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Photo Gallery: Banks at House of Vans

Photo Gallery: Banks at House of Vans

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

BANKS celebrated the release of her third record, the aptly named III, by presenting it to those who matter most – her fans. Born Jillian Rose Banks, the California native extends her winning streak on her latest recording, pushing her brand of left-of-center R&B even further into the sonic sphere. Chicago’s House Of Vans served […]

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Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 14 – Noon – 6 pm Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike, The Living Deads Stripes BBQ Berwyn, IL If you’re ready to beat the heat this weekend, Berwyn’s Stripes BBQ is hosting an intriguing summer Sunday live music brunch featuring country/rockabilly/ punk rockers The Living Deads, and  blues and Americana singer/songwriter Cash O’Reily, […]

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Advertiser Message: Baby Shark Live! at Rosemont Theatre November 2nd

Advertiser Message: Baby Shark Live! at Rosemont Theatre November 2nd

| July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

You’re going to the summer festival, but what about the kids? Baby Shark Live! at @RosemontTheatre Nov 2nd.  You read correctly “Baby Shark Live!” is bringing the song of the year to the Rosemont Theatre November 2. Read: What’s behind the insane popularity of ‘Baby Shark’? Baby Shark and Pinkfong will sing and dance through […]

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Photo Gallery: The National at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: The National at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the second time in as many days, the venue on Chicago’s Northerly Island was evacuated for weather related reasons. This in no way seemed to deter those who assembled to see The National this past weekend. Once the radar cleared, the devoted once again packed the seats. The Brooklyn band is out hitting the […]

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Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s such a privilege when giving the opportunity to experience an artist so completely immersed in their trade. Those attending Saturday night’s Brandi Carlile performance at Northerly Island were privy to just such a moment. The Washington State native, who’s now entering the second decade of her career, was the most nominated artist at the […]

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Cover Story: Perry Farrell

Cover Story: Perry Farrell

| July 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

It took Brazilian author Paulo Coelho just two weeks to write back in ’87, but the compact little novel The Alchemist is one of those metaphysical, feel-good reads that not only deserves to be on every literate bookshelf alongside The Little Prince, but demands to be revisited every couple of years lest its wisdom be […]

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Media: July 2019

Media: July 2019

| July 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

On July 12th the Chicago White Sox will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous stunts in radio history. On that day in 1979, WLUP radio morning personalities Steve Dahl & Garry Meier went onto the field of Comiskey Park between games of a White Sox doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers […]

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Live Review: Jennifer Lopez at United Center

Live Review: Jennifer Lopez at United Center

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez United Center, Chicago Saturday, June 29, 2019     When it comes to all-around entertainers, Jennifer Lopez stands in a transfixing class entirely her own, whether she’s bursting out of stereo speakers, sparkling on the silver screen or leaping off a television into the average living room. Yet experiencing J.Lo on stage is […]

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Photo Gallery: Julien Baker at House of Vans Chicago

Photo Gallery: Julien Baker at House of Vans Chicago

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the past few years, Chicago’s House Of Vans has booked artists to perform in their intimate clubhouse on the city’s near West Side and invites those artists to curate the evening. This past week saw singer/songwriter Julien Baker grace the stage with nothing but her guitar, keyboard and her unbelievably expressive vocal cords. She […]

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Photo Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vampire Weekend doubled down on the dads this past, um, weekend. The New York band brought their “Father Of The Bride” tour to Chicago’s lakefront on the male-est of the Hallmark Holiday’s, Fathers Day. After a six year (!) lapse in between releases, their 2019 album-whose album title is eponymous with their tour name-the band […]

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Advertiser Message – Stage Buzz: Scott Stapp at 1175, Kansasville, WI

Advertiser Message – Stage Buzz: Scott Stapp at 1175, Kansasville, WI

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Creed singer Scott Stapp has indicated the band is finally in a good place personally after several years of a mini legal cold war, but that hasn’t slowed down his solo career. Stapp’s third solo album The Space Between the Shadows, mines heavy autobiographical territory, especially with his first single. “Purpose for Pain,” is Stapp’s […]

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Photo Gallery: 101.1 WKQX PIQNIQ at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: 101.1 WKQX PIQNIQ at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

All things considered, not a great day for a Piqniq. But did that stop the dedication of concert goers? Nope! The rain started early in Tinley Park during Piqniq 2019, the annual summer showcase hosted by Chicago’s alt-rock station, 101.1 WKQX. Ten bands were spread out over two stages with an inviting come-early-and-stay-late vibe presiding. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney at The TaxSlayer Center Moline, IL

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney at The TaxSlayer Center Moline, IL

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney TaxSlayer Center Moline Tuesday, June 11, 2019 If there’s anyone on earth who could kick up their feet and collect royalty checks until kingdom come, it’s Paul McCartney, who besides flying high with Wings and steadily cranking out solo material or duets with everyone from his late frenemy Michael Jackson to current conquerors […]

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Live Review: David Crosby at Arcada Theatre

Live Review: David Crosby at Arcada Theatre

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

  An Evening with David Crosby and Friends Monday, May 13, 2019 The Arcada Theatre There is something about being in the presence of David Crosby that is oddly reassuring. It’s a bit impossible to define the inexplicable comfort the audience seems to be feeling as a result of the fantastically ‘hip’ vibe that emanates […]

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Photo Gallery: Billy Eilish at United Center

Photo Gallery: Billy Eilish at United Center

| June 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

Billie Eilish is an old soul. There can be no other explanation as to how the 17 year-old phenomenon has so completely tapped into the human and emotional condition of her generation. Originally scheduled for the considerably smaller Aragon Ballroom (capacity 5000), tickets disappeared as quickly as they were made available, so a second show […]

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