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Sharing my passion for music through words and photos

Lakeshore Drive-In Restores Hope For The Future of Live Music

Nothing about 2020 has been easy. Of the countless bad hands that our society has been dealt this year alone, the COVID-19 pandemic has been among the most poignant – impacting all of our lives in profound ways. It has taken every ounce of our being to acknowledge the slightest glimmers of optimism as we […]

Sonic Temple Unveils Massive Revamped 2020 Lineup

It’s a good year to be a music lover in the midwestern United States. With an already overwhelming line of must see festivals slated for the summer of 2020, you can safely add another to your long list. From May 15th-17th, Sonic Temple will return to Columbus, Ohio for yet another monster weekend of music. […]

Innings Festival 2020 Knocks It Out of the Park

The smell of spring is in the air, yet again. It’s a season that often symbolizes new beginnings, and a time in which we can collectively celebrate the return of life’s many simple pleasures. While they often vary from person to person, three things come to mind whenever I think of spring: warmer weather, the […]

Logic Preaches Peace, Love, And Positivity in 2019 Tour Finale

On any occasion that Logic graces a stage in or near the city of Chicago, there is a special connection between him and his audience. Unlike most cities around the country and even the entire world, Chicagoans are able to witness a rather intimate side to a seemingly larger than life talent. After all, it […]

Real Estate Offers Old and New In Mesmerizing Return To Chicago

Nearly four months to the date since their set at Taste of Randolph, Real Estate made their return to the Windy City. Preparing to release their fifth full-length studio album, the well-regarded indie rockers made their way to Chicago’s north side for a sold out show at Lincoln Hall. The performance marked the second of […]