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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ellie Goulding presents The Brightest Blue Experience, a one-off virtual performance from London’s historic V&A museum featuring to-be-announced special guests on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:30 PM. The singer will perform songs from her latest album Brightest Blue along with other fan favorites. Tickets are on sale now. Dave Matthews Band continues their DMB Drive-In series with a broadcast of their 2011 […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 18th – August 23rd

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 18th – August 23rd

| August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Punk rock icons Bad Religion are holding a virtual release party for their new book Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion on August 18th at 6 PM. The event features a discussion with all six members and co-author Jim Ruland, along with a fan Q+A. Space is limited, so register here. Starting Tuesday, August 18th Phish will […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

| August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Performing from his home studio in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff will present his latest album, And It’s Still Alright, in its entirety. Rateliff will also sit down for a one-on-one interview with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke. The show airs Tuesday, August 11th at 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased using a “Pay What You Want” […]

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Featured: Daughtry • Live From Home

Featured: Daughtry • Live From Home

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former American Idol contestant and rocker Chris Daughtry is embarking on a 19-date “virtual tour” throughout August and September. On his Live From Home tour, Daughtry will host 19 acoustic performances, streamed live from a venue in Nashville, and broadcasted to fans across the United States. Each show will feature a unique setlist, a Q&A […]

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Photo Gallery: Local H at “Live From The Lot” at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

Photo Gallery: Local H at “Live From The Lot” at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

| August 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like almost every other industry, the COVID pandemic has forced the music profession to find its way around how to put the music out there, specifically live music. The recent trend has used the old model of Drive-In theaters as a stand-in for concert venues. Zion’s Local H recently used this approach to great success […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Large concerts may be mostly done this year (carpool concerts remain), but there’s still a lot of live music to enjoy on the web. From classic performances to virtual festivals, here are this week’s can’t miss livestreams. Join the Stone Temple Pilots as they perform their iconic debut album, Core, in its entirety on July 31st at 8 […]

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Stage Buzz Promo: “Live From The Lot” – Local H, Hairbanger’s Ball, Smells Like Nirvana August 6-8

Stage Buzz Promo: “Live From The Lot” – Local H, Hairbanger’s Ball, Smells Like Nirvana August 6-8

| July 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last we saw Local H, they were pioneering one of the first drive-in social distanced concerts in downstate Gibson City. In a summer where you’re never quite sure if you’re going to see your favorite bands because of safety precautions, we’re happy to announce that Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding are performing much closer to […]

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Stage Buzz: Steve Aoki at Aragon Ballroom

Stage Buzz: Steve Aoki at Aragon Ballroom

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Steve Aoki Friday March 13 (This Show Has Been Postponed) Aragon Ballroom, Chicago Steve Aoki, the founder of the Dim Mak label, is one of the most commercially successful names in all of EDM. Over the past decade, he’s created tracks with the likes of Rivers Cuomo, Kid Cudi, will.i.am, Fall Out Boy, Machine Gun […]

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Stage Buzz: Hey Nonny’s Winter Blues Summit [with added Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Hey Nonny’s Winter Blues Summit [with added Photo Gallery]

| February 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

  Winter has traditionally been a slow season for music festivals in Chicagoland while folks recover from their holiday hangovers. Other than the TNK Festival in Chicago, a sturdy and dependable showcase of emerging talent, there’s not been the equivalent in the suburbs. The folks at Hey Nonny and Straight Arrow Productions are changing the […]

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Stage Buzz: Tedeschi Trucks at Chicago Theatre [Updated with Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Tedeschi Trucks at Chicago Theatre [Updated with Photo Gallery]

| January 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

Florida’s legendary Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by married blues guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, return to the Chicago Theatre for a 4-night run beginning this weekend. TTB has redefined blues and soul over their decade together, powered and defined best by the debut album Revelator. IE’s Ed Spinelli talked with Derek Trucks as he […]

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Stage Buzz:  Ace Frehley at Joe’s Live Rosemont [with added photo gallery]

Stage Buzz: Ace Frehley at Joe’s Live Rosemont [with added photo gallery]

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ace Frehley Friday, December 13 Joe’s Live Rosemont KISS co-founding guitarist and vocalist Ace Frehley takes the stage at Joe’s Live in Rosemont on Friday, December 13, with openers Ladrone and Like It beginning at 7:30 PM. Real rock fans know the history of this iconic guitar slinger. The former original lead guitarist for KISS […]

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Stage Buzz:  Kris Kristofferson at The Chicago Theatre

Stage Buzz: Kris Kristofferson at The Chicago Theatre

| November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s like seeing Muddy Waters or Merle Haggard on the back forty of their final farewell tours (even Dylan, The Stones, and Paul McCartney are on those “what if” touring jaunts these days). Kris Kristofferson is a household name, but it may be as much for his film resume as for his music. True music […]

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Stage Buzz and Gallery: The Hu at House of Vans

Stage Buzz and Gallery: The Hu at House of Vans

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Hu Vans Chicago October 31, 2019 Nothing says “Happy Halloween” like a morin khuur solo, am I right? What the hell is a morin khuur you ask? Exactly! Anyone who attended the 2019 version of Riot Fest may have encountered such an instrument if they caught the much talked about set from The Hu. […]

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Stage Buzz: Michael Franti at Concord Music Hall

Stage Buzz: Michael Franti at Concord Music Hall

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

  In this era of building walls, unsettled government and strife at the border, Michael Franti continues his message of positive vibes and bringing people together. Franti made his mark a decade ago with his massive hit “Say Hey (I Love You).” Mixing rock steady beats, ska, reggae, rock, hip-hop and electronica – Franti has […]

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Stage Buzz: Municipal Waste at Metro

Stage Buzz: Municipal Waste at Metro

| October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Richmond, Virginia crossover party animals Municipal Waste return from a two-year recording hiatus with the raging four-track EP The Last Rager (released on Oct. 11 via Nuclear Blast). Featuring vocalist Tony Foresta, guitarists Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos, drummer Dave Witte and bassist LandPhil Hall, the retro-thrash quintet will be returning to Chicago on […]

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