Q&A Interview With Tommy Stinson - A Bash & Pop Concert Preview (Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 With The Psychedelic Furs At Thalia Hall)

Q&A Interview With Tommy Stinson - A Bash & Pop Concert Preview (Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 With The Psychedelic Furs At Thalia Hall)
Headed back to town as the opening act for The Psychedelic Furs Tuesday and Wednesday at Thalia Hall, I spoke with Bash & Pop frontman Tommy Stinson about the first new Bash & Pop music in almost 25 years, the idea of moving forward and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Jim Heath - A City Church Of The Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Wednesday, October 11 - Sunday, October 15, 2017 At City Winery)

Q&A Interview With Jim Heath - A City Church Of The Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Wednesday, October 11 - Sunday, October 15, 2017 At City Winery)
In the midst of a five night Chicago residency at City Winery, I spoke with Reverend Horton Heat vocalist and guitarist Jim Heath about the storytelling and collaboration that make this residency unique and the idea of freedom and escape embodied by both music and cars... ...

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)
Heading to Rosemont Friday night for one of the final full performances of the seminal Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, I spoke with Brian Wilson about the importance of being on the road in 2017 and the love he hopes fans take from his music... ...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 15, 2017 in Douglas Park - X, Buzzcocks, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order and Nine Inch Nails

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 15, 2017 in Douglas Park - X, Buzzcocks, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order and Nine Inch Nails
Day one at Riot Fest featured uncharacteristically great weather and performances in Douglas Park by X, Buzzcocks, Action Bronson, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order, Nine Inch Nails and many more... ...

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)
Headed back to town for an afternoon set Sunday at Riot Fest, I spoke with Mighty Mighty Bosstones vocalist Dicky Barrett about the renewed relevance of the 1997 album Let's Face It as his band gets ready to perform it in full... ...

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)
Headed back to town for a Sunday night performance at Riot Fest, I spoke with Andrew W.K. about his now annual appearances at the festival, what makes Riot Fest unique in a crowded American festival field... and about partying...
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Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Adam Franklin - A Swervedriver Concert Preview (Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Metro)
Swervedriver arrives in town for a full performance of the Raise and Mezcal Head albums, kicking off their North American tour Thursday, September 7th at Metro. Singer and guitarist Adam Franklin checked in from the U.K. to talk about revisiting the albums and work on new Swervedriver songs for release via Pledgemusic in 2018...

Concert Review: Green Day (Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Wrigley Field With Catfish And The Bottlemen)

Concert Review: Green Day (Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Wrigley Field With Catfish And The Bottlemen)
Thursday night over the course of nearly three hours, Green Day turned in a polished, professional, fairly non-political, largely predictable set at Wrigley Field... ...

Q&A Interview With Aluna Francis - An AlunaGeorge Concert Preview (Thursday, August 17, 2017 At Soldier Field With Coldplay)

Q&A Interview With Aluna Francis - An AlunaGeorge Concert Preview (Thursday, August 17, 2017 At Soldier Field With Coldplay)
Headed back to town as one of the opening acts for Coldplay Thursday night at Soldier Field, I spoke with lyricist and vocalist Aluna Francis about recording new AlunaGeorge music in Jamaica, adding a more personal element to her lyrics, empowering fans through AlunaGeorge songs and much more... ...
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Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park - Car Seat Headrest, Rag'n'Bone Man, Spencer Ludwig, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Lil Yachty, The Shins and Arcade Fire

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park - Car Seat Headrest, Rag'n'Bone Man, Spencer Ludwig, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Lil Yachty, The Shins and Arcade Fire
Lollapalooza 2017 closed up Sunday afternoon with performances in Grant Park by Car Seat Headrest, Rag'n'Bone Man, Spencer Ludwig, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Lil Yachty, The Shins and Justice. Plus a headlining performance by Arcade Fire less than twenty-four hours after a triumphant after show at Metro... ...