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You blew wads of cash on big shows and now your wallet's hurtin'. Still, you've got to get out, right? Check out the free music nights at these venues. Wild Hare. Though most nights at this Wrigleyville stalwart will cost you some coin, Tuesdays are...
Special to the TribuneLee Ann Womack is the kind of woman who women want as a close friend. Headlining the second day of the city's Country Music Festival on Sunday at Petrillo band shell, Womack was both sweet and sassy, down-to-earth and given to moments of Oprah-style...
It's Tuesday night and the juke joint's jumpin'. Chatter gets louder, laughter digs deeper, and the dancing involves more body parts as the night goes on. Everyone and no one is there to hear Devil In A Woodpile. The music neither binds rapt audiences...
Tribune rock criticJust as in their previous incarnation as the Grateful Dead, the Other Ones saunter on stage and begin to play as though picking up a conversation with an old friend, the musicians bantering for a few moments until a song emerges. The Other Ones are...
Special to the TribuneSomewhere, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Dixon were smiling. James Blood Ulmer, the avant-garde jazz guitarist with the Kabuki hair, was making many of Wolf and Dixon's legendary Chess Records sides the centerpiece of his performance at the Chicago Blues...
Tags: Howlin' Wolf, Basketball, Bob Seger, Blues (genre), Grant Park
The summer concert season in Chicago opens Thursday, May 30, with a welcome twist on business as usual: one of the most adventurous main-stage lineups at the Chicago Blues Festival in recent memory. And it's free, in contrast to the mega-event that will...
Special to the TribuneFour weeks ago, Koko Taylor was in the hospital, undergoing angioplasty to clear blockage from her main cardiac artery after she collapsed onstage. Friday night, she was back onstage again. Admittedly, Taylor's performance at House of Blues, her first...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Koko Taylor, Death, Health
World Music Fest, Eddie C. Campbell and Willie Smith with Malian musician Boubacar Traore at the MCASpecial to the TribuneOne theme being explored in this year's Chicago World Music Festival is the commonalities between Chicago's own culturally diverse musical heritage and those of other parts of the globe. Saturday night's concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art focused...
Tags: Elvis Presley, Blues (genre), Music Industry, Bo Diddley, Mali
Tribune rock critic"Elvis Presley ain't got no soul, Chuck Berry is rock 'n' roll." So rapped Mos Defthe highly respected Brooklyn hip-hop emceeon his 1999 debut solo album, "Black on Both Sides." Of course it's not exactly news that black artists have as great a...
With another concert season upon us, Play On looks ahead to 2004 and pays tribute to the shows that thrilled in 2003. Last year, I saw hundreds of sets by countless bands, and here are the 10 best: 1. Rocket from the Tombs at Abbey Pub, June 4: In its...
Metromix.comChicago rapper Twista was injured and his bodyguard, Arthur "Butch" Dixon, was killed when their van flipped over on a Pennsylvania interstate early Monday as the two headed home after a canceled concert. Twista, whose real name is Carl Mitchell,...
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