Veronica Falls at Empty Bottle

Sharon Van Etten at Lincoln Hall on Feb. 17, 2012

written by: Rachel Angres on February 22, 2012

At Lincoln Hall Friday night, headliner Sharon Van Etten takes her guitar and begins to strum, opening with a song that encapsulates feelings of warmth and painful nostalgia: “You’re the reason why I’ll move to the city/You’re why I’ll need to leave.”

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A Lull at Schubas Tavern on Feb. 12

written by: Ciara Shook on February 15, 2012

With as many arms flying and balls in the air as the cover of 2011’s Confetti illustrates, the group had a way of getting carried away in each song while keeping the sound firmly grounded.

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Slow Animal at Empty Bottle 2.8.12

written by: Rachel Angres on February 10, 2012

At a last minute request, the band drove to Chicago to play at the Empty Bottle on Wednesday night to open for local artist Gypsy Blood.

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Smith Westerns at Metro on Feb. 3, 2012

written by: Alex Bahler on February 6, 2012

The band’s second album recently had its first birthday, so the guys closed their tour with the best celebration a Chicago outfit can dream up—a sold out homecoming at Metro.

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Rise Against at UIC Pavilion on Jan. 27, 2012

written by: Danielle Giuliano on January 30, 2012

In a jam packed show at the UIC Pavilion—the band’s biggest show in Chicago yet—on Jan. 27 the crowd not only heard Rise Against’s tried and true testimonies about humanity in its music.

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