May 13, 2014 |
For the 9th consecutive year, Riot Fest will invade Chicago, leaving a trail of chain wallets and black hoodies in its wake. This year, the festival, held in Humboldt Park Sept. 12-14, will feature a smattering of punk, emo, screamo, rap and good ol' fashioned rock bands. Headliners will include The Cure, The National, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, and Slayer. If you're ready to get all up in your feelings, you'll be happy to know that both Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional will be performing this year.
September 18, 2012 |
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***Common, Friday, Nov. 30 ($30-$150, 21+) at the Venue. Lady Gaga, Madeon, Lady Starlight, Wednesday, Feb. 13 ($49.50-$175, all ages) at United Center. ***Of Monsters and Men, Sunday, Dec. 16 ($25, all ages) at Riviera Theatre. On sale noon Friday The Blakes, Young Evils, Wednesday, Oct. 31 ($10-$12, 21+) at Schubas. Cold Specks, Thursday, Nov. 29 ($12, 21+) at Schubas. Lee...
August 5, 2013 |
An underwhelming lineup on paper provided a lot of highs in person--and several lows. These are the best and worst shows we saw this weekend. Best The Postal Service Second-to-last show EVER??? How can you say no? The crowd was smaller than expected at this show, but every person there knew every word. Pure magic. --Dana Moran Chance the Rapper This is bittersweet: the local's major fest debut basically cemented his status as one of Chicago's few through-and-through, naturally talented artists on the rise, whom we likely won't...