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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – July 13-19 • Mastodon, Beartooth, Bob Dylan, Psychostick, Ed Sheeran, The Vaccines

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – July 13-19 • Mastodon, Beartooth, Bob Dylan, Psychostick, Ed Sheeran, The Vaccines

| July 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Pandora and State Farm present “Pandora Live” featuring Ed Sheeran with Tones and I and Maisie Peters on July 13.  RSVP for the free event here. Beartooth performs cuts from their new album Below, along with classic tracks during their “The Journey Below” livestream on Wednesday, July 14 at 7 PM. Get tickets and exclusive […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestreams – July 6 – July 13 • Fitz and the Tantrums, Dessa, The Maine, Ronny James Dio

Stage Buzz: Livestreams – July 6 – July 13 • Fitz and the Tantrums, Dessa, The Maine, Ronny James Dio

| July 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

    Catch a set from JPEGMAFIA on this week’s episode of “This is Light” on Twitch Tuesday, July 6 at 8:30 PM. Fitz and the Tantrums perform live from Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in New York this Friday. July 9 at 7 PM. Tickets on sale here. Ford presents Rolas de Grandeza featuring […]

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Media: July 2021 • “Radio Joan”

Media: July 2021 • “Radio Joan”

| June 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

Joan Esposito was known to Chicago audiences as a television reporter and anchor after her many years at Channel 5 & 7. Still, when she accepted the job as afternoon host at Progressive Talk WCPT (820 AM), it was not her first job in the medium. “When I first got into broadcasting, I got a […]

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Cover Story: Rise Against • “Mission Statement”

Cover Story: Rise Against • “Mission Statement”

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

For the members of Rise Against, the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the live event industry in 2020 provided something wholly unfamiliar for the band: downtime. “It’s kinda madness, when you look back on it all and think about what we did, and then managed to create this band and all the albums we […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 29-July 2 • Olivia Rodrigo, Simply Red, MxPx, Freddy Gibbs, Ben Folds,

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 29-July 2 • Olivia Rodrigo, Simply Red, MxPx, Freddy Gibbs, Ben Folds,

| June 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

  This week’s episode of There Is Light features a set from Cautious Clay live from The Sultan Room in New York followed by a Q +A. Watch it on Twitch Tuesday, June 29 at 7 PM. Olivia Rodrigo streams her new concert film, SOUR Prom, this Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30 PM on YouTube. […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz -June 23-27 • Old 97s, Virtual Pride, Brandi Carlile, Voivod, Girl in Red, Dennis DeYoung

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz -June 23-27 • Old 97s, Virtual Pride, Brandi Carlile, Voivod, Girl in Red, Dennis DeYoung

| June 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

  This week’s episode of Bowery Presents features Jamila Woods. Tune in on Twitch at 6 PM this Thursday, June 24. Japanese rock band CHAI streams a set on Noonchrous this Thursday, June 24, at 8 PM. Tickets available here. Arcada Theater owner Ron Onesti‘s pandemic-inspired livestream event “Hangin’ and Bangin’” continues on Thursday, June […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 17-21 • Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Final “Slay at Home” Fest and more

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 17-21 • Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Final “Slay at Home” Fest and more

| June 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Spotify’s streaming series presents a live set from Leon Bridges this Thursday, June 17, at various times, including 7 PM. Get tickets and see all available times here. After you’re done getting great deals, check out Amazon Prime Day’s show with performances from Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi on Thursday, June 17. Watch it […]

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Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

| June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured Corey Taylor on night two of his three sold-out shows at The Forge. Taylor’s setlist served up primarily solo and Stone Sour material, as well as a stellar acoustic version of Slipknot’s “Snuff,” alone worth the price of admission. Other surprises in his set included deep-cut covers like “Lunatic Fringe” (Red […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 10-13 • P.O.D., Liz Phair, Macy Gray, Weezer, Bad Religion and more

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – June 10-13 • P.O.D., Liz Phair, Macy Gray, Weezer, Bad Religion and more

| June 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Don’t miss Japanese Breakfast’s performance of “Glider” from the upcoming Sable for Summer Game event on Thursday, June 10 at 1 PM. Watch it at summergamefest.com. Rufus Wainwright performs Judy Garland’s entire 1961 Carnegie Hall set during his “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios” livestream on Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM. Find tickets […]

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Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners •  Crying for Hope

Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners • Crying for Hope

| June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Crying for Hope (Controlled Substance Sound Labs) Bassist George Porter Jr.is widely recognized as a prime mover of funk and soul music, and an ambassador of New Orleans’ treasured musical heritage since the formation of the Meters in 1965. Crying for Hope is Porter’s first album with his crew of […]

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Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

| June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Colin Hay Going Somewhere (Compass) The collapse of Men at Work was the end of stadium-level stardom for Colin Hay, but it left an open door. Hay stepped through that door and persevered through hard times to rebuild his brand as a respected guitarist, master storyteller, and unparalleled songsmith. True, Hay’s career as a New […]

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Media: June 2021 • “Steve King’s Cult 45”

Media: June 2021 • “Steve King’s Cult 45”

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

People in Chicago know Steve King for his four–decade run as a radio DJ and talk show host (WLS, WGN), but before his legendary radio career began, he was doing something else entirely. “I was a full-time musician. That was my career in the early ‘60s. Even when I first got into radio (1966), If […]

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Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    When you’re young, the adages you get handed as advice from your elders might sound cheap and corny — ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ ‘Adversity often leads to great art,’ ‘What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.’ “Uh-huh,” most kids always nod begrudgingly, with a ‘Whatever’ eye roll, “I’ll be […]

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Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    No man is an island, John Donne once wisely noted. Juliana Hatfield would respectfully like to disagree. At 53, the charming Boston folk-rocker is quite happy just kicking back at her Cambridge home with her beloved 11-year-old chocolate lab, Charlie (who’s actually female, she points out), sans any unwelcome interlopers. And while other […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 3-6

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 3-6

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Love Rocks NYC is a virtual festival in support of supporters for God’s Love We Deliver. This year features performers Jon Bon Jovi, Sara Bareilles, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Billy F Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Emily King, Ledisi, Pedrito Martinez, Tash Neal, Fantastic Negrito, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jimmy Vivino, Yola and more. […]

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