Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness // Chicago, IL // 12.08.23

The New Friends Tour Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness w/ Michigander, Wildermiss Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL December 8, 2023 Very few artists can transition through projects, through albums, through decades, and still have the lasting power to perform tour after tour. Andrew McMahon is one of those artists. The New Continue Reading

Le Tigre // Chicago, IL // 7.15.23

Le Tigre w/ MAN ON MAN Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed July 15, 2023 Photos and Review by Nina Tadic Le Tigre is a Girl Scoutcore, funky, fun feminist dream to witness. On their first full tour since 2005, the band took to Chicago’s Salt Shed this past Saturday Continue Reading

Shania Twain // Tinley Park, IL // 07.01.23

Shania Twain Credit Union 1 Ampitheatre Tinley Park, IL Review and Photos by Nina Tadic Shania Twain proves she is a reigning queen of country yet again with her Queen of Me Tour in Tinley Park. Over the past three decades, Shania has been turning out single after single, and Continue Reading

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: 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

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

Rising singer, songwriter, and actress Tara Macri discusses her journey into music and acting, her new single, and what’s next for her

Raised in a musical household, rising singer, songwriter, and actress Tara Macri has cultivated an impressive career over the years. Born in Toronto, her parents enrolled her in lessons once they realized how much she loved music and performing, which led her to audition and begin working in the industry. Continue Reading

Judah and The Lion – The National Parks // Louisville, KY // 10.5.22

Judah and The Lion with The National Parks Paristown Hall Louisville, KY October 5th, 2022   Judah and The Lion brought their current tour to Louisville, KY on October 5th to a nearly sold-out crowd! Touring in support of their most recent album Revival, the crowd this evening was buzzing Continue Reading

Courtney Govan releases queer electro-pop bop “Sofa”

Rising queer indie-pop singer Courtney Govan has released “sofa,” an uplifting and energetic bop that channels the buzz of a new crush and reminds listeners that sometimes the moment matters more than the ending. “sofa” is now available to stream and download on platforms worldwide. The light-hearted non-gendered situations song Continue Reading