Category: Concert people

SXSW Survival Guide

SXSW Survival Guide
Festival Preparation  1. Do research beforehand and make yourself aware of all the places that offer free food and free drinks because there’s many! You may have to wait in one long line to get the wristband the first day you get there but it is totally worth it. (Shout out to Pure Volume/Tito’s Vodka... Read more »

5 Last Minute Gifts for your Music-Loving Parents

5 Last Minute Gifts for your Music-Loving Parents
The most difficult person to buy gifts for is always your parents. (Especially if, like me, you know absolutely nothing about them despite having shared a home with them the duration of your formative years.) But, when you enter adulthood, you realize that a paisley tie for dad and a two sentence card hand-made from... Read more »

Ten Signs You're Too Old for Lollapalooza

Concert-going, or more specifically festival concert-going, is a young man’s (or woman’s) game. And alas, I am no longer a young man. Or woman—I’ve checked. I came to this conclusion during last year’s Lollapalooza while walking next to a fellow attendee who was on the phone with his mother, trying in vain to convince her... Read more »
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Best of Bonnaroo 2011

The stage was a hodge-podge of musicians and singers notably Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Dr. John, the horn section from Preservation Jazzhall Band and the drummer from My Morning Jacket. Performing old school Dr. John jams and some Bayou standers, it was a massive output of sounds with a very strong New Orleans flavor. Packed in tight, it felt like we were grooving on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. A once in a lifetime performance I will never forget.
Summer is in full swing and with it the music festival circuit. Despite your personal feelings about hippies, camping and drug use you have to admit that you’re at least a little bit curious. Hate if you want but we all like to hear stories about ‘The Roo’  and such, but who wants the aggravation... Read more »

Worst of Bonnaroo 2011

Of all the headliners I may have been most excited to see Neil Young. Unfortunately I wouldn't be hearing him. As I just touched on, Buffalo played 'Which Stage' and unless you were close to the front you couldn't hear a word they sang or played. I was disgusted. The crowd grew noticeably tense and was becoming more agitated by the second. We bailed after three songs for fear a riot might ensue. Nice work Bonnaroo.
“Like” us on Facebook No one should ever judge a book by its’ cover. It’s easy to romanticize events that have already happened but the truth is there’s little in life worth enjoying that doesn’t come with at least some suffering included. The Superbowl of summer festivals that is Bonnaroo? No exception. So while you... Read more »

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)
Do you like Talking Heads? Ever going to get to see them play live if you didn’t catch them in ’91 or before? Probably not.  Can you come close and have the best time ever? Yes.  This Must Be The Band (TMBTB), Chicago’s danciest Talking Heads tribute band, has been a thankable sweetheart to all... Read more »
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Top Six Reasons to Get Weird up in that Electric Forest (Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury, Michigan, June 30-July 3)

Everyone just wants to have a good time, maaaaan.  Even if it's Cheese-y (double-whammy) ...everyones just there for some killer tunes, a good time and a cool buzz.  Bring your best Spicoli and get a late-night fanbase like you wouldn't believe!
Even talking about why this place rules is redundant in its namesake.  An Electric Forest full of music and laughter and dancing? Hmm, let me think,..okay, yep, wait, those are definitely my favorite things. Consider this a Declaration of your own Independence, from monotony, from boring, from normal, from whatever is not exuberant.  If you’ve... Read more »

5 Quick Tips on how to become a Dubstep DJ

5 Quick Tips on how to become a Dubstep DJ
For those of you who don’t know what Dubstep is, it sounds like electronica with a methed-out Southern Drawl.  The bass sorta takes it time to get out of the speakers, and has a certain “wabble” to it.  Now that I’ve cleared up nothing, lets get to the list.

Emerging Chicago Talent of the Week: 5 Reasons to See Lubriphonic This Friday

Emerging Chicago Talent of the Week: 5 Reasons to See Lubriphonic This Friday
Weekly rituals are part of what make institutions last, like frats shooting BBs through a pledge’s scrotum or executives clearing the search history of their company laptop.  So we’re going to do the same, and start a weekly tradition.  Each week we’ll feature a different emerging Chicago talent, be it a musician, band, painter, comedian,... Read more »
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7 Chicago Album Releases to Watch For in Early '11 (Free Download Edition)

7 Chicago Album Releases to Watch For in Early '11 (Free Download Edition)
Like Manhattan in the late 70s (Talking Heads, Blondie, Ramones), Memphis ten years earlier (Al Green, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett), and Canada in the mid-90s (Barenaked Ladies), Chicago’s music scene is really feelin’ it right now.  A wealth of local acts are dropping there pants here in early ’11 and showing us all their Chicago-produced... Read more »