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Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Sabrina Miresse, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

“This is love,” Mikky Ekko (born John Sudduth) said to the crowd after asking them to applaud for the night’s acts. The Louisiana born indie pop artist had a roughly thirty-minute set at The Riviera Theatre. Setting the tone for the night, the singer performed before jazz electronica vocal...

Earl Sweatshirt starts the fun at Concord Music Hall

Earl Sweatshirt starts the fun at Concord Music Hall

Kevin Quin

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='10615'] In the competitive field of hip-hop where rappers contend with twisted lyricism and mirror-shaking beats, it’s not uncommon for beefs occur. Disagreements over style, political views and location are some of the reasons why even the biggest names in rap may disagree....

Review: Cloud Nothings at Metro

Review: Cloud Nothings at Metro

Kirsten Onsgard

January 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='8752'] For a band whose stage presence is generally reserved, Cloud Nothings certainly know how to rile an audience. Even now, nine months after the release of 2014’s acclaimed heart-tugging headbanger, “Here and Nowhere Else,” the deceptively unassuming opening chug of...

Photos: Tomorrow Never Knows 2015 takes over Chicago

Photos: Tomorrow Never Knows 2015 takes over Chicago

Arthur Ortiz and Josh Leff

January 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='8765'] Tomorrow Never Knows 2015 paired nationally-touring acts and small local bands onstage throughout Chicago. Read More »...

Bragging rights: Cameras at concerts

Bragging rights: Cameras at concerts

Stefani Szenda

October 19, 2014


Filed under Opinions

When the band everyone has been waiting all night to see finally takes the stage, the crowd cheers, some throw their hands up in a rock sign, and others take out their phone to snap a picture.   Read More »...

Review: Foxygen show at Lincoln Hall ‘nothing less than a blast’

Review: Foxygen show at Lincoln Hall ‘nothing less than a blast’

Kirsten Onsgard

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='4670'] This time last year, Foxygen was just recovering from a series of minor PR issues. Singer Sam France confronted a fan at SXSW, and was injured over the summer, resulting in dozens of tour cancellations. A former touring member detailed on Tumblr alleged conflicts between Fra...

Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen bring ‘weekend vibes’ to Schubas Tavern

Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen bring ‘weekend vibes’ to Schubas Tavern

Alyssa Girdwain

October 7, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Welsh rockers Catfish & the Bottlemen added some weekend vibes to a chilly Monday night Oct. 6 at Schubas Tavern. Catfish & the Bottlemen, sporting wild manes and grungy black threads, took the stage to Outkast’s “Roses.” For a Monday night show, the room was filled, much to the band...

Review: Seahaven brings impressive set to Bottom Lounge

Review: Seahaven brings impressive set to Bottom Lounge

Cheriden Sablik

September 30, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

California natives Seahaven took the stage Thursday night at the Bottom Lounge, bringing an impressive set and all the best musicianship. Playing before the popular underground rock band Balance and Composure, Seahaven drew their own crowd of dedicated fans; a bunch of smiling faces pressed against the st...

Review: Limp Bizkit performs ‘crowd-pleasing’ set at Aragon Ballroom Sept. 28

Review: Limp Bizkit performs ‘crowd-pleasing’ set at Aragon Ballroom Sept. 28

Erin Yarnall

September 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

I think Limp Bizkit gets judged unfairly. This always happens in music. Someone says a band is bad, and from then on that's what they are known as without getting a chance from potential listeners. Limp Bizkit is one of these bands. I never listened to Limp Bizkit. They were a "bad" band. None of ...

Cage the Elephant unleashed at Aragon

Cage the Elephant unleashed at Aragon

Ashley Perez

May 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

With EDM taking over every song on the radio, reality competition shows churning out generic pop stars and artists trying to find the latest gimmick, authenticity is missing in music. Cage the Elephant make sure to keep their authenticity alive. There is nothing shallow, false or pretentious about this...

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