Grateful Dead Pay Per View Info

editor’s note:  This info comes to us from the publicist for the PPV providers. THIS WEEKEND: GRATEFUL DEAD’S LIVE “FARE THEE WELL”     THREE-NIGHT PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT Fans Can Get Psyched With a Wealth of Free On Demand Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Content, Now Playing on Cable Systems Nationwide Each Night’s Concert Performance Will Be Unique and Feature […]

An Interview with Joel King of The Wild Feathers

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Nashville is hot these days, and not just because Music City is in a warm, southern state.  Perhaps, it’s the number of country crossover acts, as well as maintream rock bands that call Tennessee’s capital home.  This includes artists like Jack White, and groups such as The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. Also throw […]

Too old to rock’n’roll? Not so fast….

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He was too old to Rock’n’Roll but he was too young to die. – Ian Anderson The idea for this column came to me whilst perusing the local concert listings. I spotted upcoming shows for Jefferson Starship, with Paul Kantner and David Freiberg, as well as “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam”. Most folks’ initial reaction to […]

Is Fleetwood Mac That Much Better Than In 1977?


That might seem like a strange title for a blog post, until you follow my illogic. I just got an email from Ticketmaster (or Ticketbastard as my friend Otis likes to say) touting the upcoming “On With The Show” tour stop at the United Center in October. So what’s the big news?  Christine McVie has […]

United (Center) in Song: Paul Simon and Sting Prove a Terrifically Tuneful Tandem

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Concert Review: Paul Simon and Sting United Center, Chicago February 25, 2014 @@@@1/2 Click here to read the full review on

Booth Reviews: Broken Anchor at the Empty Bottle in Chicago


Includes an audio interview (see below) There is a constant barrage of press releases from publicists touting album releases, tour appearances, and films. Every so often one catches my attention, most often because its a rock pioneer, such as Alan Parsons, whom I interviewed in October of 2012. This time, however, it was for an indie […]

Booth Reviews: Steven Wilson at the Park West in Chicago


If Steven Wilson wanted publicity, he’d be a household name.  You may not have heard of him, but some of the biggest names in progressive rock have sought him out for his production skills.  The growing list includes, ELP, King Crimson, and Jethro Tull. As an artist he has recorded several albums under the moniker […]

Husker Du’s Grant Hart Resurfaces at the Red Line Tap — Concert Review


Please click here to read the full review on Grant Hart w/ opening acts Jeremiah Webb and Ripley Caine Red Line Tap, Chicago January 12, 2013 @@@1/2 (out of 5)

Long Live Rock … and The Who — Chicago Concert Review

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Please click here to read the full review on The Who w/ Vintage Trouble Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL November 29, 2012 @@@@1/2

With Crazy Horse at Full Gallop, Still the Neil Young of Old — Chicago Concert Review

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Please click here to read the full review on Neil Young and Crazy Horse with opening act Los Lobos United Center, Chicago October 11, 2012 @@@@@

Blistering Solos, Superb (and likable) Singer Make for a Scintillating Slash n’ Burn Evening — Chicago Concert Review


Please click here to read the full review on Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators with Foxy Shazam, The Lovehammers Riviera Theatre, Chicago September 28, 2012 @@@@@

A More Than ‘So’-So Show, In My Eyes — Chicago Concert Review: Peter Gabriel – ‘So’: Back to Front


Please click here to read the full review on Peter Gabriel United Center, Chicago September 27, 2012 @@@@1/2

Majestically Talented Prince Still Reigns, Albeit Quite Purplexingly — Chicago Concert Review

Please click here to read the full review on Prince United Center, Chicago September 24, 2012 @@@@ (out of 5)

A Prim Madonna Makes the Music — and the Fun — Seem Oddly Immaterial — Chicago Concert Review

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Please click here to read the full review on Madonna w/ opening DJ set by Paul Oakenfold United Center, Chicago September 19, 2012 @@1/2

Maximo Park Rewards My Devotion with a Superb Show at Schubas — Chicago Concert Review

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Please click here to see the full review on Maximo Park w/ Stagnant Pools, The Neighbourhood Schubas, Chicago September 17, 2012 @@@@1/2