Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight
Last weekend, rockers Umphrey’s McGee took the Midwest by storm, ripping through raucous material with fiery abandon from Fort Wayne to Detroit. Trailblazing an eventual path to the west coast, the six-piece kicks off tonight at the gorgeous Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, after leaving Michigan in embers and taking a small break to recoup. If... Read more »

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24
Musician Joel Cummins is a lot of things. Here are five: A keyboard wizard: He plays piano, synths, and all things keys in prog-rock outfit Umphrey’s McGee. A man of the people: he makes friends with Umphrey’s fans and sits in with other bands wherever he goes. A Cubs fan: a classically trained piano player hailing... Read more »

Hablot Brown to Bring Sultry Soul Vibes to Schubas 12/14

Hablot Brown to Bring Sultry Soul Vibes to Schubas 12/14
Los Angeles Based Trio Hablot Brown Coming to Chicago Los Angeles has always been the breeding ground for surf-music and high-quality production, in the worlds of R&B and hip-hop especially. Groovy trio Hablot Brown takes influence from all three as well as jazz, rock, house, and more to offer a unique, soulful sound fit for... Read more »
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Dean Ween Interview: Mickey Melchiondo Talks New Album Rock2, His Studio & Dean Ween Group Tour

Dean Ween Interview: Mickey Melchiondo Talks New Album Rock2, His Studio & Dean Ween Group Tour
Rock2: Dean Ween Group’s New Album Due Out March 16 You know that saying, “Don’t take life too seriously, you won’t get out alive?” That perfectly sums up the headspace of this conversation with Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, aka Deaner. With Rock2 coming out soon on March 16, the light-hearted Rock God has gathered the members of Dean... Read more »

A Guy's Guide on how to Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

A Guy's Guide on how to Help Prevent Sexual Harassment
After reading  so many articles about creeps like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Louis CK, John Conyers, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and Donald Trump (among others, and probably several more to come) giving men a bad name I  got frustrated with my gender. The apparently ceaseless trickle of new celebrity creeps being named every week is frustrating and disheartening... Read more »

6 Other Events Stephen Miller Should Crash to Prove His Testosterone-Laden Superiority

6 Other Events Stephen Miller Should Crash to Prove His Testosterone-Laden Superiority
Today The New York Times’s Matt Flegenheimer posted a lengthy bio on Donald Trump’s favorite Eunuch Vampire, impersonator, Stephen Miller. In the well-researched piece, one anecdote seemed to get the bulk of social media buzz, where it was noted about, then high schooler, Miller, “He jumped, uninvited, into the final stretch of a girls’ track... Read more »
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What Not to Miss at North Coast Music Festival | Three Day Passes Sold Out!

What Not to Miss at North Coast Music Festival | Three Day Passes Sold Out!
Labor Day is upon us once again, so trade in your white patent leather kicks for some dancing shoes and get down at North Coast this weekend! Does anyone even still own patent leather kicks? Especially white ones? Why does it feel like Urban Outfitters probably marked down like, 58 pairs in each store this... Read more »

Festival Flow: Complimentary VIBE Flo™ Yoga Sessions at North Coast Music Festival

Festival Flow: Complimentary VIBE Flo™ Yoga Sessions at North Coast Music Festival
Namaste at the Silent Disco North Coast has always been about more than just the music. Mind, body, and dat booty are all worshipped too, so for the first time ever, Summer’s last stand is offering complimentary VIBE Flo™ yoga sessions! Kicking off Friday’s lineup at 3:30 and Saturday’s at 2:00, make your way to... Read more »

North Coast Music Festival Announces After Parties!

North Coast Music Festival Announces After Parties!
North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce this year’s Official After Parties!  From Chicago’s most popular and intimate nightclubs including the MID, Prysm and Sound-Bar, to concert venues like Concord Music Hall and the Bottom Lounge, there are a plethora of shows featuring various genres to keep the party going after the festival ends.... Read more »
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OctFest : Exclusive Beer and Music Festival at Brooklyn Hangar September 9th

OctFest : Exclusive Beer and Music Festival at Brooklyn Hangar September 9th
Collaborations are the new normal. Why not link up two of America’s favorite past-times: music and beer? Pitchfork, “the most trusted voice in music,” and October, a leading beer culture website, have announced the first ever OctFest: an epic one-day music and beer festival, featuring eight musical artists and 40 breweries from around the world. Slated... Read more »