Archive for June 2017

Q&A Interview With Aaron "P-Nut" Wills - A 311 Concert Preview (Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island)

Q&A Interview With Aaron "P-Nut" Wills - A 311 Concert Preview (Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island)
Bringing the "Unity" tour back to Chicago's Northerly Island Sunday night, I spoke with 311 bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills about the group's unique relationship with its fans, their twelfth studio album Mosaic and a fond memory of performing, as a Los Angeles Lakers fan, at United Center (during a dominant 90s run of Chicago Bulls basketball)... ...

Concert Preview: Chicago Open Air 2017 (Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie and more - July 14-16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)

Concert Preview: Chicago Open Air 2017 (Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie and more - July 14-16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)
Returning to Bridgeview for the second straight year, the Chicago Open Air festival is bigger than ever in 2017, featuring appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth and more July 14-16th at Toyota Park... ...

Concert Review: Local H, Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica (Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Soldier Field)

Concert Review: Local H, Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica (Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Soldier Field)
Bringing it's massive Hardwired... to Self-Destruct tour to Chicago, metal icons Metallica performed alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Chicago's own Local H Sunday evening at Soldier Field... ...
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Concert Review: Ghost and Iron Maiden (Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)

Concert Review: Ghost and Iron Maiden (Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)
Kicking off a week in the Chicagoland area that would see appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal, Swedish metal act Ghost performed alongside English stalwarts Iron Maiden Thursday night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in south suburban Tinley Park... ...

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)
Headed to town for a rare, small venue set with her new backing band Friday night at House of Blues, I spoke with Heart vocalist Ann Wilson about the freedom working outside Heart expectations brings in the solo setting, some of her favorite vocalists and about what makes friend and Seattle colleague Chris Cornell a timeless voice... ...

Q&A Interview With Missy Suicide (A Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque Preview - Saturday, June 3, 2017 At Park West)

Q&A Interview With Missy Suicide (A Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque Preview - Saturday, June 3, 2017 At Park West)
As the Suicide Girls live "Blackheart Burlesque" tour rolls into Chicago for an appearance Saturday night at Park West, I spoke with Suicide Girls founder Missy Suicide about the natural relationship between music and the Suicide Girls live show, their current tribute to Prince and David Bowie, creating an online community that predates the explosion of social media and shifting cultural attitudes toward sexuality in America... ...
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