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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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Stage Buzz:  Rolling Stones, Hawthorne Heights, Third Eye Blind

Stage Buzz: Rolling Stones, Hawthorne Heights, Third Eye Blind

| June 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Rolling Stones are defying the odds. The original bad boys of rock are still touring and making new music 62 years (!) in their career. Their 24th album, Hackney Diamonds, dropped last year. But it’s classics like “Start Me Up,” “Miss You,” “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “(I […]

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Stage Buzz: Brigitte Calls Me Baby, Big Suit

Stage Buzz: Brigitte Calls Me Baby, Big Suit

| June 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Actor, global superstar, dancer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Janet Jackson has done it all. Even this far into her career, Ms. Jackson shows no signs of stopping. One of the most influential women in R&B/Pop, she still knows how to put on a killer show. See it for yourself when she performs […]

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Stage Buzz: The Dead Daisies with Enuff Z’Nuff, Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, PVRIS

Stage Buzz: The Dead Daisies with Enuff Z’Nuff, Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, PVRIS

| June 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Heavy rock supergroup The Dead Daisies, led by ex-Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi, arrive at Arcada Theatre on Wednesday, June 12. Touring in support of their new single “Light Em Up” (and new album in September), expect an evening of classic tracks (“Rise Up,” “Long Way to Go”) from their decade together. Local glam rockers […]

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Stage Buzz Q & A: Jon Anderson at Copernicus Center • Chicago

Stage Buzz Q & A: Jon Anderson at Copernicus Center • Chicago

| June 5, 2024 | 0 Comments

Jon Anderson is in love with life. At 79 years old, he’s still doing what makes him happy: making and playing music. Not only is he prepping a summer tour with The Band Geeks, but he’s also getting ready to release his 16th solo album, True. With a career spanning several decades, it would be […]

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Stage Buzz: Alien Ant Farm, Allie X, Rick Springfield, Kim Gordon

Stage Buzz: Alien Ant Farm, Allie X, Rick Springfield, Kim Gordon

| June 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Alien Ant Farm, the band known for giving Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” a hard rock makeover, returns with Mantras, their first new album in nine years. Though a lot has changed in that time, the band is still unapologetically their brash, high-energy, abrasive selves. Hear fan favorites along with new songs at their Bottom […]

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Stage Buzz: Allman Betts Band, Melt-Banana, The Damned, , George Clinton

Stage Buzz: Allman Betts Band, Melt-Banana, The Damned, , George Clinton

| May 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

The term “nepo baby” gets thrown around in show business a lot these days. Two sons of southern rock greats (Greg Allman and Dickie Betts) are doing it right, honoring and expanding the legacy of southern roots rock (Devon Allman and Duane Betts with Berry Duane Oakley). The Allman Betts Band arrives at the Arcada […]

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Knocked Loose, LCD Soundsystem, Echo and the Bunnymen

Knocked Loose, LCD Soundsystem, Echo and the Bunnymen

| May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Knocked Loose is one of the most acclaimed metalcore groups of the late 2010s. Their blending of metalcore noise with hardcore punk made their sound brash, rough, and exciting. The band returned this year with their third album, You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To, which they’ll be touring behind. Hear cuts from the latest […]

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Stage Buzz: Hatsune Miku, Sleep Token, Megan Thee Stallion, Saxon

Stage Buzz: Hatsune Miku, Sleep Token, Megan Thee Stallion, Saxon

| May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Hatsune Miku is the world’s biggest virtual idol. She’s the OG hologram hitting the scene before Tupac and Michael Jackson. And though she’s just a Vocaloid, she remains one of Japan’s most successful exports. Miku’s world concert tour series, Hatsune Miku Expo, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and rolls into Chicago for a sold-out […]

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Skating Polly, Craig David, John Oates

Skating Polly, Craig David, John Oates

| May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

  For the past six decades, John Oates made up one-half of the soul duo Hall & Oates. The singer/songwriter broke out on his own for his debut solo album Phunk Shui in 2002. Now, he returns with a new solo album, Reunion, and a supporting tour. John Oates will play a sold-out show with […]

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Stage Buzz: Creeper, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, Primus

Stage Buzz: Creeper, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, Primus

| April 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

With over 50 million records sold worldwide, a rebellious drive, and one of the most distinctive voices in metal, it’s no wonder that Judas Priest are legends. Though the metal titans keep pumping out new music, with their latest Invincible Shield, dropping earlier this year, they’ll always be known for classic songs like “Breaking the […]

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Stage Buzz: Legions of Metal at Reggies • Chicago

Stage Buzz: Legions of Metal at Reggies • Chicago

| April 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

Legions of Metal Festival Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 Reggies Chicago, IL By Kelley Simms (Feature photo Hirax by Anne De Pena) A revered Chicago metal tradition continues to thrive under its new name with this year’s two-day/two-room (Reggies Rock Club and Music Joint) music festival. Legions of Metal originally began as Ragnarokkr […]

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Stage Buzz: Judas Priest at Rosemont Theatre • Rosemont

Stage Buzz: Judas Priest at Rosemont Theatre • Rosemont

| April 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

    After an impressive five-decades-long career, British heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest show no signs of slowing down with the release of their highly acclaimed 19th new studio album, Invincible Shield. On 14 super-charged tracks, Priest delivers the indisputable, classic heavy metal sound that hearkens back to the band’s heyday.  While some legacy bands […]

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