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Real Estate Offers Old and New In Mesmerizing Return To Chicago

Nearly four months to the date since their set at Taste of Randolph, Real Estate made their return to the Windy City. Preparing to release their fifth full-length studio album, the well-regarded indie rockers made their way to Chicago’s north side for a sold out show at Lincoln Hall. The performance marked the second of […]

Mac DeMarco Thrills Chicago Crowd During Two Night Residency

After attending my first Mac DeMarco show last weekend, one thing is certain. There’s no other experience quite like it. While the charismatic Canadian transplant often brings as much energy as a triple shot of espresso, he holds a sincere ability to connect with his audience on an intimate level. Backed by bandmates Joe McMurray, […]

Brian Wilson and The Zombies Blend Past And Present In Milwaukee

On September 22nd, music fanatics of all ages made their way to Milwaukee’s beautiful Riverside Theater for a Sunday evening show. This wasn’t just any performance. Fans prepared to witness some of the most prolific musicians in modern history. For the third to last stop on their “Something Great From 68” co-headlining tour, music legends […]

Farm Aid 2019 Helps Restore Hope For Home Grown Agriculture

On September 21st, Farm Aid made its inaugural stop at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. It would serve as the second time in 34 years that the one day festival has appropriately taken place in the heart of America’s Dairyland. Since its initial foundation in 1985, Farm Aid and its board of […]

Riot Fest Celebrates 15 Years With Three Massive Days

To no surprise, Riot Fest further reinforced its position as Chicagoland’s most authentic and premier music festival. From September 13th-15th, music lovers from all over the globe flocked to Chicago’s Douglas Park neighborhood for three packed days of top tier entertainment. The constant threat of rain did anything but intimidate the masses making their way […]