This week on the local music scene: The Mild West joins Boston rockers Juice at Lincoln Hall; Chicago-area acts gather for a benefit show at Bottom Lounge; Nellie’s shines a spotlight on Future Stars; Phillip-Michael Scales debuts his new LP at Gold Dagger and more.
Bluesman Toronzo Cannon celebrates Hey Nonny’s birthday Saturday; Jukebox the Ghost brings its HalloQueen tribute tour to House of Blues; plus WC Social Club, Evolution Music Downers Grove and The Venue host hot shows this week.
Sam Porter and John Garrison discuss the band’s latest album and growing up as young musicians out in the suburbs.
Autumn Equinox brings electronic music to the fall; Nora Marks plays a release show at Chicago’s Golden Dagger; Fuel headlines a free show at Palatine’s Nellie’s courtesy of 101-WKQX.
Get a dose of nostalgia when Vanilla Ice, Smash Mouth, Color Me Badd and more hit Naperville Saturday. And get a taste of the blues in Berwyn this weekend.
Now in it’s ninth year, Ben Arguelles is looking to make this weekend’s DIY music event DZ Fest in Hickory Hills even better than before.
Singer-songwriter Dan Tedesco brings his music to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights on Friday, Sept. 24.
Rapper and songwriter Ms. Lauryn Hill announced postponement of this weekend’s Ravinia performance, but she’ll be back in Chicago with the Fugees reunion tour in November.
They built it, now he will come. Kevin Costner and the Modern West Band will play the Des Plaines Theatre reopening in October.
Joey Kar plays Lakemoor’s LongShot; Riot Fest weekend; a Glen Ellyn Food Pantry benefit concert; and Alligator Records celebrates an anniversary at Millennium Park; plus 12 hot shows you should go see.
CHNNLL shows how dealing with adversity matters in debut album ‘The Test,’ Subterranean show Saturday
Chris Davidson navigates some complicated feelings through CHNNLL’s debut album “The Test”
In her upcoming single “Let’s Ride,” Nino Arobelidze — who is playing the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts this weekend — looks beyond the struggle and parses out the process buried within her plans.
Kerosene Stars powers up the weekend with two catchy new singles and a festival appearance.
Pitchfork fills Chicago with cutting-edge favorites, the new Emerge Winnetka brings music back to the North Shore, Take the Reins plays a benefit in Carpentersville, and a whole lot more.
The musical pair plays the EDM fest Friday along with fellow North Shore musician Kaskade and a full slate of Chicago talent.
Tickets are on sale now for the new Naperville Music Festival featuring Vanilla Ice, Village People, Smash Mouth, Kool & the Gang and more. Plus, Bitter Jester’s grand finale ends with a bang. And summer festival season keeps on rolling.
Phil Vassar packs a country wallop at Joe’s Live; The Venue celebrates the Roots Music Festival; Underbelly Hours put three new artists in the spotlight; plus 15 shows you should catch this week.
The first set at a music festival can be a sparsely attended performance as patrons
“You can really take someone somewhere with music,” said Lee DeWyze, the former Mount Prospect singer-songwriter who rose to fame on season nine of “American Idol.” And DeWyze is hoping to do just that with his new “Ghost Stories” release and tour bringing him to Evanston’s SPACE on Friday.
Chicago rapper Kanye West is coming back to town next week, and he’s bringing his new album with him. Sort of.