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The last time Patti Smith was in Chicago, last November, it was to receive the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award a lifetime achievement award for the scope and significance of her body of work as an author and its impact on American society. So it comes as no surprise that her concert tonight ... (Read More)

Chrisette Michele Concert at City Winery in Chicago Apr-03-2015

Chrisette Michelle concert at City Winery, March 27th was exciting. The beautiful venue, City Winery, a perfect setting for Chrisette's steamy original love songs. I've been a long time fan of her recordings, but seeing her live was even better. Her band consisted of keyboards, guitar, bass, drum... (Read More)

Slayer, Exodus, and Suicidal Tendencies Live! Mar-23-2015

A curtain draped over the stage at the Comerica in Phoenix was glowing in red as the members of Slayer took their places behind it. When the curtain came crashing down the band showed they were ready for war with the set opener World Painted Blood. The usual pentagram and giant upside down cros... (Read More)

Snowstorm Winter Music Festival 2015 Mar-16-2015

This was Chicago's first ever Snowstorm Fest with an electronic flurry of music's talented electronic artists. In just one day there was two stages and 11 electronic artists. The main stage was in the grand ballroom where Moby DJ was the headliner and in the second floor we had Zimmer in a more c... (Read More)

Kathleen Madigan at California Center for the Arts Concert Hall Mar-11-2015

A while back I was searching Netflix for female comedians to watch and came across Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again. I watched and thought she was one of the funniest comedians I've ever seen. No wonder Jay Leno said she was, "One of the funniest female comics." I say, "Of any comic." I waited f... (Read More)

Pentatonix (PTX) at the Chicago Theatre Mar-10-2015

Pentatonix – also known as PTX – brought the warmth to Chicago with two sold-out shows at the Chicago Theatre. The five member a capella group hails from Texas. It is no wonder why this band was presented a Grammy for best arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. Signed to RCA, Pentatonix caug... (Read More)

Celtic Thunder: The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour Mar-02-2015

Irish singing group, Celtic Thunder, hit San Diego's Balboa Theater Thursday night.
The original group was formed in 2007 and have released 11 albums, 10 live DVDs and have had 9 public television shows since then. For a nostalgic touch this tour, they used their original stage set used in... (Read More)

Carl Palmer Makes Magic Happen When He Hits the Skins Feb-04-2015

It is typical for the drummer to be the guy in the back of the stage, that not many people know who he is. At age 64 English born Carl Palmer formerly of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia proved different at this show. With having his drum set stage front and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist ... (Read More)

Waters Peforms in San Diego Jan-27-2015

San Francisco Bay area band, Waters have been touring the past 6 weeks to promote their newly released EP, It All Might Be OK (October 14, 2014-Vagrant Records). Track listing of the four songs are: 1. Got to My Head, 2. I Feel Everything, 3. Over It and 4. Down Together.

Waters are fro... (Read More)

KRS-ONE in Chicago Jan-21-2015

Review by Brandy Gilliam

A high level of energy descended upon Chicago's Shrine nightclub in anticipation for the arrival of the legendary KRS-ONE.

PNS (Molemen) commanded the turntables and kept the crowd at a fe... (Read More)

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