’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.
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.
Fresh tracks: Guardrail, Bumsy and the Moochers, Jacks and Atoms, Erabella, Julian Daniell, Kali Masi and more
Almost entirely new (sorry, Burly Gates!) music and videos from Chicago and suburban artists
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.
Guardrail’s annual pop-punk pajama party SNÜZFEST wasn’t missing a chance to celebrate its five-year anniversary, so it’s going online this weekend.
Chicago-area musicians have delivered a few nice holiday tunes to brighten up this season; Kevin Pollack’s new EP; Good Noise’s Finter Fest; and Buffalo Creek Brewing’s Alpine Fest.
Explore this month’s Spotify playlist for our favorite recent releases from the Chicago and suburban scenes.
Fresh tracks: Superkick, Mackenzie O’Brien, Bentley Dean, Austin Fillmore, Milk N Cooks, Wilmette, Hollyy and more
Brand new and recent releases straight out of the Chicago and suburban music scenes.
Chicago-area punk band Guardrail takes on adulthood in the new EP, “Yikes.”
Fresh tracks: Guardrail, Dead Lucid, Bethany Thomas, Validity, Pleasantries, Smashing Pumpkins, Moore and more
Fresh new music and videos, straight out of the Chicago and suburban music scenes.
Explore this month’s Spotify playlist for some excellent new releases from the Chicago and suburban scenes
Sons of Ra drops a new EP at BrauerHouse; make a “Tapestry” tribute the perfect date night; Australia benefit show at Beat Kitchen; and more.
Fresh tracks: Invisible Cartoons, Pözzi, Toronzo Cannon, I Fight Dragons, Fredo Disco, Pablo Gordy and more
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Fresh tracks: El Famous, Ethel Shank, Tsunami, Guardrail, Jacob On the Moon, Chnnll, Birthdayy Partyy and more
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Mercy Home benefit show The musical pair Michael McDermott and Heather Horton headline a concert
Concert highlights 6/28-7/3: D Liva, Lunchroom Rejects at Bourbon on Division; Werewolves at Hour 30; VP Punk Night and more
Outlaw Music Fest with Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Dawes, Old Crow Medicine
Sound check: Willie Nelson, Avett Brothers headline Outlaw Music Fest; Vinyl Pop, Kowloon Bay, Violet Crime release shows
Outlaw Music Fest Ever the rebel, country star Willie Nelson is kicking around on tour
Concert highlights 5/3-5/9: Adelita’s Way at RocHaus, Jake Miller at Chop Shop, Dennis DeYoung in Rosemont
The Sane Abandoned: 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Grandpa’s Place, 1868 Prairie St., Glenview.
Featuring: Violet Crime, Phillip-Michael Scales, The Footlight District, Ignescent, Johari Noelle, Capital Soiree, Noah Childs,
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