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Stage Buzz: Michael Schenker Fest at Concord Music Hall

Stage Buzz: Michael Schenker Fest at Concord Music Hall

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

German guitar pioneer Michael Schenker returns to Chicago’s Concord Music Hall on May 4th for the second leg of his Resurrection Tour with his current band, Michael Schenker Fest. The 64-year-old ex-UFO and ex-Scorpions fret wizard has been dazzling audiences for nearly 50 years. Michael Schenker Fest’s 2018 debut album, Resurrection, was well-received by fans […]

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Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Could there have been a more brilliant way to end Record Store Day than with an Industrial Accident? The Wax Trax! documentary distills the history of Chicago’s seminal record label and store into an entertaining yarn about love, family, music, sex, drugs, rock & roll and how not to run a business, if you wish […]

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Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

German guitar maestro Uli Jon Roth’s 50th-anniversary tour – where he’ll be performing selected highlights from his entire musical career – comes to Chicagoland Friday and Saturday. Roth’s arrival in Chicagoland commences Friday, April 12 at The Forge in Joliet and concludes on Saturday, April 13 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles. The concert’s […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Chicago Theatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Chicago Theatre

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Chicago Theatre, Chicago April 4, 2019 Thursday’s concert by Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets was a dream come true for fans of early Pink Floyd and psychedelic rock. Focused exclusively on material released prior to 1973’s epic Dark Side of the Moon, Mason and his cohort of four musicians delved […]

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Stage Buzz: Record Store Day 2019

Stage Buzz: Record Store Day 2019

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Record Store Day celebrates its eleventh birthday on April 13th, and it has become entrenched as a must-have shopping day for vinyl freaks. As the RSD curators state “this is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the […]

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Stage Buzz: Citizen Cope at House of Blues Chicago

Stage Buzz: Citizen Cope at House of Blues Chicago

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was one of those you-had-to-be-there moments that might sound callous — even a little cruel — in the retelling. But rest assured, it was neither of those things. It was a reckoning. Late afternoon a few years ago at a hip San Francisco nightclub — the universal hour for an artist’s pre-show soundcheck. Tonight, […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Andrew Bird at Green Mill

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Andrew Bird at Green Mill

| April 9, 2019 | 1 Comment

Andrew Bird Green Mill, Chicago April 2, 2019 On a brief introductory jaunt for his new album My Finest Work Yet, Andrew Bird returned to his old stomping grounds for the first of two intimate shows at Uptown’s 160-capacity Green Mill. Befitting his surroundings in the venerable jazz room, Bird began with the 1944 Jule […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Bublé Allstate Arena, Rosemont Sunday, March 17, 2019 A six-year gap in between tours for a post-2000s artist may as well be a lifetime, but in the case of Michael Bublé, it didn’t come at the hands of a laborious creative pursuit or some self-indulgent exile. Instead, his infant son was dealt an extremely […]

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Stage Buzz: Disturbed at Allstate Arena [Updated with Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Disturbed at Allstate Arena [Updated with Photo Gallery]

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing better than a hometown show for an acclaimed national band. Local boys and two-time Grammy nominee Disturbed brings its Evolution World Tour to Allstate Arena on Friday (March 8) with special guests Three Days Grace. Area fans who missed their intimate performance last October at the Vic Theatre will get a chance to see […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

| January 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

  Eric Johnson Friday, January 25, 2019 Arcada Theatre, St. Charles Eric Johnson’s Ah Via Musicom tour, featuring his original 1990 bandmates – drummer Tommy Taylor and bassist Kyle Brock, pulled in to The Arcada Theatre on Friday night for a rescheduled show from October 31. Anticipation from ticket holders was high, to say the […]

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Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

TNK Fest – January 16 – 20, 2019 Originally founded in 2005 as a live musical oasis in a slow winter music period (past performers include Father John Misty and Bon Iver), Tomorrow Never Knows Fest is back with a bit more competition in a traditionally slow concert month in Chicago. Curated by the talent […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

| January 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

Alkaline Trio Metro Thursday, January 3 Alkaline Trio played the first of four consecutive sold-out nights Thursday at Metro, marking their first hometown club show since the release of their latest album, 2018’s Is This Thing Cursed? The record represents arguably the band’s strongest output in over a decade, as it captures the spirit of […]

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Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guided By Voices Monday, December 31, 2018 Bottom Lounge, Chicago On Monday, Dayton, Ohio’s Guided By Voices visited Bottom Lounge to add to its memorable history of New Year’s Eve shows in Chicago. In 2004, the band played what was intended to be its final show at Metro, reeling through a four-and-a-half hour, career-spanning set […]

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Advertiser Message: REO Speedwagon at Rosemont Theatre Saturday August 3rd

Advertiser Message: REO Speedwagon at Rosemont Theatre Saturday August 3rd

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon, lead by storied songwriter and vocalist Kevin Cronin, return to Chicagoland next summer at the Rosemont Theater on Saturday, August 3rd. A special pre-sale is on now and you can get your tickets by entering the code “VIP“ at checkout.  The public sale begins on Friday, December 21st for this show […]

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Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first volley of Chicago’s rock festivals scheduled for 2019 was announced this morning as Chicago Open Air unveiled their 2019 line-up at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview. The 2-Day festival returns next May after taking a sabbatical in 2018. Headliners announced include California hard-rockers System Of A Down, L.A.’s acclaimed heavy rockers […]

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