Category: Concerts

Ghost Brings Down the House at Aragon Ballroom

Ghost Brings Down the House at Aragon Ballroom
By Blake Drinen From the swift opening of the curtain to their triumphant closing number, Ghost held the audience’s attention with a sense of ease that appeared so effortless, leaving me utterly speechless. Dropping in at the Aragon Ballroom Thursday night as a part of their “A Pale Tour Named Death,” the Sweden-based rock group... Read more »

Four Reasons Why Florence + The Machine’s “High as Hope” Tour Proves One of the Best of the Year

Four Reasons Why Florence + The Machine’s “High as Hope” Tour Proves One of the Best of the Year
By Blake Drinen Florence + The Machine, the musical collective responsible for smash hits “Dog Days Are Over” and “Shake It Out,” proved already to have had a banner year within 2018. Following the resounding critical and commercial success from their newest LP High As Hope came their quickly following world tour, the group gradually... Read more »

Twenty One Pilots Take On Trench at United Center

Twenty One Pilots Take On Trench at United Center
By Blake Drinen It seems almost surreal that Twenty One Pilots’ illustrious career has already spanned almost an entire decade. Fruitfully working their way up through the alternative music scene with a self-titled debut record back in 2009 and acclaimed follow-up, Regional At Best, Ohio natives Tyler Joseph and Josh Dunn seemed to truly burst... Read more »
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Robotaki’s Live Music Experiment conducted in Chicago

Robotaki’s Live Music Experiment conducted in Chicago
By Nancy Huynh Robotaki conducts an entirely new reality through his sole voice. It’s not often you experience a live EDM set where the performer only plays their own discography. This is a goal for many music producers to be able to not only produce a large collection of their own music, but to also... Read more »

BØRNS Brings Blue Madonna to Chicago Once Again

BØRNS Brings Blue Madonna to Chicago Once Again
By Blake Drinen Minutes before BØRNS, the indie darling behind the 2015 smash hit “Electric Love,” took center stage at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom Sunday night, I found out about the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the twenty-six-year-old singer. In just a matter of days, multiple young women came forward with accounts of alleged abusive behavior he... Read more »

Kenny Chesney back on top at Solider Field

Kenny Chesney back on top at Solider Field
After a summer of Boy Scout camp, band camp, drum major camp and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State camp not to mention college tours, it feels good to be back behind the camera again and there is no better way than with Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour. Kenny has been shattering his own attendance records since... Read more »
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Little Big Town's Breakers Tour

Little Big Town's Breakers Tour
Little Big Town swings into The Allstate Arena tonight only with there Breakers Tour. If you have never seen Little Big Town here are some things to look forward to, you can beat their harmonies. With songs like “Girl Crush” and “Better Man” showcase Philip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman with their 20 years together... Read more »

Seven Lions bring his EDM music to Aragon Ballroom

Seven Lions bring his EDM music to Aragon Ballroom
Review by: Eric Luczak Seeing an EDM show is definitely something to experience. I have listened to some of Seven Lions, Tritonal, and Kill the Noise before seeing them live just to get a feel for the type of music they make and play. There are definitely tracks worth listening to by every artist, but... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet rendition of The Nutcracker

Joffrey Ballet rendition of The Nutcracker
Review by: Eric Luczak With the holiday spirit in the air, and Christmas ornaments adorning bungalows all over Chicago, the city is fully embracing the season.  This time of year, people make time to see a rendition of The Nutcracker, and Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagining performed by the Joffrey Ballet is worthy of Chicago. The Nutcracker... Read more »
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Weishfest Continues to "Pay It Forward"

Weishfest Continues to "Pay It Forward"
Weishfest turns heads again, and continues Andrews wishes and keeps paying it forward. Andrew Weishar was many things to many people.  Considered to be the “nicest kid I have ever known” by those privileged to meet him, with his faith installed at St. Damian Grammar School, a three sport athlete and all honor student at Brother... Read more »