April 24, 2014 |
These days, you might easily find yourself nodding your head before cheering on the Bulls at the United Center. The pregame groove is the handiwork of DJ Flipside. The Chicago native is actually the official music coordinator for the Bulls this season. RedEye chatted it up with him during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. "Official Music Coordinator" sounds like a pretty intense title. Yeah, This is the first year for this position so it's been fun so far. I actually work on the job with DJ Marquis and DJ Metro.
April 21, 2014 |
"Say Say Say"! Did you hear that Paul McCartney is coming back to Chicago this July? Yes, Macca-mania is set to run wild on the Second City. After two shows at Wrigley Field in 2011, the former Beatle will bring his "Silly Love Songs" to the United Center on July 9th, with tickets set to go on sale Monday, April 28th. You can buy a "Ticket to Ride" here. As an added bonus, here is a list of songs that Paul McCartney either wrote or sang that I was too lazy to shoehorn into this concert announcement and the "so bad it gets good then gets bad again"...
February 26, 2014 |
Two Blackhawks walk into a Chicago bar ... And order milk? MILK! That's right. Milk instead of a cold beer. That's what Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook were drinking when they made cameos in Tuesday night's episode of "Chicago Fire. " Why would they order milk? While we're waiting to hear from NBC, we came up with our own list of potential reasons: 1. There is a shortage of champagne after the Stanley Cup celebrations over the summer. 2. Milk has become the official drink at the United Center.
February 17, 2014 |
No one, not even Justin Timberlake, can do it all. Actually, strike that - JT seemingly does it all. He just doesn't do it all equally well. Beginning an hour late and delivering a 140-minute, entertaining but uneven show Sunday at United Center, the pop singer/musician/actor/comedian/entrepreneur/golfer covered Elvis Presley (“Heartbreak Hotel”), Michael Jackson (“Human Nature”) and Bell Biv DeVoe (“Poison”). He danced with remarkable ease but also spent a significant amount of time playing piano and acoustic guitar,...
December 19, 2013 |
After both attending Wednesday's Kanye West show at United Center, we decided to do a written version of "Good or what?" Here's the email conversation that ensued. MP: Ernest, I feel like every show I attend lately has a Nickelodeon “GUTS”-style mountain and women in body stockings elevating the artist toward the sky. I mean, do something different, people. OK, no. Wednesday's Kanye West show at United Center was unusual, strange, fun, unsettling, captivating and challenging all at once.
November 5, 2013 |
UPDATE: Kanye West's Yeezus tour dates have been officially rescheduled for Chicago as well as other tour stops. The Nov. 7 and 9 dates have been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Ticketholders should hold onto their tickets; Nov. 7 tickets will be honored Dec. 17, Nov. 9 tickets Dec. 18. Detroit and Toronto stops on the tour have been rescheduled as well as Chicago. Yeezus will go to Detroit on Dec. 19 and Toronto on Dec. 22-23. Fake Shore Drive was first to report the postponed shows Monday afternoon.