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Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tinley Park set the musical way back machine for a sojourn deep into the ’90s. Like it or not, many Pumpkin’s and Oasis fans came to hear the music of their youth. In the end, the night was a celebration of the modern era and the salad-days. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater played host to two of […]

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Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eddie Spinelli captured Queen with Adam Lambert in a 2 hour sold-out show at United Center. As expected Lambert channels the ghosts of Freddie Mercury with aplomb, featuring original members Brian May and Roger Taylor running through a set of hits and deep cuts.  

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day One of Lollapalooza brought near perfect weather to Grant Park and thin crowds in the opening hours, quickly filled in to near capacity status mid-day. Evidently some people had to work, but they arrived after lunch. The days highlights included SRO field level crowds in the T-Mobile Stage bowl for Irish songwriter/activist Hozier, some […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza has become somewhat synonymous with weather related evacuations. Yet, here we are at Day Three and somehow not a single drop of rain has fallen. Sunny skies and the occasional passing cloud, accented by Chicago’s iconic skyline, proved to be the perfect canvas for performances from headliners Twenty One Pilots, plus Judah & The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday was arguably the busiest day at Lollapalooza 2109. Grant Park felt like it was filled to capacity as concertgoers packed the city’s front lawn. Day 4 wrapped up an extended weekend of live music that found Flume headlining the north end of the park and additional performances throughout the day from fest founder Perry […]

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Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Paul White Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL Thursday, July 25, 2019   After a rough patch on the road due to illness that caused cancellation of shows in Kentucky and Tennessee, lucky fans saw John Paul White return to Chicago on Thursday night in good health and good spirits at Lincoln Hall. “How are you […]

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Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests  Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at a sold-out RiverEdge Park in Aurora just as the cool breezes retook Chicagoland.   Set List t01 Made Up Mind t02 Do I look Worried t03 Hard Case t04 It’s So Heavy t05 I Walk on Guilded Splinters t06 […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day Two of the Pitchfork Music Festival picked up where the previous evening left off with oppressively hot temperatures.  Not to worry, the evacuation quickly changed everything. Downpours and lightning briefly derailed the proceedings, resulting in Union Park being emptied for nearly two hours (sets by Kurt Vile, Amber Mark and an abbreviated run for […]

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Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the 2019 version of the Pitchfork Music Festival was getting ready to launch in Chicago’s Union Park, the chatter should have been about the music. But like R.E.M. who once begged the question, “should we talk about the weather?,” that’s precisely what was on everyone’s lips. The weekend started under an Extreme Heat Warning […]

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Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Garth Brooks Joe’s Bar, Chicago Monday, July 15, 2019 As the best-selling solo artist of all-time in America, it was far from expected that Garth Brooks would step down from filling stadiums to play for less than 500 people in a spot as intimate as Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. But considering the man […]

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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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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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Photo Gallery: Vince Neil, Sammy Hagar and Don Felder at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Vince Neil, Sammy Hagar and Don Felder at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Who says the dinosaurs are extinct?!? It was all evidence to the contrary this past weekend. Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre played host to a collection of T-Rex sized retro rockers. Sammy Hagar and The Circle, which consists of Hagar, his former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. Preceding […]

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