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What happened to one of the Top 5 from the Voice?

Story and photo/video by Dan Locke

On November 22, 2014 in Chicago,I had the chance to see Kat Perkins, who was one of the Top 5 from NBC show The Voice television Series. Being a photographer I had ... (Read More)

Wilco played 30 songs to a sold out crowd at the Riviera Theatre. Tonights, full moon concert, and live broadcast on WXRT, ran almost two and a half hours long, spanning music from their 20 years as a band. The show was filled with hits and some dusty grooves. This was the sec... (Read More)

Grammy award winner Lita Ford is back and in full attack mode. From a shaky return in 2009 with her album "Wicked Wonderland" which we can all delete from our playlist now, she showcased a strong set of new songs from her eighth studio album "Living Like a Runaway" ... (Read More)

'Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls and that is exactly what I encountered while attending opening night of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, on September 26th at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois. The spectacle runs until November 2nd, and is everything you would... (Read More)

Monterey Jazz Festival 2014 Sep-27-2014

Festivals today are a huge business. As events like Coachella, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Outside Lands pop up in cities around the country it is hard to imagine these outdoor shows as descendants of 1969’s seminal Woodstock Music & Art Fair. One of the most memorable moments of Woodstock was Jimi Hendr... (Read More)

Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood live at Allstate Arena Sep-23-2014

I have to start with saying "WOW." I saw Garth Brooks live in 1996 performing in Lansing, Michigan. He was just as good 18 years ago as he was tonight. The house was packed floor to ceiling. Not one person sitting in their seat. Almost every person knew every word to every song. Garth started ... (Read More)

Lollapalooza 2014: The Sound of Your Stay @ Hard Rock Chicago, Lolla’s Getaway Party Aug-11-2014

For exclusive Lollapalooza guests, sponsors, and elite members of the media, the Hard Rock Hotel offered an exclusive getaway from the grounds and an opportunity to rub elbows with performers Friday and Saturday. There were after-parties for Lollapalooza throughout the city, but the Hard Rock Hot... (Read More)

Lollapalooza 2014: Toyota Gives Lolla-goers Multiple Interactive Exhibits Aug-05-2014

Lollapalooza was more exciting than ever this year. Live shows from heavy-hitters like Eminem, Skrillex, Outkast, and Kings of Leon kept Grant Park on 10 for three days. Toyota gave festival goers a chance to check out the new Camry, Prius, Yaris, Corolla, and Sienna with fun interactive showcase... (Read More)

Courtney Barnett Live at Schuba Tavern Chicago Aug-05-2014

"I think she's clever cos she sells out the house."

Courtney Barnett played to a sold out crowd at Schuba's tonight for a Lollapalooza After Show event. She took the stage around 10:30PM and rocked the house for about an hour playing tracks from her EP pairing, "The Doub... (Read More)

Joan Jett rocks it out at the Great Lakes Naval Station! Jul-31-2014

Entering the Great Lakes Naval Base you want to tip your head to all the men and women who are in training and as you drive into the 1,932 acre facility one has to remember that this site was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds of the Naval Base were open to the public... (Read More)

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