke this bad …

 

Gramatik at Showbox Market

Gramatik at Showbox Market

I believe in transformation. The music of Gramatik can play well on the speakers of any hip retailer or creative office as background. But can …

 

Reptar at Tractor Tavern

Reptar at Tractor Tavern

Reptar refined! Don’t get me wrong. They are still the bouncy, spastic, punchy band they started out as. Only they have built on that foundation …

 

Dr. Dog at Thalia Hall

Dr. Dog at Thalia Hall

On Friday, April 10, Dr. Dog and mewithoutyou played Chicago’s Thalia Hall. Playing as a six-piece band, Dr. Dog’s live sound is dense and layered, …

 

Faith No More at The Paramount Theatre

Faith No More at The Paramount Theatre

The all white outfits combined with the solid white decor of the flower-covered stage would make one think they are about to attend some sort …

 

The Soft Moon at Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Soft Moon at Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Soft Moon isn’t a band I had ever heard of. I don’t typically dive too deep into the world of dark indie synth pop. …