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Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The last time we played here was 2010,” Damon Albarn told an enthusiastic crowd at the United Center during the second to last night of The Gorillaz’ Now Now tour. Albarn and his 13-member ensemble turned the arena into a nightclub, where everyone from longtime followers to fans barely in their teens danced the night […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Buckingham Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The first time Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac, it was on his own accord, though by all indications including a very public lawsuit, the latest round was a result of being asked to leave. But one band’s loss is another man’s gain, at least as far […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fleetwood Mac United Center, Chicago Saturday, October 6, 2018 Every instance when the current members of Fleetwood Mac chanted “chains keep us together” at the United Center on only the second night of a North American tour that stretches well into 2019, it seemed to be much more than a chance for the audience to […]

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rain shortened Bourbon & Beyond still delivered a world-class music line-up on Day One at Champions Park in Louisville. Ed Spinelli donned his rain gear and his Hefty-covered Nikon in a steady rain, while capturing Swimming With Bears, Larkin Poe, Mindi Abair & Boneshakers, Joseph, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keb Mo, Sheryl Crow, David Byrne […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the 2018 version of Riot Fest plowed into its third day, July weather returned full stop, beating down on the thousands who assembled for performances from (insert deep breath here) Pronoun, No Small Children, Just Friends, Calpurina, Kevin Devine, JD McPherson, Fear, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, The Dangerous Summer, The Audition, Suicidal Tendencies, Superchunk, Dillinger […]

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Photo Gallery: Metallica at The Kohl Center

Photo Gallery: Metallica at The Kohl Center

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli brought his all-weather gear to a rain soaked Kohl Center in Madison for Metallica’s North-American tour, Fall kick-off. Heavy effects and pyro complimented a set balancing old classics and newer material, including a surprise cover of “Stupid Girl” by Garbage. Set List Hardwired Atlas, Rise! Seek & Destroy Cyanide Fade to Black Now […]

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Photo Gallery: Govt Mule, Avett Brothers, Magpie Salute at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Govt Mule, Avett Brothers, Magpie Salute at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| September 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured an evening of roots and jam bands in the shadow of Interstate 80 in Tinley Park with 3 bands that also seem to enjoy each other’s company.   Govt Mule Avett Brothers Magpie Salute

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Photo Gallery: Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch with Nothing More and Bad Wolves at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch with Nothing More and Bad Wolves at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured nearly 5 hours in Tinley Park Wednesday with one of the most acclaimed metal tours of the summer featuring Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch with Nothing More and Bad Wolves. All photos by Ed Spinelli Breaking Benjamin Five Finger Death Punch Nothing More   Bad Wolves

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Recap & Photo Gallery: Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

Recap & Photo Gallery: Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Pearl Jam last played Wrigley Field in the summer of 2016, something was missing. In fact, that something had an absence that was entering its second century. But when Eddie Vedder, the Seattle quintet’s lead singer, brought Tom Ricketts out midway through their Saturday night performance at the historic ballpark, the Chicago Cubs owner […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Allstate Arena

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Allstate Arena

| August 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL Wednesday, August 15, 2018 The famous Electric Light Orchestra jukebox spaceship descended upon the Chicago area for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday, when Jeff Lynne brought his innovative fusion of rock, pop and classical elements to Rosemont. Generations of fans packed Allstate Arena to capacity, […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day One

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The granddaddy of all festivals arrived in Chicago this past weekend, kicking off its annual residency in Grant Park. Tens of thousands of music fans infested the city’s spectacular front yard, faced with the daunting task of choosing between an upwards of fifty or so acts on a daily basis. It makes a music junkie […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Two

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Two

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza showed no signs of slowing down on Day Two, with early performances from Dream Wife, Mobley and Clairo as proof that music’s future is in excellent shape. And there were continued affirmations from Post Animal, Dermot Kennedy, Lizzo, Lauv, Bebe Rexha, The Neighbourhood, Post Malone, Grew Van Fleet and north end headliners The National. […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Three

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Grant Park started to resemble a Steinbeck novel on Day 3. July’s lack of rain and Saturday’s suffocating heat and stiff wind gusts turned a previously lush oasis into a dust bowl. Bandannas were repurposed into Bandido-style face masks (including those inspired by anti-violence protests on Lake Shore Drive), and sunglasses became makeshift ski goggles […]

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Photo Gallery: Godsmack with Shinedown and Like A Storm at HCA

Photo Gallery: Godsmack with Shinedown and Like A Storm at HCA

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli made the trek to his summer home in Tinley Park to capture the more anticipated hard rock triple bill shed tours of the summer.  

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Photo Gallery: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at HBP at Northerly Island

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rock royalty landed at the former Meigs field Sunday. Guitar pioneer Jeff Back along with Bad Company and Free vocalist Paul Rodgers, plus Ann Wilson of Heart. Ed Spinelli was on the runway (and the photo pit) next to the big X.

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