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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 16th-20th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 16th-20th

| February 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Todd Rundgren embarks on his virtual tour, “Clearly Human,” playing his 1989 album Nearly Human in full along with choice cuts from his catalog. This week includes shows from New York (Feb. 16 and 17), Virginia (Feb. 19), Pittsburgh (Feb. 20), and Ohio (Feb. 22). Buy tickets here. The Tibet House “U.S. 34th Annual […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 11th – 14th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 11th – 14th

| February 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hideout Chicago presents “A Very Special Valentine’s Day,” a benefit for Chicago community jail support this Thursday with Ohmme, NNAMDÏ, AJ Marroquin, Parker Callahan, Monogamy, Maggie Winters, Bone Reader, Meg Indurti, Grace, Freud, Julia Shiplett, and more. The show streams on February 11th at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Tributosaurus members Chris Neville […]

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CinemaScopes: February 2021

CinemaScopes: February 2021

| February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

CinemaScopes – Dinner & A Movie Month! February is traditionally the month for relationship movies, given Valentine’s Day is on the 14th and dinner and a movie is a perfect date night for many couples. Theaters in the Chicago area are open, but with most of us still avoiding public places, streaming and VOD releases […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 3rd – February 6th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 3rd – February 6th

| February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Arlo Parks celebrates the release of her highly anticipated debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, with an intimate livestream performance and Q+A on Wednesday, February 3rd at 5 PM. To get access, pre-order the album via Amoeba Records. Umphrey’s McGee’s “Wrapped Around Nashville” livestream series continues this week, featuring both a fan-voted setlist and a setlist […]

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Cover Story – Pale Waves

Cover Story – Pale Waves

| January 31, 2021 | 1 Comment

If anyone didn’t know it when she first got into showbiz as a wide-eyed, small-town British naif, they know it now — Pale Waves front-vixen Heather Baron-Gracie pulls no punches, suffers no fools gladly, and always shoots straight from the hip. She’s justifiably proud of her newfound industry acumen, and she’s even developed an alter […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 28th – January 31st

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 28th – January 31st

| January 25, 2021

iHeartRadio’s “ALTer EGO 2021 Festival” airs this Thursday with new performances by Billie Eilish and Foo Fighters, along with previous performances from Beck, Blink-182, Cage the Elephant, Coldplay, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, The Killers, Muse, and Twenty One Pilots. Tune in on January 28th at 8 PM on LiveXLive. Music Feeds will […]

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The Lockdown Interviews • Hen Ogledd

The Lockdown Interviews • Hen Ogledd

| January 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Given the turbulent, truly batshit-crazy year that we’ve all just staggered through, it was easy to overlook a lot of great, often idiosyncratic albums that continued to be released, pandemic be damned. And we’d like to pause, catch our mask-in-place breath, and bring you up to speed on a few obscure aural delights you might […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 21st -January 24th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 21st -January 24th

| January 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Bandsintown Plus presents an exclusive Phoebe Bridgers performance and Q+A from Los Angeles on Thursday, January 21s at 8 PM. Sign up for Bandsintown Plus to watch. “The Hives Present: The World’s First World Wide Web World Tour 2021″ kicks off on Thursday with a live show in Berlin. Fans will have the chance […]

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Featured: Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon • The Impossible Tour

Featured: Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon • The Impossible Tour

| January 16, 2021 | 1 Comment

For many enterprising artists, live-streaming concerts from home during last year’s pandemic lockdown became a requisite new skill that demanded mastering; finding a way to implement several online platforms to your benefit when touring was no longer possible. But for Dream Syndicate bandleader Steve Wynn and his drummer wife Linda Pitmon, it had a cold, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 12th – January 17th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 12th – January 17th

| January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen celebrates the release of his second album, Dangerous: The Double Album, with a live stream from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, January 12th at 8 PM. The show is free to watch on his Facebook and YouTube channel. Pinegrove is holding a pre-release charity screening of their upcoming movie, Amperland, NY, […]

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Featured: Beki Hemingway

Featured: Beki Hemingway

| January 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

Earth, Asphalt, and Places in the Soul The tall tales and small stories captured on Beki Hemingway’s new album Earth and Asphalt suggest that her audience has a lot of catching up to do, with the assurance that it will be time well spent. Much has happened since the release of 2017’s Whins and Weather, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 7th – January 11th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz January 7th – January 11th

| January 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Indie rock trio Sunflower Bean performs live from New York on Thursday, January 7th at 8 PM. Find tickets here. “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day” celebrates the one and only David Bowie‘s life and career. The night features performances from Bowie’s friends and peers, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Billy […]

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Featured: The Avalanches

Featured: The Avalanches

| January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door,” goes the old Emerson-attributed adage. And Australian producer-multi-instrumentalist Robbie Chater can definitely relate. Back in 2000, his unassuming but ambitious little electronic trio The Avalanches came up with a debut disc like no other before it, the buzz-crackling Since I Left […]

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Media: January 2021

Media: January 2021

| December 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

  After twenty-plus high-profile years in radio and television, Melissa Forman is an important part of the Chicago media landscape. “Twenty-plus years?” she responds. “Yikes. It’s going fast. My Dad always said to me: ‘Life is like a roll of toilet paper. In the beginning, it moves slowly, and in the end, it moves very […]

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Cover Story: George Thorogood

Cover Story: George Thorogood

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

By all accounts, it was a triumphant prodigal-son homecoming: The night of November 23, 1982. when the newly-crowned Tazmanian Devil of roadhouse-scruffy blues George Thorogood and his backing band The Destroyers tornadoed back into their adopted hometown of Boston sprawling, 27-song set at a club then known as the Bradford Ballroom. After making his mark […]

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