Mike Gassett starts 2017 off in a big way by performing at one of Chicago’s premier concert venues, The Metro in Chicago. The Metro has a storied history of helping to launch the careers of many of music’s greatest acts including The Smashing Pumpkins, Alkaline Trio, and Chance the Rapper. Now, Mike Gassett will add his name to the list of greats that have performed on Metro’s stage.
Mike Gassett, an Illinois native, began his music career at the age of 10 when he picked up his first guitar. His love for music sparked an interest in songwriting at the age of 13 when he wrote his first song, and his passion for music continues to this day, penning soulful songs like “(Everything’s Gonna Be) Alright” and “Try”.
Mike Gassett will be performing at The Metro in Chicago on Friday, February 3rd. Performing alongside Mike Gassett will be Matt Mills on lead guitar, Edward Novak on bass, and Dan Mahoney Jr. on drums. Together they have been performing together since 2014 and have playing in many of Chicago’s best venues including The House of Blues, Goose Island, and The Cubby Bear.
Other acts performing on February 3rd include Cellr, Revolt Coda, Frey Geoffrex, and Farkus. This is an 18 and older show. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit the Metro Chicago website.
On August 24th, 1943, Frank Sinatra’s Song ‘In The Blue Of The Evening’ hits number 1. In The Blue Of The Evening hearkens back to those big band days of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Written in the mist of World War Two, this song has some mellow undertones that reflect the feeling of morning and lost that I am sure many families, not just in the United States, but around the world would have felt.
Be sure to share with us your favorite Frank Sinatra songs
On August 23rd, Kenny Loggins is immortalized with his very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Kenny Loggins has had an incredible over four decade career. He has so many hit songs from his solo career to his writing songs for major motion pictures. So, in honor of Kenny Loggins, here is our list of the top four Kenny Loggins songs.
Number 3. If you have never seen Caddyshack, you should just stop reading this post and watch it. I’ll wait. Who can forget the enemy gopher dancing to this song in sweet sweet victory.
Number 2. This is just a classic song from a classic movie.
Number 1. Nothing screams jet fighters and Tom Cruise like this song does. Nothing encompasses the movie Top Gun like this song.
On this day in 1977, the music world was shaken by the death of “The King” Elvis Presley. We could go on and on about Elvis Presley and his music career. About his time in the military. About his eventual downfall. But, we will let his music do the talking. Here are our favorite Elvis Songs!
We can already hear you singing!
Just a classic song that reminds you of the Golden Age of Rock N Roll! Nothing screams 50’s like Heartbreak Hotel
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Of course we had to throw in the classic love song. Get ready to hold your sweetheart close.
As the world starts to look a lot like Christmas, I sit here and find myself trying to run away and hide from all the Christmas joy and cheer. My responses to most questions this year has been, “Bah Humbug.” So what better way to start off December that with our favorite Anti-Christmas Songs!
Fuck Christmas – Fear
Need I say anymore! This one made me chuckle a little.
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Blink 182
This song definitely takes me back to my youth then I was an angst filled teenager. Made me go back and listen to other songs from Blink.
River – Joni Mitchell
My dad was the first one to introduce me to Joni Mitchell so I think he would be proud with this choice. River only a passing reference to Christmas but it is a beautiful song nonetheless.
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
What Anti-Christmas collection would be complete without the Grinch!
Kidnap The Sandy Claws – The Nightmare Before Christmas
If you are anything like me, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie that is watched all year long. But kidnapping the Sandy Claws, sounds intriguing.
I Hate Christmas – Ren + Stimpy’s Crock O’ Christmas
I love the Ren + Stimpy cartoon. I remember watching this everyday as a kid. So what better way to start the Holiday Season then by Ren signing a lounge song about how much he hates Christmas. This makes me happy. Heck, the whole album makes me happy!