Beach Weather // Chicago, IL // 06.20.23

Beach Weather House of Blues Chicago, IL June 20, 2023 Review and Photos by Nina Tadic Alternative indie outfit Beach Weather has got it down – their sound, their aesthetic, their energy – and it shows the second they hit the stage. Opening for Lovelytheband., on their current US tour, Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is Every Swiftie’s Wildest Dream

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Ford Field Detroit, MI June 10, 2022 Words and Images by Nina Tadic* *captioned photos courtesy of TAS Rights Management Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is something out of every Swiftie’s Wildest Dreams.    Hours before the start of every show, fans are lined up Continue Reading

Bikini Kill – Milwaukee, WI – 04.19.23

Is feminism dead? Is punk dead? Is riot grrrl a thing of the past? Not even close, and Bikini Kill is the living, breathing proof.  Taking the stage at the gorgeous Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee on Tuesday, these women brought all the same energy as a lightning storm, and did Continue Reading

Album Review: Pile’s “All Fiction” delivers on atmosphere and ambition

You don’t come across many bands like Pile. The trio has melded haunting soundscapes and indie-rock grit for 15 years, and it’s put to tremendous effect on their eighth studio album, “All Fiction,” out now on Exploding in Sound Records. You can tell that great care went into capturing and Continue Reading

Album Review: “Pollen” by Tennis is full of unbridled love songs, otherworldly romance and poetic lyricism 

The album comes after the just pre-pandemic release of their fifth album, Swimmer. Now, their sixth album, Pollen, comes at the close of three torrential years of pandemic life. But what better way to start and end a pandemic than with new Tennis. The husband-and-wife duo, Alaina Moore and Patrick Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Agar Agar’s latest release “Player Non Player” is a fever dream’s theme

But that was to be expected. The Parisian electro-pop duo doesn’t shy away from discordant lyricism and synthesizers, it’s what they do. Player Non Player is another chapter in the ever-evolving sound of Agar Agar.  Surprisingly, it’s been 4 years since the duo released their debut album, The Dog and Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “New Game+” by Palette Knife – an energetic ode to Midwestern life and the introspection of quarantine 

What would you do if you’d spent the last three years in a world getting over a pandemic and lived the surreal experience of weeks trapped in quarantine? You might write an album like New Game +, an album dedicated to days gone past and the pain of nostalgia. It Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: New Found Glory present a heartfelt reminder to seize the day and “Make The Most Of It”

For a band as quintessentially pop-punk as New Found Glory, they’ve found a way to translate that teenage angst and easycore pop-goodness they do so well, into the emotionally vulnerable, and entirely acoustic, EP, Make The Most Of It. The collection, consisting of seven acoustic-based originals and seven of their Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lies They Tell Your Children, by Anti-Flag – Bogged By Too Many Featured Vocalists, or Strong 13th Entry?

Anti-Flag is a MASSIVE name in the punk sub-genre – coming in with aggressive political hits since 1992, with the release of their debut album, Die For Your Government. Since then, they have gone through some musical changes as they steer away from aggressive hardcore-punk, to a more sonic pop-punk Continue Reading

Dear Jack Foundation 13th Annual Benefit Show: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Chicago, IL – 11.11.22

Dear Jack Foundation 13th Annual Benefit Show ft. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness + special guest William Beckett of The Academy Is… House of Blues – Chicago, IL November 11, 2022   “11:11, make a wish!” This year on 11/11, the Dear Jack Foundation (DJF) was wishing and hoping to Continue Reading

Fletcher – Verité // New York, NY // 10.30.22

Fletcher with Verité Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY October 30, 2022 Words and Photos by Addy Walter As part of her Girl Of My Dreams tour, queer icon Fletcher, sold out a two night stretch at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City over Halloween weekend – dubbed Fletcherween. Fans dressed Continue Reading