July 23, 2021
Bad Bunny. Allstate Arena. Photo by Kevin Mares. ChicagoMusic.com

Bad Bunny brings X100PRE Tour to Chicago

Bad Bunny ignited the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL with his sold out X100Pre Tour on Friday night. The entire Arena went dark as the ...
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Vince Staples. House of Vans 2019. Photo by- Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker. Chicago, Il. ChicagoMusic.com

Vince Staples Brings the Heat to the House of Vans

House of Vans Chicago has officially launched their summer concerts House Parties. This series of concerts feature artists, bands and musicians from across the world. ...
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Gunna. House of Blues. Photo by- Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker. Chicago, Il. ChicagoMusic.com

Photos: Gunna “Drip or Drown 2” tour Chicago with Lil Keed

Chicago was in for a treat when Gunna announced the Drip or Drown 2 tour with Lil Keed. The House of Blues Chicago played host for ...
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Billie Eilish, March 31, 2018. Photo by Samantha Reyes. Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL

Billie Eilish Proves She’s One to Watch at Her Sold Out Lincoln Hall Show

I never would’ve thought that I would someday be in my early thirties fangirling over a sixteen year old girl.  Having seen my second Billie ...
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Rhye, Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL. March 8, 2018. Photo by Samantha Reyes.

Rhye Brings Beauty in Softness at Sold Out Thalia Hall Show

Boulevards One of the unexpected surprises of the night was the high-energy, eighties-infused set from opener Boulevards–stage name for Raleigh, North Carolina based R&B/soul musician ...
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Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei Brings a Gorgeous Set to a Sold Out Subterranean

Jordan Rakei is currently on his first tour of the US alongside his live band, brought an incredibly unique show to Chicago. For those who ...
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G Jones and Eprom Revisit Chicago on B2B Tour

Only four months after playing a sold-out 1st Ward Chop Shop, bass music scene icons G Jones and Eprom return to Chicago. After being on ...
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The National, Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL. December 13, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes

The National Brings a Second Night of Emotionally-Driven Dad Rock

This Is The Kit This Is The Kit opened with a brief, yet angelic set befitting the gorgeously gilded Civic Opera.  Although the number of ...
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Say Anything, Metro, Chicago, IL. December 11, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes

Say Anything Shouts Out Punk Rock Choruses, Waxes Emo Nostalgia for First of Two-Night Metro Run

Radar State Having never heard of or listened to Radar State before this show, there were a few things I learned during their set. 1. ...
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The Dear Hunter, Bottom Lounge, December 8, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes

The Dear Hunter Introduces New Song Off Self-Released EP “All Is As All Should Be” to Sold Out Bottom Lounge

The Dear Hunter Having only caught the headlining set for this sold out show, I was delighted to find my way about 3 people in ...
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Mogwai, House of Blues Chicago, December 2, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes

Mogwai Fills the House of Blues with Dreamy Sights and Sounds

Xander Harris Experimental electronic producer Xander Harris started the night off on a somber note, reflecting on last year’s Ghost Ship Warehouse tragedy, “…those were ...
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Ekali, Bottom Lounge, November 29, 2017. Photo by Samantha Reyes

Ekali, Medasin Turn It Up on the Babylon Tour

Medasin ft. Josh Pan Supporting act Medasin–known for his remix of Portugal. The Man’s breakthrough hit “Feel It Still” and Masego collaboration on The Pink Polo EP–brought ...
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Jacob Banks. Chicago, Il. Photo by Kevin Baker ImKevinBaker

Jacob Banks, Durand Jones and The Indications Kickstart Holiday Weekend with Soulful Sold Out Show

Durand Jones and the Indications if you’re looking for a blast from the past with a sprinkle of modern flair, look no further than deep ...
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Mura Masa. Red Bull Sound Select 2017 Chicago, Il. Photo by Kevin Baker

Mura Masa, Tennyson, and slenderbodies Eased Their Way Into a Full Blown Dance Party at Concord

slenderbodies I was admittedly slightly bummed when Bonzai–originally slated for this lineup–suddenly dropped out without notice.  However, it was a pleasant surprise that she was ...
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Parquet Courts at Empty Bottle

Parquet Courts, Built To Spill, Meat Wave, Good Willsmith at Empty Bottle

Good Willsmith At first, this sounded like experimental robot noises mixed with a distorted stream, almost like someone jammed the transmission on some white noise. ...
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