Friday, September 28, 2012

Sondre Lerche and Fancy Colors

Sondre Lerche put on an absolutely fantastic show at Lincoln Hall a few weeks ago. The adorable Norwegian - who now boasts his very own postage stamp - charmed the crowd with his anecdotes, humor, and jazzy pop rock. Fancy Colors, a brand new band from Brooklyn, opened for Sondre and then accompanied him during his set. Be on the lookout for them - they have a nice sound and are talented musicians. And if you don't know Sondre by now, I highly recommend that you check out his music! For more of my photos from the night, click here.

Fancy Colors, Dave Heilman

Fancy Colors, Zac Colwell

Sondre Lerche

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses

One of my favorite bands, My Morning Jacket, rolled through Chicago with Band of Horses (also awesome), on August 22nd to play the stunning Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. No matter how many times I see these bands, they have a way of making each performance seem unique and special, and their show at Millennium Park was no exception. Both bands have an extensive spectrum of sound - just one of the reasons that make them such solid live bands. I'd even go so far as to say that My Morning Jacket is hands down one of the greatest bands in the world to see live. They put absolutely everything into their shows - Jim James' gorgeous voice swirling around combined with their light show is beautiful enough. But every member of the band adds something to the live performance and you can't help but fall in love with their hairy little bodies flailing all over the stage. Don't believe me? I guess you'll just have to go and see them then. 

Two camera phones needed to document Band of Horses. Two.

Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell and Tyler Ramsey

Band of Horses' Ryan Monroe and Bill Reynolds

My Morning Jacket!!

Carl Broemel and Patrick Hallahan

The extraordinary Jim James and Bo Koster

Tom Blankenship and Bo Koster

Patrick Hallahan

What a night.