Archive for February 2013

MaeBell Ward Foundation: Benefit Preview - February 28 at Temple Bar

MaeBell Ward Foundation: Benefit Preview - February 28 at Temple Bar
This Thursday night at Temple Bar, join an eclectic lineup of local musicians for a great cause as Mick Stone, the Big Otis Blues Band and Beast Warrior headline "Jammin' on Ashland" in an effort to raise money and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer's Disease...

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.22.13

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.22.13
The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on the passing of Chicago blues legend Magic Slim (and a great Pearl Jam story), information on a new initiative from P-Funk legend George Clinton aimed at raising awareness toward copyright issues, details on the 2013 Spring Awakening Festival, plus weekend on sale info for shows by Leon Russell, Alkaline Trio, Johnny Marr and Rush.  All of this plus much more... ...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Chicago and Suburbs - Friday, 2.22.13 - Sunday, 2.24.13

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Chicago and Suburbs - Friday, 2.22.13 - Sunday, 2.24.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, the Dropkick Murphys invade Uptown.  Plus area appearances from Soul Asylum, Matt & Kim and Passion Pit, Eels, Solange, Delta Rae, Suzanne Vega and Michael McDermott.  All of this plus much more...
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Red Light Saints Concert Review: February 15 at City Winery

Red Light Saints Concert Review: February 15 at City Winery
Over the course of about forty-five minutes Friday night at a sold out City Winery, Green Bay quintet Red Light Saints delivered a stripped down set focused less on hard rock and more on strength of songwriting throughout their acoustic, opening set for former Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk...

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.15.13

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.15.13
  The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on Valentine's Day plus my take on the best and worst moments of The Grammy Awards broadcast on CBS... And weekend on sale info for Garbage, Scott Weiland and Bob Seger... All of this plus much more...

Blah Blah Blah concert preview: February 9 at Double Door

Blah Blah Blah concert preview: February 9 at Double Door
Getting ready for an upcoming appearance this March at the South By Southwest music conference/festival in Austin, Texas, Chicago indie-rock quartet Blah Blah Blah joins a packed bill Saturday night at Double Door...
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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 2.8.13 - Sunday, 2.10.13

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 2.8.13 - Sunday, 2.10.13
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, check out Ghostface Killah in the South Loop.  Plus area appearances by AM Taxi, Geoff Rickly, Coheed and Cambria, Dada, Cam'Ron, The Marshall Tucker Band, Judy Collins and In Flames.  All of this plus much more... ...
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