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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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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“But, It’s Cold” – The Chicago Night Life Struggle

In case you didn’t hear, it’s still winter in the Midwest. Chicago is notorious for its brutal weather (see In Spite of the Polar Vortex), however I had comparatively minimal complaints this year. Last year we had an epic winter and I felt some sense of pride in my ability to “rough it” in treacherous…

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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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