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Live Recap: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Aragon Ballroom 10.05.19

Catfish and the Bottlemen have played just about all size and scope of shows in Chicago; From headlining venues like Schubas and House of Blues to opening up for Green Day at Wrigley Field and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, there’s been endless possibilities to see them perform here. This past Saturday, the band performed their biggest headline show to date to a packed house at Aragon Ballroom.

The venue was a room that Catfish and The Bottlemen had played on other bills before, but this time they were the main act, and their devoted fans filled the room ready to support them. Saturday’s show was also their first performance in the city proper since their third album, The Balance, was released earlier this spring (the band had played Piqniq in Tinley Park over the summer), so the setlist boasted some new material. The band balanced (pun intended) the new songs like “Longshot” and “2all” by also including fan favorites from their first two records The Balcony and The Ride. The crowd remained enthusiastic throughout the whole show, showing appreciation by screaming along to the lyrics and relentlessly cheering, but nothing quite matched the audience reactions during the classics like “Kathleen” and “Cocoon.”

Catfish and the Bottlemen is a band that has consistently delivered captivating live shows, thanks to lead singer Van McCann’s magnetic stage presence that always seems to effortlessly connect with the crowd of any size. If you missed them during this past tour, the band will return to The States for the second part of their US tour this winter—see dates here.

Purchase a copy of The Balance here, or stream it in full below.

PHOTOS: Lewis Capaldi at Thalia Hall 10.04.19

Lewis Capaldi played his first headline show in Chicago to a sold out Thalia Hall, making us cry with his music and laugh at his between-song banter. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a ticket, check out photos from the charming show below!

PHOTOS: Bombay Bicycle Club with The Greeting Committee at House of Blues 10.01.19

House of Blues kicked off October with an incredible show from Bombay Bicycle Club and The Greeting Committee. Check out photos from the high energy evening below, and see where you can catch the tour next here.

Pre-Order Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album EVERYTHING ELSE HAS GONE WRONG, out January 2020, here

PHOTOS: Flor with joan and lostboycrow at Bottom Lounge 10.01.19

Flor kicked off October at Bottom Lounge with a feel-good show also featuring joan and Lostboycrow. Check out photos from the evening below.

Listen to flor’s newest album in full below, and keep up with their upcoming tour dates here.

PHOTOS: Helena Deland and Weyes Blood at Thalia Hall 09.30.19

This Monday, Thalia Hall kicked the week off with a sold out show from Helena Deland and Weyes Blood. Check out photos from the magical evening below, and see where you can catch Weyes Blood next here.

PHOTOS: Mac DeMarco at The Riviera Theatre 09.29.19

Mac DeMarco headlined two sold out shows this past weekend at The Riviera Theatre, in honor of his new album Here Comes The Cowboy, released this Spring. Check out photos from the second night below.

Check out Mac’s upcoming tour dates here, and listen to his latest album in full below.

PHOTOS: Valley at House of Blues 09.22.19

Last Sunday, 9/22, ANCHR Photographer Emily Nava caught an energetic set from Valley as they warmed up the stage for The Band Camino. Check out photos from the show, and keep up with Valley’s upcoming tour dates here.

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PHOTOS: Love Fame Tragedy at Subterranean 09.21.19

This past Saturday, Love Fame Tragedy made their live debut in Chicago, performing at Wicker Park’s Subterranean venue. The solo project of The Wombats’ frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy, Love Fame Tragedy was first introduced to listeners with the single “My Cheating Heart,” which was released earlier this summer. The live show included a full band playing alongside Murph, and the setlist featured all of current singles, plus several unreleased tracks. Make sure you keep an eye on future upcoming shows here.

Love Fame Tragedy’s debut EP I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It is out this Friday, September 27th—Pre-save it here.

Keep up with Love Fame Tragedy on Instagram // Twitter // Facebook

PHOTOS: Riot Fest 2019- Day 3

Riot Fest 2019 came to a close on Sunday with yet another stacked day. Check out photos from some of the best sets, including White Reaper, Village People, Against Me!, The B-52’s and American Football.

PHOTOS: Riot Fest 2019- Day 2

The 15th anniversary of Riot Fest continued on Saturday with another packed day. Some of our favorite sets of the evening included The Struts, Rise Against, Andrew W.K. and Bloc Party—check out photos of those bands below!