• The Jesus Lizard: Club

    The Jesus Lizard: Club

    Matthew Moyer declares this the best approximation of the Jesus Lizard live experience.

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    Chris Long goes gaga for a real band that plays real melodic, hook-laden, happy pop/rock songs with real instruments (live). What a concept. Chicago doesn’t disappoint, putting on what is, to this die-hard fan, easily the best show of the year — so far!

  • Matt Rodela

    Matt Rodela

    Insert Coin. Review by Robert Sutton.

  • Voice of Addiction

    Voice of Addiction

    As part of Chicago’s Wrecking Ball Punk Festival, Voice of Addiction stood out in a sea of genre-defying punk rock. Chris Catania was wooed by their rowdy rhythms.

  • Gayngs

    Gayngs

    A recent Gayngs concert in Chicago swept Chris Catania up in its euphoric blurring of musical lines.

  • Beats Antique

    Beats Antique

    Beats Antique brought a little bit of mystical gypsy jazz fusion to Chicago. Chris Catania found himself lost in the glorious world of belly dancing and twirling bodies.

  • Light Pollution

    Light Pollution

    Apparitions (Carpark Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.

  • Tim Fite

    Tim Fite

    Tim Fite demonstrates to a Chicago crowd that a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down.

  • Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels

    Shortly before the Poison frontman suffered serious medical issues, Cindy Barrymore got to see the man in action in Chicago.

  • Beach House

    Beach House

    Beach House lull a sold-out Chicago crowd into a pleasurable trance before sending them home to conjugate their shared ecstasy.

  • Polysics

    Polysics

    Polysics pick up where Devo left off, only they do it a whole lot weirder.

  • You Weren’t There

    You Weren’t There

    In the near future, there will be a documentary produced on every single punk scene or band from the late ’70s to mid ’80s. And that’s just fine.

  • Brother Ali

    Brother Ali

    Brother Ali raps more gratitude than attitude, sending a refreshing surge of celebration through Chicago’s Metro.

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