Archive for April 2013

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

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Ghostface Killah arrives in town representing Wu-Tang at Abbey Pub.  Plus area appearances by George Clinton, Umphrey's McGee, Bettye LaVette, Diana Krall, The Lemonheads, Killing Joke, Michael McDonald and John Oates.  All of this plus much more...

Concert Preview: 100 Member Orchestra of Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performs Live Score to the Sci-Fi Film Altered States (Tuesday, April 23 at Harris Theater)

Concert Preview: 100 Member Orchestra of Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performs Live Score to the Sci-Fi Film Altered States (Tuesday, April 23 at Harris Theater)
Tuesday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the 100 member orchestra of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project celebrates the 75th birthday of composer John Corigliano with a performance of the Academy Award winning score to the 1980 science fiction film Altered States...

"Funk Rock Soul" Concert Preview: funky METERS, The Greyboy Allstars and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Live at Congress Theater (Friday, April 19)

"Funk Rock Soul" Concert Preview: funky METERS, The Greyboy Allstars and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Live at Congress Theater (Friday, April 19)
Friday night, in conjunction with CIMMfest, check out an eclectic evening of live music as New Orleans' funky METERS descend upon the Congress Theater alongside local soul-punks JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, San Diego jazz/funk outfit The Greyboy Allstars and more...
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Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James arrives in town for a sold out show at the Vic.  Plus area appearances by The Black Angels, JD McPherson, Jim Gaffigan, Fear Factory, Lee DeWyze, Rusted Root and Three Dog Night.  All of this plus much more...

The Joy Formidable Concert Review - With Kitten, April 2 at the Vic Theatre

The Joy Formidable Concert Review - With Kitten, April 2 at the Vic Theatre
Following the January release of their second album Wolf's Law and recent appearances at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Welsh power trio The Joy Formidable arrived in Chicago Tuesday night for ninety minutes of unpredictability and unbridled rock emotion...

An Interview with Nicki Bluhm - A Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Concert Preview (Friday, April 5 at Lincoln Hall)

An Interview with Nicki Bluhm - A Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Concert Preview (Friday, April 5 at Lincoln Hall)
Prepping for the release of her forthcoming fourth album later this summer, I spoke with Nicki Bluhm this week about what goes into a great cover song as she heads to town with her band The Gramblers for a show Friday night at Lincoln Hall...
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Shout Out Out Out Out Concert Review - March 27 at Schubas

Shout Out Out Out Out Concert Review - March 27 at Schubas
Riding the recent buzz of well-received performances at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, six piece, Canadian, electronic outfit Shout Out Out Out Out arrived in Chicago for a Wednesday night performance at Schubas...