Good Graeff @ The Firebird } 06.27.15

Good Graeff @ The FirebirdAfter getting a chance to hear Good Graeff‘s upcoming EP, I found myself a fan and made it a point to try and catch the twin sisters for a few shots post-soundcheck on their recent stop at The Firebird (opening for Mates of State and Hey Marseilles). Be sure to check out Good Job Go when it comes out on 7/10 (you can check out the video for “I Want To”  here on YouTube) and keep them on your radar the next time they pop into your town. Continue reading


The Hush Sound @ The Firebird w/Hockey, River City Extension } 05.29.13

The Hush Sound @ The Firebird

After a brief hiatus, The Hush Sound reemerged this year for an early summer tour, with signs pointing towards a new album later in the year. A few weeks back the Chicago quartet stopped through The Firebird with Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve from Company of Thieves and Lucas Carpenter. Unfortunately I wandered into the venue too late to catch the first two acts, but there was plenty enough action to capture from the remainder.

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Denison Witmer @ The Firebird w/Owen Pye } 04.06.13

Denison Witmer @ The Firebird

With one more week until Denison Witmer’s new album is released on Asthmatic Kitty, it seemed like a good time to showcase some shots from his appearance earlier in the month at The Firebird. Backed by Noah and Abby Gundersen (sorry, had to leave before their set), Witmer is a great recommend for those who enjoy William Fitzsimmons (in attendance) and his blend of gentle songs and humorous crowd banter.

Local solo artist, Owen Pye opened the show, drawing a nice crowd and being a super stand out guy for running all over the place trying to track down Witmer’s merch guy so I could buy a record.

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Dots Not Feathers @ The Firebird w/Palace, Union Tree Review, Wildeyed } 02.23.13

Dots Not Feathers @ The FirebirdSaturday night at The Firebird, Dots Not Feathers ushered in a new era for the group. Sure, losing three founding members and picking up four new musicians is certain to shake things up, but even upon first listen to their new single “Timid Man” you can tell the band is boldly changing their musical direction. Band changes seemed to be a theme for the evening, with Palace and Union Tree Review also going through lineup changes, as well, but still putting on great sets along with Wildeyed.

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Father John Misty @ The Firebird w/Magic Trick } 01.08.13

Father John Misty @ The Firebird

Father John Misty landed the first sell-out show at the Firebird in 2013, bringing all their hip-shaking songs from last year’s release Fear Fun. Joining FJM was Magic Trick, who’s frontman (Tim Cohen) you might recall from The Fresh & Onlys. Julie @ IWTAS and Jason @ Speakers in Code have your commentary of the evening. We’ve got more pictures after the jump.

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