When the allure of listening to firework bombasts wears off this July 4th weekend, there’s also a hefty lineup of concerts waiting for you.
At 47, Tim McGraw is seven years sober, in the best shape of his life, in the midst of a 30-city tour, and excitedly anticipating his 13th studio album, “Sundown Heaven Town.”
‘I started to write breakup songs again, but this time it felt boring to me.” Sarah McLachlan is throwing us all for a loop on her latest album.
Since the beginning, the Canadian singer-songwriter behind such tearjerkers as “Angel” and “I Will Remember You” has …
The Taste of Chicago includes a healthy side of pop music to accompany its main course of local cuisine. Running from July 9-13, the festival features headlining acts at Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Recent line-ups have included veteran talent like Robert Plant of …
Music legend Ringo Starr arrives in Chicago June 28 not only with his All Starr Band in tow, but with a bevy of artwork that just might give us the clearest view of the man as he stands today.
At the end of 2013, New York-based indie-rockers the Walkmen completed support of their seventh album “Heaven.” Fans and critics had praised the album as the group’s most upbeat. Frontman Hamilton Leithauser described its creation as the band’s easiest. So, it was surprising when members …
Jon Langford, who’s recorded many albums as a member of The Mekons and Waco Brothers, started out in punk and later developed his love of country music inspired by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Wills and other classic country greats. But his new album takes …
Mark Foster’s favorite hit songs are the ones written without thought given to eventual chart potential.
Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include gigs at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City, the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, Majestic Star Casino & Hotel’s Lakeshore Lounge in Gary, and Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
With recent bands like Fitz and the Tantrums packing halls, and sweat-soaked old-school talent like Charles Bradley on the rise, the soul music revival that began in the late ’90s continues to percolate. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been at the vanguard, outlasting dabblers and trend-jumpers by producing impassioned material and electrifying shows since launching from Brooklyn in 2000.
Once you get past her sensitive, yet strong, voice and her breathtaking beauty, you find that singer-songwriter Christina Perri has one more endearing gift. She is a freak when it comes to numbers. “We began working on this album on Oct. 23, 2012, and spent …
“This is my new chapter of rebirth,” says the Sugarland singer.
Revue at Theater at the Center sounds terrific but falters whenever the music stops and the attempts at dialogue begin.
Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include several gigs at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City.
Trisha Yearwood should consider recording a cover of “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” The country music star-turned-best-selling cookbook author-turned Food Network show host just gushes happiness. And what about that joint tour with hubby Garth Brooks?
Robbed while deliverying milk in Gary, the singer-songwriter changed his outlook and put music first.