Tag: House of Blues

Photo Gallery: Thievery Corporation (Wednesday, November 7, 2018 At House Of Blues)

Thievery Corporation live at House of Blues Chicago (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Thievery Corporation performed their first of two shows in Chicago Wednesday night in front of a full house at House of Blues. A Thievery Corporation performance is more than merely a concert – it’s a celebration of life through music. Founding members Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, along with their usual live musical entourage, delivered a high energy 1... Read more »

Q&A Interview With Speech - An Arrested Development Concert Preview (Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Speech - An Arrested Development Concert Preview (Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at House of Blues)
Headed back to town for an Arrested Development concert Wednesday night at House of Blues, I spoke with rapper Speech about the role of socially conscious music in divisive times, the need for structure in the wild west world of hip hop sampling and much more...

Q&A Interview With Rick Astley (Concert Preview: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 At House Of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Rick Astley (Concert Preview: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 At House Of Blues)
Headed back to town for the first time in nearly twenty years, I spoke with British singer songwriter, and 80s pop star, Rick Astley about embracing rickrolling, cultivating a friendship on stage with the Foo Fighters, his latest studio album 50 and much more...
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Q&A Interview With Nick Wold - A DREAMERS Concert Preview (Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Nick Wold - A DREAMERS Concert Preview (Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at House of Blues)
Headed back to town for an early, all ages set Wednesday night as the opening act for The Maine at House of Blues, I spoke with DREAMERS vocalist and guitarist Nick Wold about finding creativity on the road, music's ability to shake the culture and work on new DREAMERS music... ...

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)
Headed to town for a rare, small venue set with her new backing band Friday night at House of Blues, I spoke with Heart vocalist Ann Wilson about the freedom working outside Heart expectations brings in the solo setting, some of her favorite vocalists and about what makes friend and Seattle colleague Chris Cornell a timeless voice... ...

Q&A Interview With Martin Kemp - A Spandau Ballet Concert Preview (Saturday, April 25, 2015 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Martin Kemp - A Spandau Ballet Concert Preview (Saturday, April 25, 2015 at House of Blues)
Headed to town as a part of a reunion tour that brings Spandau Ballet to House of Blues on Saturday, April 25th, I spoke with actor and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp about second chances, his band's new documentary Soul Boys of The Western World and why he feels this tour escapes the pitfalls that can often accompany the typical reunion jaunt... ...
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Keep Your Head Up - A Q&A Interview With Andy Grammer (Wednesday, July 2 at House of Blues)

Keep Your Head Up - A Q&A Interview With Andy Grammer (Wednesday, July 2 at House of Blues)
Headed to town for an all ages show Wednesday night at House of Blues, I spoke with singer songwriter, Andy Grammer about his forthcoming album Magazines or Novels and the importance of crafting great songs... ...

Scott Weiland Concert Review - March 19 at House of Blues

Scott Weiland Concert Review - March 19 at House of Blues
Fresh off a recent "firing" by his bandmates as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland arrived Tuesday night in Chicago with his new backing band The Wildabouts as part of the "Purple at the Core Tour" for an evening of odd antics at House of Blues...

An Interview With Chuck D - Part 1 of 2 (A 2012 Public Enemy Concert Preview)

An Interview With Chuck D - Part 1 of 2 (A 2012 Public Enemy Concert Preview)
Getting ready to launch the "Hip Hop Gods Classic Tourfest Revue," I spoke with Public Enemy's Chuck D last week in advance of his band's appearance this Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at House of Blues in a thirty minute phone conversation that hit on Public Enemy's pair of new albums, the city of Chicago and the band's ability to embrace digital distribution and social media both in the studio and on tour......
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Concert Review: "Official Purple After Jam" - Prince & The NPG with Special Guests Andy Allo, Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe (Wednesday, 9/26/12 at House of Blues - "Welcome 2 Chicago" Residency Finale)

Concert Review: "Official Purple After Jam" - Prince & The NPG with Special Guests Andy Allo, Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe (Wednesday, 9/26/12 at House of Blues - "Welcome 2 Chicago" Residency Finale)
Wednesday night became Thursday morning as Prince took the stage at House of Blues joined by the New Power Generation and Andy Allo... as well as unannounced guests Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe capping the third installment of the “Official Purple After Jam” and closing out The Artist’s six concert, “Welcome 2 Chicago” residency…...