Archive for July 2017

The BoDeans perform in New Lenox during annual Triple Play series

The BoDeans perform in New Lenox during annual Triple Play series
Story by: Nicole Abdessalam New Lenox, IL–”It’s always a fun event. You don’t have to drive downtown and pay to park.” That’s a big perk according to New Lenox resident Vito Caponigro. He’s attended every Triple Play since its inception in 2009. He says his favorite band he’s seen to-date is Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s the... Read more »

Phil Keaggy - Review of Orland Park Performance

Phil Keaggy - Review of Orland Park Performance
Story by: Nicole Abdessalam Calvary Church, Orland Park, IL–Not even the dreary Friday night weather could stop Grammy nominated guitarist, Phil Keaggy, from captivating. This was my first time seeing Phil, and being that I was unfamiliar with his work, I wasn’t sure what to expect. His graceful presence filled the soft purple backdropped stage... Read more »

BARB WIRE DOLLS CD Review

Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, BARB WIRE DOLLS sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. The band’s electrifying rock did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy... Read more »
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2017 Chicago Open Air

2017 Chicago Open Air
Open Air Fest is everything a fest should be,  it’s a fest all others wish they could be and it sets the bar high in every aspect. The food is top notch, the beer is even better and the entertainment is non-stop. This years installment of the annual Chicago Open Air Festival was put together... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout

Windy City Smokeout
There is something about giant music fests that make it so high in energy and extremely enjoyable. Maybe it’s the food & drinks, the people you’re with, or the variety of music, or actually all of the above. This is certainly the case for Windy City Smokeout this past weekend. More than 40,000 people were... Read more »

Iration with The Movement & J Boog

Iration with The Movement & J Boog
This past Sunday at Huntington Bank Pavilion I had the opportunity to see The Movement, J Boog and Iration who are all on tour with Slightly Stoopid. This line up made for a solid evening of reggae. It was a loud concert with a decent size crowd who seemed to know the words to every... Read more »
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Sam Hunt 15 in a 30 Tour

Sam Hunt 15 in a 30 Tour
The 15 In A 30 Tour played to a SOLD OUT crowd at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater last night, and it was amazing! The tour started June 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. Chicago was the 10th stop and according to Maren Morris it was the best weather they’ve had  so far. This is Sam Hunt’s first Headliner tour... Read more »

Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition

Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution” opens July 16, featuring iconic artifacts of music history from the 1960s through the 1980s. Skokie, Illinois: June 2017 – Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will bring a pivotal era of rock music... Read more »

Hairbangers Ball rocks Day 3 of Oak Fest

Hairbangers Ball rocks Day 3 of Oak Fest
Oak Fest 30th Anniversary celebration Day 3 couldn’t be more pleasant for a concert. There was no rain in sight, the moon was shinning and the temps were in the low 70’s. So lets get our 80’s on. Hairbangers Ball is advertised as the original 80’s cover band from Chicago. We can’t confirm that fact, but... Read more »
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Oak Fest 30th Anniversary concerts - Day 2

Oak Fest 30th Anniversary concerts - Day 2
Day two of the 30th Annual Oak Fest held in Oak forest Illinois, two great bands performed. First up was a local up and coming band called Shabang. Their rocking performance was a great way to warm up the attendees for the featured act later that evening. Anthem took the stage like a storm rolling... Read more »