Neal Francis at Navy Pier
The horns blare, the solos are perfectly timed, and Francis’s keys never stop.
Interview: Black Pistol Fire
I think the first big festival we did was Bonnaroo and we were just there a few years prior. As fans.
Jim James at The Vic Theatre
Sometimes you can trust the music to say it all and nothing more needs to be added.
Black Pistol Fire at Metro
These two had the sound guy and guitar tech earning double time with all of their antics.
Emily Wolfe at Metro
Basically, she’s a showoff. Of course, with chops so well-honed, who could blame her.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at Metro
Stephen Malkmus is good at what he does and an endearing goofball while doing it.
Amber Run at Lincoln Hall
Their live performance is a sharp one and it’s easy to see they’ve spent plenty of time on stage.
George Clanton at Subterranean
Endearing may be the best way to describe a Clanton set.
Daughters at Beat Kitchen
A one hour set, in what can best be described as a Trent Reznor waking nightmare.
Thievery Corporation at House of Blues Chicago
A cast of creatives making their own brand of music that’s as danceable as it is genre-less.
Death Cab For Cutie at Auditorium Theatre
Today is the fifteenth anniversary of Transatlanticism. So, we’re going to play it for you tonight.
Charly Bliss at Auditorium Theatre
Fun is definitely the operative word to describe Charly Bliss