Lauren Starkey talks influences and pirates vs ninjas with September Mourning

What are your biggest influences behind this project ( not necessarily other bands )?  The project itself is a trans media concept project based off of a central storyline…. That being said the influences for this project are widely varied. I took inspiration from movies and books, especially in the fantasy genre. Art and costuming/ clothing […]

Everybody Wants The “D”

It’s hard to explain a Tenacious D concert to the everyday person, but I will try. This might even be the weirdest tour/album to date. The setlist for the night was divided to showcase their new album and their “greatest hits”. In the first part for the album Post-Apocalypto, the songs were accompanied by clips […]

Jake Shears – Ringmaster of the fabulous circus.

From the moment Jake Shears stepped onto the stage, you knew you were in for a treat. He was all energy and attitude, with some storytelling in between songs plus…. bonus costume changes!  Jake and his band played his new songs effortlessly and threw in some Scissor Sisters hits as well.  His unending movements gave […]

Blue October brings a solid set of hits, old and new to the Cubby Bear in Chicago

September 28, 2018 Written by Lauren Starkey Edited by Amanda Ahrendt Last night, I had the privilege to see Blue October, a band I worshiped back in the day, at the Cubby Bear in Chicago. In full transparency, I have not kept up with the band. I should have. In front of a capacity crowd, […]