Arguably one of the best groups to emerge from the “pre-wave” days of the 1970s was Chicago’s pioneering power-popsters, Pezband, a collective from suburban Oak Park formed in 1971.
Iconic Windy City jazz-rock group, Chicago has never rested on their laurels nor resigned themselves to being “an oldies” act. According to the ensemble’s trumpeter/vocalist and co-founder, Lee Loughnane, they are not about to start.
A recent experience my wife Alice and I had while attending a concert at a very popular region concert hall is what inspires today’s column topic, “Proper Concert Hall Etiquette.”
With Paul Revere & the Raiders co-headlining the “Where the Action Is: An Evening of Hits and Laughs” at Star Plaza Theatre tonight, I thought it fun to share fun facts about “the legend of Paul Revere.”
For those of Chicagoland’s baby boomer population, a little piece of us died on Monday when the news broke of former Chicago radio personality Jerry G. Bishop having died the night before at the age of 77 following a heart attack at his home in San Diego.
On Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., five notable regional music talents will join forces at Front Porch Music (505 E. Lincolnway) in Valparaiso for an all ages music festival dubbed as “Acoustic Artists For Animals.”
Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds are among the most impacting of the British Invasion groups of the mid-1960s, because the band was a springboard for three of rock’s greatest guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The Mighty Men of God is a regional gospel quartet planning to flex their four-part harmony skills for all to enjoy on Sunday during a free 6 p.m. concert at the First Baptist Church of Griffith (324 North Colfax).
The sudden death last Friday of Bad Examples bassist Tom “Pickles” Piekarski, age 61, shocked and saddened the Chicagoland music community which he had been a part of since 1972.
Chicago music veteran Robert Rolfe Feddersen releases his latest solo album “American Loser” on Saturday with a release party at Crown Brewery Company (211 S. East Street) in his adopted hometown of Crown Point.
Front Porch Music -- a mecca for local players of varying degrees of skill and talent from the Northwest Indiana music scene – presents “The First Annual Front Porch Music Festival” Aug. 4 at downtown Valparaiso’s Central Park.
Five regional bands and at least as many costumed characters will gather together as Goodfellas Bar & Grill literally goes to the dogs (and the cats too) Sunday during an afternoon fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Miller (www.millercritters.com). A free wi…
When film director Quentin Tarantino used Dick Dale’s 1962 instrumental rock classic “Misirlou” to open up his 1994 cult classic, “Pulp Fiction,” the surf guitar god was introduced to a whole new generation of fans not born when he released his 1960 debut LP, “Surfer’s Choice.”
Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation (NICK) presents “Rock 4 Hope” from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Hall (805 Elm Street) in Valparaiso to raise funds for its care and support programs for the families affected by pediatric cancer. All ages welcome. Cost is $10.
Free live blues music returns to Munster this summer several years after the popular but costly annual “Munster Blues Fest” held at the Town Hall Municipal Complex on Ridge Road came to an end.
On May 29, Midwest music icon, Marvin Junior died of complications from longtime kidney and heart ailments. He was 77.
In the many years of doing this column, I have written on all styles of music, but had never focused my attention on the genre of “scum pop.”
From the ashes of his last group 3 Peace, veteran bassist Mike Vetromila has risen like a phoenix with a new project. Staying with the trio format, Vetromila has assembled The Hot Rod Heathens with drummer Patrick Mulloy (ex-Purple Rose Gang) and guitarist/trumpeter/vocalist Jordan Gross (ex…
Northwest Indiana's music community lost another beloved member of its ranks May 4, when veteran music maker Jack Adams Sr., 75, of Highland, passed away.
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