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Interview with Shayna Leigh

Artist Spotlight
Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Pre-Order ‘Unbreakable’ Today On Itunes and Receive Instant Downloads Of New Title Track and First Single ‘No Sleeep (Feat. J. Cole)’

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation record label and its distribution partner BMG have set an October 2, 2015 date for the wide release of the superstar’s first studio album in seven years, Unbreakable. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes with instant downloads of the new title... [Read More about Janet Jackson]

Kelela

Kelela

“I think there’s something particularly ‘Kelela’ about starting on a somber note;" this is how Kelela introduces her sublime, shape-shifting new EP, and in particular the cavernous tumble of its first song “A Message." While the track continually falls to pieces and puts itself back together again, Kelela duets with a disembodied spectre of herself recounting the emotional purgatory of a newly abandoned relationship. It’s more than an opening song, it is the moment ... [Read More about Kelela]

Music Gallery
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

A.K.A. - Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records

A.K.A. – Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records – is out today and she’s celebrating its release with a series of high profile television appearances. Last night s... [Read More]

Sledge Leather

Sledge Leather

Leather Leone, remember her? She once was ruling the metal wasteland as one of the leading female voices of heavy metal. The voice of Chastain who added fuel to the metallic fire of David T.'s amazing shreds and killer riffs, also recording an acclaimed solo record "Shockwaves," before vanish... [Read More]

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks will be bringing her debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” to life and will be hitting the road this spring with select tour dates across North America and Europe. Dates include headlining shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza, Club Nokia in Los Angele... [Read More]

Live Concert Reviews
Stereophonics Live at The Vic Chicago

Stereophonics Live at The Vic Chicago

When I found out Stereophonics was coming to Chicago, I practically sprung out of my chair and straight into a colleague of mine....who by the way was carrying three full and hot cups of hipster brand coffee. (*Oops.) But, I was SO excited!! I mean, who wouldn't be?! -- It's Stereophonics! ... [Read More]

Wynton Marsalis Orchestra at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago

Wynton Marsalis Orchestra at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago

This concert was my first time hearing the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Center Jazz orchestra live. The North Score Center for the performing Arts was a perfect size room for the orchestra; not too big or too small, yet intimate.

They opened with a New Orleans "Dixieland-style" blues. Next ... [Read More]

Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood live at Allstate Arena

Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood live at Allstate Arena

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]

CD Reviews
Beyonce by Beyonce

Beyonce Beyonce - Sony BMG Music Entertainment

The Queen of Pop has stunned us all yet again. Friday the 13th at midnight, Beyonce released her long awaited fourth album self-titled “BEYONCE” via iTunes. The 32 track visual record was a total shock to her fans and to the music industry, for there has never been an artist in history to release... [Read More]

The Killer Instinct by Black Star Riders

The Killer Instinct Black Star Riders - Nuclear Blast Records

Alongside the excellent Revolution Saints album, there's another album landing on the market this month, which will have fans of classic rock looking forward to. Black Star Riders surprised the scene with their remarkable debut album "All Hell breaks Loose" (2013), strongly rooted in the Thin Liz... [Read More]

Got Your Six by Five Finger Death Punch

Got Your Six Five Finger Death Punch - Prospect Park

Listen today, August 28, Five Finger Death Punch, Listen To The Full 'Got Your Sixy' Album Stream Here from Pandora at Got Your Six before it's released at Pandora

“If someone asked me to sum up who and what Five Finger Death Pu... [Read More]

Music photo Gallery
B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash 2014

B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash 2014

Allstate Arena - December 6, 2015 featuring Ariana Grande, Pharrell, 5SOS, Martin Garrix, Lil Jon, MKTO and Rixton... [Read More] [View Gallery]

Slayer

Slayer LIVE in Chicago

"Fuck all that shit; Slayer was fucking awesome!"

What can be said about tonight that hasn't already been written? Metal isn't dead, the crowd was fantastic, and the band simply rocks. Slayer has been out there since the 80s, and unlike another all too obvious heavy metal band out there, the years and success haven't corrupted the energy or quality of Slayer's performance.

Chicago's famous Aragon ... [Read More][View Gallery]

Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus Performs in Chicago

Zola Jesus Performed to a Sold Out Crowd at The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Jan.16, 2015.

Nika Roza Danilova who goes by the name of Zola Jesus performed at The Athenaeum Theatre as part of Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2015.

You asked what is this festival you never heard of...It was started by Schubas’ and now runs by both Schubas' & Lincoln Hall’s as a winter music fest mixes acclaimed, up-&-coming, local & national indi... [Read More][View Gallery]

Movie Reviews
Into The Woods (2014)

Into The Woods (2014)

Into the Woods takes a spin on several classic fairy tales with a modern twist and brings them together into one musical journey. I found this movie starting out on a journey that just kept falling apart as every scene past or note was sung which brings the story into some very suggestive, adult themed tones that is definitely not for the entire family. I sat down with my wife and 6 year old and were looking forward to another Disney classic but found ourselves extremely disappointed. From the beginning the characters and story aren't interesting and are quite jumbled leaving an uneasy feeling with how they tarnish beloved stories that have been part of the Disney legacy....[Read More]

Thirst (1979)

Thirst (1979)

Kate Davis seems to be living an ideal life. However, unbeknownst to her, she just happens to be a long lost descendant of the notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory. And she's just been targeted to join a mysterious cult of rich tycoons who believe they are vampires. Kate obviously doesn't think that thats a good idea of course so they kidnap her and take her to their complex in the country where they literally bleed the young underclass dry....[Read More]

BLOOD MOON (2014)

BLOOD MOON (2014)

In the film, a mysterious drifter named Calhoun hitches a ride with a group of stagecoach travelers on their way to Denver—among them, a young couple, a nervous preacher, and a sultry widower. They stop in an abandoned mining town and find the body of a saloon owner torn to shreds by…something (Grizzlies? A pack of wolves?). While holding an impromptu memorial, the preacher is murdered by two outlaws, who herd the group into the saloon at gunpoint and hold them hostage....[Read More]