Thursday, September 20, 2012

Psychedelia Reincarnated:

Though they may have little to do with the Hindu deity (or anything Hindu, for that matter), the Shivas ride the wave of new psychedelia with grace, rhythm, and trippiness.
Psychedelia Reincarnated
The Shivas at Burt's / Show Review
September 20
by Nathan Bickley

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Sound of the Future:

Rubblebucket just started their futuristic, brass-packed national tour. Check out Victoria Messina's review.
The Sound of the Future
Rubblebucket at Lincoln Hall / Show Review
September 17
by Victoria Messina

Thursday, September 13, 2012

American Led:

Get The Led Out is more than a Led Zeppelin cover band. Check out Adam Czuprynski's awesome photos from their recent show.
American Led
Get the Led Out at the Barrymore / Photos
September 13
by Adam Czuprynski

Monday, September 10, 2012

What a Noise:

Ladylike takes their mishmash of indie, power pop and seventies rock all the way to the Crescent Ballroom. There was dancing, glitter, and a very, very special cover.
What a Noise
Ladylike at the Crescent Ballroom / Show Review
September 10
By Chris Homa

Friday, September 7, 2012

Different Grooves:

Referring to AfroZep and Mama Digdown's Brass Band as funk bands is kind of a stretch, and yet there they were closing out the second day of Funk Fest. Nevertheless, their performances made for some great photos.
Different Grooves
Union Terrace Funk Fest / Photos
September 7
by Adam Czuprynski

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Caught in a Haze:

The debut album from this Phoenix-based project pulls the listener into a fog of sentiment, heart and thought. Things get hazy, and depending on taste, things get good.
Caught in a Haze
Foxchildren's 'Only One Soul' / Album Review
September 5
by Chris Homa

Monday, September 3, 2012

In the Park After Dark:

The Orton Park Festival featured food, fun, and not to mention Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars and Cycropia Aerial Dance.
In the Park After Dark
Orton Park Festvial / Photos
September 3
by Adam Czuprynski

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Oh Yeah, I Get This:

Not everyone is into metal, and it's easy to see why - the music is hard, the vocals are strained and the shows are nuts. But you can always learn something new. If you're having trouble, why not let Strongman help?
Oh Yeah,
I Get This
Strongman at Penny Road Pub / Show Review
September 1
by Victoria Messina

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gimme Pink:

The color's changed, and that's about it.

But sometimes, at least in the case of Teenage Bottlerocket's fifth album, that isn't such a bad thing.
Gimme Pink
Teenage Bottlerocket's 'Freak Out!' / Album Review
August 29
by Chris Homa

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mr. Blue Sky:

No, it's not related to music or film or art. But it's still pretty cool. Smoke, flight and deep blue skies combine in these 16 awesome photos from the Chicago Air Show.
Mr. Blue Sky
Chicago Air Show / Photos
August 27
by Adam Czuprynski