PHOTOS: Eryn Allen Kane @ City Winery 2.19.16

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Check Nosferatune’s full photo set from Eryn Allen Kane‘s debut solo show at City Winery on February 19, 2016. Some photos & review originally published on Fake Shore Drive.

HOMME | Live & Wise at Hideout Chicago

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HOMME — Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart — performed for a sold out show at the Hideout in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood this past Tuesday night. For those who knew the duo, this steal of a show at $5 was an absolute must-see. Everyone else who ended up there left with a dazed and profound sparkle in their … Continue reading

PHOTOS: The O’My’s @ Wicker Park Fest 2015

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Every time I see The O’My’s, I wonder how their sound hasn’t looped around the world yet. Chicago hardly even knows about how good this music is — Wicker Park Fest might’ve been packed last Saturday, but these six brass-crooning, soul-feelin’ purveyors of modern blues deserve a larger audience for the vibes they throw down live. Maceo … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Second City Citizens + Friends at Tonic Room 1.30.15

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Chicago’s Second City Citizens put on their first SCC + Friends show of the year at Tonic Room on January 30. It was all about the energy. Cramped in that tiny bar-turned-venue on North Halsted, the Tres Amigos charismatically killed it. Check out my recap over at Side By Side and the night in photos … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Auggie the 9th, Blakass Westley, Rich Jones at Tonic Room 12.17.14

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Auggie the 9th, Blakass Westley, and DJ Miranda rocked a tight-knit house this past Wednesday at Tonic Room. Jumping on stage after Ace da Vinci, they opened for Rich Jones (of Second City Citizens) and The Whoevers, stitching a fine night in the fabric of Chicago’s rich hip hop scene. The bar stage, standing less than … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Tennis Shoes Live at Empty Bottle 12.10.14

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The Empty Bottle this past Wednesday opened house to a vibrant community of local hip hop enthusiasts. J.A. Grimms & Blacknight, Solarfive, and David Ashley (of Chi collective Jody) brought their energy to the small, cool-lit stage of Western Avenue’s coziest dive venue. Fans caught and drove the night, jumping in squads of ecstasy and supporting their … Continue reading

PHOTOS: The Palmer Squares, Shlick Smit, Benny Els, Rabbi Darkside @ Abbey Pub 7/17/14

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LA-based hip hop builder Shlick Smit put a show together at Chicago’s Abbey Pub last Thursday. Benny Els and Rabbi Darkside came from Brooklyn and The Palmer Squares are Chicago born and raised. Beyond the unique styles of each bill player, they all brought a common rhythmic energy to the intimate crowd of bouncing hands … Continue reading

The Future of Technology is Here, and It’s Sensitive

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The future of technology is here, and it’s sensitive. Like don’t touch me down there, I’m not ready quite yet sensitive. Like I have serious feelings, dripping from my eyes to the pit of my stomach, and I can convey that for you sensitive. Amidst this waterfall of rapid technological innovation, a much bolder front … Continue reading

A Complete Photo Guide to Moogfest

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Photos by Groovenik (Tiffany Wen). Click & arrow to begin:

Mix Master Mike and The Gaslamp Killer Win Friday at Moogfest

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In one night, we caught Mix Master Mike, Darkstar, Kraftwerk,  TOKiMONSTA, The Gaslamp Killer and Dillon Francis. I’m not sure how we moved our legs at the end of it, but I can say there was this switch force defiant of bodily rest that instituted a mad energy within us, through to the messy ends … Continue reading