Posts in category "Concerts"

5 Things I'd Tell Kanye West at his Sorely-Needed Intervention

5 Things I'd Tell Kanye West at his Sorely-Needed Intervention
“I met ye’s music when I was 24 years old and what I loved most he had so much soul…”   1) Maybe it’s time to go back to keeping it real This would be a great time for you to take your shtick down a notch. Your current egomania was fueled by your early... Read more »

Chicago Bluegrass: Q & A with The Grasstronauts Guitarist Lee Syrjanen

Chicago Bluegrass: Q & A with The Grasstronauts Guitarist Lee Syrjanen
It’s funny that the city of Chicago is actually a bluegrass-laden village of love.  Well, it always feels that way when you’re at a bluegrass show at least.  Everyone knows each other, at least for those hours, and everyone’s celebrating one mutual friend: the music, as we forget the day’s troubles and give into carefree... Read more »

5 Characteristics of a Chicago Music Snob

5 Characteristics of a Chicago Music Snob
After Lollapalooza, but pre- North Coast, it seems appropriate to poke fun at our music snob friends.  We all have a few… and they just get music on a different level than the rest of us do.  They would explain, but you still wouldn’t get it.  Sorry. How do you identify which of your Chicago... Read more »
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5 Reasons to go to Spring Awakening

5 Reasons to go to Spring Awakening
If you are a hardcore EDM fan, this list does not apply to you.  You already bought your tickets months ago and requested Friday, June 14th as well as Monday, June 17th (recovery day) off of work in preparation for this weekend.  This list is for those of you that are on the fence and not sure if you... Read more »

Four Quarters of Shred & An Hour With Joel Cummins: An UMBowl IV Preview

Four Quarters of Shred & An Hour With Joel Cummins: An UMBowl IV Preview
              Ahhh…UMBowl Week is upon us, Chicago.  While it’s fair to say we get Buffalo Bill amounts of insanely good music through our fair city, there’s just something even more special about a homecoming, you know?  Even though Umphrey’s McGee got their start at Notre Dame, they gained the... Read more »

Phosphorescent Phutureprimitive Bass Bliss

Phosphorescent Phutureprimitive Bass Bliss
Phutureprimitive has some new stuff coming our way.   I asked his press-camp about his upcoming new music and this is what I received: “With a new collection of songs scheduled for released in two parts this year (Spring and Fall of 2013) titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places he takes ideas from... Read more »
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Pardoned By Funk: The Greyboy Allstars' Inland Emperor Tour

Pardoned By Funk: The Greyboy Allstars' Inland Emperor Tour
Holy crap.  The Greyboy Allstars are BACK.  They just finished up their first album in six years, Inland Emperor, and have been touring in its support since the first Thursday of April, where they kicked off in Boston.  Known for their potent individual abilities on each of their instruments, the five band members come together as... Read more »

Why is Marco Benevento Just so Cool?

Why is Marco Benevento Just so Cool?
Seriously.  He is the musical personification of Jordan Catalano.  He’s definitely cool, and he makes you feel cool, and it’s all just…cool.  Marco Benevento, Berklee schooled jazz pianist, keyboardist, experimental silence-filler, party-sound creationist, and general believer in having fun, has set his sails on another tour in support of his most recent release, Tigerface (Sept 2012).... Read more »

Dig a Little Deeper: The First Look at Taught Abroad's Drogo from his Ripe Hours EP

Dig a Little Deeper: The First Look at Taught Abroad's Drogo from his Ripe Hours EP
No matter where you stand on the matter, I think it’s fair to say that the current culture of the U.S. is more shallow than ever before.  The American public has been trained in impatience; we want stuff, and we want it now.  This is somewhat in jest, but you know what I mean.  Really,... Read more »
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Get a Taste of Tribe Tour: STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend

Get a Taste of Tribe Tour:  STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend
Every time I see Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), it is a blast.  I can’t think of another band who I have seen in so many various capacities: inside, outside, sharing bills at one event with hip-hop acts, and the  next with bluegrass and jam bands, acoustic output vs. plugged-in, in the daytime, and then... Read more »