Chicago’s weekend festival of country music and barbecue is back on; Hollyy plays a streaming benefit; RocHaus fires up the stage lights for a show this weekend; and more.
Mount Prospect singer-songwriter Kevin Farris reflects on the past while looking excitedly to the future with his new single “Love You Up” and a show at West Dundee’s RocHaus.
DuPage punk band Stellar West explores novel genres with a re-imagining of a recent album release.
The Venue in Aurora hosts Andrea Dawn and Emily Tipping livestreams; Arcada’s return; Tony Ocean at Chicago Prime; Beach Bunny plays Fallon and more.
New music and videos featuring fresh talent from Chicago and suburban artists
JORDY didn’t expect his song “Long Distance” to blow up on TikTok the way it did; but here he is with a label, an upcoming tour and a TV appearance because of it.
Warp Corps holds its second annual outdoor music festival in Woodstock’s Town Square, and Samantha Fish plays the blues at Piazza.
Fresh tracks: Rain Rabbit, Beach Bunny, The Mild West, ZORILA, The Fold, CELLRS, Rachel Ewe and more
New and recent music and video releases from Chicago and suburban artists
Aaron Williams and the Homegrown Arts & Music Festival are returning for 2021; submissions are open for artists.
Brad Redlich explores not the animosity after a split but the fire that built the relationship in the first place in his new single “Bottle Down.”
More than a year without touring has East Coast band Jukebox the Ghost itching to play, so the trio is dusting off their first two albums for a streaming series.
Tickets are on sale for 101-WKQX’s PIQNIQ; new ARC Fest appears on the horizon; Side Street opens up its battle of the bands.
Naperville’s Grant Milliren wanted to write a song to keep people “motivated during the toughest of times.”
With four singles already out in the world, Chicago pop-punk band High Wire completes its five-piece puzzle with today’s drop of “Find Me Here: Part 1.”
Tiny Kingdoms veers further into upbeat, joyful pop-rock territory with its new single “All I Know.”
The stars are coming out for Backline’s “Set Break” benefit show for mental health awareness; also Whitney, Ike Reilly, a Nichols Concert Hall chamber series streaming this week.
Recent music and video releases from Chicago and suburban artists
Music is back on stage at Hey Nonny and on screen at The Venue; plus not-to-miss livestreams this next week.
West suburban punk band Take the Reins celebrates three decades of Material Issue’s “Valerie Loves Me” with a cover release and limited edition merchandise.
Bridget Stiebris and Haley Blomquist already knew they could play well together, as their years in The Weekend Run Club showed. But with their side project’s second EP, they prove to themselves they can also write.