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The Greeting Committee

The Greeting Committee

2022-12-01


As I arrived at El Club, I could see that the box office was closed. That could only mean one thing: The Greeting Committee was about to play another sold out show on their current To Feel Alright Again Tour. As it was at a general admission venue, I was glad I got there early so I could snag my spot towards the front near the stage. A steady inflow of people saw the venue fill up rapidly behind me.

Formed in Kansas City during the summer of 2014, the Greeting Committee (TGC) has gained a study following with a string of popular songs that include "Is This It?", "Can I Leave Me Too?", and "Pull It Together", each of which thrilled their young fans when those songs were played live. The eighteen song set also included their latest release, "Hopscotch", which personally I'm loving the vibe of.

Highlighting the night was Addie Sartino's (lead vocals) raw energy. She mixed it up with...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Doghouse Rose

Doghouse Rose

2022-11-24


The Doghouse Rose concert was a highlight of 17 (including encore) songs of non-stop energy. Covering their debut album, "The Harder They Fall" and other original tracks, the crowd was singing, dancing and jumping along with each cord. While I'm not usually a huge fan of bands doing cover songs, their encore of the Beastie Boys "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" was the best cover version that I've ever heard and had me wanting to Fight to Party!

The stage chemistry between Jefferson, Sarah and Garrick was amazing. Coordinated movements between them gave an impression that they had been playing together for years. It's true, when the band is having fun, the audience has more fun. From the stage diving to the mini-moshpit, the crowd was eating up what Doghouse Rose was serving them.

From strong original vocals which highlight powerful original lyrics, to riffs Doghouse Rose as a band that should be on the radar of all indie music lovers. Their show is an all around good...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Lime Ricky

Lime Ricky

2022-11-24


There's a special kind of raw energy you can only experience when you attend a live Punk show. It's next level when it's a home town band playing in front of friends, family and fans. On tour with Doghouse Rose, Toronto's Lime Ricky brought their Sk8 Punk sound to London's Rum Runners.

Their short set had the crowd jumping and dancing along with the likes of "It's Been Real", "Drink My Words" and "Hundreds of Hangovers". It was definitely a great vibe to experience live. While they have wrapped up their live shows for the year, I'll be watching their Facebook Page (Link below) to see when they tour again.
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy

2022-11-22


Yung Gravy is taking the music industry by storm. From being a Soundcloud rapper to blowing up on Tik Tok. Now he's on tour with BBNO$ and selling out almost every date. When I say you need to see his show, I fully mean it because he puts on a one of a kind show! Yung Gravy is a rapper from Minnesota and got started with his 2017 song "Mr. Clean". Now he's gaining even more traction from his songs creating trends on Tik Tok because they are catchy as all hell!

Now seeing Gravy live, here are a few things to take note of! For starters, drink a lot of water because it does get HOT! Gravy did stop his show a few times to help people get out of the crowd and to also make sure people were getting water. It's great to see how concerned he was for his fans! Secondly, if you are a girl, bring a 2nd bra! Why? Well, women will throw their bras on stage so gravy can donate them to Women's Shelters which is honestly a really amazing thing and I wish more artists would do things like that! Another thing to make note of, during "Dancing in the Rain" Gravy opened multiple bottles of water and sprayed them over the crowd which was honestly cool but you will get wet...
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By Alexandra Geshel

Steve Vai

Steve Vai

2022-11-16


Legendary guitarist and Grammy Award Winner Steve Vai brought his Inviolate Tour to Chicago's Copernicus Center. As this show had been postponed due to Covid twice, the fans were super excited to be there and that it was finally taking place!

Taking the stage with his band, Steve played 20 fantastic songs and brought along his unique Hydra guitar. When "IT" was brought onto the stage, the crowd immediately went nuts because they know what was coming... he was about to play "Teeth of the Hydra"! Heck, even I was looking forward to seeing and hearing him play that monster of an instrument. If you are unfamiliar with what the Hydra is, it's something else. Consisting of three necks on the left (a 12 string and a 7 string guitar and a 4 string 3/4 scale length bass in order) and a 13 string sympathetic harp on the body, it was marvelous seeing Steve flawlessly controlling the beast.

