The Neighbourhood at the Aragon on March 24, 2014

written by: Erin Vogel on March 26, 2014

California-based rock band The Neighbourhood, a.ka. NBHD, is still a fairly new band. It was only last summer that its addictive tribute to West Coast temperatures and teenage love, “Sweater Weather” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s alternative chart. Last Monday, the group hit another milestone—playing its biggest sold out U.S. show as a headlining act at […]

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Major League at Beat Kitchen on February 27, 2014

written by: Utsav Yadav on February 28, 2014

Raw emotions, thumping drums clashing with screechy guitars and high treble charisma highlighted Major League’s live gig at the Beat Kitchen. But out of the five bands that played that night, only one shined brightly on the densely lit stage, and it wasn’t the main headliner. The night began with local hardcore-punk outfit, Arkham blaring […]

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Mr Gnome takes it up a notch!

written by: Mojdeh Stoakley on December 18, 2013

Cleveland‘s premier indie rockers, Mr Gnome, captivated a packed house at the Beat Kitchen on December 14th.  [click here to see all of the photos from that night] The husband-wife duo performed so flawlessly it was hard to believe that this was the same band I’d seen just a year and a half earlier.  Seeing […]

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The Besnard Lakes at Empty Bottle on November 6, 2013

written by: Craig Bechtel on November 8, 2013

A UFO sighting may or may not have been “imperceptible” on Wednesday night at Chicago’s Empty Bottle, but The Besnard Lakes definitely provided a close encounter of some kind. Especially handicapped against new wave stars Sparks playing the same night across town at Lincoln Hall, many would agree with that The Besnard Lakes show was […]

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Earl Sweatshirt at The Metro on October 15, 2013

written by: Elyssa Czynski on October 16, 2013

Contrary to the sleepy nature of the debut album Doris, Earl Sweatshirt’s show at The Metro was lively. Throughout he engaged with the audience directly, which enabled the audience to be more like peers rather than fans. Granted, it is Earl’s nature to be goofy and engaging. He was also joined by Vince Staples and […]

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Gold Panda at The Metro on October 5, 2013

written by: Elyssa Czynski on October 7, 2013

Lately, DJ sets and electronic dance music are the big draw, so it is a good time to be a beat-maker. On October 5 at The Metro, British DJ Gold Panda strayed away from some of his more ambient beats for a pulsating set that was equally as entrancing, yet somewhat lackluster. Gold Panda makes […]

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