Music Taste is Forever: Wavves + Best Coast Review

Music taste is a funny thing. There’s supposedly good taste, bad taste, and then there are people who don’t listen to music (which I don’t understand). “Taste” (good vs. bad) is so subjective it’s barely worth discussing. What interests me is that there are sounds we organically like and don’t like, but it seems to…

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Let Me Talk About Riot Fest: Favorite Sets

Riot Fest happened two weeks ago, and I’m still not over it, so I’m going to talk about it some more. Riot Fest is by far my favorite Chicago music festival, it may even be my favorite thing about Chicago. For starters, all my teenage wishes came true at my first Riot Fest a few…

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Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Tour: The most important album & show of the year

The title of this post is a tad dramatic, and bold considering we aren’t even halfway through 2015, but if you’re still able to get tickets to a nearby performance I would recommend doing so immediately. Before I actually go into the new album and concert, I feel I need to give some background on…

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Summer Music Sound Off: Neighborhood Festivals

While other bloggers are bringing you fall’s trends and frocks, I’m still brooding over summer. Anyone who has ever spent the summer in Chicago can testify to the way the city comes alive. The beautiful Michigan beach beacons tourists like a siren to wayward sea men; Mag Mile is a throbbing throng of department store…

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Summer Music Sound Off: Lollapalooza

I L-O-V-E music, which is one of the reasons I love Chicago. Although I’m not the kind of music lover that necessarily knows a lot about music, or at least I’m no music scene expert, I just know I can’t function without it. On the train, at work, running, or cooking, or reading, music on, heading…

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In Spite of the Polar Vortex: Part 1

In the past year, Chicago has gotten a pretty bad rep. Granted, it’s freezing from November to mid April, windchill got down to -50 Fahrenheit multiple times this year, the snow seems never ending, and you forget what warmth feels like… so yeah winter in Chicago can be brutal. My parents, and friends living in…

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Mommy’s Little Nightmare

Angst: n; a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish. Tension: n; The act of stretching or straining. The state of being stretched or strained. Mental or emotional strain; intense, suppressed suspense, anxiety, or excitement. In my teens I considered myself the epitome of angst. I was misunderstood, pregnant with rage, and relished in the chaos…

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