Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You LP album cover

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You

written by: Kris Bass on August 31, 2011

Losing Frusciante the second time around could have torn the band apart, but instead it turned them into a tighter unit, forcing each member to dig deep and find focus.

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Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids screaming at Nelarusky

Nelarusky 2011 with Cold War Kids

written by: Kris Bass on August 10, 2011

The fifth annual Nelarusky, a concert benefiting Special Olympics, stacked four Chicago bands on the bill this year, with Cold War Kids as the grand finale.

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Dealta Spirit at Metro Chicago in December

Delta Spirit at Metro Chicago on December 4, 2010

written by: Kris Bass on December 5, 2010

A fresh coat of snow welcomed Southern California’s Delta Spirit to the Metro Saturday night. Despite the weather, they seemed right at home. The band was in full swing, showcasing their unique blend of indie revival-style rock. They injected energy from the start, pounding on two sets of drums as they burst into “John Henry” […]

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Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking album artwork

Jane’s Addiction Is Still Addicting

written by: Kris Bass on November 11, 2010

With 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking, Jane’s Addiction burst from the Los Angeles club scene onto the national stage, ushering with them a new style of sound.

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The Presidents of the United States of America self titled album artwork


written by: Kris Bass on November 1, 2010

After the demise of the grunge movement came a different kind of band, with a different kind of sound, and a different kind of agenda.

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