May 20, 2014 |
Last year, Bruce Finkelman (Empty Bottle) and Craig Golden (Longman & Eagle, Space) teamed up to reopen Thalia Hall, a Chicago landmark originally opened in 1892 at the corner of 18th and Allport streets to serve as a community arts center for Pilsen. Dusek's, the venue's restaurant, and Punch House, the basement bar, quickly gained citywide attention. Now, the owners are adding a live music destination to a South Side largely lacking in the packed music venues and nightclubs that thrived in the '50s and '60s.
May 13, 2014 |
For Michael Novak, the performing arts have come full circle. As a kid growing up in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was bitten by the stage bug when he attended his first theatrical performance: "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Now, he returns to the Auditorium to leap, soar and fly onstage with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of the world-renowned modern dance ensemble's 60th anniversary tour, which ends its spring season in Chicago before gearing up for national and...
May 12, 2014 |
The three sisters of Haim didn't release any music until they'd been a band for five years, spending much of that time honing what's now a must-see live show. On “Falling,” the first track on the group's consistently catchy debut album “Days Are Gone,” they sing, “No one's ever enough.” Conclusion: These are women with great expectations. “We definitely do have high standards, and we're definitely not afraid to say no,” says Alana Haim by phone with a laugh. “I think before the record came out a lot of people around...
April 30, 2014 |
Heads, begin nodding. Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi and Bassnectar are among the headliners for the 5th annual North Coast Music Festival, promoter React Presents revealed exclusively to RedEye. As in past years, the fest (Aug. 29-31 at Union Park) caters to fans of rap, EDM, folk and jam bands, with other highlights including Dr. Dog, Washed Out and Action Bronson. Local acts scheduled to perform include Wild Belle, Zebo, ProbCause and Midnight Conspiracy. See below for the lineup, with more acts to be announced later.
April 21, 2014 |
The lineup for the 34th annual Taste of Chicago will include AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy and Aloe Blacc at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park on July 9-13, the City of Chicago has announced. The City of Chicago announced the Petrillo Music Shell performances for this year's Taste of Chicago, July 9-13. Other acts scheduled include Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark, Jr., Saints of Valory and the Wailers. More performances will be announced at a...
April 14, 2014 |
RedEye exclusive: This morning the Summer Set Music and Camping Festival announced its lineup, which includes Wu-Tang Clan, Bassnectar and Chicago rap artist Chance the Rapper. In its third year, the festival will take place Aug. 15-17 in Somerset, Wis. Although blind pre-sale tickets are sold out, tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday. The three-day event is curated by Chicago promotions group React Presents, which also produces Spring Awakening and the North Coast Music Festival....