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Naperville's Last Fling 2013

NapervilleSummer may be ending, but not without a big party.  One of the biggest and most attended festivals of year is Naperville's Last Fling (Aug 30 - Sept 2).  Each year big name bands play to thousands of...

Book Hotel Rooms Now For Riot Fest At Discounted Rates

Chicago, Humboldt ParkRiot Fest & Carnival invades Humboldt Park September 13 - 15.  This three day event features many live performances from bands such as Fall Out Boy, The Replacements, Danzig, Blondie, Blink 182,...
Tom "Pickles" Piekarski

R.I.P. Chicago Rocker Tom "Pickles" Piekarski

BerwynIt's never easy to lose a friend.  Chicago's music community lost a great one last Friday.  If you don't remember the name Tom "Pickles" Piekarski (he rarely ever went by Tom) you may recall seeing a...

Flashdance – The Musical

The LoopI was invited to bring a friend to attend opening night of Flashdance – The Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. I liked musicals well enough when I was a kid – Grease and even flop Xanadu were...

Eddie Money Rocks City Winery This Friday

Chicago, Downtown, West LoopEddie Money will play an accoustic show this Friday evening at City Winery.  With over a dozen hit songs under his belt (and new material) it's sure to be a wonderful night of great music and fine...

LollaLove: 5 Great Things About Lollapalooza 2013

Grant Park | Museum CampusThe logistics behind a festival like Lollapalooza are mind-boggling. It's more than just securing the line-up, although that alone is an epic task. No matter who you select to perform, some will love...

Raks Geeks: A Mixture Of Comedy, Geekdom, Bellydancing, Fire, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Star Wars

Irving Park/AvondaleHey, want to see a cool show mixed with comedy, belly dancing, hip hop, dubstep, fire, geekdom and Star Wars? Yeah, you did read all those things in one sentence. Check out this press release I got...

Bad Things Are A Good Thing At Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza may only be three days but the amount of entertainment planned for this long weekend could easily fill a month.  You can always count on a massive amount of music and surprises.  Today's...

Podcast Friday - Music Diversity Protection Program With Jay Nichols

ChicagoI put a call out a couple of weeks ago for anyone who may be doing a podcast that’s Chicago or Illinois related, created here or someone hosting who’s representing, to connect with me and let me know...

August Specials, Music and More at the Chicago French Market

Chicago, Downtown, River West, West Loop, Near WestThe Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago IL, 60661; 312-575-0306) is extending the summer late into August with countless specials and events. This month enjoy Raw's new vegan option,...

Free Food, Music and Fun at the Kidzapalooza Rocker Brunch

Chicago, Downtown, Gold CoastWho says there's no such thing as a free meal?  This Sunday August 4 from 8am-10am the Kidzapalooza gang (artists performing on the Kidsapalooza stage at Lollapalooza this weekend) are offering up a...

Chance The Rapper at Penny Candy Pop Up Shop

Chicago, DowntownThere will be lots of fun at Grant Park during Lollapalooza this weekend as well as plenty of Lolla fun surrounding the fest.  Hebru Brantley presents "Penny Candy", a special pop-up shop featuring...

Adam Ant Concert Changes Venue

Chicago, Logan SquareConcord Music Hall opens this Thursday with a fANTastic concert: Adam Ant!  Originally scheduled for the troubled Congress Theatre, Adam Ant is honored to now be the innaugural performer of Chicago's...

Working for weekend? Enjoy this weekend with Loverboy at Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, Lincoln Park, NorthEverybody's working for the weekend?!  YES!!  So sing it loud and proud along with Loverboy this weekend during the 30th anniversary of Taste Of Lincoln Avenue.  Tons of bands, delicious food, kids...

Spend a Summer Night at the Museum

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, PilsenWe all know Chicago shines in the summertime. The lakefront, neighborhood festivals, BYOB patios, farmer’s markets—the Windy City knows how to party like it’s 1999. And surprisingly, so do its...

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