Spring 2019 Playlist

It’s finally warming up in Chicago and although I have a ton of stuff cooking for the blog coming up in the next couple weeks, but I wanted to get this playlist post up because we all know how much I love starting new seasonal playlists.

This one is at 55 songs at the moment and will continue to grow. To make it more relevant for my readers, I wanted to go ahead and make a note of which of these artists have shows coming up in Chicago. And I bet in just 24 hours more of these artists will have upcoming shows since the Lollapalooza lineup will be out so soon!


New Music Sunday – 3/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m sure most of you reading this are recovering from a long Saturday of celebrating so I hope you can relax and unwind with this week’s post of great new music.

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Gratitude – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Portraits – Greyson Chance
Lux Prima – Karen O, Danger Mouse
Stay Wild –

Show Review: The Aces Continue To Win At Their Own Game

Let’s be honest – anyone who tries to claim that they have loved a musician or band since the start of their career are inherently annoying. Being a fan of someone at the start of their career doesn’t mean you’re better than a fan who discovered someone’s music five minutes ago, even though that’s usually hard to admit for us self-identifying music snobs (I’m working on it). 

New Music Sunday – 3/10/2019


Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Manic Pixie Dream – Chloe Lilac
Nothing’s Out To Get You – Exes
Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Foals
Hummingbird One – Mark Diamond
Sasami – Sasami
Sucker Punch – Sigrid
Beware Of The Dogs – Stella Donnelly
Future Perfect, Present Tense – Ten Fé

5 Takeaways From This Year’s Pitchfork Lineup

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival lineup officially dropped this morning and I have a lot of thoughts on it. I have been spying on the Pitchfork Reddit Thread over the past couple weeks watching people contemplate who they thought were this year’s headliners. Though there were lots of names being thrown out, I was definitely convinced that a couple artists would be there over others – some who did and did not actually make the lineup.

Show Review: Lily & Madeleine’s Let Emotions Prevail During Triumphant Return To Chicago

February’s Artist Of The Month went to duo Lily & Madeleine – midwestern sisters whose folk pop harmonies have successfully created a dedicated fanbase over the past few years, thanks to a handful of national tours and a fourth studio album, Canterbury Girls, which was just released last month on February 22. You can read my interview with the sisters here.

New Music Sunday – 3/3/2019


Happy March! This week brought us so much amazing music I am TRULY overwhelmed. I can say how much good music comes out every week until my eyes fall out but this is the first week in awhile I’ve truly felt overwhelmed with how much music is out that I want to listen to that I STILL haven’t gotten to. Which is absolutely not a bad problem to have!

Notable album & EP releases:

Good At Falling – The Japanese House
Wasteland, Baby! – Hozier
Shadowboxer – Mansionair
Compliments Please – Self Esteem
Bird On The Wing – Shy Girls
When I Get Home – Solange
Ulfilas’ Alphabet – Sundara Karma