Posts tagged "alternative"

Concert Review: Candlebox Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.18.13 in Chicago)

Concert Review: Candlebox Live at Cubby Bear (Friday, 1.18.13 in Chicago)
Friday night at Cubby Bear, nineties nostalgia reigned supreme as Candlebox performed a surprising number of hits from their self-titled, debut album... ...

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)
Friday night at Metro, Sons of the Silent Age (Shirley Manson, Matt Walker, Chris Connelly and more) will perform a set of David Bowie covers in support of Pablove Foundation and Rock For Kids... ...

Concert Review: The 16th Annual New Years Eve Rock 'N' Roll Ball (with Soul Asylum setlist)

Concert Review: The 16th Annual New Years Eve Rock 'N' Roll Ball (with Soul Asylum setlist)
Monday night in Rosemont, part of one of the longest running New Year's Eve celebrations in Chicagoland, Soul Asylum capped 2012 and rang in 2013 with a little help from Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Hairbanger's Ball and more live from the InterContinental O'Hare Chicago...
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Interview: Dave Pirner (A Soul Asylum 2012 NYE Rock N' Roll Ball Concert Preview)

Interview: Dave Pirner (A Soul Asylum 2012 NYE Rock N' Roll Ball Concert Preview)
Heading to the Chicagoland area as part of the sixteenth annual New Year's Eve Rock N' Roll Ball at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel, I spoke with Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner last week about the band's new album Delayed Reaction and the twentieth anniversary of the Grave Dancer's Union album...

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)
Touring in support of his first solo album in nearly fifteen years, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha returned home to Chicago Tuesday for a sold out show at Schubas...

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)
Friday night in Rosemont, the Smashing Pumpkins returned to the arena concert setting with a full performance of their new album Oceania along with other Pumpkins favorites at Allstate Arena...
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An Interview with Scott Lucas of Local H: A Hallelujah! I'm a Bum Album Preview

An Interview with Scott Lucas of Local H: A Hallelujah! I'm a Bum Album Preview
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 saw the release of Local H's seventh studio album Hallelujah! Im a Bum.  I chatted last week over the phone with frontman Scott Lucas abut the new album and the way Chicago is used as a backdrop for it as well as the band's foray into politically charged fare only months before the upcoming 2012 election this November...

Concert Review: Jane's Addiction Live at Aragon Ballroom - A Lollapalooza Afterparty (Saturday, 8/4/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review:  Jane's Addiction Live at Aragon Ballroom - A Lollapalooza Afterparty (Saturday, 8/4/12 in Chicago)
A stormy day downtown at Lollapalooza was capped off with a steamy night Saturday in Uptown as Jane's Addiction, Franz Ferdinand, Skream & Benga, DJ Mom Jeans (AKA Danny Masterson) and Ume took the stage for a Lollapalooza afterparty at the Aragon Ballroom...
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