Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

Concert Review: Lollapalooza 2014 (Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Outkast, Jenny Lewis, Vic Mensa, Spoon, Nas, Foster the People and more)

Concert Review: Lollapalooza 2014 (Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Outkast, Jenny Lewis, Vic Mensa, Spoon, Nas, Foster the People and more)
Day two of Lollapalooza 2014 featured outstanding sets from artists like Jenny Lewis, Nas, Spoon and Foster the People as well as one of the year's most anticipated reunions in Outkast... ...

Concert Review: Lollapalooza 2014 (Friday, August 1, 2014 - Lorde, Interpol, Lucius and more)

Concert Review: Lollapalooza 2014 (Friday, August 1, 2014 - Lorde, Interpol, Lucius and more)
Friday afternoon in Grant Park, the first of nearly 100 bands got started as Lollapalooza 2014 kicked off with performances by Roadkill Ghost Choir, Lucius, AFI, Courtney Barnett, Temples, Johnnyswim, Portugal. The Man, Iggy Azalea and a transcendent set by Lorde... ...

Concert Review: Lorde Live at Lollapalooza (Friday, August 1, 2014 in Grant Park)

Concert Review: Lorde Live at Lollapalooza (Friday, August 1, 2014 in Grant Park)
Friday afternoon in Hutchinson Field at Grant Park, Lorde provided the type of communal live music moment I wasn't entirely sure we were still collectively capable of having during a transcendent set on day one at Lollapalooza 2014... ...
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Concert Review: Outkast Live At Summerfest (Sunday, June 29 in Milwaukee, WI)

Concert Review: Outkast Live At Summerfest (Sunday, June 29 in Milwaukee, WI)
Headed to town in August as one of the 2014 Lollapalooza headliners,  André Benjamin (André 3000) and Antwan Patton (Big Boi) continued their reunion tour Sunday at Summerfest over the course of ninety minutes at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee... ...

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014
The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on CIMMfest 2014 and Lucha VaVOOM... Plus the official 2014 lineup for the "Downtown Sound" series of FREE Monday night concerts featuring Bob Mould, Richard Thompson, Maps & Atlases and more... ...

Concert Review: Elton John (Saturday, November 30 at Allstate Arena - With Setlist)

Concert Review: Elton John (Saturday, November 30 at Allstate Arena - With Setlist)
Flanked by an eleven piece backing band, Elton John performed primarily a greatest hits set to a sold out crowd Saturday night at Allstate Arena... ...
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Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)
Sunday, on a rainy, muddy afternoon in Humboldt Park, Riot Fest 2013 came to it's Chicago conclusion following performances by Peter Hook, Mission of Burma, Against Me!, Bob Mould, Rocket From the Crypt, Brand New, Suicidal Tendencies, AFI, White Mystery, Pixies and a long awaited headlining set by newly reunited Minneapolis punks The Replacements... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)
Despite the late night arrival of about thirty ambulances to Humboldt Park, the music went off mostly without a hitch on day two at a jam packed Riot Fest 2013 that featured performances by Kitten, X, Dinosaur Jr., Pennywise, Guided By Voices, Blondie, Public Enemy, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday, Blink-182 and many more... ...

Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)

Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)
Saturday night at a crazy, sweaty, sold out Metro, Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair tore through a ninety minute set in celebration of one of St. Clair's final shows after fourteen years as Local H drummer, joined in the process by a slew of special guests for the sendoff... ...
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Concert Review: 2013 North Coast Music Festival (Sunday, September 1 in Union Park)

Concert Review: 2013 North Coast Music Festival (Sunday, September 1 in Union Park)
For the second time this past weekend (and what feels like the umpteenth time this summer), inclement weather had an impact on the ending of a major Chicago, outdoor music festival.  Nevertheless, performances by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Danny Brown, Datsik, Rebelution, Gary Clark, Jr., Purity Ring, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Wu-Tang Clan and more powered the third and final day of the 2013 North Coast Music Festival Sunday in Union Park... ...
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