Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Kero Kero Bonito makes exceptional music for being alive. When you think about the experiences that musicians write songs specifically for, there’s not really that much variety. Lots of great songs out there about love, moping, and Christmas, but what about the rest of it? Kero Kero Bonito’s songs draw on these mundane quotidian occurrences … Continue reading “Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show”

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

The circumstances surrounding my attendance at the Methyl Ethel show were temporarily anxiety-inducing for someone as resistant to change as I am. After going to a show the previous Sunday and remaining behind on all of my responsibilities, I elected to pass on the Injury Reserve show that I had actually purchased tickets for, conveniently … Continue reading “Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here”

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

“Is this your first time seeing Pond?” another concertgoer asked my friend and me when she overheard us note the flute that had just been set up onstage alongside multiple guitars and synthesizers.  My own experience as a Pond listener has always been solitary. I’ve spent summers (plural) getting to know the expansive tapestry of … Continue reading “My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond”

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Each semester, I pick a new coffee shop to work, hangout, and (of course) caffeinate in.  This semester, Green Line Café on 44th and Locust became my go-to spot. I love it not only for its potent cold brew, but also its cozy, homey vibe that reminds me of doing work at the kitchen table. … Continue reading “Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe”

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

I always joke that I spend all of my money on concert tickets. From time to time, I question whether it’s even worth it. After all, what’s the point of standing in a room of sweaty strangers, craning your neck to get a glimpse of the performer(s), and blowing out your ears drums. Then, I … Continue reading “Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show”

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

It was a hard week. The intense mental stress that often comes with the territory of being a college student left me in a state of both wanderlust and homesickness on the eve of spring break. I needed to escape, to run away to a place both familiar and unknown, to re-find a comfort in … Continue reading “Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe”

Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night

Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night

Even on a Wednesday, Still Woozy packed the house at Johnny Brenda’s. When I arrived just before the opener came on, the room felt rather empty. However, after another hour, the venue was totally filled. Those who came early enough were treated to Cehryl (pronounced Cheryl), who boldly performed entirely on her own. She played … Continue reading “Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night”

The Internet at the Fillmore

The Internet at the Fillmore

After a year of the group’s members pursuing individual projects, The Internet came together to release their newest LP, Hive Mind. On Thursday, November 29th, the R&B band brought the project to life in front of an energetic audience at the Fillmore. As a frequent rap concert-goer and relatively new listener of The Internet, I … Continue reading “The Internet at the Fillmore”