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Andrew Bird Takes Millennium Park By (Impending) StormAfter playing great Chicago venues such as the Civic Opera House, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and The Hideout, Bird's peaceful melodies were welcomed with open arms into the echoing air of a city that is in desperate need of peace.
Mamby on the Beach Slugs Their Sophomore Effort Out of the Park: Water Balloon Fights, Music and More [Review]From a five minute water balloon fight during Mayer Hawthorne to Santigold absolutely killing her set; here's how Mamby kept it hot during a cool holiday weekend.
In Between Sets: The Cure at UIC Pavilion [Review]They say time travel is impossible, but last night I swear I took a trip back to 1988. The Cure rocked through a career spanning set at UIC Pavilion that even the casual fan would marvel at.
Tom Petty's Mudcrutch RevivalIt was a sweaty evening full of winning songs, stellar playing, and collaborative spirit, revealing yet another side of Petty’s genius.
Studio X Review: The Avett Brothers Perform New Tracks Off Unreleased AlbumIn such a small space and so up close, the magic felt undeniably strong.
JC Brooks Brings the Uptown Sound to UptownJC Brooks' Uptown Sound bounced through Chicago's Uptown last weekend in a punkafunkadelicious free show.
Studio X Review: Leon Bridges Has Soul, Style, And SuccessLeon Bridges is one of the “great stories in music over the past year,” Marty Lennartz said while introducing the singer and his band last Friday at the Bottom Lounge for a Studio X show.
Buddy Show, Night 1 Of 16It may be the coldest month of the year (usually) but it brings us the coolest blues event, the Buddy Shows!
Florence + The Machine Channel Storm's Energy For A Dramatic Close To Lollapalooza 2015
McCartney’s Lolla Debut a Smash Hit
New Music And Indie Classics At Pitchfork [Concertgoers Blog]Chicago is no stranger to wet music festivals, but it was a worrisome start to the first night of Pitchfork as clouds loomed over Union Park. Weather channels were predicting strong rains and crowds were hustling to get shelter. And while Saturday’s storm canceled the second half of shows that day, the Friday was spared. The overcast passed over, the sun came out, and the music kept playing.
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