With strains of industrial leading off its latest single “Vicious Cycles,” Chicago band RELEASE(R) walks a razor’s edge between hard rock and comforting alternative. The band showcases its new music with Filter Friday at The Piazza in Aurora.
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.
‘Big, loud, emotional stories’: North Shore native Justin Jesso’s new path and NBC’s ‘American Song Contest’
He helped write a Latin Grammy-nominated song for Ricky Martin and earned acclaim through a song he wrote for producer Kygo. But now, Justin Jesso is focusing on his own career as a performer.
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.
He once played open mics at Tonic Room. This weekend, former Chicago musician Joe Pug comes back to headline the same space’s new evolution.
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.
Dear Dario’s new single challenges listeners to remember, to learn and to grow after they’ve walked through their own personal fires.
Old scars, fresh wounds: Stabbing Westward’s first new album in 20 years cuts just as deep as the band ever did
“Chasing Ghosts,” Stabbing Westward’s first LP release in two decades, shows the band’s evolution while still hitting listeners with the same energy that first made us fans.
After two years playing livestream concerts during the pandemic, indie-folk singer Joshua Radin is back out on tour with three concerts of heartfelt songs and stories at Chicago’s City Winery next week.
Heavy with ’90s alt-rock influences and an earworm of a hook, Jake Denny’s new Blue Car single examines our need to keep our minds busy (and sometimes a little disconnected).
“We have changed, and it’s a good thing for people like us to see.” Through their new Broken Robots single and video “Who Am I?” Wood Dale’s Kat and Tony Baker close a chapter on their past struggles with addiction.
’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.
Two recent releases showcase the duo dabbling in its grungy, gritty, dreamy pop influences.
Northwest suburban indie alt-rock band Jacks and Atoms comes to terms with when “your reality is nowhere near where you expected yourself to be” in the new single “In My Head.”
2021 was packed with new music. Here are some of our favorite upcoming and veteran artists we had a chance to explore this year.
Chicago chiptune rock band I Fight Dragons issues an epic fantasty quest to fans: Come see them play a release show at Lincoln Hall this weekend.
Sound check: Benefit shows with Gerald Dowd, Mavis Staples; Josh Turner opens Rialto’s holiday season
The Rialto Square Theatre is unwrapping its holiday season with Josh Turner and many other festive shows; Gerald Dowd & Friends benefit two local food pantries; Mavis Staples’ Beyond Hunger benefit shows; Blue Oyster Cult headlines the Des Plaines Theatre and much more.
A decade since the last Songs from a Scene concert, Lucky Boys Confusion is bringing the showcase back with two nights of nostalgic faves and hot up-and-comers at Bottom Lounge. Plus more shows you should check out this week.
“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.