Archive for the “Show Review” Category

Craft Spells at Township

To truly get the best out of Chicago’s vibrant music scene, you need to venture out to the smaller neighborhood venues where genuine bands make their way to play their hearts out. I think it would be safe to say that this is true of finding good live music in any major metropolitan area. Tucked [...]

The Donkeys at The Glass House

The Glass House is in the brick-and-cobble arts colony in downtown Pomona, California, where a defunct Washington Mutual now serves as a community art center. It’s a venue that comes complete with its own record store (well-stocked too, not your average hole-in-the-wall), and features both a larger stage and the smaller Blue Room for more [...]

Parallels at The Hotel Café

Navigating the streets of Hollywood on a Saturday night is not easy, to ridiculously understate it. There are literally thousands of people clogging the streets, from all walks of life, heading to all manner of places. Most are headed to stand in long lines to pay to stand in longer lines to buy a drink, and [...]

The Ivorys at Township

There’s something rather thrilling about going out to see a show at a venue you’ve never been to. You never really know what you’re going to get. Directly off of the California blue line stop in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago is exactly where I found myself last Saturday for a night of local [...]

Nothing at Subterranean

It’s hard to know what to expect when the band you’re about to see has roots in both the hardcore and shoegaze communities – you could either walk away with severely dampened spirits or a pair of black eyes. Fortunately I was able to walk out of Nothing’s Thursday night show at Chicago’s probably-haunted Subterranean [...]