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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... ...

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 »

Wu-Tang Clan Manager Tareef Michael on Chicago Anti-Violence Coalition And The Breaks Music Festival (The Breaks Vol. II - Saturday, September 8, 2018 At Toyota Park In Bridgeview)

Wu-Tang Clan Manager Tareef Michael on Chicago Anti-Violence Coalition And The Breaks Music Festival (The Breaks Vol. II - Saturday, September 8, 2018 At Toyota Park In Bridgeview)
Just about one year ago, legendary New York rap collective Wu-Tang Clan performed their 1993 debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in Chicago at Riot Fest 2017. One month before that performance, Wu-Tang manager Tareef Michael arrived in Chicago on a mission to gain a more informed perspective on news reports of the... Read more »
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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... ...

Photo Gallery: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, BJ The Chicago Kid And The Boy Illinois (Sunday, July 15, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)

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Photos of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, BJ The Chicago Kid and The Boy Illinois at Taste of Chicago 2018 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: The Flaming Lips, Half Gringa And Le Butcherettes (Saturday, July 14, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)

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Photos of The Flaming Lips, Half Gringa and Le Butcherettes at Taste of Chicago 2018 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/
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Photo Gallery: Black Star And Madame Gandhi At Taste Of Chicago (Friday, July 13, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)

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Photos of Black Star (Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, and Talib Kweli) and Madame Gandhi at Taste of Chicago 2018 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: Juanes And La Santa Cecilia At Taste Of Chicago (Thursday, July 12, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)

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Photos of Juanes and La Santa Cecilia at Taste of Chicago 2018 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile And Martha Redbone Roots Project Live At Taste Of Chicago (Wednesday, July 11, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)

Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile And Martha Redbone Roots Project Live At Taste Of Chicago (Wednesday, July 11, 2018 At Petrillo Music Shell)
Photos of Brandi Carlile and band and Martha Redbone Roots Project at Taste of Chicago 2018 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/
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Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)
Headed back to town for an afternoon set Sunday at Riot Fest, I spoke with Mighty Mighty Bosstones vocalist Dicky Barrett about the renewed relevance of the 1997 album Let's Face It as his band gets ready to perform it in full... ...