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Riot Fest 2017 Chicago Music Festival

September 15, 2017

The 2017 Chicago's Riot Fest brought out hundreds of thousands of metal, alt, emo, pop, ska, and hip-hop heads for three full days with five stage rocking at the same time. The acoustics for Riot Fest were so spectacular that I caught Taking Back Sunday open their set next to Wu Ta... (Read More)

Matchbox Twenty - A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017

September 17, 2017

Clearly, the summer touring season has ended. Fall is here and next will be the harsh reality of winter.

I, on the other hand, wanted one last thrill to my summer. I work hard so I can get amazing opportunities to cover bands I love. One band which takes the top spot for ... (Read More)

Jack Russell's Great White Bites Back

September 22, 2017

I remember back in 1987 hanging out with one of my best friends, in high school, and hearing "Rock Me," by Great White, for the first time. It was smooth and bluesy, but it just killed when the song climaxed. This was my beginning of a fandom for the groove and blues that made Great Wh... (Read More)

13th Floor Haunted House - Chicago 2017

October 13, 2017

Having gone the previous week to House of Torment, I was able to take a trip to Melrose Park, home of the amazing Taste of Melrose held every Labor Day weekend. It is also home of one of the scariest haunted houses in Illinois, 13th Floor. Located at 1940 George Street in Melrose Park,... (Read More)

House of Torment - Chicago 2017

October 9, 2017

This year I returned to take on the House of Torment once more and for whatever reason I found myself more scared this time around. I was trying to put my (severed) finger on it as to why& Returning to Morton Grove, the great folks at House of Torment have gone out of their way to scare the ever ... (Read More)

Joe Walsh - First You have Farm Aid and now VetsAid

September 20, 2017

You think it is just another benefit for something that you really don't care about. But it was not. This benefit really pulls on people hearts strings. Joe Walsh whose dad was in the military (while on active service), decided to do this benefit for the vets and their families. Many... (Read More)

U2 Joshua Tree 2017 - Kansas City, MO

September 12, 2017

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Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold Tour

September 10, 2017

Stevie Nicks, the singer & the songwriter - the poet - the storyteller. Stevie Nicks is legendary and Chicago welcomed her to the Ravinia stage with one of the best shows ever performed at the outdoor venue. Stevie came out showcasing a super mix of new songs off her latest album "24... (Read More)

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - Buffalo, New York

September 5, 2017

The clouds cleared just in time at New Era Field in Orchard Park when U2's Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to town on Sept 5. The Buffalo date was one of a handful added in the US, Mexico and South America after the huge response to the original tour dates through the spring and summer. I... (Read More)

John Mellencamp: Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour 2017

August 27, 2017

With a clear sky and crisp breeze in the air, the popular outdoor venue of Ravinia was nearly sold-out as the crowd waited for John Mellencamp to take stage. He brought along on tour Carlene Carter as his opening act. Daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, Carlene held her own on stag... (Read More)

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