| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:13 AM
Mavis Staples will be featured at the 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 8 through 10 in Grant Park. The festival will run 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on several stages each day. Staples will close the fest at the Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus...
| Dec 28, 2011
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:20 PM
A lazy, soul-funk version of “Come On In My Kitchen” kicks off 100 Years of Robert Johnson, the new album by the Big Head Blues Club, an offshoot of the Colorado-based band Big Head Todd and the Monsters that adds, oh, just a few musicians you...
| Jul 28, 2011
Actress Taryn Manning stopped by to talk about her upcoming film The Perfect Age Of Rock n' Roll, which premieres on August 5th. The film is a rock 'n' roll drama about two childhood friends and former rock 'n' roll bandmates who become estranged and...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...