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At Lectric Leprechaun, Steve Aoki, Cash Cash, Krewella and more celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with bass drops and confetti

Grandtheft, Cash Cash, Krewella, and Steve Aoki turned Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom into an EDM nerve center for B96’s inaugural Lectric Leprechaun, a 3-plus hour carnival of music that left the Celtic revealers mesmerized and not wanting to leave. Continue Reading

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Frank Turner, Arkells, Masked Intruder, and Will Varley play an eclectic, sweaty show in Chicago

Frank Turner headlined a sweaty night of alternative rock this week in Chicago, alongside Arkells, Masked Intruder and Will Varley. The English folk-rocker closed out the show with celebratory shots of whiskey and a “wall of hugs” to wrap up his set, instead of a wall of death. Before his set, Hamilton, Ontario-based Arkells played a poppier set, while Masked Intruder brought their Warped Tour ready punk vibes, and Will Varley played a folkier set. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Bright lights and brooding lyrics lead the way as Basecamp play Schubas in Chicago

OWSLA-signees Basecamp brought their progressive electronic album In Stone to life in Chicago this weekend with a show at Schubas. The trio plays brooding, tempo-driven music that mixes heavy bass and looping strings with modern electronic sounds. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Great Good Fine OK bring the energy to synth-heavy show in Chicago

Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Great Good Fine OK were more than just that at their show in Chicago this week. New York-natives Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman had Thalia Hall bouncing and vibing during their retro set of percussion-heavy dance music. “You’re The One For Me,” which first found the band success when it hit #1 on Hype Machine twice in 2013, was a crowd-favorite as were new songs like recent single “Already Love”. Continue Reading

2 years ago

At intimate and interactive show, Sylvan LaCue gives his best Chicago performance to date

Sylvan LaCue, formerly known as QuESt, stopped by Chicago for the first time since 2014 and he brought along with him “The Loner Tour” to promote his latest effort Far From Familiar. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Bad Suns fill Chicago’s Double Door with brightness at sold out show with Coin

Los Angeles-based rock band Bad Suns were joined by Coin in Chicago for a poppy, catchy night of music at the sold-out Double Door. Taking influence from surf rock and indie-pop alike, the band best known for 2014’s “Cardiac Arrest” hit Chicago full throttle with mostly cuts from their new album, Disappear Here. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Interview: Savoir Adore Talk Influences, Songwriting, And Their Hidden Personalities

Savoir Adore made a stop in Chicago last weekend, and will be touring with Bear Hands and later X Ambassadors over the next few months. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Pop-rockers Savoir Adore Visit Chicago In Lead-up to Tours with Bear Hands and X Ambassadors

Brooklyn-based pop rockers Savoir Adore took a stop in Chicago this week ahead of their upcoming tours with Bear Hands and X Ambassadors. The band just released their third album, The Love That Remains, which includes the single “Giant.” Continue Reading

2 years ago

The Temper Trap Receive Warm Reaction To New Music at Chicago’s Metro

Temper Trap gave Chicago a high energy show, complete with heavy drums and unexpected dance moves. Hardly anyone at Metro stood still during the show, on stage or off. Continue Reading

2 years ago

A Loud And Heavy Set From Explosions In The Sky Fills Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom

When American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky came to Chicago, the show was packed with a line going down the street to enter the Aragon Ballroom. Continue Reading

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