Photos: Modest Mouse @ Concord Music Hall (Chicago)

Last night, Modest Mouse played to a sold-out show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall—just a tad over a week before the band is set to headline the city’s Riot Fest in support of this year’s excellent Strangers to Ourselves. ALARM was there to report back with the night in photos: SETLIST: 3rd Planet Ocean Breathes Salty Breakthrough… Read more Photos: Modest Mouse @ Concord Music Hall (Chicago)

Photos: St. Vincent @ The Orpheum Theatre (Madison)

Annie Clark is currently taking a victory lap around the globe following an extensive year of touring her wildly acclaimed self-titled album, which was released last February. After playing in Chicago three times over the course of 2014 (The Riviera Theatre, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Chicago Theatre), the musician and her band played to… Read more Photos: St. Vincent @ The Orpheum Theatre (Madison)

Photos: Tame Impala @ the Riviera Theatre (Chicago)

Australia’s Tame Impala played a mind-melting show to a sold-out crowd in Chicago Friday night with L.A.’s Mini Mansions in tow. Taking the stage at the same venue that Tame Impala’s Live Versions was recorded last year, Kevin Parker and his band ripped through fan favorites like “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” while indulging themselves… Read more Photos: Tame Impala @ the Riviera Theatre (Chicago)

Photos: Leon Bridges @ The Green Mill (Chicago), 4/29/15

Less than a year ago, soul revivalist Leon Bridges‘ days were spent washing dishes miles from Chicago’s historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, with his nights consisting of open mic performances around his hometown of Forth Worth, Texas. But a pair of chance encounters with White Denim guitarist Austin Jenkins would change everything, as Jenkins and bandmate Josh Block would… Read more Photos: Leon Bridges @ The Green Mill (Chicago), 4/29/15

Photos: Sufjan Stevens @ the Chicago Theatre (Chicago), 4/25/15

Sufjan Stevens‘ latest release, Carrie & Lowell, wrenches the heart. Named for his late mother, who suffered from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance abuse, and his step-father, who serves at the helm of Stevens’ label, Asthmatic Kitty, it tackles childhood, death, and the myriad of emotions that accompany both, as well as the search for peace in… Read more Photos: Sufjan Stevens @ the Chicago Theatre (Chicago), 4/25/15

Bonnaroo In Photos

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival’s 14th year was one of its best yet; relieve the magic with the weekend in photos, including  Courtney Barnett, Florence & the Machine, My Morning Jacket, Kendrick Lamar, Earth Wind & Fire, Mac DeMarco and more: 

Photos: Twin Peaks @ Metro (Chicago), 1/18/15

Twin Peaks played a packed hometown show at Metro Sunday night with fellow local bands Modern Vices and Landmarks sharing the bill. The night served as the finale of Chicago’s five-day Tomorrow Never Knows (TNK Fest), which ran across town at venues such as Lincoln Hall, Schubas, The Hideout, and The Athenaeum Theatre.

Photos: Wilco @ The Riviera Theatre (Chicago), 12/12/14

Chicago’s beloved Wilco closed out a six-show Winterlude run at the Riviera Theatre Friday Night with a nearly 30-song setlist. The show was what frontman Jeff Tweedy described as a “greatest hits” of the residency, which spanned the band’s vast discography and celebrated 20 years of Wilco with rarities, fan favorites, and an acoustic encore.… Read more Photos: Wilco @ The Riviera Theatre (Chicago), 12/12/14

“I’ll Take You There” – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples @ The Auditorium Theatre, 11/19

Gearing up backstage for what she endearingly referred to as her “Sweet 16” on Wednesday evening, Mavis Staples told a local news reporter, “I could have been president if I wanted!” And isn’t that the truth? As a member of one of the most influential R&B/gospel groups in history—the Staple Singers—an unwavering fixture in the civil… Read more “I’ll Take You There” – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples @ The Auditorium Theatre, 11/19