Posts in category "Concert Reviews"

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... ...

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... ...
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Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival 2014 (Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, STS9 and more)

Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival 2014 (Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, STS9 and more)
Saturday marked the opening of Labor Day weekend with performances by Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, STS9 and more on the second day of the popular fifth-annual hip-hop and electronic dance festival known as North Coast Music Festival... ...

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... ...
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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... ...

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... ...
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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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