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Stage Buzz: Royal Blood, Dethklok, Ben Gibbard

Stage Buzz: Royal Blood, Dethklok, Ben Gibbard

| September 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

  The world’s most popular, successful, and dangerous metal is finally back after a lengthy 11-year break. Dethklok made their grand return this year with their highly anticipated new album Dethalbum IV and new movie Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar. Prepare for face-melting riffs, spine-crushing drum fills, and blood-curdling screams when the band delivers the […]

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Live Review: Honeymoon Suite with Aldo Nova at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review: Honeymoon Suite with Aldo Nova at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| September 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Honeymoon Suite, Aldo Nova The Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Friday, September 15, 2023 Review by Jeff Elbel Fans of Canadian rock flocked to the Arcada Theatre on Friday for rare local appearances by ’80s hitmakers Honeymoon Suite and Aldo Nova.  Hailing from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Honeymoon Suite arrived to play a 65-minute opening set […]

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Spins: Repentance • The Process of Human Demise

Spins: Repentance • The Process of Human Demise

| September 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Repentance The Process of Human Demise (Nobel Demon) Local metal journeyman Shaun Glass (Sindrome, Soil, The Bloodline, Dirge Within, Broken Hope) has been an integral and crucial part of the Chicago metal scene for decades. With his “new” band Repentance, Glass has been highly prolific since its 2018 formation by releasing an EP and two […]

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Stage Buzz: Hozier, Supernatural, Time Zone, SWAK, Riot Fest, Smashing Pumpkins

Stage Buzz: Hozier, Supernatural, Time Zone, SWAK, Riot Fest, Smashing Pumpkins

| September 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, may be known for his groundbreaking single “Take Me to Church,” but that was just the beginning. He comes to Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion on Tuesday, September 12, after a triumphant pop-up show at Metro in June. AKA Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s third album Unreal Unearth dropped in August – he proves himself to […]

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Advertiser Message: Time Zone at City Winery Chicago • Monday, September 18

Advertiser Message: Time Zone at City Winery Chicago • Monday, September 18

| September 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Time Zone Monday, September 18 City Winery Chicago, IL Listen to new TIME ZONE music – there are 3 tunes here in their original pre-mixed and pre-mastered status that will end up on the group’s debut album, with the working title “Stereopticon.”  Time Zone makes its debut this month at City Winery Chicago on Monday, […]

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Advertiser Message: Direct TV • Choice Package: $79.99

Advertiser Message: Direct TV • Choice Package: $79.99

| September 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

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Stage Buzz: Pearl Jam, Taste of Chicago, Cake

Stage Buzz: Pearl Jam, Taste of Chicago, Cake

| September 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Pearl Jam is one of the most acclaimed and outspoken survivors from Seattle’s grunge rock era. With songs dealing with difficult topics, such as loss, self-harm, depression, and loneliness, their music continues to reach listeners far and wide. The iconic band will perform hits spanning their wide catalog during their two-night stint at the […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Duran Duran with Nile Rodgers and Chic and Bastille at Charter One Pavilion • Chicago

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Duran Duran with Nile Rodgers and Chic and Bastille at Charter One Pavilion • Chicago

| September 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Duran Duran Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL Friday, September 1, 2023 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Philamonjaro. With temperatures in the mid-70s and clear skies, it was a perfect Friday night in the fading summer for a concert outdoors along Lake Michigan. ‘80s alternative-pop survivors Duran Duran arrived at Northerly […]

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Stage Buzz: Corey Taylor, Duran Duran, North Coast Fest, Last Fling

Stage Buzz: Corey Taylor, Duran Duran, North Coast Fest, Last Fling

| August 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Corey Taylor is best known as the crazed masked leader of Slipknot, but lately, he’s been pulling double duty, performing with the Masked Nine, and breaking out on his own for a new solo career. Taylor returns this year with his second album, CMF2. Hear cuts from his upcoming album and from his previous […]

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Stage Buzz: Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring, Haunt, Arctic Monkeys

Stage Buzz: Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring, Haunt, Arctic Monkeys

| August 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Guns N’ Roses is one of the most successful and notorious rock bands out there. Their rebelliousness, unapologetic hedonism, and penchant for drawing up controversy earned them the title of “the most dangerous band in the world.” Nearly 40 years after its formation, the band is still going strong and can still pack stadiums […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen at Wrigley Field • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen at Wrigley Field • Chicago

| August 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL Friday, August 11, 2023 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. After packing Wrigley Field on Wednesday, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ushered in the weekend with a second sold-out performance on Friday night in the Cubs’ outfield. At showtime, the members […]

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Stage Buzz: Lollapalooza, Repentance, Voice of Baceprot,  Mudvayne

Stage Buzz: Lollapalooza, Repentance, Voice of Baceprot, Mudvayne

| August 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Whether it’s his outrageous outfits or causing controversy, Boy George knows how to get attention. Though he has a prolific solo career, he’s best known as the androgynous singer of Culture Club. In a sea of endless new romantic acts and lots of hairspray, the band stood out not just for their look but […]

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Spins: Pete Townshend • Empty Glass (Vinyl Remaster)

Spins: Pete Townshend • Empty Glass (Vinyl Remaster)

| July 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Who’s acclaimed, Rock Hall-of-Fame guitarist’s heralded second album (including breakout AOR single “Rough Boys”) gets a vinyl remaster.

Plus: Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane’s “Rough Mix”

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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Fest, Shawnimal, Sad Summer Fest, Snoop Dogg

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Fest, Shawnimal, Sad Summer Fest, Snoop Dogg

| July 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Pitchfork Festival returns to Union Park this weekend with another stacked lineup. Catch performances from The Smile, Perfume Genius, Big Thief, King Krule, JPEGMAFIA, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bon Iver, illuminati hotties, Killer Mike, Alvvays, and more. The fun kicks off Friday, July 21 and wraps up Sunday, July 23. Get tickets and […]

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Live Review: Cheap Trick at Metro • Chicago

Live Review: Cheap Trick at Metro • Chicago

| July 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Cheap Trick with Brokeback Sunday, July 16, 2023 Metro, Chicago, IL Review by Jeff Elbel The 40th-anniversary celebration at Chicago’s venerable Metro continued on Sunday by welcoming Rockford’s finest rock and roll export, Cheap Trick, for a sold–out show. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers maintain a regular presence in the area, but Sunday’s show […]

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