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Chicago Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 9/10/12 - Thursday, 9/13/12

Chicago Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 9/10/12 - Thursday, 9/13/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... D'Angelo returns for a rare show alongside Mary J. Blige.  Plus appearances by Bob Mould, Robbie Fulks and Rubblebucket.  All of this plus much more......

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/13/12 - Thursday, 8/16/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/13/12 - Thursday, 8/16/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Ted Nugent, Lewis Black, Sebadoh and Mumford & Sons all perform throughout the city... Plus a Rosemont appearance from System of a Down and The Deftones... All of this plus much more...

Concert Preview and Ticket Giveaway: David Gray Live at House of Blues (Part of the Jim Beam Live Music Series - Saturday, 6/30/12)

Concert Preview and Ticket Giveaway: David Gray Live at House of Blues (Part of the Jim Beam Live Music Series - Saturday, 6/30/12)
British singer-songwriter David Gray returns to the intimate confines of House of Blues as part of the Jim Beam Live Music Series in support of a great cause this Saturday night...
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Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights, Friday 4/13/12 - Sunday 4/15/12

Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights, Friday 4/13/12 - Sunday 4/15/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Creed returns to perfrom in front of fans who once sued them, Roberta Flack seduces Hammond and the party rages on in Bucktown as Bassnectar arrives for two sold out shows at the Congress Theater.  All of this plus much more...

An Open Letter From Axl Rose to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

An Open Letter From Axl Rose to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Received an interesting email this afternoon regarding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony set to take place this Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio… specifically in regards to the participation, or lack thereof, of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.  Scheduled to be inducted on Saturday, Rose and his former... Read more »

Weekend Music Spotlight - Live Music Highlights, Friday 2/10 - Sunday 2/12

Weekend Music Spotlight - Live Music Highlights, Friday 2/10 - Sunday 2/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, lots of metal to choose from as Testament rocks Libertyville and the Gigantour brings Megadeth, Motörhead and more to Uptown.  Plus Bill Cosby, the sold out return of The Darkness and much more...
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The Worst Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Worst Chicago Concerts of 2011
I try to stay away from dwelling on the negative in this space.  There are already plenty of places on the internet where one can go to find bitter, vitriolic music writing.  That said, while I saw an amazing amount of great live music in 2011... there were a few duds.  So from Chuck Berry to Charlie Sheen, here are the concerts that made me cringe in 2011... ...

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...

Weekend Music Spotlight - Live Music Highlights, Black Friday 11/25 - Sunday 11/27

Weekend Music Spotlight - Live Music Highlights, Black Friday 11/25 - Sunday 11/27
This is your guide to catching the best live music both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, forget shopping and spend Black Friday in the city with Umphrey's McGee or Ike Reilly, Kid Rock hits up House of Blues and the eighties continue their stranglehold on the suburbs with area appearances from Jackyl and Eddie Money.  All of this plus much more...
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Freelance Whales To Perform Free Charity Show in Chicago

Freelance Whales To Perform Free Charity Show in Chicago
Freelance Whales join The Hold Steady, Wavves, Jackie Greene and Green River Ordinance as part of Eventbrite's Concert Confidential:  5 Cities.  5 Causes.  1 Night. ...
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