Posts tagged "Aragon Ballroom"

An Interview With Jim Heath - A Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Mods Vs. Rockers Live at the Aragon Ballroom - Saturday, June 15)

An Interview With Jim Heath - A Reverend Horton Heat Concert Preview (Mods Vs. Rockers Live at the Aragon Ballroom - Saturday, June 15)
Returning to Chicago as part of the "Mods vs. Rockers 2013 Rockabilly Rumble" extravaganza Saturday at the Aragon Ballroom alongside JD McPherson, The Supersuckers and more, I spoke with the Reverend Horton Heat himself about the band's recent signing with Chicago based indie label Victory Records, a return to an edgier sound on their forthcoming fall release, growing up amidst Texas blues and much more... ...

Interview: Big Gigantic (Aragon Ballroom New Year's Eve Concert Preview)

Interview: Big Gigantic (Aragon Ballroom New Year's Eve Concert Preview)
Getting ready to celebrate New Year's Eve in Chicago for the second consecutive year, I spoke with Big Gigantic saxophone player Dominic Lalli as the electronic duo prepares to end 2012 and ring in 2013 at a sold out Aragon Ballroom...

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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Gigantour 2012 Chicago Concert Review: Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Friday 2/10/12

Gigantour 2012 Chicago Concert Review: Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Friday 2/10/12
Metal is at its best amongst the sweaty, smoky confines of an indoor club.  So it was amidst those conditions that the Gigantour returned to the Aragon Ballroom on Friday for the first time since 2008.  ...

An Interview With Motörhead's Phil Campbell - A Gigantour Concert Preview (Friday, 2/10/12 at the Aragon Ballroom)

An Interview With Motörhead's Phil Campbell - A Gigantour Concert Preview (Friday, 2/10/12 at the Aragon Ballroom)
About to celebrate his twenty-eighth anniversary with the band, I chatted with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell last week.  From Montréal, Québec, Campbell checked in in advance of the band's upcoming Chicago appearance with Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as part of the 2012 Gigantour this Friday, February 10th at the Aragon Ballroom...

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.  ...
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Halloween Happenings - 10 Great Ways To Catch Live Music in Chicago This Halloween (Monday, 10/31/11)

Halloween Happenings - 10 Great Ways To Catch Live Music in Chicago This Halloween (Monday, 10/31/11)
Just because the bulk of the celebratory Halloween debauchery generally takes place in Chicago the weekend before Halloween doesn't mean you can't make it a long weekend this year by catching great live music this Monday night.  So put your costume back on and head out to see GWAR, Widespread Panic, or any of the following ten shows this Halloween... ...

The Flaming Lips Live at the Aragon Ballroom - 7/7/11

The Flaming Lips Live at the Aragon Ballroom - 7/7/11
The Flaming Lips live show is like a twisted, acid soaked circus with more balloons, confetti and glowsticks than you could possibly imagine. Dancing girls, lights hanging from the Aragon ceiling, crazy videos, intense strobes, lasers… And at the center of the storm is bandleader Wayne Coyne with his confetti cannon, acting as circus ringleader and keeping everything on track just when you think it’s all about to sprial out of control.The Lips brought their “Inside Our Heads, Out of Our Minds” tour to the Aragon on Thursday night for a sold out show featuring a full performance of the band’s 1999 album The Soft Bulletin...
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