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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is a freelance writer, frequent concert attendee, and occasional Twitch streamer. He’s usually at the nearest taqueria or attending the concert of an artist he discovered while surfing the internet.

Preview: Protomartyr Returns to Chicago

From playing a record release show on the notorious Michigan riverboat the Detroit Princess to working on their 2018 EP Consolation with The Breeders’ Kelley Deal, the Detroit-based post-punk band Protomartyr has been on a steady push over the past year to…

Review: Swearin’ is Still Shredding at Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall hosted Chicago’s Sore History and Philadelphia’s Empath and Swearin’ last week. Three-band bills are perfect, especially when there’s a local band you’ve never heard of supporting touring bands, one I haven’t seen yet but have listened to via Spotify’s Discover Weekly, the…

Review: Nothing is Nothing At Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall looks a little grim with the leaves blowing around outside and the line for the show wrapping alongside the dark alley nearby. Fairly accommodating for a Nothing show, the Philly shoegazers are back in town supporting this year’s release, Dance on…

Review: G-Eazy Lights Up Northerly Island

This summer’s coming to a screeching halt students are returning back to school, street festivals are starting to fade away, and baseball is no longer the only sport to watch on TV. The Endless Summer tour came to Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly…

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