Some days can be a dream. Others can feel like a disaster. OK Cool’s delightful and relatable new video for the recent single “Divers” captures that feeling.
After being closed for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Arcada Theatre reopens this weekend in downtown St. Charles.
Bluegrass star Billy Strings plays Schaumburg’s Wintrust Field, Fletcher Rockwell heads to BrauerHouse and Norah Jones livestreams her latest album.
Fresh tracks: Girl Named Nino, Mel Senese, Ifeanyi Elswith, Freddy Tyler Paul, Mackenzie O’Brien, Kadooge, Mock Nine, Rise Against and more
New videos and music from Chicago and suburban artists
The Venue in Aurora hosts Andrea Dawn and Emily Tipping livestreams; Arcada’s return; Tony Ocean at Chicago Prime; Beach Bunny plays Fallon and more.
The Chicago area’s Plain White T’s play an acoustic-duo show in Waukegan; the Lumineers’ concert footage gets a limited theatrical release; Ramsey Lewis’ most-requested songs; and more.
Guitarist Tyler Milka and drummer Alex Klump step back to a project from back before they were in a band together.
A band breakup caused North Aurora musician Lucas Bennett to start envisioning a new project. With a handful of songs and random lyrics, he launched his musical experiment, Of Thought and Feeling.
When the Sun Sets is a band built on a mission: To connect with people
With an updated spin on a retro genre, the band Hollyy gets to truly celebrate its influences in a standout style.
L.A. is a hotspot for the music industry, and a few Chicago and suburban acts are getting a handhold there; Pollyanna Brewing Company hosts a livestream with the Joe Marcinek Band to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer; House of Blues offers college scholarships.
Radio and podcast host James VanOsdol gives us a glimpse at Wyatt Waddell: “He’s offering hope for a better future for us all.”
Dog Spelled Backwards and Diagonal hit the top of Chicago Sound Check photographer Neal Zeleznak’s list.
Podcaster and radio host Adela Skowronski treats us to her take on rock band Primal Moon.
Why podcast and radio host Jacques LaMore fell in love with World War Me.
Primal Moon’s new hard rock EP explores the deviation from center in one’s life and finding the way back.
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.
While an “American Idol” or “The Voice” appearance would be great to Vinnie Cesarone of Batavia, pushing his a cappella group Prismatics to advance in a national performing arts championship is far more pressing to the Belmont University junior.
In Baertrum’s new single “Reset,” Eric McCloskey explores life outside of the negative cycles we build for ourselves.
Cellist Karen Basrak joined the team making “My Magic Breath,” a project fusing classical music and animation to teach kids about mindful breathing, widely available for children during the pandemic.