Concert Preview: Michael Kiwanuka at Park West

    Editorial note: The following is a guest post from our friend and Live Fix contributor Moira McCormick who recently sat down to chat with Michael Kiwanuka before his gig in New York.     “I’m just enjoying the roller coaster,” says Michael Kiwanuka, a few hours before the Sept. 18 opening concert of […]

Concert Preview: Lounge Ax Reunion Celebration

  Continuing our exploration of live rock history in Chicago, here’s news via the Chicago Tribune about a retrospective party celebrating the Lounge Ax, one of the Windy City’s central hubs and greatest venues for indie-rock in 90′s. As Greg Kot reports: The co-owners of the club, Sue Miller Tweedy and Julia Adams, will host […]

Concert Preview: A.V. Club, Hideout Block Party 2012

  Our Hideout Block Party exploration continues as The Hideout and A.V. Club join forces for a combined summer festival set to take place on Sept 14 & 15 at the Hideout. So far the line up includes: Iron & Wine, Glen Hassard, Lee Fields and the Expression, The Corin Tucker Band, Waco Brothers, Redmoon […]

Concert Preview: iTunes Festival 2012

Continuing our exploration of virtual live music experiences and mobile apps, here’s news about the iTunes Festival 2012, one of the most interactive and mobile events of 2012. For 30 days in September, 60 artists will perform live in London and fans can buy tickets to the event or watch the action live on their […]

Concert Preview: K. Flay Can Rap Better Than Your Honor Roll Student

We like girls who can rap, especially those who are from Chicago and graduated from Stanford. That’s why tomorrow night we’re heading out to Subterranean to re-explore the live show of Chicago-native Katherine Flaherty (aka K.Flay). Colleen and I first discovered K. Flay’s cunning blend of hip hop, pop, rock and humorous rhymes back in […]

Concert Preview: RE:MIX LAB at River Arts Center

On Saturday, November 19th we’ll be checking out the RE:MIX LAB presented by Antenna Magazine at the River East Arts Center. The RE:Mix LAB, fueled by the new Hyundai Veloster, is a multi-day, multi-media event, which will feature music, gaming, and film in support of the soon to be released RE:GENERATION music documentary. Theophilus London […]

Watch This: Sound Opinions Screens The Last Waltz

Continuing our exploration of classic and contemporary rock documentaries, here’s a great chance to hangout with our friends over at Sound Opinions for a 35th anninversary celebration screening of the Last Waltz at the Music Box in Chicago. Join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot on Wednesday November 30 at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre in […]

Concert Preview: The Mesmerizing Polymedia Mythology of NewVillager

Editorial note: Earlier this week our friend and Live Fix contributor Moira McCormick caught up with NewVillager before their gig in New York to talk about the story behind the band’s ambitiously esoteric and wonder-filled mythological live show — and what awaits Chicago fans tonight at the Empty Bottle.    “What makes it exciting,” says […]