2021-07-24Formed in 1967, Chicago brought a new and distinct sound to the immerging Rock N' Roll genre. People loved it. It was upbeat and feel good music. It was amazing to be able to Chicago in their home state. The crowd was wild and the band feed off that energy. Every member of Chicago just seemed to get more energy watching the their fans dance and listening the the crowd sing along. They covered all the classics and favorites making the crowd even more excited. The venue was incredible. The lighting and sound were some of the best that I've ever experienced in a live show. You could hear every note. Alexandra Geshel
2021-06-23Joyous Wolf brought their tour to Illinois and made a stop at The Forge Live Music Venue on June 23rd, 2021. It was an energetic performance like no other! Now I have heard about Joyous Wolf for a while and about how amazing they were to see live but I kept missing their shows or they wouldn’t tour here until now! Formed in Southern California in 2014, Joyous Wolf is a rock band who give me Led Zeppelin vibes with a little bit of post grudge! Performance wise, they were absolutely killer. For Starters, they actually wanted the crowd to have fun but also stay safe; Nick Reese, Front man of the band, was trying his best to get the crowd let loose and have fun! I sometimes think people have forgotten to have fun at a concert since Covid Click to Read More...... By Alexandra Geshel
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow
2021-06-20The Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow is currently on their Face Your Fears tour! This tour in particular has 6 different performers all with their own unique performances! Bryce “The Govna” Graves not only opens the show with his amazing fire acts, he also has a special trick with a power tool and a condom. Bryce acts as the Emcee throughout the show telling jokes and hyping up the sold out crowd between acts. Willow Lauren (Sideshow Stuntwoman) not only fire work too, but she also swallows razor blades which is insane! She’s very flexible but on top of all of that..... Click to Read More...... By Alexandra Geshel
Drive 'N Drag: Chicago
2020-08-07Drive 'N Drag: Chicago was a 3 day, 6 show event that took place August 7th-9th. This event was different from most Drag shows. The reason being the entire crowd was social distancing, but in a parking lot with a stage in front of you and LED Jumbotrons to help everyone see. You might think that people may be detered because of this and Covid but instead it was the exact opposite. The turn out was phenomenal. So many people came out, many in drag. It was truly awesome to see. As you drive in to the show, you have to get your ticket scanned but not by normal ticket scanners. They had local drag queens from Chicago scanning tickets out front with added to the atmosphere. I loved it .... Click to Read More...... By Alexandra Geshel
Welcome To The Future
2020/08/07Following up on 2019's debut album Plastic Paradise, Baby FuzZ is preparing to release his sophomore concept album Welcome To The Future. The first single "Weekend Blues" was an bopping satirical take on working all week and then not really having anything to look forward to on the weekend. With the full album set to drop later this fall, we got a surprise second track released showing us that Baby FuzZ will not be pigeon holed into one genre. "We're All Gonna Die!!!" would be depressing if it wasn't so fun to listen too. With all proceeds from the song supporting Doctor's Without Borders Having written with and for a wide variety of artists such as... Click to Read More...... By Ken Kohlmeier
By: Alexandra Geshel
2020/07/21We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jonathan Pool from Time Thieves Having recently released their debut album "SPACE" on July 1st, this was a perfect chance to find out a little more about what makes the band who they are. OfficialIndie.com (OI): You guys released a new album, how awesome is that! What can you tell me about it? Click to Read More......
By: Alexandra Geshel
2020/07/17I had the awesome pleasure of sitting down with Harrison Nida, frontmen of the band Victory Kid! Victory Kid hails from California. They currently have a brand new single and music video out called "Stepping Out". As such, this was the perfect chance to find out a little more about what makes the band who they are. OfficialIndie.com (OI): You guys released a new Music Video and single, how awesome is that! What can you tell me about it? Click to Read More......
2020/07/01Hailing from Chicago, IL, Time Thieves will be dropping their debut album, SPACE, this Friday, July 3rd. Look for it on CD and Digital formats on Anxious and Angry Records. A super group of local musicians, each successful on their own, they realized this is the right time to come together to release this collaborative album. Pulling at the vibe of 90's alt rock, it reminds the listener of early Weezer. "Message", the albums third track, has a catchy riff... Click to Read More...... By Ken Kohlmeier
The Wise Man's Fear
Valley of Kings
2020/05/29The Wise Man's Fear latest album, Valley of Kings, is set to drop this Friday, May 29th. The Metalcore / Fantasycore band, originating from Indianapolis, IN, will be their first release through SharpTone Records. The album showcases the band's range, with super heavy hitting songs like "The Cave", and contrasting softer metal ballad type songs such as, "The River and the Rock". All well written songs and none feel like filler. The song, "The River and the Rock" was perfectly placed as the 7th track, as it gives... Click to Read More...... By Heriberto Gallegos