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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: Chelsea Wolfe, Mitski, Health, Buried and Me

Stage Buzz: Chelsea Wolfe, Mitski, Health, Buried and Me

| March 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe invents her own musical hybrids. Throughout her career, she has fused together folk, doom metal, goth rock, industrial, experimental music, and noise rock to create a sound that’s truly her own. But the one thing that never changes is how entrancing and haunting her songs are. See Wolfe in action at […]

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Cover Story: Alkaline Trio • Urgent Energy

Cover Story: Alkaline Trio • Urgent Energy

| January 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Alkaline Trio is no stranger to the macabre. The Chicago punk outfit doesn’t shy away from talking about heavy topics like loss, addiction, and depression. But even when they’re talking about how everything sucks, they do it with a wink and nod. Their wry lyrical wit paired with punchy high energy music makes their […]

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Stage Buzz: Black Pumas, Story Of The Year, Lucius

Stage Buzz: Black Pumas, Story Of The Year, Lucius

| January 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Taking the roots of R&B and injecting it with a heavy dose of soul, a dash of folk, and a good amount of psychedelia, Black Pumas turned heads when they dropped their debut self-titled album in 2019. It also earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2020. On their latest record, […]

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Stage Buzz: Local H, Umphrey’s McGee, Patti Smith

Stage Buzz: Local H, Umphrey’s McGee, Patti Smith

| December 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Patti Smith is one of the most influential figures of the New York City punk rock movement. Her fusion of punk rock and poetry earned her the title of Punk poet laureate. With groundbreaking albums like Horses, Gone Again, and Peace and Noise, she remains an inspiration to creatives today. Just days before her birthday, […]

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Stage Buzz: Noname, Deafhaven, KISS, Deacon Blues

Stage Buzz: Noname, Deafhaven, KISS, Deacon Blues

| November 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

After releasing her critically acclaimed debut album Room 25, Chicago rapper Noname took a break from music to deal with her frustrations about the scene and to focus her energy on her education and her book club. She wasn’t completely absent, releasing various one-off singles now and then. But she finally returned with her long-awaited […]

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Cover Story: The Hives – The Best Part of the Day

Cover Story: The Hives – The Best Part of the Day

| October 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

When a band makes a grand return after a decades-long absence, it’s a mix of emotions. There’s equal parts dread and excitement, happy to return to adoring fans, yet anxious to see if anyone still cares, especially in the short attention span of the streaming age. But those pesky thoughts never seemed to bother The […]

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Stage Buzz: Slowdive, Chappell Roan, Violent Femmes, Tommy Lefroy

Stage Buzz: Slowdive, Chappell Roan, Violent Femmes, Tommy Lefroy

| October 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Shoegaze giants Slowdive returned this year with their acclaimed fifth album, Everything Is Alive. Originally forming in 1989, the British band continues to hypnotize listeners with their psychedelic soundscapes, ambient noise, and Rachel Goswell’s dreamy vocals. The band will perform tracks from their new album along with a slew of classics at the Riviera […]

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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: Sparks, Savage Master, Traveler, Less Than Jake

Stage Buzz: Sparks, Savage Master, Traveler, Less Than Jake

| July 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

  When Drake made the bold move from acting to rapping, no one could’ve guessed he’d be one of the most prolific rappers of the 21st century. Not only is he among the world’s best-selling artists, but he’s also one of the most influential rappers, old and new, taking after him. Before he drops his […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Cure at United Center • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Cure at United Center • Chicago

| June 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Cure United Center Chicago, IL June 10, 2023 Live Review by Ashley Perez Holingsworth; Photos by Curt Baran Seven years to the date of their 2016 Chicago appearance, The Cure returned for another stunning show in the Windy City. The post-punk elder statesmen delivered a phenomenal 31-song set at United Center filled with classic hits, […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Ultra Q at Metro • Chicago

Stage Buzz Q&A: Ultra Q at Metro • Chicago

| June 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

  When Jakob Armstrong decided to end Mt. Eddy, the band he formed in high school with brothers Enzo and Chris Malaspina, later joined by Kevin Judd, and regroup as Ultra Q, he wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do. Weeks away from the release of Ultra Q’s debut album, he still […]

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Stage Buzz: Enter Shakari, Cecy Santana, The Flaming Lips, Blink-182

Stage Buzz: Enter Shakari, Cecy Santana, The Flaming Lips, Blink-182

| May 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Lotus Kings vocalist Cecy Santana and Deacon Productions’ Steven Kikoen (Deacon Blues, Abbey Road, and Prognosis) team up Thursday, May 4, at Adorn Chicago (with Luiz Ewerling, Brazilian percussion) and Friday, May 5th, (at Endiro Coffee in Aurora with guest Megan Thomas on percussion) serving up a heaping celebration of Cinco De Mayo music. To celebrate […]

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Stage Buzz: Waterparks, Bikini Kill, Joe Perry Project, Placebo

Stage Buzz: Waterparks, Bikini Kill, Joe Perry Project, Placebo

| April 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Some say the pop-punk revival is currently underway, but for Houston rockers Waterparks it never ended. Forming in 2011, the band has been leading the charge of the next wave of pop-punk groups. With their newest album, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, the band keeps their punk rock spirit but makes it fresh by continuing to play with their […]

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Stage Buzz: John Mellencamp, R&B Music Experience, Black Flag, The Great Pretenders, Windy City Jazz Electric

Stage Buzz: John Mellencamp, R&B Music Experience, Black Flag, The Great Pretenders, Windy City Jazz Electric

| April 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

  When you’re a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer like John Mellencamp, it’s easy to rest on your laurels and coast off your biggest hits. Yet, Mellencamp has no interest in becoming a legacy act and is still pumping out new music. His latest album, 2022’s Strictly a One-Eyed Jack marked his 24th (!!) […]

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