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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 13-17 • Lewis Del Mar, KRS-One vs. Big Daddy Kane, Phish, Jason Darulo

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 13-17 • Lewis Del Mar, KRS-One vs. Big Daddy Kane, Phish, Jason Darulo

| October 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs from the legendary Tipitina’s in New Orleans on Wednesday, October 13 at 8 PM. Find tickets here. Pandora LIVE and SiriusXM presents “El Pulso con, with J Balvin” on Wednesday, October 13. RSVP for the free performance here. Dead and Company’s “Unlimited Devotion” fall tour continues this week with […]

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Photo Gallery: Lucy Dacus at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lucy Dacus at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| October 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lucy Dacus The Vic Theatre October 11, 2021 Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran Expect to see Home Video on a great many year-end “Best-Of” lists. The third album from Richmond, Virginia’s Lucy Dacus, is so intimately confessional that, at times, it feels as if the listener is eavesdropping on a conversation or […]

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Stage Buzz Live Review: Thievery Corporation at Park West

Stage Buzz Live Review: Thievery Corporation at Park West

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Thievery Corporation Thursday, September 30, Park West, Chicago On Thursday night, a fully packed Park West had the vibe of a trance-dance party, with the love and unity of an Afrobeat ensemble. If strictly immersed on the dance floor, one would think it was DJ night. But it was so much more with five boundless […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: October 5-October 10 • Amyl and the Sniffers, Sammy Hagar, Dave Grohl, P.O.D., Mental Notes Benefit

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: October 5-October 10 • Amyl and the Sniffers, Sammy Hagar, Dave Grohl, P.O.D., Mental Notes Benefit

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Australian punk rockers Amyl and the Sniffers will premiere a recorded performance of their new album Comfort to Me, played in full in one take on Tuesday, October 5 at 8 PM. Tickets are available here. Billie Eilish talks with Amanda Petrusich and performs cuts from her latest album, Happier Than Ever, during “The […]

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Media: October 2021 • Ofman’s Chicago Sports Story

Media: October 2021 • Ofman’s Chicago Sports Story

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

    George Ofman has been part of the Chicago media community for more than 40 years now. Here’s an indication of how long he’s been doing this. His first job in the business was in a medium that doesn’t exist anymore. He worked for an outfit called Sportsphone. Imagine it. It was a phone […]

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Photo Gallery: Soccer Mommy at Thalia Hall

Photo Gallery: Soccer Mommy at Thalia Hall

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Soccer Mommy Thalia Hall, Chicago Wednesday, September 29th Recap and photos by Curt Baran Not unlike everyone else who released new music in 2020, Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) had no opportunity to tour behind her release Color Theory. But patience finally paid off Wednesday night when she took the stage at Thalia Hall in […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • September 28 – October 4 • Modest Mouse, Tycho, Switchfoot, 311, AFI

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • September 28 – October 4 • Modest Mouse, Tycho, Switchfoot, 311, AFI

| September 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

311 performs live from Austin, Texas for their latest “Streamsystem” show  Tuesday, September 28 at 7 PM. Get tickets here. Glory Days presents Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche) live at High Dive in Gainesville, FL on September  28 with his full electric band.  Tickets start at $15, and you can buy them here. Join Modest Mouse […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: September 22-28 • Reverend Horton Heat, Global Citizen, Lumineers, Geoff Tate

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: September 22-28 • Reverend Horton Heat, Global Citizen, Lumineers, Geoff Tate

| September 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Catch The Lumineers live from Santa Barbara Bowl on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:30 PM. Find tickets here. Anthony Hamilton performs an exclusive performance for Sessions this Wednesday, September 22, at 7 PM. Subscribe to get access. Violin virtuoso Lindsey Sterling brings the Artemis Tour to your screen with this exclusive digital tour experience specially shot […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Four

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Four

| September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Day Four Douglas Park Chicago, IL Day Four of Riot Fest was yet another packed schedule of performances. These included (deep inhale): Facs, 3OH!3, BLACKSTARKIDS, Health, K. Flay, The Bled, Body Count, Fever 333, Thursday, Anthrax, Bleached, DEVO, Ratboys, The Flaming Lips and Radical Stage headliner, and Slipknot nemesis Machine Gun Kelly. Does […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Three

| September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Day 3 Douglas Park Chicago, IL Well, it just wouldn’t feel right if there was a Riot Fest without rain. Fortunately, it didn’t hang around long enough to cancel sets from Spider, Devon Kay & The Solutions, Just Friends, Joywave, The Orphan The Poet, Big Freedia, Bearings, Les Savy Fav, Night Moves, Ganser, […]

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Photo Gallery:  Riot Fest 2021 • Day Two

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Two

| September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Day Two Douglas Park Chicago, IL Day Two of Riot Fest was actually the first FULL day of the festival, which meant an opportunity to see upwards of 30 bands in perfect weather with Chicago’s own Smashing Pumpkins headlining for the first time. The day also featured Seratones, The Sounds, Oxymorrons, Senor Kino, […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day One

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day One

| September 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest returned to Douglas Park after their 2020 COVID-19 sabbatical with a first: a bonus day (adding to its usual 3-day format) for multi-day ticket buyers and other VIPs. Despite several high profile COVID-related cancellations – the norm in this weird environment, the Riot Fest crew assembled a genuinely worthy day of music featuring […]

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Photo Gallery: Dead and Company at the Rauf Home Mortgage Music Center

Photo Gallery: Dead and Company at the Rauf Home Mortgage Music Center

| September 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Well, we went from famine to feast. The concert landscape has become so overpopulated that it has become the norm that multiple shows occur on the same day. Since cloning technology has yet to be perfected, the alternative is to hit the road. Dead & Co. arrives this weekend at Wrigley Field, which also coincides […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 14-20 • Damon Albarn, Supernova Ska Festival, Sheryl Crow, The String Cheese Incident, The Zombies

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 14-20 • Damon Albarn, Supernova Ska Festival, Sheryl Crow, The String Cheese Incident, The Zombies

| September 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Sheryl Crow and special guest Lucie Silvas perform live from Capitol Theatre for an unforgettable show this Tuesday, September 14, at 7 PM. Tickets are available now. Dead and Company wraps up their 2021 virtual tour with shows in Noblesville, Indiana (Sept. 15) and a two-night stint in Chicago (Sept. 17 & 18) at […]

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Spins: Vanishing Shores • “Maps”

Spins: Vanishing Shores • “Maps”

| September 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vanishing Shores Maps (independent) Vanishing Shores has made a swift ascent toward their summit of song. Kevin Bianchi established a compelling sonic identity for the group with 2018’s self-titled debut EP, but he strides forward with this full-length release. Maps finds Bianchi’s artistry expanding while offering a more focused and personal portrait. Elements of Laurel Canyon […]

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