Posts in category "Local Music Spotlight"

Q&A Interview With Darryl Jones - A Darryl Jones Project Concert Preview (Friday, March 9, 2018 At Park West)

Q&A Interview With Darryl Jones - A Darryl Jones Project Concert Preview (Friday, March 9, 2018 At Park West)
Headed back to town for a performance with his seven piece backing band Friday night at Park West, I spoke with Darryl Jones about growing up in Chicago, and the importance of the music education he received at Chicago Vocational High School, touring and recording with Miles Davis and 25 years on bass for the Rolling Stones... ...

Interview: Take The Reins (Saturday, January 6, 2018 at BrauerHouse in Lombard)

Interview: Take The Reins (Saturday, January 6, 2018 at BrauerHouse in Lombard)
Celebrating the vinyl release of their full-length debut Addiction By Subtraction Saturday night at BrauerHouse in Lombard, I spoke with Take The Reins about addressing relationships on the new album, taking advantage of their suburban locale and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Chris Connelly - A Sons Of The Silent Age Concert Preview (Saturday, January 6, 2018 At Metro)

Q&A Interview With Chris Connelly - A Sons Of The Silent Age Concert Preview (Saturday, January 6, 2018 At Metro)
For the sixth straight year, Sons Of The Silent Age celebrate the music of David Bowie onstage at Metro. Focusing on Bowie's famed "Berlin trilogy," the nine piece group will also be joined this year by Oscar nominated actor Michael Shannon who celebrates the role of Iggy Pop in Bowie's Berlin days. I spoke with Sons Of The Silent Age vocalist Chris Connelly about David Bowie's legacy, tackling the Bowie canon and much more. A portion of the proceeds from Saturday night's show at Metro will benefit Kellogg Center cancer patients through NorthShore University HealthSystem’s integrative medicine program... ...
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Speak: A Q&A Interview With Kristina Cottone and Jon Gould Of Honey & The 45s (Friday, January 5, 2018 at Lincoln Hall)

Speak: A Q&A Interview With Kristina Cottone and Jon Gould Of Honey & The 45s (Friday, January 5, 2018 at Lincoln Hall)
Back with their first new music since 2015, I spoke with Kristina Cottone and Jon Gould of local blues/soul/rock and roll quintet Honey & The 45s about recording the new EP Speak, taking control of their sales and distribution and much more... ...

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2017 (Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Grant Park)
Lollapalooza gets started Thursday in Grant Park featuring headlining performances by Muse, Lorde, The Killers, Blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and more throughout the weekend. Check out our full weekend preview for under the radar picks, a look at the local Chicago artists performing, plus a rundown of the hottest after shows... ...

Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)

Q&A Interview With Tim Kinsella - A Cap'n Jazz Concert Preview (Saturday, July 29, 2017 at House of Vans)
In the midst of their first run of shows since a 2010 reunion, Chicago emo quintet Cap'n Jazz heads home for an 18+ free show (with online RSVP) Saturday night at House of Vans...
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Ceiliúradh: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration With The Tossers (Friday, March 17, 2017 at Metro)

Ceiliúradh: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration With The Tossers (Friday, March 17, 2017 at Metro)
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with their annual concert at Metro Friday night, I spoke with Tony Duggins about the impact of his south side roots on the music of The Tossers, the influence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement on the latest Tossers studio album Smash The Windows and the continued quest for equality in America... ...

PART TWO: Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project)

PART TWO: Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project)
In part two of my interview with broadcaster and author Gregory Alexander, we further examine Alexander's eighteen years on the radio in Chicago as "Professor Moptop" at WXRT, the power of the radio medium as a vehicle for breaking artists like The Beatles, as well as his favorite Beatles album and song. Promoting the Kickstarter for his new Textbook Beatle Project, Professor Moptop hosts a screening and critical analysis of the 1965 Beatles film Help! at 1PM on Saturday, February 11th at the Deerfield Public Library... ...

Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project) PART ONE

Help! A Kickstarter Q&A With Professor Moptop (Author, The Textbook Beatle Project) PART ONE
Broadcaster and aspiring author, Gregory Alexander talks about his nearly 20 years teaching WXRT listeners about The Beatles as "Professor Moptop," the Kickstarter effort to self-publish his new Textbook Beatle Project, and what exactly it is that allows The Beatles to remain a relevant influence on contemporary music almost 50 years after their breakup. Professor Moptop hosts a screening and analysis of the 1965 Beatles film Help! Saturday at noon at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage... ...
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Q&A Interview With Donnie Biggins - A Profiles Record Release Party Preview (Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Tonic Room)

Q&A Interview With Donnie Biggins - A Profiles Record Release Party Preview (Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Tonic Room)
Celebrating the release of his debut solo album Profiles Friday and Saturday night at Tonic Room, I spoke with local songwriter Donnie Biggins about working outside of The Shams Band and balancing the workload between his duties as musician, promoter, venue owner, festival curator and father... ...