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Archive for November, 2022

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Suede and Manic Street Preachers at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Suede and Manic Street Preachers at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| November 18, 2022

Suede and Manic Street Preachers Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, Il Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Despite careers spanning decades and ample respect among music fans in the know, British glam-rock innovators Suede and sociopolitical firebrands Manic Street Preachers are not household names in the United States. These facts were […]

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Q&A and Photo Gallery: Steve Vai at Copernicus Center November 16 • Chicago

Q&A and Photo Gallery: Steve Vai at Copernicus Center November 16 • Chicago

| November 18, 2022

    Hey, Chicago: guitar extraordinaire Steve Vai wants to make it up to you for canceling his concert in March of this year at the Copernicus Center. Due to personal injuries (undergoing two serious surgeries), his Inviolate Tour 2022 was postponed and rescheduled to the new date of Wednesday, November 16. As Steve explains, he couldn’t […]

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Stage Buzz: AFI, Måneskin. Lorna Shore

Stage Buzz: AFI, Måneskin. Lorna Shore

| November 16, 2022

  Though they’ve been around for 30 years, punk rock icons AFI know how to keep things fresh. Not ones to shy away from reinvention, their sound spans multiple genres from gothic punk to dance electronic and, of course, good ol punk rock. After previously postponing the tour due to COVID, AFI is finally bringing […]

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Stage Buzz Q &A: John Petrucci at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

Stage Buzz Q &A: John Petrucci at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

| November 11, 2022

Grammy Award-winning Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has stepped out on his own with his first-ever headlining solo tour. Performing material from his recently released solo album, Terminal Velocity, as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, *Suspended Animation*, Petrucci has embarked on a 36-date tour, including a show at the Vic Theatre on […]

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Mercyful Fate at Hard Rock Casino • Gary, IN

Mercyful Fate at Hard Rock Casino • Gary, IN

| November 11, 2022

Mercyful Fate with Kreator and Midnight Hard Rock Casino  Gary IN Nov 3, 2022 Photo Gallery by Edward Spinelli Danish black metal legends Mercyful Fate returned to the Chicago area – this time at Hard Rock Casino in Gary after a 20 year hiatus to a near-capacity crowd with support in Kreator and Cleveland-based metal stalwarts […]

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Stage Buzz: Jake Scott, Loathe, Big Suit, Blackpink, Paramore

Stage Buzz: Jake Scott, Loathe, Big Suit, Blackpink, Paramore

| November 10, 2022

  After a five-year hiatus, iconic alt-rock stalwarts Paramore are back with a vengeance. The band has embarked on their first tour since 2018 in preparation for their upcoming 6th studio album, This is Why. The album’s September released title track suggests a defiant clap-back thematically reminiscent of their pop-punk roots with a modern groove. […]

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Stage Buzz: ANTIfest, Tegan & Sara, Joe Bonamassa

Stage Buzz: ANTIfest, Tegan & Sara, Joe Bonamassa

| November 1, 2022

      Anti-Flag has never been shy to speak up and speak out. Since their formation in 1988, they’ve created punk rock anthems that don’t shy away from political issues, such as animal rights, anti-fracking, climate change, and their anti-war stance. Before they release their next album LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN, next year, […]

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