April 30, 2014 |
Several musicians made the news in recent years after they got robbed while touring through Chicago. Oregon-based band Portugal. The Man lost $80,000 worth of gear after playing Lollapalooza in 2011. But the story has a somewhat happy ending: Chicago police officers recovered some of the gear after it was sold at the 40th and Ashland Avenue Swap-O-Rama later that summer. San Francisco-based band FayRoy parked their van, with all of their instruments inside of it, in Ukranian Village on Sept.
April 30, 2014 |
On any given night, a Chicagoan has dozens of opportunities to hear live musicians perform. But that also means a thief has at least as many chances to nab thousands of dollars worth of music gear from touring performers. Depending on who you ask within Chicago's music scene, the city may be the "Bermuda Triangle" of band gear. Or it may just be another major metropolitan area offering both peril and opportunity for indie musicians on the road. Consider the Louisiana band Brass Bed, who have been victims of theft twice while...
April 8, 2014
***= Recommended shows On sale 9 a.m. Friday Celtic Thunder, Sunday, Nov. 30 ($32.50, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. On sale 10 a.m. Friday O.A.R., Phillip Phillips, Saturday, June 21 ($42.50, all ages) at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, Neal McCoy, Saturday, July 19 ($45.75-$89.75, all ages) at Wrigley Field. ***Jack White, Benjamin Booker, Wednesday, July 23 ($49.50-$75, all ages) at Chicago Theatre, Thursday, July...
March 25, 2014 |
***= Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Wednesday Lollapalooza, Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2, Sunday, Aug. 3 (one-day passes $100; three-day passes sold out) at Grant Park. On sale 10 a.m. Friday Gabrielle Aplin, Tuesday, May 13 ($15, 18+) at Schubas. Dark Star Orchestra, Friday, June 27 ($25, 18+) at Park West. Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes, Tuesday, May 20 ($38.50-$103.50, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. M.I.A., A$AP Ferg, Thursday, May 1 ($35, 18+)
March 18, 2014 |
***= Matt Pais' recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday Backstreet Boys, Avil Lavigne, Wednesday, June 11 ($15-$150, all ages) at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Jim Jefferies, Friday, June 21 ($37.50, 18+) at Vic Theatre. ***Ray LaMontagne, Friday, June 27 ($20-$69.50, all ages) at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Friday, June 27 ($29.75-$69.50, all ages) at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
March 11, 2014 |
On sale 10 a.m. Friday Gladys Knight, The Temptations Review, Friday, May 9 ($39.50-$90, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham, Saturday, May 31 ($24.50-$59.50, all ages) at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Vampire Weekend, Thursday, June 5 ($39.50, all ages) at UIC Pavilion. On sale 11 a.m. Friday Lana Del Rey, Friday, May 16 ($45, all ages) at Aragon. On sale noon Friday Hey Champ, Sunday, May 4 ($12, 18+)