Tag: music review

  • BUCK MEEK @ LINCOLN HALL

    BUCK MEEK @ LINCOLN HALL

    @colekincart “It feels so good to be going to concerts again.”  While we were walking out of the venue, I turned to fellow music director Sam and said those words. While most would obviously agree with that statement, Buck Meek’s performance at Lincoln Hall was an extremely gracious reminder–for both the audience and the artist– […]

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  • Party WIIT @Anderson.Paak @HouseofVans

    Party WIIT @Anderson.Paak @HouseofVans

    Nic (@Nic.jwill) A night to remember as House of Vans hosts Anderson.Paak  @DeweySaunders Before anyone graced the House of Vans stage art installations by Dewey Saunders greeted guests. Orange, blue, green, and yellow posters screamed take me home a put me on your wall and many concert-goers obliged. House of Vans itself is a piece […]

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  • Bon Iver opens up a new world on long-awaited third album “22, A Million” This article originally appeared in TechNews In the time that Bon Iver has lain dormant, it’s clear the Justin Vernon has been paying close attention to the masters of modern songcraft. It seems strange to say such a thing about somebody who […]

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  • Beirut @ Riviera Theatre

    This article originally appeared in TechNews on November 16, 2015 Emerging from the Santa Fe bedroom of then-19-year-old Zach Condon nearly a decade ago, Beirut was a musical project that found immediate acclaim by virtue of its seeming absurdity at the time. Coming right on the cusp of the explosion of the “baroque pop” genre, […]

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  • Heartless Bastards At Metro

    This article originally appeared in TechNews on September 29, 2015 It’s truly a shame that Chicago doesn’t seem to have the same appetite for roots rock as cities like Milwaukee or Nashville. Aside from Wilco, who made it big on their experimentalist tendencies rather than their alt-country leanings, there are very few Americana success stories […]

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  • Made for Pleasure by The New Mastersounds

    This article originally appeared in TechNews on September 22, 2015 Let’s face it: after more than a decade or two of existence, bands that are known primarily for their jam rock or jazz fusion elements tend to settle somewhat into monotony, at least outside the context of a concert environment. On album, groups like Phish, […]

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  • Review: Geist by Gang Signs

    This article originally appeared in TechNews on September 15, 2015 I have a creeping feeling that the term “chillwave” will lose all specific meaning within the next five years. As acts like Small Black and Toro Y Moi continue to gain in stature and blend the line between low-key electronica and synthpop, critics will continue […]

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