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Spins • Rob Zombie: “Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”

Spins • Rob Zombie: “Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”

| April 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Rob Zombie Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast) For the past three decades, Rob Zombie has been music’s master of macabre. He’s built his career on disco metal groove songs about witches, monsters, and sexy mamas. He excels in disco sleaze groove metal horror-inspired songs to shake your ass to. And that’s exactly […]

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The Lockdown Interviews: Foxes

The Lockdown Interviews: Foxes

| April 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Phoning from her native England recently, Louisa Rose Allen admitted that over a year of on-again, off-again pandemic lockdown had essentially ground her life to a screeching halt. “It’s like a rollercoaster that’s just not moving, isn’t it?” she asked rhetorically, adding a wry chuckle for punctuation. Because the existential irony certainly is not lost […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestreams April 14 – April 18, 2021

Stage Buzz: Livestreams April 14 – April 18, 2021

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Watch Elle King performs live from Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl on Twitch Wednesday, April 14 at 8 PM. Tune in for free on Twitch. “Little Kids Rock” benefit show streams live this Wednesday and features appearances from James Hetfield of Metallica, Brian Hardgroove of Public Enemy, Jack Black, Todd Rundgren, Carlos Santana, Jade Bird, and […]

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Spins • Cheap Trick: “In Another World”

Spins • Cheap Trick: “In Another World”

| April 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Cheap Trick In Another World (BMG) Cheap Trick’s 20thstudio album packs what fans need from one of Illinois’ most reliably satisfying institutions. “The Summer Looks Good on You” offers stacked harmonies led by Robin Zander, who once again earns his position in the upper reaches of any list of rock’s premier vocalists. The song […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz April 6th – April 11th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz April 6th – April 11th

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rufus Wainwright returns to the stage during his “Ah! Live Again” shows at City Winery NYC on April 6th and 7th at 6 PM. Tickets available here. Shane Told of Silverstein (via his Lead Singer Syndrome Podcast) interviews Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach on Twitch on Tuesday, April 6  at 2 PM CDT. “Rock the […]

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Media: April 2021

Media: April 2021

| March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  It’s hard to describe everything Jon Hansen brings to Chicago media. He’s really a Jon-of-all-trades, able to shift from television to radio to just about anything else that requires a microphone. First and foremost, he’s one of the stars of the nightly gabfest (6-7 pm), The Jam on WCIU-TV. “It’s your Twitter feed on […]

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Cover Story: Cheap Trick

Cover Story: Cheap Trick

| March 31, 2021 | 2 Comments

At a seasoned 72, Rick Nielsen is the Frank Buck of the rock and roll world. By his own admission — and he’s not bragging, just stating the facts — the Cheap Trick axeman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has bagged and brought home over 2,000 guitars in his lifetime. His trophy room […]

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CinemaScopes: April 2021

CinemaScopes: April 2021

| March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

New film releases are finally starting to pick up, with more cinemas opening around the country (specifically on the West Coast). The backlog of film debuts begins this month as we lead up to the summer season. Here are some top picks for April. Concrete CowboyDirected by Ricky StaubRated RApril 2nd on Netflix Inspired by […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 30th – April 4th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 30th – April 4th

| March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Pandora celebrates Women’s History Month with the “Pandora Live Powered By Women” stream featuring Gwen Stefani and Jazmine Sullivan. Tune in Tuesday, March 30th at 8 PM. Watch for free on Pandora Live. Maroon 5 headlines the “American Express 2021 UNSTAGED” concert this Tuesday, March 30th. The band will take fans on a “visually […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 25 – March 28

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 25 – March 28

| March 23, 2021 | 1 Comment

Julien Baker performs an intimate set at Analog in Nashville as part of Audiotree’s “STAGED” livestream series. Watch the show Thursday, March 25th at 8 PM. Find tickets here. Bandsintown Plus presents an exclusive set from Peach Pit this Thursday, March 25th, at 8 PM. Subscribe to watch. U2 kick off their new “U2: The Virtual […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 16th-March 21st

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 16th-March 21st

| March 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

  The virtual edition of SXSW starts this week. This year’s musical lineup includes Iceage, Black Country New Road, A Place to Bury Strangers, No Joy, Sorry, Braids, Squid, Holy Fuck, Holy Wave, Penelope Isles, The Chats, Chubby, and the Gang, Altin Gun, Phony Ppl, Kinky, Hachiku, Just Mustard, Nadia Reid, Otoboke Beaver, Golden Dawn […]

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Stagebuzz: Livestream Buzz March 9th – 14th

Stagebuzz: Livestream Buzz March 9th – 14th

| March 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Todd Rundgren’s virtual tour, “Clearly Human,” continues this week with shows from Austin (March 10), Denver (March 12), Salt Lake City (March 13), and San Diego (March 16). Buy tickets here. Patti Smith pays tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe with a “NY PopsUp” performance this Tuesday, March 9th, at 11:30 AM at Brooklyn Museum. You can […]

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Spins: Paul McCartney • McCartney III

Spins: Paul McCartney • McCartney III

| March 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney III (Capitol) III is compelling and worthwhile, even if that’s more because of what the album represents as an artifact of its time and Paul McCartney’s artistic resilience than it is for the songs themselves. The album was built upon the back of its most fully-realized song, a lovely chestnut from the vault […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 2nd-March 7th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz March 2nd-March 7th

| March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Gerard Way and Julian Baker perform and join a panel discussion on mental health benefits during the “Unwound & Unplugged” livestream on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7 PM on Facebook. Join Liz Phair for her first livestream event, “Liz Phair: I was Almost There.” Phair will perform new songs along with classic hits with […]

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Stage Buzz Review and Photo Gallery: Todd Rundgren Clearly Human Livestream from Chicago

Stage Buzz Review and Photo Gallery: Todd Rundgren Clearly Human Livestream from Chicago

| March 1, 2021 | 4 Comments

Todd Rundgren Clearly Human Virtual Tour Private Venue, Chicago, IL Friday, February 26, 2021 Review by Jeff Elbel Photos by Jim Snyder   Celebrated innovator and musical polymath Todd Rundgren is conducting his 25-date “Clearly Human” tour entirely from an unnamed theater in Chicago. Each show has featured all of the songs from 1989’s Nearly […]

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