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Neil Young To Embark on Solo Summer Tour

Neil Young is set to hit the road once again. On Wednesday, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a string of solo performances scheduled to take place this summer. According to Neil Young Archives, the brief six show run will make stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Ahead of the performances, Neil shared his thoughts […]

George Clinton, The Flaming Lips to Headline Taste of Chicago 2018

When it comes to Taste of Chicago, showing restraint is easier said than done. With sights and smells from over 60 local food venders, it can be easy for one to spiral into a self-induced food coma. Luckily, another year of stellar (and free) entertainment will help you break away from temptation. On Wednesday morning, Chicago’s […]

Mac DeMarco Teams Up With Melanie Faye For “Eternally 12”

It started last night. Exhausted after a long day, I decided to check Instagram one final time before going to bed. As I scrolled through my feed, I received a notification that Mac DeMarco was going live. After clicking on the stream, it became apparent that Mac was busy working in the studio, and was […]

Flea Announces Memoir “Acid for the Children”

It’s happening. On September 25th, Flea’s long-awaited memoir will finally hit shelves. “Acid for the Children” will be an unabridged ‘tell-all’ chronicle of the bassist’s life experiences, triumphs, and hardships. The 400-page narrative will provide readers with a first-hand glimpse into the musician’s tumultuous past, including his reoccurring struggles with substance abuse.  Further details have not yet […]

Albert Hammond Jr. Leaves Chicago On Profound High Note

Nostalgia was at an all-time high this weekend. When I first received the news of my confirmation to cover Albert Hammond Jr.’s show on April 6th, I started to reminisce. Somehow, three years had already passed since I last found myself waiting outside Bottom Lounge prior to the guitarist’s 2015 performance. Digging up my copy of “Momentary […]