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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 20-25

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 20-25

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lucky Boys Confusion’s storied songwriter/vocalist Stuby Pandav appears starting Tuesday, October 20th, on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! He’ll share his favorite music with LBC and other projects he’s been involved with. Blackbear performs live from the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in celebration of his new album everything means nothing on Wednesday, October 21st at 9 PM. Grab […]

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Featured: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Featured: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Springsteen collaborator wants Americans to come together with new music.
“There’s too much blue-state/red-state, us-against-them stuff going on — we should all be in this together because there are certain things that everybody should agree on.”

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen will stream archival performances from Pulp (October 14th), Noel Gallagher (October 15th), Them Crooked Vultures (October 16th), and The Cure (October 18th). The performances are free to watch on their YouTube Channel at 2 PM. Get all the details here. The one and only Spinal Tap reunites virtually to […]

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Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Originally scheduled as a 30th Anniversary bash with two indoor shows in May, Chicago stalwart punk rockers Pegboy have recalibrated due to COVID and teamed up with Chicago Drive-in to offer a safe, socially distant drive-in concert at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview on October 17. Powered by the Haggerty brothers – John (on guitar), […]

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Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

City Winery, Chicago, IL Saturday, October 10, 2020 Chicago’s own The Claudettes are an uncategorizable but captivating blend of cheeky cabaret, gut-level blues, raucous rockabilly, cartoonish whimsy, and pop songcraft. 2020 was initially primed to be the band’s year, with the release of its most highly-praised set of songs. High Times in the Dark arrived in April […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Watch Gloria Estefan, and the cast of Hamilton perform at The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th Annual “Great Sports Legend Dinner” on Thursday, October 8th at 6 PM. Grab tickets here. Teenage Cancer Trust is opening up their vault of never-before-seen archival footage of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall in support of […]

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Media: October 2020

Media: October 2020

| September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

When Richard Milne was told he was replacing Lin Brehmer as the WXRT morning host in February, he knew the implications. “I’m the 5th ever XRT morning man in 48 years,” he says, ticking off the others: Scott McConnell, Garry Lee Wright, Terri Hemmert, and Lin Brehmer. “I’ve admired all of those people, but I […]

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Cover Story: Mastodon

Cover Story: Mastodon

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the cold, clinical coronavirus age, no gift horse should ever be looked at directly in the mouth, reckons Mastodon drummer/lyricist Brann Dailor. So, take the Grammy-winning prog-metal outfit’s latest odds-and-sods anthology Medium Rarities at face value — as a surprise mid-pandemic present to diehard fans, featuring the jarring new juggernaut “Fallen Torches,” alongside a […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emmylou Harris and Friends host an intimate performance benefiting Bonaparte’s Retreat and Crossroads Campus on September 29th and 30th. Joining Harris are Sam Bush, John Randall, and Byron House. Grab tickets here. AWOLNATION performs live from The Wiltern in Los Angeles on September 30th at 8 PM. Get tickets and merch bundles here. Nathaniel Rateliff […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 22nd-26th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 22nd-26th

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Summer may be over, but festival season is still alive in the virtual world. From major festival celebrations to intimate performances, here are the livestreams you should be checking out this week. This week on “Dave Matthew’s Drive-In,” the band will broadcast their 2019 show from Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY to celebrate […]

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File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The waiting is the hardest part. Independent music venues in Chicago and across the country are fighting for their survival during the pandemic. Most music clubs are closed until a COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered to the masses, estimated by doctors to be sometime in 2021. In the meantime – rent, insurance, and other bills […]

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Feature: The Mission

Feature: The Mission

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was literally the last thing Wayne Hussey expected. His classic British goth-rock outfit, The Mission, had been on an extensive tour of Europe in March when the coronavirus started shutting down venue after venue until the situation got so desperate that he barely made it back to his new hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Killers will perform a mix of classic hits along with tracks from their new album, Imploding the Mirage, as part of Pandora LIVE. Tune in Tuesday, September 15th at 8 PM. The show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Devendra Banhart continues his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They were Written” livestream series on September 16th. This time he’ll perform songs from Cripple […]

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Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

| September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Timing, they say, is everything. There’s no possible way that legendary Long Island-based musicologist and guitar slinger G.E. Smith could have predicted meeting Washington state-reared, soul stylist LeRoy Bell roughly a year ago, or that they would hit it off so well that they would enter the studio to launch a new duo only two […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 9 – 12

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 9 – 12

| September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Margo Price hits Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl stage for a pair of full-band, audience-free performances on September 9th, and September 10th at 7 PM. Get tickets and tune in at fans.com. Singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart kicks off his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They Were Written” livestream series on September 9th. This week features songs from Oh Me Oh My, Rejoicing in the Hands, and Niño Rojo. The […]

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