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Lissie: I Don’t Listen to My Songs

Lissie Plays Park West on Black Friday

November 29, 2013

Rock Island, Illinois native Lissie (born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) will be headlining Chicago’s Park West on Friday, November 29th in support of this year’s LP Back To Forever. The folk rock singer/songwriter took a breather while on the road to chat with CheekyChicago. If you can tell by all the laughter, it appears that Lissie was in very good spirits while pondering our questions. But beware dear reader, whatever you do, do not compare her to Lenny Kravitz or Ellie Goulding. Cheeky: A lot of songs sound like they would be impossible to pull off live. Does your live show factor into the writing process?  Lissie: No, but it should because I’ll …  Read more

How Does P!NK Feel This Good Sober?

P!NK's Truth About Love Tour Hits Chicago

November 15, 2013

How does P!NK feel this good sober? By flying hundreds of feet in the air over thousands of adoring fans in gold sequined heels, of course! As more of a P!NK fan via radio, I knew many of her hits from “The Truth About Love” album and was excited to see the show. Little did I know that the extravaganza I was about to witness would make me giggle and squeal like a teen with a major girl crush. The show opened inconspicuously with P!NK’s sidekick and ringmaster of ceremonies, Rubix Von Füchenhürtz. He maneuvered throughout the crowd, posing for photos, licking the heads of unsuspecting bald men and sipping beers …  Read more

“Two Weeks Worth” of Music

Back with the Best New Music

August 16, 2013
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by:
Kate Nettenstrom

“Two Weeks Worth” is back with the freshest new music your ears have been craving. This installment falls a little on the mellow side, but what it lacks in pump it more than makes up for in soul. It was hard to pick just a few favorite tracks to highlight but it had to be done. Here are my top picks in new music from “Two Weeks Worth 8/16.” Oh Land’s “Renaissance Girls” is the first single to be released from her upcoming third album, Wish Bone. The chorus is simple and catchy, but hidden behind a percussive heavy beat are deeper musings on what it means to be a woman …  Read more