Archive for January 2013

Concert Review: Candlebox Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.18.13 in Chicago)

Concert Review: Candlebox Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.18.13 in Chicago)
Friday night at Cubby Bear, nineties nostalgia reigned supreme as Candlebox performed a surprising number of hits from their self-titled, debut album... ...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 1.25.13 - Sunday, 1.27.13

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 1.25.13 - Sunday, 1.27.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Buddy Guy wraps up his annual January residency with four sold out shows at Legends.  Plus area appearances by Method Man, Flogging Molly, Morrissey, The Darkness, Stone Sour, Lucinda Williams and Hatebreed.  All of this plus much more... ...

Interview: Cathy Richardson - A City Winery Concert Preview (Tuesday, 1.22.13)

Interview: Cathy Richardson - A City Winery Concert Preview (Tuesday, 1.22.13)
Returning from a 2012 spent largely on the road as the frontwoman for Jefferson Starship, Cathy Richardson heads home to Chicago for a string of live dates in the area, one of which will see her perform solo this Tuesday at City Winery... ...
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Interview: Mars Williams - A Liquid Soul 20th Anniversary Concert Preview (Sunday, 1.20.13 at Double Door)

Interview: Mars Williams - A Liquid Soul 20th Anniversary Concert Preview (Sunday, 1.20.13 at Double Door)
What began over twenty years ago comes full circle this weekend as Liquid Soul prepares for a twentieth anniversary party, fittingly enough, Sunday night at Double Door.  Founder and musical director Mars Williams checked in this week with his thoughts on the anniversary as well as news on the possibility of new Liquid Soul music and the chances of resurrecting the band's fabled Sunday night residency series... ...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 1.18.13 - Sunday, 1.20.13

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 1.18.13 - Sunday, 1.20.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Buddy Guy continues his January residency at Legends.  Plus, area appearances by The Walkmen, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Freelance Whales, Liquid Soul, Booker T. Jones and Lucero.  All of this plus much more... ...

Concert Review: Sons of the Silent Age (Friday, 1.11.13 at Metro)

Concert Review: Sons of the Silent Age (Friday, 1.11.13 at Metro)
Friday night at a sold out Metro, Chris Connelly and Matt Walker (with help from friends like Shirley Manson of Garbage and more) became Sons of the Silent Age, covering David Bowie songs in an effort to raise money for Pablove Foundation and Rock For Kids...
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Concert Review: Falldown Live at The Whistler (Sunday, 1.13.13 in Chicago)

Concert Review: Falldown Live at The Whistler (Sunday, 1.13.13 in Chicago)
Sunday night at The Whistler, local alt-country act Falldown dared to ask the question: Is it possible to rock out on a Sunday night?  The answer?  A resounding yes...

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 1.14.13 - Thursday, 1.17.13

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 1.14.13 - Thursday, 1.17.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, the 2013 Tomorrow Never Knows festival gets rolling at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Hideout and Metro with artists like Born Ruffians, Bear in Heaven, Wild Belle and more.  Plus area appearances by Buddy Guy, Christopher Owens, David Allan Coe and the L.A. Guns.  All of this plus much more... ...

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)
Friday night at Metro, Sons of the Silent Age (Shirley Manson, Matt Walker, Chris Connelly and more) will perform a set of David Bowie covers in support of Pablove Foundation and Rock For Kids... ...
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Concert Preview: The Outfit Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.11.13)

Concert Preview: The Outfit Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.11.13)
Local rock quintet The Outfit returns to the Cubby Bear stage this Friday alongside Fletcher Rockwell and 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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