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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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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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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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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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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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Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

| September 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Rock Hall of Fame inductees Depeche Mode remain a touring force 40 years into their career. No stranger to selling out massive stadiums around the world, the band embarked on their longest trek yet with the Global Spirit Tour. To commemorate the outing, the final date in Berlin was filmed for the 2019 documentary Spirits […]

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CinemaScopes: September 2020

CinemaScopes: September 2020

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve waited so long to see a movie on the big screen, and with about 65% of U.S. theaters now open, we finally get the chance – albeit with limited seating capacities, mandatory masks, and strict social distancing guidelines required. And as promised, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet will be leading the way as the first […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local heroes Umphrey’s McGee present “Wrapped In the Round,” a virtual concert experience that not only features a performance from the band but also sees them improvising soundtracks based on fan suggestions. The band will perform on Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 PM. Get details and tickets here. Red Rocks Unpaused […]

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Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ian Gillan admits that it’s a strange, surreal time to be releasing a new album. But the Deep Purple vocalist was justifiably proud of his band’s latest Whoosh! comeback, overseen by legendary, sound-effects-favoring producer Bob Ezrin, of Alice Cooper and Kiss Destroyer renown. “And Bob is the same age as us,” notes Gillan, who will […]

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Media: September 2020

Media: September 2020

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fred Weintraub, co-host of The Hannah & Fred show on WCGO-AM 1590 and executive producer of sports at Weigel Broadcasting (WCIU-TV), lives a life that is very different from your average broadcaster. “I’m a Chicago-born and bred kid,” Fred says, “But for the last 13 years I’ve been living between London and Singapore and Chicago. […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ellie Goulding presents The Brightest Blue Experience, a one-off virtual performance from London’s historic V&A museum featuring to-be-announced special guests on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:30 PM. The singer will perform songs from her latest album Brightest Blue along with other fan favorites. Tickets are on sale now. Dave Matthews Band continues their DMB Drive-In series with a broadcast of their 2011 […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

| August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Performing from his home studio in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff will present his latest album, And It’s Still Alright, in its entirety. Rateliff will also sit down for a one-on-one interview with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke. The show airs Tuesday, August 11th at 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased using a “Pay What You Want” […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 5th – 9th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 5th – 9th

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

REM will stream its 1999 Glastonbury headline set for the first time on August 6th. The show will be available to watch for 72 hours on the band’s YouTube page following its premiere at 2 PM. Godsmack’s charity livestream, “Life from the Living Room,” premieres Thursday, August 6th at 7 PM via Sully Erna’s YouTube Page. The event will feature performances by Godsmack, along […]

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Media: August 2020

Media: August 2020

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Andy Masur knows his new gig as radio play-by-play man (WGN Radio) for the White Sox is a great opportunity, but he also realizes who he is following. “There’s a little pressure because it’s not so easy to replace someone like Ed Farmer (who passed away a few months ago). I don’t ever feel you […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Large concerts may be mostly done this year (carpool concerts remain), but there’s still a lot of live music to enjoy on the web. From classic performances to virtual festivals, here are this week’s can’t miss livestreams. Join the Stone Temple Pilots as they perform their iconic debut album, Core, in its entirety on July 31st at 8 […]

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