Month: July 2017

“How To Be A Rock Critic” by Jessica Blank and Erick Jensen at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL

“How To Be A Rock Critic” by Jessica Blank and Erick Jensen at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL USA July 22, 2017 Play Review by Maja Rios “How To Be A Rock Critic” based on the writings of real Rock and Jazz Critic, Lester Bangs, acted by Erick Jensen who also co-wrote the script. Erick Jensen did a remarkable job inhabiting the real person and critic, Lester Bangs who wrote for Rolling Stone and Cream magazine. The scene opens in a disheveled apartment, strewn with empty beer cans, cough syrup bottles, and tons of books and magazines, and albums and...

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Gabriel and the Apocalypse at The Wire

Gabriel and the Apocalypse Hit The Wire, Berwyn, IL, USA on July 13, 2017 By Coren McLeod Nothing could motivate me more to go out on a Thursday night after my big girl job, than having a phenomenal band in town which I have admired from the very 1st time my ears gave a listen. Gabriel and the Apocalypse (GATA) hit the Chicagoland area with their vicious tour with Wednesday 13 on Thursday July 13th at the famous Wire in Berwyn, Il. I kind of knew what to expect from this massive band hailing from Minnesota. A hard hitting...

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A Night with Vinnie Paul

Kyng, Avatar and Hellyeah! The Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY, US – July 21, 2017 Story by Joshua Thomas   To be completely honest,  I didn’t know much about these bands before the show, except for Hellyeah because of my favorite drummer Vinnie Paul.  Nevertheless, when they all took the stage I instantly became a fan. Kyng, the three-piece from LA, were no doubt the underdog of the show and possibly my favorite of the night.  With the soulful guitar from Tony Castaneda, the powerful drumming from Pepe Clark and the epic bass playing and harmonizing by Eddie Veliz...

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Chicago Open Air 2017 – Day With Slayer and Ozzy : Part 1

Chicago Open Air 2017, Chicago’s Heavy Metal Festival Brings Over 70,000 Fans for 3 Day Weekend Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL, USA, Sunday July 16 2017 Review by Jake Warkel The final day of Chicago Open Air 2017 with the last two bands of the evening Slayer on the second stage and then the one and only “The Prince of Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne on the main stage with the his fellow brother on his left once again Zakk Wylde. Ozzy will reunite with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde for a summer tour that marks the 30th anniversary of when the two first...

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Sam Hunt – 15 in A 30 Tour

Sam Hunt – 15 in A 30 Tour Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL, USA – July 8, 2017 By Shelly Hernandez Who doesn’t love a little country mixed with R & B? Apparently everyone does because Sam Hunt sold out the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre! With opening performances by Ryan Follese, Chris Janson and Maren Morris – this was an epic night of country fun. Sam Hunt started with evening with “Leave the Night On”, complete with jumping off stage and taking a lap around the main floor. Before taking a break to “get to know Chicago”, Hunt sang...

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