Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Photo by Carlos James // For a fierce super-hipster like myself, my philosophy has always been the less people who know about a band the better. Mostly because it usually means smaller venues, less polluted music and more dedicated fans. Always on the hunt to find my next favorite band, I couldn’t believe that one… Continue reading Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Photo by Seiji Inouye // With a stage name like spookyghostboy, Nashville indie rocker Austin Thomas doesn’t waste a second bringing you into his hauntingly serene world. At first glance, one would certainly want to label him “hipster” due to his signature two-toned wayfarers, disheveled brown fringe and depending on the season, fitted baseball cap or slouchy… Continue reading Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band

Kings Of Leon is one of those bands that’s been written about almost to death. There’s really nothing I can say about them that hasn’t already been said. The only truly unique thing I can do is write about my experience with them. So that’s what you’ll find here. I’m happy to say that after eight long… Continue reading Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band

A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

Photo by Lilay Cai & Billy Coughlin // NorCal based band TV Girl is so genre-bending that I’ve coined the new term “hip-pop” specifically for them. That’s how ahead of the curve they are. To prove to you what I mean, here are some sounds you can find in just their last two albums alone: Mexican mariachi… Continue reading A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

Once In A Lifetime: The Talking Heads Concert Film “Stop Making Sense” Live

One by one the members of The Talking Heads trickled onto the stage…in the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense that is. From retro synthesizers to unsteady table lamps to one really, really big suit, the performance art piece filmed by award-winning director Jonathan Demme is truly one of kind. I only found out about the… Continue reading Once In A Lifetime: The Talking Heads Concert Film “Stop Making Sense” Live

Paul McCartney Live: From Penny Lane to Memory Lane

When one of two surviving members of The Beatles plays a show in your backyard, you should probably go. When my mom asked me the day of the Chicago Paul McCartney show if I was going to go, I said no. She didn’t understand why, she thought it would be perfect to cover for my… Continue reading Paul McCartney Live: From Penny Lane to Memory Lane

Fletcher Shears of Puzzle: We Talk His New EP “Tighten The Reins”

Photo courtesy of Fletcher Shears // Where in the world do you find Fletcher Shears? You could find him beating the shit out of his drum kit, on stage somewhere in Europe with his twin brother playing in their experimental punk band The Garden. You could also find him quietly fiddling with a keyboard in his bedroom… Continue reading Fletcher Shears of Puzzle: We Talk His New EP “Tighten The Reins”