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  • Riot Fest’s first batch of 2018 performers include Blink 182, Blondie, Jerry Lee Lewis and Calpurnia

    Riot Fest’s first batch of 2018 performers include Blink 182, Blondie, Jerry Lee Lewis and Calpurnia

    Chicago’s annual alt-rock Riot Fest will return to the city’s Douglas Park this year, and late last night its organizers shared a pretty impressive first batch of artists who will take the stages when the multi-day event takes place on the weekend of Sept. 14-16. Blink 182, Beck, Elvis Costello...
  • Snow Patrol confirms tour with Ed Sheeran, releases new album

    Snow Patrol confirms tour with Ed Sheeran, releases new album

    Popular Irish alt-rock band Snow Patrol released their long-awaited seventh studio album on Friday with Wilderness. The 10-song studio album is their first since Fallen Empires arrived back in November 2011, and re-introduces the band to a new generation of rock fans both overseas and here in North...
  • Stop thinking about tomorrow at this Fleetwood Mac-themed pop-up bar in Chicago

    Stop thinking about tomorrow at this Fleetwood Mac-themed pop-up bar in Chicago

    A neighborhood bar in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood his helping fans to embrace their inner Stevie Nicks witch this spring, with a recurring theme appropriately titled “Rhiannon: The Fleetwood Mac Pop-Up.” The pop-up bar was reported by Munchies earlier this week, and takes place at an already...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see Stacked Like Pancakes in concert

    Kellen McKay wants to make it clear that Stacked Like Pancakes isn’t just a ska band anymore. “We’re brass rock,” McKay told fans—stackers, if you will—at The Winchester Tavern in Lakewood, Ohio last night (April 18). “But that doesn’t mean we can’t play a ska song!” he added. So McKay’s Baltimore...
  • The Sistine Chapel Choir announces first ever US tour

    The Sistine Chapel Choir announces first ever US tour

    The prestigious Sistine Chapel Choir, aka the Pope’s Choir, is coming to perform in the United States for the first time ever in its 1,500 year history. The choir, which is made up of both men and boys across all vocal ranges, draws its name from the Catholic church located within the small region...
  • Watch: Lorde covers Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown' in Chicago

    Watch: Lorde covers Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown' in Chicago

    New Zealand singer and Taylor Swift bestie Lorde took a few moments out of her Chicago show on Tuesday night to cover native son Kanye West's "Love Lockdown," the lead single from his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. Stating, “It must be nice to come from the same place as Kanye West,” Lorde broke...
  • Lollapalooza 2018 lineup: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys headlining

    Lollapalooza 2018 lineup: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys headlining

    Chicago’s Lollapalooza is set to return to Grant Park this summer, and the annual music festival will host a headlining lineup of The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys. Fans who plan on attending the four-day festival should hope that mother nature is in a better mood this time...
  • 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival poster

    Pitchfork Music Festival final lineup includes Saba, Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill

    The full lineup for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival  is out. The festival, that’s set to take place at Union Park in Chicago July 20-22, had already announced a very impressive and diverse list of scheduled performers including Tame Impala, D.R.A.M., The War on Drugs , Mount Kimbie, Courtney...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival announces second round of 2018 performers

    Pitchfork Music Festival announces second round of 2018 performers

    The 13th annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes place from July 20-22 this year at Union Park in Chicago. On March 1, the festival announced their first line of talent, with names like D.R.A.M., Raphael Saadiq and Tame Impala for the big weekend show. Now, a week later, the second round of talent has...
  • Tame Impala, D.R.A.M. and Raphael Saadiq headlining 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

    Tame Impala, D.R.A.M. and Raphael Saadiq headlining 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

    The writing is on the wall for music fans awaiting this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Literally. Set to take place in Chicago’s Union Park July 20-22, the festival’s promoters have found a fun and unique way to reveal the first batch of scheduled performers: through a hand-painted mural in the...
  • Best concerts and shows in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    Best concerts and shows in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    Chicago is one of those cities that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the same excitement that grips New Year’s Eve or Mardi Gras. While the bars will be packed with revelers, another great aspect to celebrate the luck of the Irish is attending a great concert or show. If that’s your aim, or you’re...
  • Towkio to 'drop' new album while he's 100,000 feet in the air

    Towkio to 'drop' new album while he's 100,000 feet in the air

    There have been many publicity stunts over the years when it comes to the music industry. However, the latest from Chicago rapper Towkio might be one of the craziest. Towkio has announced that he will release his brand-new album while in a helium balloon 100,000 feet up in the air.  According to...
  • Martin Lawrence hosting an all-star night of comedy on the LIT AF Tour

    Martin Lawrence hosting an all-star night of comedy on the LIT AF Tour

    The hottest comedy tour of the spring and summer is scheduled to kick off in a little over a month. Starting March 31 in Atlantic City, Martin Lawrence will be leading a star-studded comedy tour across North America for a total of 16 shows scheduled to liven up arenas until mid-June. Titled the LIT...
  • Kris Dunn returns from injury for Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn returns from injury for Chicago Bulls

    Chicago Bulls fans will finally have a chance to see their talented young backcourt, as Kris Dunn is set to return after an 11-game absence. Dunn had been absent with a concussion suffered following a dunk, and his systems persisted until recently. According to head coach Fred Hoiberg, the Bulls...
  • Free family-friendly events in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    Free family-friendly events in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with family-friendly parades and special events in Chicago and the Chicagoland suburbs in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun at the free event, featuring Irish music, step dancers, marching bands, shamrocks, and leprechauns. Dyeing of the Chicago River March 1...
  • MGMT add more shows onto 2018 North American tour

    MGMT add more shows onto 2018 North American tour

    MGMT have expanded their upcoming North American tour, adding six more shows in major cities across the U.S. that include Chicago, Richmond, Brooklyn, Seattle and Asheville, N.C. The news of additional concerts dates on Monday arrives just a few weeks following the upcoming tour’s initial...
  • Best Valentine's Day shows and concerts in Chicago 2018

    Best Valentine's Day shows and concerts in Chicago 2018

    Valentine's Day's is approaching, so it is time to make plans for a special date with your sweetheart in Chicago. A concert or show is the ideal way to celebrate this romantic holiday, no matter what your musical taste. Check out some of the concerts in Chicago and the surrounding area this year...
  • MGMT announce release date for ‘Little Dark Age,’ reveal 2018 North American tour dates

    MGMT announce release date for ‘Little Dark Age,’ reveal 2018 North American tour dates

    MGMT looks to celebrate the release of their first album in five years with a lengthy North American tour, set to kick off on March 3 and running well into the summer. Announced Tuesday morning, the upcoming tour will see members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser performing their catalogue of...
  • Family friendly events in Chicago for New Year's Eve 2017

    Family friendly events in Chicago for New Year's Eve 2017

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Chicago at one of the many family-friendly events being held to ring in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun playing games, listening to music, dancing, and seeing the fireworks shows greeting the New Year. Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest Dec. 1-Jan. 7 Navy Pier, 600 E...
  • Chicago Bulls find rhythm with Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis

    Chicago Bulls find rhythm with Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis

    The Chicago Bulls were without two of their better players for the start of the season due to a preseason altercation, but Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are both back in the fold–and playing well for the suddenly surging Bulls. Common thinking had the Bulls dealing one of the two after Mirotic...
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