Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

Concert Review: The End Times - Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Live (Friday, August 7, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion)

Concert Review: The End Times - Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Live (Friday, August 7, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion)
Friday night at a near capacity FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, both Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins made the case for their latest releases, refusing to rely solely on nostalgia over the course of nearly three hours… ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Grant Park - Charli XCX, Delta Spirit, White Sea, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Sam Smith, Metallica

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Grant Park - Charli XCX, Delta Spirit, White Sea, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Sam Smith, Metallica
Some of the best Lollapalooza weather of the past several years continued Saturday afternoon in Grant Park as did performances by Django Django, Charli XCX, White Sea, The Tallest Man on Earth, Delta Spirit, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Sam Smith, Metallica and more… ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, July 31, 2015 in Grant Park - Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Friday, July 31, 2015 in Grant Park - Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney
Friday afternoon in Grant Park, Lollapalooza got off to a sunny start with performances from Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, alt-J, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney and more… ...
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An Interview With David Lovering And Joey Santiago - A Pixies Concert Review (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Metro)

An Interview With David Lovering And Joey Santiago - A Pixies Concert Review (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Metro)
Following the unexpected cancellation of their scheduled Wednesday night set as the opening act for Robert Plant (who's currently battling a bout of laryngitis) at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, the Pixies went on with the show performing instead a rare, small club gig within the intimate confines of Metro.  I spoke with Pixies drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago about the influence of Led Zeppelin, the importance of road testing new material, why it's important to them to continue writing and recording new music, the creation of their most recent studio effort Indie Cindy and more... ...

Concert Review: Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (Monday, May 18, 2015 at Concord Music Hall)

Concert Review: Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (Monday, May 18, 2015 at Concord Music Hall)
Backed by Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash performed in support of his latest project World on Fire Monday night at a sold out Concord Music Hall... ...

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)
Over the course of ninety minutes Wednesday evening, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell proved why he's one of his generation's most underrated storytellers during the second of two sold out concerts at City Winery... ...
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Concert Review: Billy Idol (Saturday, February 7, 2015 At The Riviera Theatre)

Concert Review: Billy Idol (Saturday, February 7, 2015 At The Riviera Theatre)
Saturday night in Uptown, the fist pump was in full effect as Billy Idol led a tight, five piece backing band through nearly two hours live on stage at the Riviera Theatre... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)
The sun returned to Humboldt Park Saturday afternoon but muddy conditions continued during sets by Face to Face, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Paul Weller, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Wu-Tang Clan, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain and more on day two at Riot Fest Chicago 2014... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Friday, September 12 - Pussy Riot, Jane's Addiction, Mastodon, Slayer, The Offspring and more)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Friday, September 12 - Pussy Riot, Jane's Addiction, Mastodon, Slayer, The Offspring and more)
Riot Fest 2014 kicked off amidst mud Friday afternoon in Humboldt Park highlighted by a fascinating panel discussion moderated by Henry Rollins and featuring Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot as well as performances by Slayer, Mastodon, The Offspring, Jane's Addiction and more... ...
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Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival 2014 (Sunday, August 30, 2014 - Snoop Dogg, Dada Life, Griz, Zeds Dead and more)

Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival 2014 (Sunday, August 30, 2014 - Snoop Dogg, Dada Life, Griz, Zeds Dead and more)
The fifth annual North Coast Music Festival closed out its three days of EDM and hip-hop madness on Sunday with a strong lineup of DJs and Snoop Dogg as a headliner... ...