Archive for October 2012

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/26/12 - Sunday, 10/28/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/26/12 - Sunday, 10/28/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Jackson Browne heads downtown while the Afghan Whigs head to the north side for a pair of shows.  Plus, Jimmie Dale Gilmore hits the West Loop as his former Flatlanders bandmate Joe Ely makes a trip to the south side.  All of this plus much more......

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)
Friday night in Rosemont, the Smashing Pumpkins returned to the arena concert setting with a full performance of their new album Oceania along with other Pumpkins favorites at Allstate Arena...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/19/12 - Sunday, 10/21/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/19/12 - Sunday, 10/21/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend belongs to the jam bands with a city performance by Trey Anastasio and a pair of shows by Yonder Mountain String Band.  Plus area appearances by New Order, Smashing Pumpkins and Brandi Carlile.  All of this plus much more...
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Concert Review: The Return of Adam Ant - Live at Cubby Bear (Saturday, 10/13/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review: The Return of Adam Ant - Live at Cubby Bear (Saturday, 10/13/12 in Chicago)
Adam Ant made his long awaited return to Chicago Saturday night for a sold out show at Cubby Bear...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/12/12 - Sunday, 10/14/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/12/12 - Sunday, 10/14/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, appearances by RZA, Los Lobos, Alanis Morissette, Adam Ant, Lemonheads and Psychedelic Furs, Buddy Guy and three shows from Robyn Hitchcock.  All of this plus much more...

CITYPAK Project: An Interview With SBK Foundation and Monterey International Co-Founder Ron Kaplan

CITYPAK Project: An Interview With SBK Foundation and Monterey International Co-Founder Ron Kaplan
On Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th, the SBK Foundation, in conjunction with High Sierra Sport Company, will distribute 2,000 CITYPAK backpacks to the homeless at eight locations throughout Chicago.  I spoke with SBK Foundation and Monterey International co-founder Ron Kaplan about the initiative as well as his career in music and growing up as a music fan in Chicago...
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Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/8/12 - Thursday, 10/11/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/8/12 - Thursday, 10/11/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week  a rare, acoustic, small club appearance from Taking Back Sunday.  Plus, area appearances by Beth Orton, Norah Jones, Neil Young and Social Distortion.  All of this plus much more...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/5/12 - Sunday, 10/7/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 10/5/12 - Sunday, 10/7/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Marky Ramone hits town for a pair of shows... And a big weekend in St. Charles with performances from The Go-Go's and The Crickets.  Plus, Amy Grant, Joss Stone and Taking Back Sunday.  All of this plus much more... ...

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/1/12 - Thursday, 10/4/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/1/12 - Thursday, 10/4/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, multiple night stands from Esperanza Spalding, Dispatch, Jens Lekman and Taj Mahal.  Plus Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and ZZ Top.  All of this plus much more......
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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at wimsradio.com and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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