Nine $20 Shows in Chicago For National Concert Week 2019

Today kicks off National Concert Week with Live Nation – they’re offering $20 tickets to various shows hitting Chicago this summer and early fall. The deal lasts May 1 through May 7 (or as long as select tickets take to sell out) and there’s a lot of great shows hitting Chicago that are apart of the deal!

Below are my picks for the best shows that you can see in Chicago for just $20. So sit out a couple drinks at the bar or skip your coffee routine for a couple weeks: $20 tickets are worth it!

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Artist Of The Month: Morgan Saint

It’s hard to believe that another month has come to an end but here we are! Out of all of the artist of the month features, I’m probably most excited to share this one. That’s no shade towards the other artists I’ve featured, but I’ve been a fan of this one in particular for over a year at this point and being able to feature her more in-depth on the blog is so exciting!

New Music Sunday – 4/28/2019

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe Taylor Swift has a new song and I’m NOT including it in this post. That’s right…you read it correctly. It’s just sad for me. I couldn’t include a song that I genuinely hated in one of my posts…and to think I like a song by The Chainsmokers better than a TS song. What a shame!

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

The Balance – Catfish and The Bottlemen
Launch Fly Land – Dreamers
ARIZONA BABY- Kevin Abstract
Seeing Other People – Foxygen
Violet Street – Local Natives
LOVE + FEAR – Marina
Grim Town – SOAK
Cloudy With A Chance of Sun – Winnetka Bowling League

20 Acts To See at Lollapalooza 2019

Another Lollapalooza is (almost) here and I can’t believe I’m saying that I’m attending all four days AGAIN! I definitely thought it would be the end of going all weekend last year but I mean it this time when I say it’s probably the last of the four days for me. Although Lolla and music festivals in general are definitely a splurge, I can rationalize spending $395 on four days of music over $160 on one day. It’s so wild to me that going for two days (purchasing two one day passes) costs $320 and paying $75 more gets you in for TWO MORE DAYS! So I will either continue to go for four or only go to one…maybe I can convince Lollapalooza to start selling 2-day passes?

New Music Sunday – 4/21/2019

Happy Sunday! There’s still a ton of music I haven’t had the chance to hear that came out within the last week but here is what I enjoyed:

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
Social Cues – Cage The Elephant
Where Polly People Go To Read – Gus Dapperton
Side Effects – Jade Bird
Ghettobaby – Kevin Abstract
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Where Are They Now? Revisiting Chicago Haze’s Artists To Watch

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve made it a priority to highlight artists that I think are  especially worth my readers’ time and artists who I think are going to make it big in the coming years or months (and sometimes even days).

It’s been a great time watching the artists I’ve specifically highlighted grown into having successful careers and cool to say I’ve been a fan since the start (I’m trying not to make it sound snobby!)

New Music Sunday – 4/14/2019

Last Sunday, it was sunny and 65 degrees in Chicago. As I type this, it’s snowing. Needless to say I am not happy about it!

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Ventura -Anderson .Paak
Let’s Try The After (Vol. II) – Broken Social Scene
ARIZONA Baby – Kevin Abstract
LABRINTH, SIA & DIPLO PRESENT…LSD – LSD
Friends – Omar Apollo