Twin Sister at Lincoln Hall

Concert Review + Photography: Wild Beasts at Lincoln Hall (Chicago)

Indie aficionados flocked into Lincoln Hall Saturday night for several hours of swirling, arching dream pop brought by a transatlantic exchange of Twin Sister from our parts, and Wild Beasts from the United Kingdom. Both acts are on Domino Records, the established label on the same plateau as Merge and Sub Pop, and share a similar mesmerizing quality to their music, yet with different approaches.

Festival Review + Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums at Rock The Green (Milwaukee)

Annie: I didn’t even need to make my way to the stage, I could hear the infectious chorus of “Don’t Gotta Work it Out” from Lincoln Memorial Drive. It takes a lot to wake me up before noon on a Sunday, but Fitz and the Tantrums playing in my very own hometown was a special occasion. I ran inside Rock the Green’s makeshift fair grounds as the telling bass notes started “Winds of Change,” and there was Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick center stage, belting it out for all of Milwaukee to hear.