Hold on to those Spring Awakening passes (or get a refund) as the EDM and dance festival is postponed to summer 2023.
Broken Robots releases a new single with a show at Martyrs’; plus shows with Family Vacation, LOUDERNOW, Blue Car, Joe Piscopo, Haley Reinhart and The North 41 with The Mild West.
With tickets for the summer concert season on sale now, Ravinia Festival announced some additions and changes to the lineup this week.
Catch up with some ’90s radio-era favorites as Soul Asylum and Dishwalla hit Waukegan’s Genesee. Plus, The Blooze Brothers’ postponed show finally happens at the Raue, Ryan Argast unleashes his solo release at Chop Shop, and much more.
Chicago rock band The Million Reasons follows up “If Not for the Fire” with “Haven,” an 11-song album that captures the intensity the band is known for while dabbling in new musical territory.
‘Big, loud, emotional stories’: North Shore native Justin Jesso’s new path and NBC’s ‘American Song Contest’
He helped write a Latin Grammy-nominated song for Ricky Martin and earned acclaim through a song he wrote for producer Kygo. But now, Justin Jesso is focusing on his own career as a performer.
The Raue Center for the Arts pays tribute to the musical contributions of Aretha Franklin and Joe Cocker; The Darling Suns present a new single at FitzGerald’s with Brother Elsey; Buckcherry rocks the Des Plaines Theatre; Patti Smith and Weezer play Chicago; Save the Rock ’n’ Roll Festival weekend is here; and more.
Ludo brings its punky St. Louis power-pop to Chicago; John Mayer hits the United Center for two nights; and Elevation Worship makes a joyful noise in Hoffman Estates. Plus, Lynne Jordan at the Raue, April’s Underbelly Hours showcase, Neverafter’s EP release show and Nora Marks in Elgin.
This weekend, Lea Salonga takes a magic carpet ride to Chicago with her “Dream Again Tour.”
Take the Reins with Til Morning and The Linden Method; Northwest suburban Jacks and Atoms brings alternative rock to Mount Prospect; Loverboy visits the Arcada; and Glencoe native Justin Jesso shows off his songwriting skills Monday on NBC’s “American Song Contest.”
He once played open mics at Tonic Room. This weekend, former Chicago musician Joe Pug comes back to headline the same space’s new evolution.
Multiplatinum pop artists Fitz and The Tantrums and Andy Grammer stop in Aurora with the “Wrong Party Tour” in August. Tickets are on sale this week.
Sound check: Jack White, Lucinda Williams, Micky Dolenz, Jawbreaker, Dan Tedesco in town; School of Rock benefit show
Jack White, Lucinda Williams, The Revivalists, Micky Dolenz and Jawbreaker all make stops in Chicago and the suburbs this week; plus Dan Tedesco plays a homecoming show at The Venue and School of Rock staffers head up a benefit performance.
Tickets go on sale this week for the PIQNIQ summer music festival, which is heading back to Tinley Park June 18.
Dear Dario’s new single challenges listeners to remember, to learn and to grow after they’ve walked through their own personal fires.
Filled with friendly, reverby rock that channels the chill personalities of Jacob Chatfield and Bob Crandell, Family Vacation’s new release explores some of the darker, juicier aspects of humankind … in a fun way.
Catch rocker Colin Peterik at City Winery, Charlie Otto & His Gear at Chop Shop or FOZZY in Aurora this week; plus Spring Awakening tickets and an appearance on Jeff Mills’ “Set List” podcast.
Pitbull, Black Crowes, Revivalists debut (along with returning fan favorites) for Ravinia’s 2022 season
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is looking to start fresh this summer with CSO performances and a full lineup of artists at the outdoor venue.
Old scars, fresh wounds: Stabbing Westward’s first new album in 20 years cuts just as deep as the band ever did
“Chasing Ghosts,” Stabbing Westward’s first LP release in two decades, shows the band’s evolution while still hitting listeners with the same energy that first made us fans.
Homegrown Fest’s 2020 Infinity TV gets a replay this weekend; Western Elstons play The Venue; Ministry comes back to town; and more.