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

Bonsai, Silks & Ceviche at the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Show

Sometimes you just have to take a ride. With a long 4th of July weekend ahead of me, I headed an hour north to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual art festival. I’ve only been to the garden once in the dead of winter but I fell in love, even with not a thing… Continue reading Bonsai, Silks & Ceviche at the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Show

Meet (Sandy) Alex G

Photo by Scott Teresi. // (Sandy) Alex G is the perfect person to profile for my first post on alone at the show because he truly embodies what I call the “indie spirit.” The “indie spirit” is when an artist does something for the pure love of it. No strings or perks attached. It’s when… Continue reading Meet (Sandy) Alex G

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog alone at the show. So, how did this come about you ask? I’ll let the below explain. Person: “Fun! Who did you go with?” Me: “No one.” Person: “Oh, you went by yourself?” Me: “Yeah.” Person: “Oh, that’s weird.” From movies to music festivals to restaurants, I do a lot… Continue reading Welcome