Category: Concert Reviews

Reviews of live concerts at various venues throughout the Chicagoland area.

Photo Gallery: Gorillaz (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 At United Center)

Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Photos of Gorillaz live at United Center by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: Simple Minds (Saturday, October 13, 2018 At The Pabst Theater In Milwaukee)

Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
For just over two and a half hours in Milwaukee Saturday night, Simple Minds worked through two sets that hit upon virtually every corner of their catalog, including their brand new studio album Walk Between Worlds (the group's eighteenth)... ...

A Riot Fest 2018 Recap With GWAR, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan And Clutch

A Riot Fest 2018 Recap With GWAR, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan And Clutch
Riot Fest 2018 went off without a hitch last week on the city's southwest side in North Lawndale's Douglas Park. We spoke with GWAR's Beefcake the Mighty, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan and Clutch frontman Neil Fallon about what makes Riot Fest unique... ...
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Chicago Jazz Fest 2018 (Thursday, August 29, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018)

Chicago Jazz Fest 2018 (Thursday, August 29, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018)
This past Labor Day weekend marked the 40th anniversary of The Chicago Jazz Festival, as curated by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Jazz Institute of Chicago.   Jazz Fest week was kicked off with shows at neighborhood venues like Constellation, Links Hall, The Hungry Brain, Fred Anderson Park (produced by The Birdhouse), Hales Franciscan... Read more »

Photo Gallery: The B-52's And Tom Bailey Of The Thompson Twins (Friday, August 31, 2018 At Ravinia In Highland Park)

The B-52's - Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Labor Day weekend kicked off with two nights of 80s dance music at Ravinia on Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st with Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins, The B-52’s and Culture Club. The three-hour-plus concert was a parade of hits starting with Thompson Twins’ “Love Is On Your Side” and “King For a Day,” closing with “Hold... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Chick Corea And The Akoustic Band (Thursday, August 23, 2018 At City Winery)

Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Chick Corea & The Akoustic Band - featuring John Patitucci  (bass) and Dave Weckl (drums) - performed two shows Thursday, August 23rd to sold out audiences in Corea's first appearance at City Winery....
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Photo Gallery: Jay O'Rourke Live At JBTV (Friday, August 17, 2018)

Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Chicago’s own Jay O’Rourke and band – Frank Raven (vocals, harmonica), Grant Tye (guitar), Klem Hayes (Bass) and Ed Breckenfeld (drums) – played their second of three concerts last week at JBTV in support of the new release Sumpthin’ Good. The group also performed in support of Frank Raven’s new Lucky Cat.  Photos of Jay O’Rourke live at JBTV by Philamonjaro Studio. For more,... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Moonrise Nation and The Sea And Cake (Thursday, August 16, 2018 At Jay Pritzker Pavilion In Millennium Park)

The Sea And Cake - Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events wrapped up their free summer music concert series on Thursday August 16th with Moonrise Nation and The Sea And Cake. Oak Park natives Moonrise Nation warmed up the crowd with a collection of sultry, original arrangements from their July debut Glamour Child. Well into their second decade, hometown veteran indie rockers, and Thrill Jockey... Read more »

Concert Review: Smashing Pumpkins and Metric (Monday, August 13, 2018 At United Center)

Concert Review: Smashing Pumpkins and Metric (Monday, August 13, 2018 At United Center)
For over three hours Monday night, in their return home to Chicago, a partially reunited Smashing Pumpkins lineup, featuring original members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, looked back on their first five albums in unparalleled fashion... ...
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Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Thursday, August 2, 2018 In Grant Park - Tyler Childers, Stars, The Wombats, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches, Virgil Abloh And Arctic Monkeys

Concert Review: Lollapalooza - Thursday, August 2, 2018 In Grant Park - Tyler Childers, Stars, The Wombats, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches, Virgil Abloh And Arctic Monkeys
Lollapalooza 2018 got off to a dry, but slow, start Thursday afternoon in Grant Park with performances by Tyler Childers, Stars, The Wombats, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches (with special guest Matt Berninger of The National), Virgil Abloh, Arctic Monkeys and more... ...