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Archive for December, 2020

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 | 1 Comment

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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CinemaScopes: January 2021

CinemaScopes: January 2021

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

2020 has changed our lives forever, and it has altered the way we now view and regard cinematic excellence. While we may not be watching films on the big screen, we devour them at home via streaming and VOD. Ironically, none of the films on this list would be considered big blockbusters or similarly noted […]

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Spins: Taylor Swift • evermore

Spins: Taylor Swift • evermore

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Taylor Swift evermore (Taylor Swift) Despite the roller-coaster year that was 2020, it seems that nothing can stop Taylor Swift from doing what she does best. Swift dropped her surprising second no-skip album of the year in early December, somehow managing to display her own genius yet again. Continuing the contemporary alternative writing of her […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 29th – January 2nd

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 29th – January 2nd

| December 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

  CKY presents an “evening of mayhem, madness, and music” with “sweet sounds and special guests” as one final kiss-off to the year on Tuesday, December 29th at 9 PM. Get tickets here. The legendary Patti Smith and her band will perform in celebration of Smith’s birthday on Wednesday, December 30th at 8 PM. Get […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 22nd – 29th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 22nd – 29th

| December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Metal Injection’s “Slay at Home” benefit series continues this week in support of Toys for Tots with performances from False Gods, Hull, Jonathan Hultén, Knoll, Labirinto, Horseburner, Future Usses, Loss Becomes and Fire in the Distance, and cover collaborations with members of Type O Negative, Suicide Silence, Mutoid Man, Testament, Darkest Hour, Incite, Fit […]

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Featured: Lindsey Stirling – “Home For The Holidays”

Featured: Lindsey Stirling – “Home For The Holidays”

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

  It’s hard to believe, but yes, it’s that time of year again — the usually festive, Frosty-and-Rudolph, tacky-sweater-sporting Yuletide season, when everyone, even that spindly little Charlie Brown conifer, gets spruced up for the occasion. But if you’re having a tough time getting out of grumbling Grinch mode, imagine how it’s been for poor […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 17 – December 20

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 17 – December 20

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Audiotree: Staged presents Chicago punk rock trio Meat Wave live from Lincoln Hall on Thursday, December 17th at 8 PM. Tickets available here. Grandson’s Death of An Optimist: The Movie features never before seen footage from the studio, the road, and the grandkids, along with the live debut of his new album, Death of an Optimist. […]

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Hello My Name is…Exene

Hello My Name is…Exene

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s not like Exene Cervenka, and her bandmates in the Los Angeles proto-punk quartet X are just sitting around their respective houses, idly twiddling their thumbs this enforced-lockdown December. But they are coming to surreal grips with the fact that for this Yuletide season, at least, they will not be the hardest-working band on the […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 10th-December 15th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz December 10th-December 15th

| December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parquet Courts celebrate their 10th anniversary with a livestream performance from New York’s Brooklyn Pioneers Works. “Ten years ago, our adventure began by playing our first show to virtually no one, and to celebrate, we’ve decided to play a show to everyone, virtually,” Parquet Courts said in a statement. Celebrate with the band Thursday, December […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – December 1st – December 5th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – December 1st – December 5th

| December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Punk rockers Salem will stream a socially distanced show presented by Kerrang’s K! Pit Tuesday, December 1st at 12 PM. Watch it for free on their Facebook page. Clint Black and wife Lisa Hartman Black will perform live from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee Wednesday, December 2nd at 8 PM. Get tickets […]

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