After 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
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.
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.
Saturday 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.
Currently on tour with Geographer, ON AN ON came by the KDHX studios earlier today for an interview and studio performance. You have a chance to catch them tonight at The Firebird!
Be sure to head over to the KDHX website for a first look at pictures and we’ll be back here later in the week with more photos and a recap