Ghost at Chicago Open Air 2019

Swedes Ghost bring something akin to musical rock theatre.

Meshuggah at Chicago Open Air 2019

Nothing is more beast than Meshuggah.

Mogli at Schubas

Frankness seems to be contagious, and if there's one word that would describe her show best, it's "honesty."

Tim Atlas at Schubas

Tim Atlas poured "the heart" into his performance, as Gwen Stefani would say.

Rich Jones at Schubas

It’s becoming increasingly hard to perceive Rich Jones as anything less than the main act of any evening.

Carlile at Schubas

The red-dressed goddess took the stage and became instantly one with the aptly lit surroundings.

Chvrches at The Aragon Ballroom

Chvrches has become massive.

The Japanese House at Bottom Lounge

Someone shouted out "I'm hurting too" which was very sweet, fitting the mood well.

Julia Michaels at House of Blues Chicago

A high energy, infectious performance from this young singer / songwriter.

RY X at Thalia Hall

The entire, very intimate show, had a very communal feeling.

Metric at The Aragon Ballroom

They're a svelt bunch, these Canadians known as Metric.

The Black Queen at Subterranean

This is probably their last go-around in the smaller venues.