Carpool Concerts pull into Schaumburg’s Boomers Stadium; Donnie Biggins takes the truck stage at FitzGerald’s.
Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s and exotic cars await as BrauerHouse pulls out all the stops (socially distancing, of course) to celebrate the Fourth of July this week. Check out that and many other suburban musical events.
Catch some big-name favorites on big and small screens this weekend as Garth Brooks, Richard Marx, Ike Reilly and Better Than Ezra prepare to entertain.
Patio stages are becoming the norm in the suburbs as we solidify our place on the reopening timeline
Some of the summer’s big music festivals have officially been called off, but suburban patios are open for live performances.
FitzGerald’s continues its weekly concert series; Ron Onesti presents two livestream performances; Side Street’s weekly BOTB
Shows on the road The weather had Toronzo Cannon singing the blues last weekend when
Live performances are still a ways off, but musicians are pitching in to help take the pressure off
Common and Chicago join a lineup of hometown celebrities for this weekend’s charity telethon; Side Street Studio Arts opens submissions for a virtual Battle of the Bands; and more
New music from State & Madison, fee-free Friday purchases at Bandcamp and finding livestreams through Facebook.
If you’ve already worked through the new season of “Ozark” and have had the new Dua Lipa on repeat for weeks, you might want to settle in with a good movie (music included). Here are a few more suggestions from me and the newsroom crew.
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.