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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/31/12 - Sunday, 9/2/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/31/12 - Sunday, 9/2/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, festivals galore with Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest, Paul Oakenfold, Umphrey's McGee and more at North Coast Fest, plus White Mystery and The Damn Choir at Ravenswood Remix.  Not to mention area appearances by Hall & Oates, Toby Keith and Kelly Clarkson... All of this plus much more...

Concert and Venue Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live at City Winery (Sunday, 8/26/12 in Chicago)

Concert and Venue Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live at City Winery (Sunday, 8/26/12 in Chicago)
In town for a pair of sold out shows at Chicago's newest venue, Lindsey Buckingham brought his one-man show to City Winery on the west side Sunday night...

Interview: Part 2 of a 2 Part Q&A With Fozzy's Chris Jericho (A Sin and Bones Album Preview)

Interview: Part 2 of a 2 Part Q&A With Fozzy's Chris Jericho (A Sin and Bones Album Preview)
In town last week for an appearance with Fozzy at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival in Tinley Park, I chatted with frontman Chris Jericho about touring the festival circuit, working with Motörhead's Phil Campbell and much more.  In the second part of this interview, we talked at length about the recent release of Fozzy's latest album Sin and Bones through Century Media......
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Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday 8/27/12 - Thursday 8/30/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday 8/27/12 - Thursday 8/30/12
*** UPDATED to reflect 8/29 Duran Duran cancellation at Ravinia ***  This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Jazz Fest gets rolling on Thursday and continues all weekend with performances by artists like Roy Haynes and Allen Toussaint... Not to mention area shows by World Party and Duran Duran... All of this plus much more......

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/24/12 - Sunday, 8/26/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/24/12 - Sunday, 8/26/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, lots going on at City Winery as soul man Sam Moore arrives for two shows followed by two more from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.  Plus, Shellac takes up residence all weekend at Lincoln Hall.  Weekend shows at Ravinia include John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and Anita Baker... Not to mention area appearances by Gotye, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf and more.  All of this plus much more...

Interview: Part 1 of a 2 Part Q&A with Fozzy's Chris Jericho (A Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Concert Preview - Wednesday, 8/22/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)

Interview: Part 1 of a 2 Part Q&A with Fozzy's Chris Jericho (A Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Concert Preview - Wednesday, 8/22/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)
Headed to town as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, I spoke over the phone on Thursday with Fozzy frontman and then WWE Superstar Chris Jericho.  In part 1 of this 2 part interview, Chris and I chat about Uproar Fest and what's it's like for him performing in Chicago as both a musician and professional wrestler.  On Thursday, part 2 of this interview will focus on last week's release of the new Fozzy album Sin and Bones and much more......
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Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/20/12 - Thursday, 8/23/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/20/12 - Thursday, 8/23/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Pritzker Pavilion comes alive with shows from My Morning Jacket and Dead Can Dance... Plus, Hugh Laurie, Howie Day and Yeasayer across the city... Not to mention suburban appearances from Godsmack and Shinedown as the Rockstar Uproar Festival rolls into Tinley Park.  All of this plus much more......

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/17/12 - Sunday, 8/19/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/17/12 - Sunday, 8/19/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, Lewis Black continues his week in Chicago with three more shows at the new City Winery while 311 hits the lakefront... Plus, Rakim, Slick Rick, Monica, Robin Thicke and more take over the west side... And, suburban appearances from Marshall Crenshaw, Foreigner, Jason Aldean and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  All of this plus much more......

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/13/12 - Thursday, 8/16/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/13/12 - Thursday, 8/16/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Ted Nugent, Lewis Black, Sebadoh and Mumford & Sons all perform throughout the city... Plus a Rosemont appearance from System of a Down and The Deftones... All of this plus much more...
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Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/10/12 - Sunday, 8/12/12

Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/10/12 - Sunday, 8/12/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, choose from blues or nineties alt rock as George Thorogood, Taj Mahal, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Guided by Voices perform throughout the city.  Plus, an interesting mix of performers across the suburbs as Huey Lewis, Vanilla Ice, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd all swing through the area.  All of this plus much more...
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