Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Play Lincoln Hall

San Francisco Bay Area-based musician, Thao Nguyen, had taken a “four-year break” from music to dedicate her time to charity before her latest album, We the Common, came out in early 2013 on Ribbon records. With the record release being so fresh and Thao having been out of the spotlight for so long, it was a pleasant surprise […]

Live Review: Patrick Watson at Lincoln Hall

Only six months has passed since Montreal-based musician Patrick Watson last visited Chicago. On his second visit,  he returned to Lincoln Hall to a completely different crowd. Months ago the crowd was half the size, composed of people who were mostly unfamiliar with his music. This time the hall was filled to capacity. People were singing along with Watson […]