As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — which now has nearly 7,000 confirmed cases in Illinois as of publication — almost everyone is facing some kind of hardship. Artists, in particular, have been hit …

The pop pantheon consists of icons such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Prince — if her new album is any indication, Dua Lipa should join this list one day. On the heels of her smash-hit …

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Indie-rock quartet Sunday Cruise is a young band hailing from the Northwest Chicago suburb Elgin. The members are also high schoolers who have grown in a local scene, one that has produced successful musicians in …

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The year was 2000. White eye makeup was all the rage and Britney Spears had just dropped the highly anticipated lead single to her second album, “Oops!… I Did It Again” March 27. Twenty years …

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Alternative rock band Microwave had to postpone and cancel dates on its world tour, set to cover the U.S. and U.K., due to the continued spread of the novel coronavirus. Cases of COVID-19 have risen …

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Niall Horan really seems to be going through it. Someone should check on him, maybe bring him a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and a fleece blanket. Or maybe not, since everyone should be practicing …

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Social distancing and limited gatherings amid the coronavirus crisis have brought touring plans in the music industry to a screeching halt.  The novel coronavirus has been spreading around the world at a rapid rate, amounting …

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What makes a good band stand out from a great band is its ability to grow musically and experiment with a variety of sounds. That’s exactly what Chicago-based band Belmont has done on its new …