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The Pillowhammer I started the night out at the Café Mustache taking in some jazz and looking at clay masks staring back at me on the walls. I don’t normally seek jazz out but I had come to meet my … Continue reading
This winter has shown little mercy to Chicago: the constant stream of snow, the ungodly gusts blowing down from Canada, the roads and trains packed with miserable commuters doing little to hide their miserableness. It’s downright demoralizing, sometimes bordering on … Continue reading
I came to Schubas on a blizzardy Tuesday evening, one of those nights with an eerie peace and quiet to it. I thought most people would be hibernating from the elements but the show had quite the turnout. I walked … Continue reading
Ty Segall Band approached their late show at the Empty Bottle Saturday like a seasoned competitor would a race. Having already headlined an early set a few hours prior for a different crowd, Ty opened set two — start time: … Continue reading
Thanks to a kind friend and the convenient proximity of my birthday, I got to see Ben Gibbard, the creative force behind Death Cab for Cutie, play a nearly sold-out solo acoustic show at The Athenaeum on Friday night. The … Continue reading
I’m pleased somebody snapped a shot of Archie Powell at Saturday’s Halloween show at Subterranean: A friend assumed Courtney Love at first. I agreed. Blonde punky chick. Done. But then a mid-set outfit change signaled Madonna. Archie, which one? (It … Continue reading