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Phantogram // Live @ The Riviera Theater // 8.24.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- Phantogram brought their signature brand of sultry, dark, rock to the Riviera Theater on Saturday night. The American duo was joined on tour by Canadian electro-rock duo Bob Moses.  Bob Moses, named after renowned New York architect Robert Moses, opened the night to

Tuxedo // Live @ Thalia Hall // 8.13.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- This is Chicago and here in the big city, something spectacular can happen at the drop of a hat. What starts as a typical Tuesday can all of a sudden break into a massive dance party. The mundane can become magical. When

Album Review: TIM by Avicii

Article by: Charles Yamabe // Featured Image: RollingStone.com/Sean Eriksson   Released over a month ago, the album TIM by Swedish producer Avicii isn’t exactly new. However, I wanted to give it a real chance to play in real-life situations before I gave it a fair review. After listening to the album around,

Mamby on the Beach 2019 Preview

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- Returning August 23-24 Mamby is back for another year in Chicago! This year the festival takes place on a new beach (Montrose Beach) that has sweeping views of the Chicago skyline. While it may have a new location it's still the same

Hangout Festival // Gulf Shores, Alabama // 5.17 – 5.19.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Gulf Shores, AL -- Beaches, beats, and butts… These three words are all you really need to describe Hangout Fest. Of course, it would be remiss of me to not go into any further details. So, let's delve a little deeper into what makes Hangout

Imogen Heap // Live @ The Vic Theater // 5.14.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- It's been almost ten years since Imogen Heap has toured North America. Even longer since she's toured with Frou Frou the two-piece band that she started with Guy Sigsworth. But, after the long hiatus, she decided it was time. Not just time

T-Pain // Live @ The Park West // 3.29.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- Fresh off his win as the monster on the masked singer, T-Pain arrived to a screaming throng of fans in the Windy City. Now when I say screaming, I absolutely mean screaming! Of all the shows I’ve ever covered, this crowd by

The Kooks // Live at Riviera Theater // 2.21.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- English alt-rock band The Kooks graced the stage of the Riviera Theater on Thursday, February, 21st. The Chicago stop was the 5th stop on their 11 day U.S. winter tour. They are touring in support of their new album Let’s Go Sunshine which

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