Posts tagged "New Year's Eve"

'Tis The Season - Musicians Talk About Their Favorite Christmas Music

'Tis The Season - Musicians Talk About Their Favorite Christmas Music
Keeping with the spirit of the season, I spoke with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Scott Lucas of Local H, Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers, Kristina Cottone of Honey & The 45's, singer songwriter Mike Doughty, saxman Frank Catalano, bluesman Tom Holland and drummer Steve Luongo about their thoughts on Christmas music and some of their favorite holiday tracks... ...

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...

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...
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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...

The 2012 Definitive Guide to New Year's Eve in Chicago

The 2012 Definitive Guide to New Year's Eve in Chicago
This is your guide to ending 2012 with the best live music in Chicago.  This year, ring in 2013 both in the city and throughout the suburbs with artists like Big Gigantic, Soul Asylum, Los Lobos, The Airborne Toxic Event, Charlie Wilson, Third Eye Blind, Mike Posner, Robert Randolph, Screeching Weasel,  Paul Oakenfold, JC Brooks, Local H and many more...

Material re-Issue Live at Reggie's - New Years Eve, 12/31/11 Chicago Concert Review - "Last Show Ever" (With Setlist)

Material re-Issue Live at Reggie's - New Years Eve, 12/31/11 Chicago Concert Review - "Last Show Ever" (With Setlist)
A triumphant Material re-Issue took the stage Saturday at Reggie's for the final evening of what has turned into a very successful 2011 victory lap.  The group rang in 2012 in jovial fashion with a setlist spanning not only their entire catalog but also some covers and other rarities for what has been billed as their "last show ever" and in the process wrote the epilogue for a book whose ending never felt quite right...
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Weekend Music Spotlight - NEW YEAR'S EVE! - The 30 Best Ways To Ring In 2012 With Live Music In Chicago

Weekend Music Spotlight - NEW YEAR'S EVE! - The 30 Best Ways To Ring In 2012 With Live Music In Chicago
This is your guide to catching the best live music throughout both Chicago and the suburbs this New Year's Eve.  Ring in 2012 with Alkaline Trio, Big Head Todd, or Cage the Elephant in the city or check out the Old 97's, Freddy Jones Band, Lil Jon and more across the Chicagoland area.  Here are thirty ways for you to see live music on 12/31/11 in Chicago... ...
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