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... ...

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... ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Saturday, August 5, 2017 In Grant Park - Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Live, alt-J And Chance The Rapper

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Saturday, August 5, 2017 In Grant Park - Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Live, alt-J And Chance The Rapper
A late end Saturday morning to a Foo Fighters after show that began Friday night at Metro resulted in a slow start for many festivalgoers in the morning. But the rain held off Saturday and day three at Lollapalooza 2017 featured performances by Glass Animals, Royal Blood, newly reunited Live, alt-J, The xx and more. Plus one of Lollapalooza's largest ever Chicago crowds assembled at the Grant Park stage for a homecoming set by Chance the Rapper... ...
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Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, August 4, 2017 In Grant Park - Phantogram, Tegan And Sara, Ryan Adams, Foster The People, Run The Jewels, The Killers And Blink-182

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, August 4, 2017 In Grant Park - Phantogram, Tegan And Sara, Ryan Adams, Foster The People, Run The Jewels, The Killers And Blink-182
Day two at Lollapalooza was for the most part dry, featuring performances by Phantogram, Tegan And Sara, Ryan Adams, Foster The People, Run The Jewels, The Killers, Blink-182 and more... ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Thursday, August 3, 2017 In Grant Park - Liam Gallagher, George Ezra, Cage the Elephant, Muse And Lorde

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Thursday, August 3, 2017 In Grant Park - Liam Gallagher, George Ezra, Cage the Elephant, Muse And Lorde
  Lollapalooza 2017 kicked off with rain that culminated in a Thursday night evacuation of Grant Park. Thursday's slate fetaured performances by Lorde, Muse, George Ezra, Cage the Elephant and more... plus an embarrassingly abbreviated set from former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher... ...

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)
Lollapalooza gets started Thursday in Grant Park featuring headlining performances by Muse, Lorde, The Killers, Blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and more throughout the weekend. Check out our full weekend preview for under the radar picks, a look at the local Chicago artists performing, plus a rundown of the hottest after shows... ...
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Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)

Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)
In the midst of their first run of shows since a 2010 reunion, Chicago emo quintet Cap'n Jazz heads home for an 18+ free show (with online RSVP) Saturday night at House of Vans...

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)

Q&A Interview With Rich Robinson - A Magpie Salute Concert Preview (Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Metro)
Headed back to town as part of the new Magpie Salute for Friday and Saturday shows at Metro, I spoke to guitarist Rich Robinson about the live Woodstock performances that spawned his new band, working again with guitarist Marc Ford and revisiting his work with the Black Crowes... ...

Q&A Interview With Johnny Rzeznik: A Goo Goo Dolls Concert Preview (Monday, July 24, 2017 With Phillip Phillips At Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island)

Q&A Interview With Johnny Rzeznik: A Goo Goo Dolls Concert Preview (Monday, July 24, 2017 With Phillip Phillips At Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island)
Headed back to town Monday night for a show at Northerly Island with special guest Phillip Phillips, I spoke with Goo Goo Dolls guitarist and vocalist Johnny Rzeznik about fond memories performing at Cabaret Metro, his band's latest EP You Should Be Happy, and managing expectations after the crossover success of singles like "Name" and "Iris...
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Concert Review: Chicago Open Air 2017 - Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Body Count And More (Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)

Concert Review: Chicago Open Air 2017 - Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Body Count And More (Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)
A decidedly more crowded affair than Friday, day two of Chicago Open Air 2017 featured performances by Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Body Count, Steel Panther, Dragonforce and more at Toyota Park in south suburban Bridgeview... ...