Posts in category "Previews"

Chicago indie band Purple Apple will do two memorable things this month - play a Lollapalooza pre-show, and start high school

Chicago indie band Purple Apple will do two memorable things this month - play a Lollapalooza pre-show, and start high school
Purple Apple isn’t your average Lollapalooza pre-show act.  The Chicago-based indie pop quartet Purple Apple is made up of three 13 and 14-year-old girls: Nonie Andersen, Olivia Eigel, Madi O’Brienand their twenty-something former babysitter, Devin, on drums. The three schoolmates at the core of the band write their own songs and have a serious mentality when... Read more »

Paul McCartney: Dead or Alive?

Paul McCartney:  Dead or Alive?
According to conspiracy theories that have been swirling since the 60′s, Paul McCartney never wrote “Band On the Run”, or  formed the band Wings.  Paul McCartney never sang “The Girl is Mine” with Michael Jackson, he was never knighted by the Queen of England, he was never a beloved husband and father, and he certainly... Read more »

Free Pitchfork after-show: Blah Blah Blah @ the Double Door

If you missed Pitchfork this weekend, there is still time to catch a slew of good music before the night ends.  Tonight, Chicago’s Blah Blah Blah will be playing a FREE post-Pitchfork sponsored show at the Double Door. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their second album, titled Thank You... Read more »
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Summer music - Local H's Scott Lucas lists his 5 favorite 'summer songs'

Summer music - Local H's Scott Lucas lists his 5 favorite 'summer songs'
Music is a big indicator that the seasons have changed in Chicago.  Once the weather gets warm, a genre of music I like to call “summer music” hits the airways.  You know what I’m talking about. It’s mid-April and it hits 64 degrees.  We put our pale legs in shorts, run to an outdoor patio... Read more »

Interview with a vampire - Q&A with "Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys

Interview with a vampire - Q&A with "Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys
When Jackson Rathbone and his band 100 Monkeys took the stage at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas last spring, the sound of squeals were the only sound that could be heard.  The crowd packed as close to the stage as they could, hoping to get a glimpse of the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” star. “You all... Read more »

U2's 'Claws' come out - Tickets still available for tonight's Soldier Field show

U2's 'Claws' come out - Tickets still available for tonight's Soldier Field show
Tonight, rock group U2 will be making up their cancelled July 6, 2010 concert at Soldier Field.  This show is one of 16 shows the band had to re-schedule after Bono had to undergo emergency back surgery last spring. But Bono has his swagger back and the 360 Tour  is officially going strong as the highest-grossing... Read more »
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Eddie Vedder brings "Ukulele Songs" to Chicago tonight

Eddie Vedder brings "Ukulele Songs" to Chicago tonight
Pearl Jam’s music has always had a lot of energy, a bit of anger and an electric sort of choas to it that has made the Seattle grunge group  one of the best bands of our time. Although many of the wild aspects and musical arrangements still remain in their songwriting – many of the... Read more »