Last week, we tried to fill the musical void with some of my favorite movies about music, bands or the music industry. Here are some more suggestions from my friends in the newsroom.
Since we can’t go out to see movies or live concerts, it’s a good time to curl up with some fave flicks about music.
Release The Run Around! West suburban The Run Around is taking on one of the
Side Street Studio Arts celebrates a lucky seven years as a major hub for the Elgin arts community with demos, exhibits and live music; Aaron Williams and Hannah Watson show off some new works at Two Brothers Barrel House; Afroman plays BrauerHouse; Flatfoot 56 headlines Chop Shop; and much more.
Get to know The Mild West With a pair of singles in rotation and a
Sound check: Footlight District, Million Reasons light up Martyrs’; Happy Anniversary to Chicago Mixtape!
The Footlight District conjures up its soulful and modern take on classic rock when they play with the The Million Reasons and Bubbles Erotica at Martyrs’. Don’t miss The Bank Notes at The Uptown or Chicago Mixtape’s anniversary show with Psalm One, Sy Somebody and Josh Chico.
Sons of Ra drops a new EP at BrauerHouse; make a “Tapestry” tribute the perfect date night; Australia benefit show at Beat Kitchen; and more.
Draft Week’s Lincoln Hall debut; Grammy-winning Richard Marx (acoustic style) at the Arcada Theatre; The Weekend Run Club’s release show at Beat Kitchen; bands pay tribute to Coren McLeod in West Chicago; and more.
Aurora’s JDR & the Broadcast plays a release show at The Venue, Take the Reins headlines an ALS benefit at BrauerHouse and Bitter Jester opens submissions for this summer’s music series.
BrauerHouse packs a night full of jams; Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout announced early-bird ticket sales and the lineup Tuesday; Capital Soiree’s EP release at Hungry City; Releaser at Beat Kitchen and RocHaus.
Favorites on parade A few weeks ago I wrapped up the last year with a
Spin the bottle with Juliana Hatfield The early ’90s musical landscape would certainly have been
My iPhone storage is at least 75 percent photos from local shows. My dresser is
Dan Tedesco’s homecoming with the BoDeans Dan Tedesco’s opening set for the BoDeans when the
Ah, the good old days sitting in front of flickering video games, with their early computerized sound effects and tinny 8-bit tunes. You can still hear that Nintendo-inspired music when I Fight Dragons takes over Lincoln Hall this weekend.
Welcome, Wilco Illinois native Jeff Tweedy has a soft spot in his heart for Chicago.
Soul at Sleeping Village The Chicago neo-soul rockers of the JC Brooks Band are bound
Sound check: Rylan Wilder benefit show at Martyrs’; Todd Kessler’s Songwriters in the Round at Hey Nonny
Editor’s note: The Mohawk Ball at Sugar Skull on Saturday, Nov. 30, has been canceled.
Elvis Costello in town British new wave artist Elvis Costello brings a set of his punk-influenced songs
‘There’s got to be some hero in me’ Pennsylvania-born musician Jeffrey Gaines took listeners on a foray