Blues and Brews fest, Liquid Soul, T1 Fest, The Throwbacks and the Chicago Philharmonic summer schedule; plus more from Side Street Studio Arts and Bitter Jester.
The Piazza in Aurora and the relaunched Q101 host the Alt-Rock Rager, featuring alternative favorites Cracker and Marcy Playground; Debbie Gibson and Randy Travis at the Des Plaines Theatre; plus Bitter Jester and Side Street Studio’s band battles and Lollapalooza aftershows.
This week on the local music scene: Tony Ocean’s 30th Anniversary Extravaganza, an Anti-Cruelty Society benefit show, and band battles with Side Street Studio Arts, Bitter Jester and the Homegrown Arts & Music Festival.
Sound check: Dance shows and benefits with Girl Named Nino, RubyGld Smoke, Max Happy Fest; plus an industry happy hour
Girl Named Nino partners with L-Theory Dance; Rotten Mouth headlines Max Happy Fest; RubyGld Smoke hosts a Symphony of Change benefit show; and Gman Tavern invites the Chicago music scene to an artist and industry happy hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Homegrown Fest’s 2020 Infinity TV gets a replay this weekend; Western Elstons play The Venue; Ministry comes back to town; and more.
Country star Reba McEntire, The Eagles play the United Center, and tributes to Carole King and rock history take over the Metropolis.
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Ignescent celebrates a new release in Aurora; The BoDeans bring their hits to College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center; Tool plays the United Center; Bitter Jester opens submissions; and more.
Sound check: Chicago Children’s Choir, Pino Farina, Brontë Fall, MER, The Mild West with Marina City and more
The Dropkick Murphys celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early; the swing revival hits Raue Center with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; The Mild West and Marina City play a benefit concert; plus, local appearances by Brontë Fall, MER, Pino Farina, Brad Redlich and more.
’90s alt-rock band Collective Soul plays Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre; Fletcher Rockwell returns to Quigley’s; Nellie’s and Hey Nonny showcase rising stars; and the Underbelly Hours podcast returns with its first local showcase of 2022 in Wheaton. Plus, a Meat Loaf tribute, the return of Blues on the Fox and two Situation Chicago benefit shows.
Get moving with a night of Chicago house at The Piazza, America and The Buckinghams at the Genesee Theatre, Valentine’s Day with a Dashboard Confessional livestream and more.
Rapper Nelly, pop star Tiffany and alt-rockers Everclear hit the suburbs; Tedeschi Trucks Band starts a four-night residency in Chicago; the Tomorrow Never Knows fest returns to heat up the city and more.
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre brings the “Aqualung” album’s 50-year anniversary tour to the Arcada Theater in St. Charles; Miles Over Mountains and Chanson Du Chat play The Venue in Aurora; and broadcaster Sam Alex hosts a fundraiser concert at Pinstripes in South Barrington.