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The Who Receive Warm Welcome From Frozen Tinley Park Crowd

By now, you’ve likely noticed a similar trend within most of my recent write-ups: a heavy emphasis on weather. For those who have (wisely) kept their distance from the Midwest, I can promise that it’s far from an exaggeration. Given the unpleasant conditions during The Who’s May 21st outdoor performance at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, it […]

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Exceed All Expectations In Milwaukee Debut

No two Dead concerts are ever the same. For many, they aren’t just concerts, but rather phases to a perennial mecca, eternally woven deep into the cultural fabric of America. For the better part of the last five decades, fans have religiously traveled coast to coast and everywhere in between to follow the California jam-band and the incarnations of its former members. […]

CRB Thaws Chicago Crowd During Thalia Hall Residency

Failing to distinguish the highway lines through a small opening on my frozen windshield, I came to terms with the fact that I may not make it to my destination. While it may sound overdramatic, Chicago was in the wake of a historically treacherous polar vortex, with temperatures falling (well) below zero. To make matters […]

Death Cab For Cutie Awes In Return To Chicago

Just two months after performing Transatlanticism in its entirety at The Auditorium Theatre, Death Cab For Cutie made their return to Chicago. On December 2nd, the indie-rockers headlined 101 WKQX’s “The Nights We Stole Christmas” winter concert series. Accompanied by openers Lovelytheband and Elle King, the Washington-based group surpassed all expectations; Death Cab’s presence was […]

Smokey Robinson Returns to Waukegan In Fine Form

The term ‘legend’ is often thrown around anytime one’s contributions or achievements are applauded. Some may even argue that it’s used a bit loosely. When your accolades include being a Kennedy Center Honoree, writing 37 top 40 hits, and co-founding one of the most prolific record labels in music history, this debate can only go […]