May 23, 2013 |
EAT Burger Day Specials LeaderBar 3000 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-2337 Munch your way into National Burger Day at this Albany Park bar's 75-seat landscaped beer garden with a Leader Burger (Merkts cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, house sauce; regularly $9.95), which is yours for $1 with the purchase of a Three Floyds, Goose Island, Revolution or Half Acre craft beer ($5-$8). Noon-11 p.m. Crosstown Classic Chowdown Poag Mahone's 333 S. Wells St. 312-566-9100 As the Cubs and Sox duke it out, you can show your allegiance with a North Side "Cure for the...
November 30, 2011 |
We already know Kanye West and Jay-Z, whose Watch the Throne tour hit the United Center this week, can drop serious rhymes. Our question: Who is the best entertainer? Kanye West Rap shows used to be pretty dull from a sheer spectacle perspective. You'd have the MC, his hype man, his DJ, various crew members, bodyguards and the occasional groupie (or six). Kanye West didn't re-invent what a rap show could be, but he sure did put his stamp on it. The second he got the level of fame he desired, he put on a certified rock show (The Glow in...
August 5, 2012 |
Best Jack White, 8:15 p.m. at Red Bull sound stage Since this is a family paper, I can't really describe Jack White's show properly. Just consider the rest of this review a series of expletives and me losing my mind. - Dana Moran Oberhofer, 1 p.m. at Bud Light stage I'm as surprised as you may be. I've listened to and enjoyed the band's debut "Time Capsules II" a few times but wasn't prepared for Oberhofer's large crowd and constantly exciting set, incorporating a wide range of creative arrangements for which the members...
May 16, 2013 |
Immediately when the Riot Fest lineup was announced Wednesday night, many noted how this year's bash (Sept. 13-15 in Humboldt Park) ranks among the summer's best music fests. It's easily better than the underwhelming Lolla lineup and deserves to be discussed against an unusually strong Pitchfork roster. Here are 15 reasons (in alphabetical order) this year's Riot Fest roster, well, rocks. AFI You might know them from the hit "Girl's Not Grey," but this Cali band has a solid arsenal of catchy, melodic alterna-punk.
April 24, 2013 |
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there! The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress. That's obvious again as more than 150 local acts entered our 10th annual Rock 'n' Vote contest. These are the 10 best who now compete for your votes - read about them here and, more importantly, listen to them to hear why they were chosen.
November 1, 2013 |
Like many popular young female singers these days, Taylor Momsen has been criticized for incorporating sexuality into her performances, photos and videos. The Pretty Reckless singer sees a bit of a double standard there. “I can see Robert Plant's dick!” she exclaims of the Led Zeppelin frontman's sometimes-revealing attire. “I don't know if anyone is aware of that, but I don't know why everyone just focuses on women.” In large sunglasses, an Eric Clapton T-shirt and knees popping out of torn jeans upstairs at the House of Blues before...