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  • Chicago Blues Festival headliners include William Bell, Gary Clark Jr. and more

    Chicago Blues Festival headliners include William Bell, Gary Clark Jr. and more

    The 34th Chicago Blues Festival is happening this weekend, June 9-11, 2017, at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. The great Chicago Blues Festival is a huge event that is free to attend. There will be various stages of entertainment, and food and beverages will be available for purchase at...
  • Watch: Brad Paisley surprises Chicago area students with graduation performance

    Watch: Brad Paisley surprises Chicago area students with graduation performance

    Country star Brad Paisley appeared at the Chicago area high school graduation to perform some songs and speak to the class on June 2, 2017, according to ABC. Paisley delighted the students of Barrington High School, in the western suburbs of Chicago, by appearing at the graduation ceremony held at...
  • PVRIS announce headlining North American fall tour

    PVRIS announce headlining North American fall tour

    Rock trio PVRIS will continue their busy touring schedule throughout the rest of 2017, having now announced their own run of headlining North American dates on Monday. The alternative rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts will hit the road for 19 shows in support of their upcoming sophomore LP, All...
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    Jack Johnson launches laid-back tour, Chicago's summer concert season

    Jack Johnson commenced his 2017 tour, while simultaneously opening the music season at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, last night in Chicago. Though the Hawaiian vibes emanating from the acoustic melodies helped to offset the slight chill in the air, it also offered a campfire-like...
  • Lorde's second single titled 'Perfect Places' released June 1

    Lorde's second single titled 'Perfect Places' released June 1

    Indie/pop artist Lorde released her new single “Perfect Places” on June 1, 2017. The single is from her sophomore album Melodrama, which will be out on June 16, 2017, according to Billboard. Grammy-winning artist Lorde adds “Perfect Places to her impressive roster of music. Lorde won two 2013 Grammy...
  • Riot Fest Chicago announces second wave of bands, includes At the Drive-In, Best Coast and more

    Riot Fest Chicago announces second wave of bands, includes At the Drive-In, Best Coast and more

    Chicago’s Riot Fest has revealed its second wave of bands and it includes some notable acts. Joining the already packed lineup are At the Drive-In, Potty Mouth, Best Coast, Black Pistol Fire, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, RVIVR, Radar State, Cockney Rejects, Cap’n Jazz, The Casualties, Mad...
  • Varese Sarabande cuts the greatest Peter Cetera comp yet

    Varese Sarabande cuts the greatest Peter Cetera comp yet

    He is one man who will fight for your honor.  And—for over thirty years—he was the Billboard chart hero you’d been dreaming of. He’s Peter Cetera, pop singer extraordinaire, Karate Kid Part II cantor and bassist/balladeer bar none.  Now the semi-retired Cetera (who still performs the occasional...
  • Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods looking for Chicago students to direct music video

    Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods looking for Chicago students to direct music video

    Chance The Rapper’s public school crusade continues. Chance and longtime collaborator singer Jamila Woods announced via Facebook that they are looking for aspiring filmmakers from Chicago high schools to direct a video for Woods’ song “LSD" (listen above) featuring Chance himself. The duo asked...
  • Concerts and shows to check out this Mother's Day in Chicago 2017

    Concerts and shows to check out this Mother's Day in Chicago 2017

    This Mother's Day you can check out a number of shows and concerts going on in the Chicago area. Whether you like, rock, R&B or folk, there is a little something for those of all ages and musical preferences. Here are just a few options. The Blasters May 12 @ 8 p.m.City Winery, 1200 W Randolph...
  • Hinds will play a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 22 before heading back overseas. 

    Hinds will play a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg before heading back overseas

    North American audiences haven’t gotten enough Hinds so far this year. The Spanish rock quartet spent April touring the west coast of North America leading up to Coachella last month as a support act for Twin Peaks. Now it’s the east coast and midwest’s turn to rock out with them, as the band...
  • Top 5 acts at Mamby on the Beach 2017

    Top 5 acts at Mamby on the Beach 2017

    Chicago’s beaches come to life in the summer like a starved bear immersed in a pool of salmon. Things get a little wild. This year, Mamby on the Beach is bringing the feast on June 24 and 25 with lots of indie, hip-hop and beachy love from acts like Flying Lotus, Local Natives, BJ The Chicago Kid...
  • Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Mother’s Day in Chicago is a holiday where families will come together to celebrate mom. There are a plethora of things to do on this holiday that will make the special women in your lives feel like a queen, but the best way to show her love is by taking her to a Mother’s Day brunch, and if you’re...
  • 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay finds its winner on Saturday

    2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay finds its winner on Saturday

    For the past year, ReedPOP have held competitions at nine different conventions to find a select group of people worthy to compete at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Originally started in 2014 to promote cosplayers at the popular Chicago convention, the competition grew into a worldwide...
  • Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Chicago has some of the best food and fun times around and for Cinco de Mayo, there will be no exceptions.  There several events citywide that will be geared to this awesome holiday, but the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by heading to one of Chicago’s numerous bars and restaurants.  So if...
  • 2017 Riot Fest headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker

    2017 Riot Fest headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker

    Chicago festival fans rejoice as the good people behind Riot Fest have announced the first wave of artists who will be appearing at Douglas Park during the weekend of Sept. 15-17. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and an exclusive reunion of the legendary punk rock group...
  • 10 events to check out at C2E2 2017

    10 events to check out at C2E2 2017

    You've got your large stack of comics you want signed, setting up backup cosplay in case things go horribly wrong, and stocking up on water and snacks to keep yourself fueled for this weekend's C2E2. With so much going on during this three-day convention, you might forget about the amazing events...
  • C2E2 2017 set to bring geeky fun to Chicago this weekend

    C2E2 2017 set to bring geeky fun to Chicago this weekend

    From its start in 2010 with around 27,000 attendees to last year's record breaking event with over 75,000 people packing the South Building at McCormick Place, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2, for short) has been one of the premier comic book conventions on the East Coast. This...
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    Amel Larrieux delivers folksy-soul vocals and holistic advice at Chicago’s City Winery

    Channeling the freedom of Ella Fitzgerald’s jazz vocals and Michael Jackson’s passion, Amel Larrieux scatted, ran (vocally) and poured her bird-like vocals into Chicago’s City Winery on Friday. With two sold-out shows, 7p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8, Larrieux gave the audience both music and...
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    Decibel Tour brings the pain to House of Blues Chicago with Kreator, Obituary

    It was a short but brutal evening at House of Blues Chicago Friday night when the sixth annual Decibel Magazine Tour landed downtown. The lineup featured two established greats in Kreator and Obituary and two up-and-coming bands in Horrendous and Midnight. The Decibel Tour is practically becoming an...
  • Chicago reveal fall dates following summer tour with Doobie Brothers

    Chicago reveal fall dates following summer tour with Doobie Brothers

    Legendary classic rock band Chicago will be heading out on an expansive world tour next month. The “Beginnings” hitmakers will kick off their next tour on May 12 in Wisconsin before moving on to venues in Minneapolis, Akron, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago...
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