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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Pitchfork Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Union Park, Chicago The 2019 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival boasts a little bit of everything for both current day AND former hipsters. As an offshoot of the influential website, the line-ups each year continue to champion the artists that have received online exposure. Sunday’s headliner […]

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Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Tribute Island Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Simmons Island Kenosha, WI In one of those “why didn’t I think of that?’ moments, Tribute Island brings together 58 tribute bands from across the Midwest to Simmons Island in Kenosha to perform in a themed setting that mirrors English and American festivals like Knebworth, Ozzfest, […]

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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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Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

| July 13, 2019 | 5 Comments

Geddy Lee Feeding The Collector’s Compulsion By Jeff Elbel Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee is known among fans as a man with passions crossing the line into obsession. Whether it’s fine wine or baseball history, Lee doesn’t dabble. He goes full immersion. Following the conclusion of Rush’s R40 tour in the summer of 2015 […]

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Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 14 – Noon – 6 pm Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike, The Living Deads Stripes BBQ Berwyn, IL If you’re ready to beat the heat this weekend, Berwyn’s Stripes BBQ is hosting an intriguing summer Sunday live music brunch featuring country/rockabilly/ punk rockers The Living Deads, and  blues and Americana singer/songwriter Cash O’Reily, […]

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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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Cover Story: Perry Farrell

Cover Story: Perry Farrell

| July 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

It took Brazilian author Paulo Coelho just two weeks to write back in ’87, but the compact little novel The Alchemist is one of those metaphysical, feel-good reads that not only deserves to be on every literate bookshelf alongside The Little Prince, but demands to be revisited every couple of years lest its wisdom be […]

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Media: July 2019

Media: July 2019

| July 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

On July 12th the Chicago White Sox will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous stunts in radio history. On that day in 1979, WLUP radio morning personalities Steve Dahl & Garry Meier went onto the field of Comiskey Park between games of a White Sox doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers […]

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Live Review: Jennifer Lopez at United Center

Live Review: Jennifer Lopez at United Center

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez United Center, Chicago Saturday, June 29, 2019     When it comes to all-around entertainers, Jennifer Lopez stands in a transfixing class entirely her own, whether she’s bursting out of stereo speakers, sparkling on the silver screen or leaping off a television into the average living room. Yet experiencing J.Lo on stage is […]

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Photo Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vampire Weekend doubled down on the dads this past, um, weekend. The New York band brought their “Father Of The Bride” tour to Chicago’s lakefront on the male-est of the Hallmark Holiday’s, Fathers Day. After a six year (!) lapse in between releases, their 2019 album-whose album title is eponymous with their tour name-the band […]

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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: Billy Eilish at United Center

Photo Gallery: Billy Eilish at United Center

| June 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

Billie Eilish is an old soul. There can be no other explanation as to how the 17 year-old phenomenon has so completely tapped into the human and emotional condition of her generation. Originally scheduled for the considerably smaller Aragon Ballroom (capacity 5000), tickets disappeared as quickly as they were made available, so a second show […]

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Spins: The Mekons, Signal The Launch, Foreigner, Journey

Spins: The Mekons, Signal The Launch, Foreigner, Journey

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mekons Deserted (Bloodshot) This isn’t the Joshua Tree that U2 wrote about 30 years ago. But peering into their crystal ball, you would think they’d approve (and be disturbed) by the Mekons version of southern California’s treasured landmark inspiration on Deserted. Climate change, industrial expansion, government shutdowns, and neglect threaten Joshua Tree National Forest, […]

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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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