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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 5-10

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 5-10

| May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Celebrate the life of the late acclaimed songwriter Adam Schlesinger during the Adam Schlesinger, A Music Celebration, Virtual Show. Performers include Micky Dolenz (Monkees), Sean Ono Lennon, Courtney Love, Jody Porter and the Berlin Waltz, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Ben Kweller, Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Drew Carey, Peter Buck […]

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Media: May 2021 • “Call Him Dash”

Media: May 2021 • “Call Him Dash”

| April 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  First of all, let’s get an explanation of the name. The night jock at WTMX is named Dash. “All my life, when I told people my name,” he explains, “I would say Jordan Gabriel Orman-Weiss. The dash was part of my last name. That’s where the name Dash comes from.” Secondly, Dash is a […]

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Cover Story: Del Amitri • “In The Flesh”

Cover Story: Del Amitri • “In The Flesh”

| April 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Over the years, Justin Currie seems to have survived the turbulent music industry on his shrewd wits alone. And he does not suffer any less street-savvy fools gladly. Take, for example, when the Del Amitri frontman was padding his income a few years ago, working part-time as a bartender in his native Glasgow. If […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz April 28 – May 1

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz April 28 – May 1

| April 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Smashing Pumpkins will stream their 2012 Barclays Center show, where they played Oceania in full on Wednesday, April 28 at 4 PM. Check it out via Oculus. Tune-Yards perform live from their story during their “Party in a Can” livestream on Wednesday, April 28 at 8 PM. Find tickets here. Ratboys commemorate their 10th anniversary with […]

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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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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 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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Media: March 2021

Media: March 2021

| February 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

  Bob Sirott has been part of the Chicago media landscape now for a half-century. “Geez, don’t remind me,” he says. “Yeah, that’s true. 1971 was the first year on the air at WBBM-FM. First, it was just doing weekends, and fill-ins, and summer stuff, and at the end of the summer, they either rewarded […]

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Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

| February 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

You’ve got to hand it to perfectionist Pretty Reckless anchor Taylor Momsen. Aesthetically, the 27-year-old knows exactly what she wants, down to the smallest accent — the minute, meticulous attention to detail you rarely experience these haphazard, slapdash days. To summarize her quartet’s mortality-themed new album (now #1 on Billboard‘s Album Chart) Death By Rock and […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 23rd – February 28th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz February 23rd – February 28th

| February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Todd Rundgren continues his virtual tour, “Clearly Human,” playing his 1989 album Nearly Human in full, along with choice cuts from his catalog. This week includes shows from Detroit (Feb. 23), Indiana (Feb. 25), Chicago (Feb. 26), Milwaukee (Feb. 28), and Minneapolis (Mar. 1).  Buy tickets here. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen’s side project and the […]

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The Lockdown Interviews: Steven Van Zandt

The Lockdown Interviews: Steven Van Zandt

| February 18, 2021 | 1 Comment

As anyone familiar with his anecdote-spiked DJ sets on his retro-rocking Underground Garage Sirius XM station can attest, Little Steve — AKA E Street Band and Asbury Jukes guitarist Miami Steve Van Zandt — has got stories. LOTS of serpentining stories, probably more than Aesop, Uncle Remus, and Grandpa Simpson combined. So naturally, all the […]

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