EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Paper Hero “Think Deep” In First Music Video

Chicago progressive quintet Paper Hero released their Colorless Aquarium EP in July of 2016. Filled with slick riffs courtesy of guitarists Maru Martinez and Brycen Doby, rhythmic drum and bass with Tristan Zemtseff and Austin Ramsey (respectively), and soaring vocal melodies and metalcore-reminiscent growls from vocalist Giovanni Franceschi (with a…

An Evening With Andrew Bird At The Jay Pritzker Pavilion [September 7th, 2016]

After getting over the initial shock of my words “No, I haven’t heard of him before,” my fellow photographer quickly assured me that this should would not leave me disappointed. For a moment, he paused and set aside his own duty of being at the show to review it and photograph it like I was. He began to tell me the history, from start to finish, of Andrew Bird. So many details of Mr. Bird’s talent in whistling, use of instruments and stage personality. He promised me that I would walk away thoroughly impressed as a new fan. I readied my camera and caressed anxious excitement to my waiting.

EXCLUSIVE LIVE FOOTAGE: Outrun The Sunlight Performs ‘Quark’ And ‘Stars In The Ocean’ At Chicago’s Abbey Pub On January 29th, 2015

It’s no secret that we’re pretty big fans of Chicago’s Outrun the Sunlight. Had their phenomenal album, Terrapin [review], launched earlier in the year, I’m sure it would have made more Top Ten lists than it did. The instrumental progressive band has even been confirmed to support Haken at their…

PHOTOS: Andrew W.K., Big Dipper, Magas—December 31st, 2014 – January 1st, 2015 @ Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL

The grand royalty of party himself, Andrew W.K., assembled his fellow rockers to bring the noise to the Windy City! Local solo musician Magas and Brooklyn-to-Chicago transplant Big Dipper (with his menagerie of backup dancers) supported the fine, young purveyors of party. Truly an incredible show, as Magas warmed up…

PHOTOS: Alaya, Chicago Thrash Ensemble, Balls Aldrin—May 9th, 2014 @ Liar’s Club, Chicago, IL

Alaya have been the recipients of a great deal of praise from many sources (us included), being a formerly-innocuous three-piece act from the heart of Chicago playing huge-sounding, technically-inclined progressive metal with high-range vocals to make even the most fierce Coheed and Cambria fans jump ship. And now, our babies…