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.
Chicago jazz icon Ramsey Lewis plays selections from his hit 1961 album “Sound of Christmas” along with other holiday favorites Saturday, Nov. 28, as part of his monthly virtual salon.
Great new music and video releases from the Chicago and suburban scenes.
Run, baby, run! Space Mafia’s new single channels a “Horror Movie,” but you can dance to it.
The weather’s cooling off, but Kevin Pollack has a lakefront party invitation just for you.
“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.
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.
Fresh tracks: Sōk, Ballroom Boxer, Each Day, The Early Sixes, Friday Pilots Club, Matt Derda and more
Brand new and recent releases straight out of the Chicago and suburban music scenes.
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.
Their plans for a big album release were scrapped, but Woodridge rock band Radar are forging ahead with single release and a new video.
Fresh new music and videos, straight out of the Chicago and suburban scene.
When Chicago stages went dark, Glenview’s Kevin Pollack built new performance opportunities so he could keep on entertaining.
Check out some new music and videos fresh from the Chicago-area scene.
Spring Awakening usually kicks off summer festival season around Chicago, but it’s going virtual this year with a streaming fest this weekend.
You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to vote for the Fan Favorite winner in the Bitter Jester finals.
Indie rock is the name of the game for Chicago’s young Busy Bodies. But with
Looking for some performances to watch while you’re stuck at home?
The Cold War Kids rock Chicago’s Riviera Theatre; Squirrel Nut Zippers take the Arcada stage; Flowtone and North and Wells Band at Cubby Bear; and more.