Category Archives: Sounds

A gallery of performances, artists, concert, shows + venues.

The Pygmalion Festival 2015

On Sunday evening, early Monday morning, we wrapped our eleventh year of The Pygmalion Festival. I’m still at a loss for words for just how I feel about owning and running something that is now bigger than us. So, I’ll just leave what I wrote the final evening of Pygmalion below. // No kinder words [...]

Read more

M83

A long overdue entry on M83′s show on May 4 at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago with I Break Horses. M83′s live performance was immaculate and between the full house and band — especially Morgan Kibby’s electric voice and skillful + determined fingers — the energy blew straight through the roof.

Read more

Spiritualized

Spiritualized performed, with Nikki Lane opening, at the Metro on Thursday, May 3. 22 years into an extremely productive and critically adored career as Spiritualized, Jason ‘Spaceman’ Pierce proved why he has remained relevant years after his opus, 1997′s “Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space.” This show was just about perfect from top [...]

Read more

The Head and The Heart

Seattle’s very own The Head and the Heart at the Canopy Club on March 5, 2012 for Pygmalion Music Festival 2012′s spring show series. I was blown away by Charity’s powerful voice and their dynamic stage show. Their self-released debut album has easily become one of my all-time favorites. I’m glad I picked it up [...]

Read more

Chris Reimer

In September of last year, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Chris Reimer during Pygmalion Music Festival. He was kind and patient — despite the fact that he wasn’t thrilled about having his photo taken. When we finished, he shook my hand and gave me a huge thanks. Later that night, I returned to [...]

Read more

Bon Iver

Last week, we made a significant drive to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to see Bon Iver for the second of its two sold-out homecoming performances at Zorn Arena. This particular show also marked the end of its 2011 U.S. + European tours. When we arrived to town, we learned that the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and [...]

Read more