L.A. is a hotspot for the music industry, and a few Chicago and suburban acts are getting a handhold there; Pollyanna Brewing Company hosts a livestream with the Joe Marcinek Band to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer; House of Blues offers college scholarships.
Jazz legend Lewis Contemporary jazz just got a little more modern. Grammy-winning Chicago icon Ramsey Lewis is
Superkick streaming With one foot stomping through post-punk rock and the other bopping away in
Hometown country Suburban country boy Andrew Salgado may have moved down to Nashville, but in
Chicago-area musicians have delivered a few nice holiday tunes to brighten up this season; Kevin Pollack’s new EP; Good Noise’s Finter Fest; and Buffalo Creek Brewing’s Alpine Fest.
Holidays with Humans Spend a relaxing Sunday break from the holiday bustle with musicians from
The Lawrence Arms and Riot Fest have adapted the annual three-night War on X-Mas to a single night of top-notch acts streaming straight to you; Joe Walsh’s VetsAid 2020; Umphrey’s McGee’s annual tradition; and Mike Maimone streams a holiday performance.
When live performances make up a bulk of your entertainment coverage and then a pandemic strikes, you learn to pivot.
Joe Pug online Singer-songwriter Joe Pug hits the internet with his Sunday night livestream performance,
Music-Box-At-Home presents the “Zappa” documentary for streaming rental; The Venue livestreams a benefit show; and UNICEF rolls out the stars for a benefit show.
With indoor music venues still shuttered under COVID-19 restrictions and the weather leaning heavily into
This week on the music scene, fans can check out Louden Swain’s livestream or catch Toronzo Cannon’s outdoor show at FitzGerald’s.
Pop band Hellogoodbye marks the 10-year anniversary of “Would It Kill You?”; Matt Keen; and The Waco Brothers
Singer-songwriter Kevin Farris explores melancholy disconnection with a new single; celebrate the late Tom Petty’s birthday with a virtual music festival; School of Rock outdoor fundraiser show tonight at FitzGerald’s.
“There’s something that just feels off that you can’t put your finger on.” Dive-bar soul singer Phillip-Michael Scales addresses a lifetime of subtle jabs that can cut more deeply than overt racism in his new single, “Tell Me How I Sound Again.”
The Mild West on the Chicago River; Hey Nonny’s second anniversary week; Indigenous Peoples Day livestream; and Something Wicked opens at Side Street Studio Arts.
Indie-folk rock band Each Day at WC Social Club; Born of Osiris on the Lakeshore Drive-In stage; and two vote-themed music livestreams.
The Joanna Connor Band heats up Mundy Park outside The Venue in Aurora; Huntley’s Fall Fest moves online and to the RocHaus; and Kane Brown headlines an Encore Live drive-up show.
Rapper femdot., artist Liz Flores and Play Together team up; Cold Waves puts industrial rock fest online; Mike Zito plays BrauerHouse; and more.
Celebrate a new release with Push Puppets, livestream folk-rocker Ike Reilly or check out some outdoor blues at The Venue.