In Concert

Hard music antihero Marilyn Manson arrives in Chicago to perform at Congress Theater on Friday, July 5th. Tickets to the all-ages show go on sale Friday, April 26th at noon. Purchase here: Marilyn Manson’s most recent full-length album Born Villain, his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top…
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:33

The Sonic Palace 10th Anniversary Party

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  Chicago, IL—On Friday, May 3rd at Elbo Room (2871 N. Lincoln Ave.,  Chicago, IL 60657),Sonic Palace recording studio will celebrate 10 years of recording and promoting music. For one decade now, Matt Mercado (with the help of engineer Kyle Reese) has been producing up-and-coming rap and rock artists with…
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:44

Spotlight - Tom Jones

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There are few musical artists that have managed to stay in the mind of popular culture like Tom Jones. Some of this has to do with his timeless hits such as "She's a Lady". Other reasons that Tom Jones has managed to be so popular is that he constantly reinvents…
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 18:00

Father John Misty Takes Listeners on a Folksy Trip

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To call Joshua Tillman’s career unusual is something of an understatement. A former drummer for Fleet Foxes and an accomplished solo musician, he left that group, loaded his van with mushrooms and took a trip down the California coast, a hazy exodus that resulted in the birth of his current…
Saturday, 10 November 2012 18:00

Does King Tuff Have the Right Stuff?

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I was very disappointed to not have seen King Tuff perform onstage in the buff. I really wanted to see hottie King Tuff up there, butt naked, while singing the lyrics "My ding-a-ling...I want you to play with my ding-a-ling! So the question arises as to whether King Tuff and his band's…
“Who Killed Rock ‘n’ Roll?” In a musical landscape currently littered with corporate, mindless teen-pop and overproduced hip-hop, this was Rick Springfield’s opening salvo Friday night at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street.  Over a classic, driving power-pop rhythm and cranked power-chords, Springfield spit out lyrics any mourning, long-term lover of…
Monday, 01 October 2012 17:13

Prince Live at United Center

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My introduction to music started back in 1983. The 80’s were a phenomenal era, and rock music was everywhere, every artist was different, pop music and r&b music had the same sound, and Michael Jackson ruled world. And then Purple Rain happened….changing everything I thought about music. Prince wasn’t like…
Monday, 17 September 2012 16:00

Rush Rocks United Center

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44 years after their inception in 1968, Rush returned to Chicago, amazingly still in top form. The United Center was host over the weekend as the great Canadian trio rocked the crowd for just over three hours. Starting the show with “Subdivisions” the band took immediate charge of the stadium…
Affinity filled the room at the Bottom Lounge on August 12th as Loud Loud entered the stage. I was unable to account for the reactions in the crowd when they opened the show with my personal favorite “Mirrors” and it’s introduction song “Reflections”. Loud Loud had gained my complete attention…
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