I don't know if I've ever felt more out of place than I did on Saturday night at the Pageant. Ed Sheeran, the 21-year-old British singer-songwriter, whose single "The A Team" has over 50 million views on YouTube, had sold out the venue. To my surprise, the ticket buyers were almost entirely teenaged girls.
"This is gonna be awesome when the guitar gets plugged back in!" Abigail Bengson shouted with a smile on her face during a slight hiccup during the Bengsons' set.
Cicero's on the Loop played host to an eclectic night of local music on Friday, February 1.
A blue haze descended over Off Broadway as an ocean-colored light collided with the milky fog of a smoke machine. On cue, New Order's "Blue Monday" somersaulted out of the overhead speakers. Whether by serendipitous chance, or true fate, Friday night's So Many Dynamos and Née show was destined to be flawless.
On Thursday night, the Pageant hosted a bill that featured two excellent bands whose styles and sounds cover a wide range.