This weekend wraps up the 5 week run of “Accidental Death of a Black Motorist”, the timely, tongue-in-cheek play by the Conspirators. Working on this show is one of the most interesting and challenging things I’ve done as a Live Technician; live greenscreen video feed, multiple back-to-back sound cues, and bypassing missed cues are just […]
What’s more hipster than listening to the Smiths? How about listening to a Smiths / Morriessey tribute, in Spanish?! Although all the tracks are on Spotify, you may want to check out their videos on their official YouTube channel.
Plucky Rosenthal, a local Chicago performer known for her distinct vaudeville style, does it again with her “Songs to Caftan In” set! Composed of humorous songs, she takes us on a journey of relaxation and enjoyment, via telling us stories of her life with the guitar, ukulele (my favorite!), and her Casiotone. She just finished […]
If you’re a fan of the 80’s, you can’t miss this album. A soft synth sound, with smart and beautiful female vocals. Modern love is a great first track, Summer Long Gone is great for this time of year as we move into fall, and The Deepest Blue has that common minor triad arpeggiated walkdown […]
Pop: The new Death Cab for Cutie EP “The Blue EP” is solid! I absolutely adore “To The Ground” – the first song on the EP. Ben Gibbard’s style these past few years is highly evolved! The last song, shown here, “Blue Bloods”, made it’s way on to our Accidental Death of a Black Motorist […]
The past five years or so, I’ve been listening to a lot of synthwave. There’s an entire ‘retro wave’ movement of new music which is stylistically 1980s, with hundreds of artists. For some reason, I had a dream that I was listening to Anamanaguchi last night… so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s […]
It feels like it’s been “10,000 days” since the last Tool album, but it’s been (only) 13 years. Each track on this album is 10 minutes long! (except for the “3 bonus tracks”, scattered between songs, which are apparently not on the physical CD. Maybe this is why Maynard finally decided to go the digital […]
You know all the songs which made Pearl Jam a quintessential icon of the 90’s? Yeah, they’re all right here! If you know me, you probably know I’m not a huge fan of the radio hits (like “Alive”, “Black”, and “Jeremy”). But the more rowdy songs (such as “Once”, “Porch”, and yes, even “Even Flow”) […]
One of the largest music fests in the world, right here in Chicago. I wasn’t able to go, but the YouTube live streams are fantastic quality — all of the awesomeness, none of the hassle. I watched a bit last night (Janelle Monae), caught a replay of Death Cab for Cutie this morning, and going […]
Quite enjoying this one!