Posts in category "Music"

Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!

Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!
The name itself sounds like something that most of us might not enjoy or want to take part in, but Riot Fest is a newly formed festival (if since 2005 can be called newly formed) in the Chicago area. The festival usually contains a  very diverse lineup consisting of reunions, one-offs, special guest appearances and... Read more »

The Lollapalooza Hangover...Without The Booze

Whenever the Monday after Lolla comes around, I tend to feel drained and almost hungover from the three straight days of non-stop music and fun (if you can count evacuating the park due to a giant rainstorm fun). The highlights of my extended weekend of music were: Fun, being rescheduled to 6:30 on Saturday after... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?
With seven days between us and the start of Lolla ’12, I’m sure Chicago and out of town attendees are getting excited and planning out their daily lists of “who to see”. My big day this year ends up being Sunday with Gaslight Anthem, Of Monsters and Men, Florence & The Machine, Childish Gambino, and... Read more »
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Pitchfork Tomorrow...Who's Gonna Be There

With Pitchfork starting tomorrow, I’ll be in the sun and fun of Union Park all three days. Not knowing many bands aside from some of the headliners, checking out the new bands will be the most fun (along with seeing all the weirdos that I’m sure will come out of the woodwork). Anyone going one... Read more »

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today
It’s an up and coming festival in Union Park, near Harpo Studios and the United Center, and kicks off one week from today on Friday, July 13th. Over the three day festival, who’s name comes from the indie music mag of the same name, 50+ bands hit the two stages in front of music lovers... Read more »

Take A Few Weeks Off And You'll Miss The World...

Take A Few Weeks Off And You'll Miss The World...
Welcome back friends…you take a few weeks off from writing and you’ll miss the world. I figured a break from blogging was due to refresh and recapture the magic of spitting your ideas onto a virtual canvas. In the two weeks that I was gone, here is a rundown on what happened (in case you... Read more »
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Deftones & System of a Down @ All-State Arena on Wednesday, August 15th!

Deftones & System of a Down @ All-State Arena on Wednesday, August 15th!
Fans of modern rock/heavy metal are most likely familiar with either Deftones or System of a Down or both…both bands having a great influence on the rock/metal scene over the past 10-15 years. I’ve luckily been able to catch both of them live at different points: System of a Down @ the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park... Read more »

Lollapa...who'za 2012?

Lollapa...who'za 2012?
Late Monday night, my buddy dropped me a Facebook message with one of the many blog posts that “supposedly” had the leak for this years Lollapalooza lineup and said “I better not see you complain about this on your blog like you always do”. As I was hoping to not have to do that and... Read more »

Wilco Rocking The 'Burbs This July

Wilco Rocking The 'Burbs This July
Not something you’ve probably ever heard…a major local rock band playing a baseball field all the way out in Geneva, but it’s true! Just announced that local Chicago-based artists Wilco will be playing at the newly renamed Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, home of the Kane County Cougars, in Geneva on Sunday, July 8th. The concert... Read more »
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"Rock of Love" Star Comes To Arlington Heights

"Rock of Love" Star Comes To Arlington Heights
Former VH1 reality show “Rock of Love” star and Poison lead singer Bret Michaels is bringing his solo act to a local concert venue. Starting at 8 p.m. March 13, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., there is also a chance to win a meet-and-greet with the star for four people. Tickets... Read more »