Archive for August 2015

Earth, Wind and Fire perform sold out show in Aurora

Earth, Wind and Fire perform sold out show in Aurora
Saturday evening in downtown Aurora at RiverEdge Park we covered the sold out performance Earth, Wind and Fire. Formed in the early 1970s, they were one of the first bands to perform the brand new style of music that will become know as pop music. Mixing African and African-American, jazz and R&B styles into their... Read more »

Joe's on Weed Street hosts Josh Abbott Band

Joe's on Weed Street hosts Josh Abbott Band
Friday night we were at Joe’s on Weed Street. This music hotspot specializes in sports, live music and private parties and they are located near Lincoln Park in Chicago. The evening’s performance was by the Josh Abbott Band. They hail from the state of Texas and bring with them a Texas fiddle-and-banjo country band sound.... Read more »

Joliet Slammers hosts Game Night for Baseball legend Pete Rose

Joliet Slammers hosts Game Night for Baseball legend Pete Rose
Wednesday night at Silver Cross Field in Joliet IL, home of the Joliet Slammers baseball team hosted Pete Rose #14 game night. Baseball legend Pete Rose #14 aka “The Hit King” is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time... Read more »
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Country in the Commons returns to New Lenox

Country in the Commons returns to New Lenox
Joe Nichols brought about 2,500 country music fans out Sunday evening to the first of two Country in the Commons concerts in New Lenox. The hot, humid August 16 show featured headliner Nichols with opening acts, Stephen Neal, of Shorewood, and Aussie Morgan Evans. I missed Neal’s performance, but caught most of Evans’ show, which... Read more »

Slipknot, Lamb of god, Bullet for my Valentine invade Tinley Park Ampitheatre

Slipknot, Lamb of god, Bullet for my Valentine invade Tinley Park Ampitheatre
Saturday evening we attended the SlipKnot concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. The event was well attended, but can’t say it was a sold out. Not sure if the earlier rain showers put a dampened on some peoples plans. But by the time the first band took the stage the weather had cleared... Read more »

DD Summer Soundtrack campaign featured Hippo Campus in Riverside Plaza

DD Summer Soundtrack campaign featured Hippo Campus in Riverside Plaza
Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago at Two North Riverside Plaza, Dunkin’ Donuts and Spotify teamed up to offer the DD Summer Sound Tracks pop-up concert featuring Hippo Campus. They offered two show times first at 12:30pm and again at 2pm. Hippo Campus formed in 2013 and hailing from Woodbury, Minnesota. They are an emerging group... Read more »
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Saving Abel and others rocked The Tree of Joliet

Saving Abel and others rocked The Tree of Joliet
Friday night, we attended the Saving Abel concert at The Tree of Joliet (formerly known as Mojo’s). The Tree is now focused on bring rock, country, bluegrass and folk music to the area. Saving Abel headlined the show, started in 2007 they embody the “Southern Rock” definition. These simple, down home, charming, country-boys with talent... Read more »

Young Israel Shul offers musical cafe featuring local talent

Young Israel Shul offers musical cafe featuring local talent
Saturday night, we attended a small concert performance of three different groups at a store front Shul in West Rogers Park. Young Israel of West Rogers Park Musical Café is a dynamic synagogue on the north side of Chicago, they fosters and maintains a program of spiritual, cultural, social and communal activity that advances traditional Judaism.... Read more »

And Beyond rocks Our Lady of the Snows Parish Fest

And Beyond rocks Our Lady of the Snows Parish Fest
Saturday evening, August 1st, we attend Our Lady of the Snows Parish fest on Chicago’s southwest side. During the event we were there to see our friends and one of the hardest working cover bands in Chicagoland. Coming out of a recent breakup with a former band, this group has regrouped and have worked hard... Read more »
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Hall & Oates sell out Riveredge Park

Hall & Oates sell out Riveredge Park
This past weekend Riveredge Park in Aurora Illinois hosted the duo Daryl Hall and John Oates who played for a crowd of 8,000. The set list included  hits like “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “Out of Touch,” “Sara Smile” and “Maneater.” Along with great vocals, guitar and saxophone solos, fans were treated to... Read more »