Monthly Archives: January 2014

Celebrating Metropole

The Lawrence Arms’ new album came out today. I took a shot at reviewing it and came to the conclusion that it’s a keeper. Don’t wait eight years on the next one, guys! Advertisements

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Helping to Share Paper Arrows’ “Good News”

I’ve been following Paper Arrows for a few years now and their most recent EP is my favorite release yet. We ran a mini-review and plugged their release show on Chicagoist today to help spread the word. 

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Six New Chicago Music Venues You Need To Visit In 2014

The title speaks for itself. I profile six new (and newish) music venues in the Chicago area that you need to get to this year. Read it on Choose Chicago.

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Digging Into The Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival

I’ll be enjoying a few bands on the 2014 CBB Festival bill this weekend. Here’s a fun interview I did with two of the festival’s founders about CBB’s new format, the bluegrass scene in Chicago and more. 

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Tracking Two Chicago Festivals in January

Don’t ever tell Chicago there’s a bad time to throw a music festival. Despite the chilly weather, there were still plenty of show recommendations to write up for both the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival and indie fest Tomorrow Never … Continue reading

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