Category: Music

Mass shooting during final act of Las Vegas country music festival, Route 91 Harvest: Artists share their thoughts on social media

Mass shooting during final act of Las Vegas country music festival, Route 91 Harvest: Artists share their thoughts on social media
To be honest, I have no idea how to start this blog. What an absolute terrible tragedy. Route 91 Harvest is a country music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every year. It is sister festivals with Chicago’s own Lakeshake Festival that takes place in June every year for the past three years. All... Read more »

Learning how to cope with illness through song -- Burning House by Cam

Learning how to cope with illness through song -- Burning House by Cam
Music is undeniably a powerful tool. Some songs are intentionally put together to be powerful and make a change. Other songs, like Burning House by Cam, fly more under the radar. They might not mean the world to everyone that listens but may make a large impact on a few people. What I’ve always found... Read more »

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life
I’m 28. Just a short 18 months away from 30. I don’t have children. I don’t have a husband. Hell, I don’t even have a boyfriend. This is the time to panic right? This means my life is for nothing and I’m wasting away, right? WRONG. This was the best year yet. I turned 28... Read more »
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Dayum, Chicago: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr at the World (Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)

Dayum, Chicago: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr at the World (Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Saturday Night my sister was awesome and took me to go see Florida Georgia Line (FGL) and Jason Aldean at the World (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre). Overall it was a great night but I’d like to share the good, the bad and the ugly with you. We didn’t get there early enough to get close... Read more »

Folk Duo The Civil Wars Announce Split: Sad Day for Music

Folk Duo The Civil Wars Announce Split: Sad Day for Music
I first heard the Civil Wars sing Barton Hallow on Pandora about 3 years ago and I. Fell. In. Love. I now have all of their songs downloaded on iTunes, and more than that, three songs can be found in every playlist I create. When I signed into Facebook today and saw Civil Wars as... Read more »

That’s Steven F’n Tyler! : Aerosmith at the World ( Tinley Park's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre )

That’s Steven F’n Tyler! : Aerosmith at the World ( Tinley Park's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre )
That’s Steven F’n Tyler and that’s Joe F’n Perry were pretty much the lines of the night. Traffic was bad on the way. A few accidents and a burning semi followed by a gas spill (I hope everyone is okay) delayed our arrival at the World. Yes- It’s still The World to me. I don’t... Read more »
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Review from the Rooftops: Billy Joel at Wrigley Field

Review from the Rooftops: Billy Joel at Wrigley Field
I had the pleasure of being invited to a work party on top of one of the Wrigley Rooftops. This was my first time seeing a concert at Wrigley and my first time at one of the rooftops. We sat atop 1032 Waveland. The rooftop was far enough away from the back of the Billy... Read more »

America's Biggest (and best) Birthday Party: A review of Fair Saint Louis

America's Biggest (and best) Birthday Party: A review of Fair Saint Louis
Fair Saint Louis. If you didn’t go- you should have.  While this sentence pretty much sums up the whole experience, I’m going to give you a bit more.  I’ve mentioned Fair Saint Louis not once, but twice in previous blogs. See here and here.  I’m a huge fan of “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” and always will... Read more »

Top 40 Radio: Lack of Variety, Raw Talent & True Entertainment

Top 40 Radio: Lack of Variety, Raw Talent & True Entertainment
Top 40 Radio: Lack of Variety, Raw Talent & True Entertainment I recently read this article that was on a friend’s Facebook page about amom’s contract with her son about his new iPhone. Well the article in itself was interesting (and filed for the future when I have children) one line of the “contract” struck... Read more »
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The Sound of Music by the Lyric Opera: Nothing Short of Amazing (Civic Opera House, Chicago)

The Sound of Music by the Lyric Opera: Nothing Short of Amazing (Civic Opera House, Chicago)
The Lyrics Opera’s production of the Sound of Music at the Lyric Opera House was nothing short of Amazing. As a treat for Mother’s Day, my siblings and I took our Mom to see the show as a surprise. Growing up, some of my “favorite things” were watching movies such as Gone with the Wind,... Read more »