Blackout Fest review and photos

Underground Bee, May 19, 2015 — Blackout Fest, an annual showcase of garage, punk and power pop music curated by Chicago’s HoZac Records, returned to the Empty Bottle May 15 and 16… See my review and photos at Underground Bee. On Thursday, May 14 — the night before Blackout Fest began at the Empty Bottle — HoZac Records… Continue reading Blackout Fest review and photos

Summer 2015 pop concerts preview

Twin Peaks. Photo by Pooneh Ghana.

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 8, 2015 — My picks for the top pop music concerts this summer — plus a profile of Chicago band Twin Peaks. Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo of Twin Peaks by Pooneh Ghana

Concert reviews and photos

January to April 2015 concert reviews and photos at Underground Bee: — The Vaselines at the Empty Bottle — DRMWPN and Chicago Psych Fest at the Hideout — Mid-February Concert Recap: Olivia Chaney, Mark Dvorak, Sleater-Kinney, Lizzo, the Western Elstons, Greil Marcus with John Langford and Sally Timms, Swans, Xylouris White — Robyn Hitchcock at Space — A new home… Continue reading Concert reviews and photos