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.
The Venue moves into its September lineup of outdoor events, OK Go celebrates an anniversary and Elgin Fringe Fest kicks off.
BluesStream: A Chicago/Kalamazoo Blues Party packs 12 smoking blues artists into one six-hour livestream presentation Sunday, Square Roots Festival goes online and a socially distanced SpaceCamp is set for BrauerHouse.
The Sears Centre hosts an electronic and dance drive-in music festival, and Los De Chicago rolls in to the SeatGeek Stadium with an all-day music fest.
The Chicago-area favorites Mungion bring the jams to a drive-in show; the Arcada Theatre streams a performance by Ann Wilson of Heart; the ’90s live again at BaseCamp’s 90’s Palooza; Bolingbrook Jubilee puts tunes on stage; and Gerald Dowd livestreams from The Venue in Aurora.
Rocker Daughtry kicks off a 19-show virtual tour; local artists livestream for Chicago venues; Side Street Studio Arts’ battle of the bands finals; Nikho’s release show; and Ravinia pays tribute to Janis Joplin.