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Archive for February, 2022

Media: March 2022 • “Mark Caro’s Caropop”

Media: March 2022 • “Mark Caro’s Caropop”

| February 28, 2022

    Mark Caro was a well-known writer at the Chicago Tribune in 2015 when he decided to take a giant career leap. “I was still really enjoying what I was doing,” he explains, “but It was important for me to leave when I was still happy as opposed to leaving when I was disgruntled and […]

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Cover Story: Urge Overkill • “Oui, Oui”

Cover Story: Urge Overkill • “Oui, Oui”

| February 28, 2022

Time flies – especially if you mark time by 11s and years and releases from your favorite rock band – at least if that band is Urge Overkill. Some may feel it’s been a long time since their last release, Rock & Roll Submarine; others may say it feels like yesterday. It may undoubtedly sound […]

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Livestream Buzz: February 23-February 27 • The Wombats, Bruce Cockburn, Phantom Planet, Phish

Livestream Buzz: February 23-February 27 • The Wombats, Bruce Cockburn, Phantom Planet, Phish

| February 22, 2022

  Join legendary singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock for another virtual performance this week on Wednesday, February 23 at 8 PM. Get tickets here. Celebrate Mardi Gras with Tank & the Bangas with an opening set from The Suffers live from New Orleans’ Tipitinas Thursday, February 24 at 10 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Bruce Cockburn will […]

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Live Review and Galley: Neal Morse Band • Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review and Galley: Neal Morse Band • Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| February 21, 2022

The Neal Morse Band The Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL February 19, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel Photos by Luciano J. Bilotti The Neal Morse Band presented a master class in progressive rock on Saturday night, with a hint of laudable grace under pressure as the quintet returned to a faithful audience at the supportive […]

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Photo Gallery: Ghost and Volbeat • Allstate Arena • Rosemont

Photo Gallery: Ghost and Volbeat • Allstate Arena • Rosemont

| February 20, 2022

Ghost & Volbeat Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL February 18, 2022 Recap and Photos by Edward Spinelli   Co-headliners Ghost and Volbeat brought the fans out en masse (despite a freak snow squall) to Allstate Arena Friday.  Beelzebub ruled the evening. Ghost vocalist Tobias Forge donned his signature ghoul makeup like a 19th-century zombie in the […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • February 15- February 19 • Shawn Colvin, Beau, Ween, Waxahatchee

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • February 15- February 19 • Shawn Colvin, Beau, Ween, Waxahatchee

| February 16, 2022

The 10th annual Marc Cohn Valentine’s Day show goes live this Tuesday with special guest Shawn Colvin live from City Winery, New York. Tune in to the show Tuesday, February 15 at 7 PM. Get tickets here. Robyn Hitchcock returns for another virtual show on Tuesday, February 15, at 8 PM. Get tickets here. Nocap’s […]

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Stage Buzz: Dream Theater at The Chicago Theatre • Chicago

Stage Buzz: Dream Theater at The Chicago Theatre • Chicago

| February 15, 2022

  After a two-year COVID delayed hiatus, progressive metal greats Dream Theater arrive at the Chicago Theatre for their much-anticipated return on Sunday, February 20th. Their setlist will be a yolking of their best-known classic (“The Alien,” “Awaken The Master,” “Bridges in the Sky”), a few deep-cuts (“6:00”), and their pre-pandemic album A View From […]

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Photo Gallery: Eddie Vedder at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Eddie Vedder at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| February 10, 2022

Eddie Vedder Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL February 9, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Considering the fandom that surrounds him, it’s surprising that it has taken this long for Eddie Vedder to release a “proper” solo record. Yeah, technically, it is the Pearl Jam frontman’s third outing on his own if you include a […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • February 8 – 14 • International Clash Day, Ziggy Marley’s Bob Marley Tribute • BRIT Awards, Umphey’s  McGee, We Are Scientists

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz • February 8 – 14 • International Clash Day, Ziggy Marley’s Bob Marley Tribute • BRIT Awards, Umphey’s McGee, We Are Scientists

| February 8, 2022

Watch the 2022 BRIT Awards live from London’s O2 Arena with performances from Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher, Dave, and Little Simz. The show will be streamed via The BRITs’ YouTube channel on Tuesday, February 8 at 2 PM Chicago time. Tuesday is International Clash Day, Join KEXP Seattle hosts Albina Cabrera, John […]

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Live Review: Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys • Old Town School of Folk Music • Chicago

Live Review: Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys • Old Town School of Folk Music • Chicago

| February 3, 2022

Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys Old Town School of Folk Music January 31, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel The snow forecast for a Monday evening held off long enough to allow Emmylou Harris fans clear passage to and from the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square. Inside Maurer Hall, the […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 2- February 5 • Joss Stone, New Order, Patti Smith, Underoath, Sammy Hagar

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 2- February 5 • Joss Stone, New Order, Patti Smith, Underoath, Sammy Hagar

| February 1, 2022

Patti Smith is holding an exclusive streaming event for her Substack subscribers on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7 PM. Smith will perform with her longtime collaborators Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan as well as read from her books during the event. Want access? Be sure to sign up here. New Order fans can catch a […]

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