Another cool thing Steve did was that let...
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By Alexandra Geshel

AFI

AFI

2022-11-15


A Fire Inside, better known as AFI has finally been able to tour and play the long awaited Chicago date of their Bodies Tour. After being postponed and rescheduled to 2022 from 2021, many fans have been anxiously waiting for this show! I, for one, was super excited the tour finally happened. I have to say, this band knows how to get a crowd to move and let loose!

Opening with "Strength Through Wounding" and right from the start they had a great stage presence. I had no idea where to look since Hunter Burgan, Davey Havok, and Jade Puget just kept jumping and running around the stage! It was so awesome and I was not expecting the show to start off with so much energy. And it continued the entire show!

No matter if you are an older or newer fan of AFI, then this is...
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By Alexandra Geshel

Drab Majesty

Drab Majesty

2022-11-15


Currently on tour with AFI as the opener for the Bodies Tour, L.A.'s Drab Majesty gave a really fun set! As a huge fan of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, and similar, I can honestly say that Drab Majesty gave me very similar vibes. I absolutely loved their style of music and I love that it's a duo.

Drab Majesty played only seven songs for their set but, but each song was longer then your typical song so it felt like they played more then that. You just wanted to sit back and enjoy the music!

The lighting was dark with harsh blues and they had smoke machine running the entire set. It made me feel like I was in a haunted house but totally suited their music and completely added to the scene. They came out wearing matching outfits, right down to the sunglasses and, I'm assuming, wigs. It kind of gave me a Dystopian Sci-Fi vibe which I am always here for! Drab Majesty also has 4 albums out currently and I highly recommend...
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By Alexandra Geshel

Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness

Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness

2022-11-11


Thirteen Years! That's how long Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness have been supporting the Dear Jack Foundation. A sold out show at The House Of Blues - Chicago gave us an amazing night of music, reflection and hope. It was wonderful to see what people will do to try to help others who may be less fortunate.

The Dear Jack Foundation is a charity founded by Andrew McMahon himself which directly benefits adolescents and young adults directly impacted by cancer. One of the amazing things about this charity is that it even helps couples learn to cope with their spouse having cancer, offering retreats, yoga, therapy, and much more. As Andrew was a young adult cancer survivor himself, it's incredible to see the amazing work the Dear Jack Foundation has done helping hundreds of young patients and survivors since it's inception.

This special show was a sold out success and hit their donation goal by the end of the night! Andrew McMahon came out a few times before his set, explaining what the Dear Jack Foundation is and...
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By Alexandra Geshel

Blu DeTiger

Blu DeTiger

2022-11-07


Taking the stage in a little black dress and carrying an electric blue bass guitar, Blu DeTiger (Yes, that is her birth name) was greeted by the enthusiastic screams of her local fans. They were eager to hear what the self proclaimed "Bass Queen" had to offer. Having only ever heard her song "Figure It Out" prior to the show, I really didn't know what to expect from the night. With "Bass Queen" emblazoned on the back of her dress, I had high hopes that the night was about to get funky.

When you call yourself Queen or King of anything, you had better be able to deliver on that claim. After hearing Blu play I can confidently say "Long Live the Queen"! Blu gave us some solid riffs as she effortlessly combined modern pop vocals with an infusion of funk/jazz cords. It worked better then I could have imagined.

The three piece band pushed the limits of the stages capacity. With her drummer and guitar player staying towards the back corners of the stage it let us give our full attention to...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Tiffany Day

Tiffany Day

2022-11-07


Currently on tour and opening for Blu DeTiger, Tiffany Day is an upcoming young artist best known for her song I Want My Money Back!.

Many of the early crowd definitely showed up to hear Tiffany. I saw many of her fans sporting her shirts or holding up a sign to let her know they were there to support her. The eight song set was a great introduction to her sound for the rest of us who are only now discovering her music.

For a young artist, she had a great stage presence and it was refreshing to find a newer artist who...
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By Ken Kohlmeier



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