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Bruce Springsteen Opens Brooklyn Show With "Purple Rain"

It was Purple Rain, the album, which knocked Born In The USA from the #1 spot of the album charts in 1984.Towering icons of the 80s, Bruce Springsteen and Prince seemed to occupy different musical worlds, but Bruce like seemingly everybody else, also loved and respected Prince.He and the E Street Band put...

Pearl Jam Honors Prince and Jake Arrieta at South Carolina Show

While musicians -- and truly everyone -- worldwide werehonoring Prince and his career after he passed away tragically yesterday, there was another news story that had grabbed the attention of usChicagoans, and baseball fans everywhere.Jake Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs tossed his second no-hitter in 11 regular season starts as a part of a 16-0...

Setlist / Video | Avett Brothers @ Chicago Theater 4/21/16

We'll have much more on tonight's show when we'll have a reporter in attendance, but newsfrom The Avett's Chicago run opener was too good not to share.The band ran through a 25 song set, paying tribute to Merle Haggard early in the set, and tipping their hat to Prince during an emotional "Pretty Girl From...

Tedeschi Trucks Band To Headline Blues On The Fox This June

When the second Wheels Of Soul Tour was announced earlier this year, Chicago area Tedeschi Trucks Band fans were a little despondent, despite having a two night dose of the band at The Chicago Theater in January.But apparently there was no reason for despair after all, as the band has been tapped to headline...

Setlist / Video | Smashing Pumpkins / Liz Phair @ Civic Opera House 4/14/16

Smashing Pumpkins welcomed original guitarist James Iha to the stage for a mini Siamese Dream set and an encore take on The Rolling Stones' Angie. It was Iha's third appearance with the band after a pair of LA shows in late March.His appearance was just one highlight inside a super-sized show that featured David...

Watch Father John Misty Cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” At The Riviera

Thursday was the first of two sold out shows at The Riviera for Father John Misty, and the songwriter didnt hold back.Always a fan of oddball covers, he performed Nine Inch Nails Closer in the encore, sandwiched between the acoustic I Went To The Store One Day and the epic The Ideal Husband.Its...

Stream / Download / Photos | David Gilmour @ United Center 4/8/16

Hey! Gilmour introduced a new song to distinguish the final Chicago appearance from his previous two.  The title track from his 2006 solo album, On An Island, found it's way into Friday's second set.  Otherwise, he stayed close to the script, while pleasing a whole new crowd on the Chicago closer.Have a listen...

Beyondify: Superstars, New Psych, Americana & Locals

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotfiy. There's a number of things to share in this edition, so I've decided to divide into fourdistinct segments: superstars, psychedelic, Americana and local bands.1. SuperstarsThe stars don't get bigger than Paul Simon. I was pretty surprised that when I first discovered this...

Recap & Photos | HÆLOS Live at Empty Bottle 4/7/16

By: Philamonjaro StudioHLOS, the UK trio comprised of Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith played their first Chicago show supporting their debut recording on Matador Records. Full Circle was released last month and on the heels of showcasing at SXSW, they drew a sizablecrowd of both eager fans in-the-making and educated fans-in-the-know.The band's...

Stream / Download / Photos / Video | David Gilmour @ Auditorium Theater 4/6/16

It was the same setlist, but different feel -- from hockey stadium to old school theater -- for the second of three David Gilmour appearances in Chicago.It seems like the Floyd police are heavily policing YouTube for videos and, our post on Monday's show feel victim to it. For this summary of Wednesday's show,...