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Stage Buzz: A Day To Remember, The Pretenders, Vampire Weekend

Stage Buzz: A Day To Remember, The Pretenders, Vampire Weekend

| July 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

A Day to Remember is still embracing change and shaking things up 21 years into their longstanding career. Their latest album, You’re Welcome, marked significant sonic trading in their metalcore roots for a pop-rock, post-hardcore sound. Their wide musical range keeps fans on their toes, so expect to hear a mixed bag when they bring their “Least […]

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 • Day One

Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 • Day One

| July 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park Friday, July 19 Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran The Pitchfork Music Festival has secured itself a reputation as being the “farm league” of fests, to borrow a baseball term. They cultivate the newest talent, and then those bands or artists move onto the larger stages. Some even […]

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Pitchfork Music Festival • Day Two (Part One)

Pitchfork Music Festival • Day Two (Part One)

| July 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park Saturday, July 20 Chicago, IL Attendees for Day Two were greeted by perfect festival weather (80 degrees and sunny) and endless options from the day’s musical menu. Headliner Jamie xx took care of the techno crowd, but the afternoon and evening also featured performances from Lifeguard (Chicago’s own), L’Rain, Kara […]

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 • Day Three

Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 • Day Three

| July 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park Sunday, July 21 Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran Arguably, the third day of P4K features some of the weekend’s highlight performances Model/ Actriz annihilated the fourth wall during their set, and Mannequin Pussy continued to prove that they are simply one of the best live bands on […]

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Pitchfork Festival 2024 • Day Two (Part Two)

Pitchfork Festival 2024 • Day Two (Part Two)

| July 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park Saturday, July 20 Chicago, IL Attendees for Day Two were greeted by perfect festival weather (80 degrees and sunny) and endless options from the day’s musical menu. Headliner Jamie xx took care of the techno crowd, but the afternoon and evening also featured performances from Lifeguard (Chicago’s own), L’Rain, Kara […]

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Photo Gallery: Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Band at Wrigley Field • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Band at Wrigley Field • Chicago

| July 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Def Leppard Journey The Steve Miller Band Wrigley Field Chicago, IL July 15, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran The Northside’s shining diamond turned itself into a Wayback machine. To see the names Def Leppard, Journey, and The Steve Miller Band on the marquee would’ve had one believing it was a “World Series of […]

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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Fest, Model/Actriz, Halestorm, Limp Bizkit

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Fest, Model/Actriz, Halestorm, Limp Bizkit

| July 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park this weekend for three days of great music, lots of dancing, and good vibes. This year’s lineup features headliners Black Pumas, Jamie xx, and Alanis Morissette. Other acts on the bill include 100 gecs Jai Paul, Carly Rae Jepsen, De La Soul, Bratmobile, Brittany Howard, Grandmaster Flash, […]

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Stage Buzz: Windy City Smokeout, Square Roots Fest, Mother Mother, Pussy Riot

Stage Buzz: Windy City Smokeout, Square Roots Fest, Mother Mother, Pussy Riot

| July 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

  One of Chicago’s most beloved music fests that haven’t fled to the suburbs this year, Windy City Smokeout, is back in the United Center parking lot this weekend with an impressive country lineup, including Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, and Carrie Underwood. The event also features some of the country’s best BBQ and craft […]

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Stage Buzz: EKKSTACY, NASCAR: The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, and Lauren Alaina, The Wallflowers

Stage Buzz: EKKSTACY, NASCAR: The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, and Lauren Alaina, The Wallflowers

| July 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

  The Wallflowers, led by Jakob Dylan, are still going strong over 30 years since their debut. Though their most recent album, Exit Wounds, came out in 2021, they’ll forever be known for their ‘90s staples “One Headlight,” “6th Avenue Heartache,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” Hear the latest and greatest from the band during […]

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Live Review: The Church at Summerfest • Milwaukee, WI

Live Review: The Church at Summerfest • Milwaukee, WI

| July 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

  The Church Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI Saturday, June 29, 2024 Review by Jeff Elbel   After a damp and gloomy Friday in Chicago, Steve Kilbey recognized a good thing when The Church took the stage for the headlining slot at Summerfest’s Miller Lite Oasis on Saturday. He greeted the crowd and remarked upon the “perfect […]

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