| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Earl J.J. Pionke, whose storied Earl of Old Town club on the North Side helped launch the careers of folk singer-songwriters for decades, died Friday, April 26. He was 80.
The club closed more than 30 years ago after a decades-long run as one of the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . ED KOWALCZYK It’s almost four years since Ed Kowalczyk parted ways with Live, the York-based band whose writing and singing he defined with such alternative chart-toppers as “Lightning......
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Singer songwriter Jewel says that as early as 1999, when she had released just two albums, she wanted to do a greatest hits album. And she easily could have. Her 1996 debut album, “Pieces of You,” had produced three Top......
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Today, Lehigh Valley Music starts a new weekly feature. fun. Each Thursday, we'll post a list of concerts going on sale in the next week at area venues, and those that recently went on sale. Ticket Box has run in......
| May 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Singer-songwriter John Fullbright is releasing his debut studio album, "From the Ground Up," on May 8. John Fullbright comes from Okemah, Okla., the birthplace of American folk-music icon Woody Guthrie....
| May 19, 2012
| 11:10 PM
Bonnie Raitt claimed she was “intimidated” by the Chicago Theatre, but that hardly seemed the case Saturday in the first of two sold-out concerts at the Loop landmark.
Raitt’s wisecracks, several at her own expense, and genial banter...
| May 30, 2012
| 12:23 PM
If you like to laugh or if you need a laugh, the Confluence Creative Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday.
An acoustic coffeehouse is scheduled for the evening featuring the music of Bill Gessner. Gessner is a Minnesota native who has been...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Earl of Old Town's 80th Birthday Celebration: Earl Pionke, the founder and namesake of the revered ‘60s and ‘70s Old Town folk institution, the Earl of Old Town, celebrates his 80th birthday with the music and some of the artists he helped...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:02 AM
On Christmas Day 2011, singer-songwriter Tim Easton moved his family and three dogs from Joshua Tree, Calif., to Nashville, Tenn. Having recorded a few of his albums in Nashville, Easton and his wife felt that Music City was the right place to raise their...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
If "Angel From Montgomery" was the only song John Prine ever wrote, his place in music history would be secure. Of course, he's written much, much more; the singer-songwriter and Illinois native's catalog is so deep, you'd be forgiven if you gave up...