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Radiohead Play “Blow Out” For The First Time Since 2008

For those unaware, Radiohead opened their North American summer tour last weekend – playing two nights at the United Center in Chicago. The group’s latest leg (in support of the 2016 release “A Moon Shaped Pool“) was filled with plenty of surprises. Between fan favorites, debuts, and deep cuts, the band (once again) managed to […]

Joe Strummer to Release Posthumous Box Set “Joe Strummer 001”

It’s been nearly 16 years since the world lost iconic punk pioneer, Joe Strummer. Thanks to The Clash frontman’s widow and producer, we will be gifted with new music this September. Shortly after his sudden death in late 2002, those close to Strummer found an extensive catalog of previously unreleased material. With the help of […]

The Voidz Persevere During Sold-Out Chicago Gig

November 18th, 2014: While waiting along North Sheffield Avenue, I quickly fell victim to Chicago’s unforgiving winter air. My hands and feet had gone completely numb, but frankly, it was the least of my concerns. More importantly, The Voidz were preparing to make their Chicago debut at The Vic Theatre. Throughout their performance, the band […]

Ray LaMontagne Illuminates Chicago with ‘Part of the Light’ Tour

When dealing with Chicago traffic, always anticipate the worst. After receiving the exciting news of my approval to cover Ray LaMontagne’s performance on Saturday, I wasn’t willing to take any chances. Having time to kill upon my early arrival at Huntington Bank Pavilion, I decided to take a walk through Northerly Island Park – a 40-acre nature […]

Follow Coastal Kites Through the Savalin Forest with Debut Album

Last Friday, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kite took to social media to announce and share new music. Joining forces with fellow Voidz member Amir Yaghmai and Jon Pancoast to form Coastal Kites, the trio has just released their full-length debut. “Journey Into the Savalin Forest” is a 10 track, 35-minute experimental voyage that is simply in a […]