• 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.

  • Tim Fite

    Tim Fite

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

  • 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.

  • Brother Ali

    Brother Ali

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

  • Wilco

    Wilco

    Wilco wraps up a marathon North American tour at home in Chicago with the usual mix of musical precision, chemistry, and warmth.

  • Miike Snow

    Miike Snow

    Miike Snow treats Chicago fans, including our own Chris Catania, to an early Halloween show.

  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2009

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2009

    For its fourth year the Pitchfork Music Festival proves to Chris Catania, and about 20,000 fans, that it can deliver the goods as well as the big guys.

  • Rock The Bells

    Rock The Bells

    Rock the Bells kicked off its 2009 hip-hop festival tour in Chicago — just two days after Michael Jackson’s sudden death. Chris Catania took in this year’s finest while ruminating on the psychology of a crowd in mourning.

  • M. Ward

    M. Ward

    M. Ward suspends time and lifts Chicago, and Chris Catania, up in the warm embrace of his timeless music.

  • Lady Sovereign

    Lady Sovereign

    Lady Sovereign may have matured since parting ways with Def Jam records, but she recently proved to both Chicago and our own Chris Catania that she’s still the “biggest midget in the game.”

  • Atmosphere

    Atmosphere

    DJ Anthony Davis and Sean Daley bring a golden carnival of Atmosphere to Chicago.

  • DeciBelle Festival

    DeciBelle Festival

    Chris Catania gets in touch with his feminist side at Chicago’s DeciBelle Festival.

  • Hideout Block Party 2008

    Hideout Block Party 2008

    Chris Catania makes it through a weekend of punk, rock, hip hop, sweat, and garbage cans without having his head mistaken for a hi-hat.

  • Pitchfork Music Festival

    Pitchfork Music Festival

    Despite being sunkissed by Spiritualized and bum rushed by Public Enemy, Chris Catania is distinctly underwhelmed by this year’s Pitchfork Festival.

  • The Kooks

    The Kooks

    At the Kooks’ Chicago tour stop, Chris Catania sees that there may indeed be something wrong with a lil’ (too much) bump n’ grind.

  • Summer Camp 2008

    Summer Camp 2008

    Chris Catania gets a raucous introduction to the summer camp experience, by way of Wayne Coyne‘s glorious teeth.

  • Megadeth

    Megadeth

    Dave Mustaine and his once trailblazing Megadeth seem to be facing the quandary of many “classic” acts, an audience that wants you frozen in time and the creeping realization that your best songs are behind you. Nostalgia may sell, but Chris Catania ain’t buying.

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