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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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Live Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Live Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Aragon Ballroom Thursday, November 29, 2018 On Thursday, radio station WKQX closed the first of five nights of its “The Nights We Stole Christmas” series at the Aragon Ballroom with a sold-out headlining set by Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. The sweat-soaked performance began with the deep […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Recent transplants from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, alt-groove metal band Nonpoint now call Chicago their second home. Vocalist Elias Soriano, drummer Robb Rivera, guitarists Rasheed Thomas and B.C. Kochmit, and bassist Adam Woloszyn make a quick return to Chi-Town on their latest tour, playing The Forge in Joliet on Nov. 28. On the band’s 10th […]

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Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Echo & the Bunnymen The Vic Theatre November 24, 2018 Liverpool may have been put on the map by the Beatles, but Echo and the Bunnymen continue to prove that the town in Northwest England has other musical gifts to offer the world. On Saturday, the Bunnymen returned to Chicago with a six-piece lineup […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legendary Beach Boys vocalist and songwriter Brian Wilson is touring this fall behind the Christmas version of his live show (“The Christmas Album Live”) to the Horseshoe Casino, November 30th, bringing along Beach Boy sidekick Al Jardine to join in on his holiday performance. IE’s Andy Argyrakis spoke to Wilson last week, and though he’s a […]

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Photo Gallery: Keller Williams’ Duo at City Winery

Photo Gallery: Keller Williams’ Duo at City Winery

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli caught the uber-talented acoustic guitar pioneer Keller Williams, who is touring with big bass sidekick Danton Boller in a super intimate acoustic show at City Winery last Thursday.  

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Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

| November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Beatles The Beatles (aka The White Album) anniversary editions (Apple/Universal) Following 2017’s 50th anniversary retooling of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, producer George Martin’s son Giles Martin takes a deep dive into the original White Album reels for a revelatory remix. Pepper’s remix incited heated debate. On one side were fans (and even […]

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Stage Buzz: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Show at House of Blues Chicago

Stage Buzz: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Show at House of Blues Chicago

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s a Family Affair: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Celebration “It just felt like the right timing,” said Aware Records Founder/CEO Gregg Latterman of this Saturday’s 25th-anniversary show at House of Blues (Friday, November 10). “It was a combination of coincidences, running into people, and thinking, ‘why not bring all these great people together in one […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Nine Inch Nails with Jesus and Mary Chain at Aragon Ballroom

Recap and Photo Gallery: Nine Inch Nails with Jesus and Mary Chain at Aragon Ballroom

| October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since Nine Inch Nails embarked on the Cold and Black and Infinite tour back in September, they’ve kept fans on their toes by switching up the setlist every night and dropping in random covers and deep cuts where they see fit. It wasn’t any different on the last of three nights at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Phil Collins United Center, Chicago Monday, October 22, 2018 Too many superstars perform so often that they oversaturate the marketplace and play to diminishing returns, but that hasn’t been the case for Phil Collins thus far this century, who outside of his “First Final Farewell” Tour in 2004 and a brief Genesis reunion in 2007 […]

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Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

| October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Chicago power-pop rockers Enuff Z’Nuff have returned, although, they never really went away. “We’ve somehow stayed relevant a little bit, and I think it’s because we didn’t stop playing,” bassist/vocalist Chip Z’Nuff said about the band’s longevity during a recent phone call. “We kept putting music out every year or two, and we toured […]

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