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Photos: Vance Joy Brings The Fire and Flood Tour to Chicago with Reuben and the Dark

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night singer Vance Joy brought The Fire and Flood tour to Chicago for a second sold-out night at The Riviera Theatre. Accompanied by alternative LA/Austin based duo, Armstrong Leigh, and alt-rock’s Reuben and the Dark, Vance Joy and company gave their all for the Windy City crowd.

Opening the night was Armstrong Leigh, made up of singer Michelle Armstrong and guitarist Cristopher Leigh. Although this was the first time that much of the crowd was introduced to the talented duo, Amstrong Leigh definitely set a great tone for the rest of the night. The highlight of their set came when the duo performed their newest single, ‘Is This Love?’, which released earlier this year.

Next up for the night were Calgary, Alberta natives, Reuben and the Dark. Led by singer and guitarist Reuben Bullock, and supported by Shea Alain, Kaelen Ohm and Brock Geiger, RATD performed a set that was made up of a selection of there 2013 LP, Funeral Sky. Mixing in some new music throughout their performance, including their new single ‘Heart In Two’, Reuben had the girls screaming and the crowd entertained. If their live show is any indication of what the band has to offer the music world, don’t be surprised if Reuben and the Dark makes some major waves in the new year.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

To follow the awesome sets of Reuben and the Dark and Armstrong Leigh was the man of the night, Vance Joy. Hailing from the land down under, you could tell that the Australian native was excited to return to Chicago for his 2-night residency at The Riv. While Vance Joy performed for tens of thousands in Chicago earlier this year, opening for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour, tonight’s crowd was all for Vance. The screams could be heard from the Aragon Ballroom blocks away, Vance’s voice carried beautifully through the venue, and the night couldn’t have gone better.

Performing a 15-song set list, Vance started the performance on a high note, yet the show managed to get better as his set went on. From the hit singles, to the B-sides, to the entertaining covers, Vance Joy’s set had everything we could have asked for. And closing the night with records like ‘Fire and the Flood’ (where the tour gets its name of course) and his uber-successful hit ‘Riptide’, there couldn’t have been a better way to close the show.

Check out our photos from Vance Joy’s The Fire and the Flood tour below.

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Review: Taylor Swift Lights Up Chicago’s Soldier Field with Memorable Performance

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Taylor Swift’s marquee and household name is the reason she sold-out back-to-back nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the biggest venue in Chicago. Talented opening acts, amazing costumes, beautiful light shows, pyrotechnics, and surprise guests aside, the 1989 World Tour is successful (from a numbers standpoint) because of who T-Swift is as a pop star. But all that extra stuff, the things that make her concerts memorable and well after the tickets are long gone, those are the things that make her live performance special, which ensure that those same fans that went through the gates tonight are the ones that will sit on their computer while they await for the next tour’s tickets to go on-sale. The only problem? As word-of-mouth spreads and fans who are ready to see Taylor for their second, third, or fourth time are joined by those who heard of Swift’s epic performances from a friend and want to see first hand, there won’t be enough room and Soldier Field may need to prepare to book a third night for the next time Swift comes to the Windy City. Having just experienced my first Taylor Swift concert, I am certain that it won’t be my last, as the ‘Bad Blood’ singer puts on a tour that matches her massive record sales, wide influence, and her elite status as a modern pop icon.

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Summerfest Reveals its 2015 Lineup

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

“The World’s Largest Music Festival” Summerfest has just revealed its 2015 lineup, and as always it is long and diverse! This year’s Marcus Amphitheater headliners include Kendrick Lamar with Schoolboy Q, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, and Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran and more. Those tickets can be purchased separately at Ticketmaster.com (which include admission into the Summerfest grounds).

Highlights for the ground stage performers on this year’s line-up includes Lupe Fiasco, The Flaming Lips, Weird Al Yankovic, Magic!, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lecrea, Meg Myers, Bastille, AWOLNATION, Vance Joy, a DJ set from Paris Hilton, Public Enemy, Santigold, The New Pornographers, Kansas, Gary Clark Jr. Summerfest runs from June 24-28 and June 30 – July 5 in Milwaukee, WI.

Check out the announcement video and performers below, and visit Summerfest.com for more information.

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Acts We’re Most Excited to See at Lollapalooza 2014

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Earlier this week, I received my credentials to do photography for the great people at Pigeons & Planes at Lollapalooza this year. In anticipation of the great opportunity I have compiled a list of the acts we at The Early Registration, are most excited to see.

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