Music

It was an intimate night at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.) March 26.  Australian singer-songwriter RY X played a sold-out show at the Chicago venue but made it feel as if there were only …

Music

Elon Musk is a man of many titles: CEO of Tesla, philanthropist, businessman and now a SoundCloud rapper. Musk, 47, released an autotuned rap memorializing a gorilla who died almost three years ago. Emo G …

Arts & Entertainment

Billy Joel’s infamous “Piano Man” has finally met its challenger: the Texas Piano Man. Robert Ellis, known on stage as the The Texas Piano Man will bring his talent and uncanny stage presence to Chicago …

Music

The Lollapalooza 2019 lineup is here and it’s stacked. The annual music festival, which will be held Aug. 1-4 this summer, boasts powerhouse headliners Ariana Grande, The Strokes, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, …

Music

Lonesome cowboy Tommy LeLand returned home to Chicago with his bandmates in country outlaw band Flying Buffaloes as it lit up the Beat Kitchen stage. Flying Buffaloes was joined by former punk rock, revitalized country …

Music

The Biblical prophet Ezra built on the teachings of past leaders to create his own spiritual revival, and the Ezra Collective followed a similar path.  The band played a sold-out crowd at Schubas Tavern (3159 …

Music

While most artists tend to reside alone on the stage during shows, Canadian rock band Arkells mixed it up by jumping into the crowd and bringing fans on stage. The band members found stepping down …

Events

Store owners and recording artists from the Chicago record store scene sat on a panel at the House of Vans (113 N. Elizabeth Street) Feb. 28 to build excitement around Record Store Day and the …