Q&A Interview With Taylor Goldsmith - A Dawes Concert Preview (Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Vic Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Taylor Goldsmith - A Dawes Concert Preview (Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Vic Theatre)
Headed to town Wednesday night for a sold out set at the Vic Theatre, I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Taylor Goldsmith about Dawes' identity on their latest studio effort All Your Favorite Bands, trying to capture the spirit of a live show in the studio, work on the group's yet to be titled fifth album, the importance of performing live, the Rolling Stones, Prince and more... ...

Q&A Interview With Cole Becker - SWMRS Concert Preview (Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Chop Shop)

Q&A Interview With Cole Becker - SWMRS Concert Preview (Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Chop Shop)
Headed to town for an all ages St. Patrick's Day set Thursday at Chop Shop, I spoke with SWMRS vocalist/guitarist Cole Becker about recording the new album Drive North with producer Zac Carper of FIDLAR, the philosophy behind the group's label Uncool Records, the importance of protecting creative interests through self release, what they learned from Chicago's own Rise Against and much more...

Q&A Interview With Frank Bello - An Anthrax Concert Preview (Saturday, January 30, 2016 With Lamb Of God At Aragon Ballroom)

Q&A Interview With Frank Bello - An Anthrax Concert Preview (Saturday, January 30, 2016 With Lamb Of God At Aragon Ballroom)
Headed to town with Lamb of God for a set Saturday night at the Aragon, I spoke with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello about his band's new album For All Kings, late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, being on tour in Europe during the 2015 terror attacks in Paris and much more...
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Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)

Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)
Headed to town in support of his first solo album, I checked in with ZZ Top singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons about the Afro-Cuban sounds that influenced Perfectamundo, learning about rhythm from Tito Puente, performing in Cuba, his love of the Chicago blues and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Russell Hitchcock - An Air Supply Concert Preview (Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Blue Chip Casino)

Q&A Interview With Russell Hitchcock - An Air Supply Concert Preview (Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Blue Chip Casino)
Headed to town for a set Saturday night at the Blue Chip Casino, I spoke with Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock about rubbing elbows with artists like Ronnie James Dio and Bon Scott, Air Supply's recent American success on the Billboard Dance charts and the duo's uncanny ability to navigate turbulent music industry waters and changing American trends over the course of forty years...

Q&A Interview: Vaden Todd Lewis - A Toadies Concert Preview (Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Double Door)

Q&A Interview: Vaden Todd Lewis - A Toadies Concert Preview (Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Double Door)
Headed to town for a stripped down set Sunday night at Double Door, I spoke with Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis about restructuring Toadies hits on the new album Heretics, the influence of Willie Nelson on their annual "Dia De Los Toadies" festival, navigating murky major label waters and much more...
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Q&A Interview With Arlo Guthrie (Concert Preview: Arlo Guthrie Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" - Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Harris Theater)

Q&A Interview With Arlo Guthrie (Concert Preview: Arlo Guthrie Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" - Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Harris Theater)
Headed to town Sunday for a show at Harris Theater in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 Thanksgiving day events that laid the foundation for "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," I spoke with Arlo Guthrie about the price of nostalgia, sharing music with his family, fond memories of Chicago, activism in music and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Steve Marker - A Garbage Concert Preview (20 Years Queer - A Celebration Of Their Debut Album: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Riviera Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Steve Marker - A Garbage Concert Preview (20 Years Queer - A Celebration Of Their Debut Album: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Riviera Theatre)
Headed to town as part of their 20th anniversary tour - one which features a full performance of their debut album - I spoke with producer and Garbage guitarist Steve Marker about what it's like to look back on the first Garbage record, what allows it to remain fresh twenty years later, the importance of creating something different and his experience on a 1990 Chicago night as a fan leaving an infamous Sonic Youth/Public Enemy show at the Aragon Ballroom...

Q&A Interview With Robert Randolph and John Medeski (Concert Preview: The Word - Monday, October 12, 2015 At Concord Music Hall)

Q&A Interview With Robert Randolph and John Medeski (Concert Preview: The Word - Monday, October 12, 2015 At Concord Music Hall)
Headed to town for a show Monday night at Concord Music Hall, I spoke with keyboardist John Medeski and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph about what makes their partnership with the North Mississippi Allstars in the band The Word special, their work together on the second Word album Soul Food and why it's important for them to create uplifting music...
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Q&A Interview With Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes (Concert Preview: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)

Q&A Interview With Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes (Concert Preview: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)
Headed to town Tuesday night for a show at Bottom Lounge in support of his third solo album Momentary Masters, I spoke with Strokes rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. about the path to sobriety that helped shape his latest record, learning to have fun again and much more... ...