Posts tagged "House of Blues"

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…...

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...

Guns N' Roses Concert Review - "Up Close and Personal Tour," Live at House of Blues Chicago - Sunday, 2/19/12 (With Setlist)

Guns N' Roses Concert Review - "Up Close and Personal Tour," Live at House of Blues Chicago - Sunday, 2/19/12 (With Setlist)
Billed as a "once in a lifetime" concert, Guns N' Roses arrived in Chicago Sunday night for a sold out show at the intimate House of Blues, part of the band's current "Up Close and Personal" tour.  ...
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Ace Frehley Live at House of Blues - 11/9/11 Chicago Concert Review

Ace Frehley Live at House of Blues - 11/9/11 Chicago Concert Review
It was about thirty seconds into the show when somebody about ten feet in front of me on the general admission floor at House of Blues breathed fire... KISS fans are a rare breed and from that moment on, I knew seeing original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley in such an intimate venue for the first time would at the very least be... interesting.  What I wasn't prepared for was just how good it would be. ...

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 Bangles Live at House of Blues - 10/10/11 Chicago Concert Review

The Bangles Live at House of Blues - 10/10/11 Chicago Concert Review
After nearly thirty years, and their second album since reuniting in 1998, the Bangles arrived at House of Blues Monday in support of Sweetheart of the Sun proving there's more to their live show than simply mere nostalgia.  ...
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Blondie with The Handcuffs Live at House of Blues - 9/7/11 Chicago Concert Review

Blondie with The Handcuffs Live at House of Blues - 9/7/11 Chicago Concert Review
For the second time this summer, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame approaching seventy years of age graced a Chicago stage live in concert.  In August, it was sixty-nine year old Paul McCartney.  In September however, it was Blondie's Deborah Harry. At sixty-six years of age, Harry seems to have defied time.  ...
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