Saturday at Lollapalooza Aug09

Saturday at Lollapalooza

January 27, 2009. That was the last day I saw Metallica in concert. When I heard they’d be headlining Lolla in Chicago this year, I knew I had to get tickets. Luckily Court was able to fight through the online wait system got lucky enough to get two. Even though Metallica wasn’t set to go on until 8:00, we decided to get to the fest by 12:45 as there were a number of other band we were interested in seeing. 12:45-1:30- Catfish and the Bottlemen Court was VERY excited for Catfish to start despite the fact that they are a band neither of us had heard of before. We discovered them once we knew we got tickets and were looking for...

Riot Fest Preview: Headliners Jul13

Riot Fest Preview: Headliners

Today we’ll look at the bands at the top of the Riot Fest bill. As excited as I am about Riot Fest, the headliners for this years show are only somewhat intriguing to me. Let’s hop in and see what we find. No Doubt The top headliner is a band I always respected more than...

AC/DC is Finally on Spotify Jun30

AC/DC is Finally on Spotify

It sure did take long enough, but finally AC/DC is on Spotify. Long holdouts of the digital music revolution they infamously were never available on iTunes or any streaming service. If I wanted to listen to AC/DC I either had to go to YouTube (30 second commercials and the inability...

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotifty Jun17

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotifty

As you already know, Spotify is the favorite and most used application on my phone. The purpose of this segment is to share with you readers five songs I have recently been listening to on Spotify. My hope is that I can share some music with you that you might enjoy and in return...

Riot Fest Preview: 90’s Punks Jun01

Riot Fest Preview: 90’s Punks

Today we’ll take a look at a number of acts appearing at Riot Fest that I first started to listen to a lot in high school. While a number of my favorites from the era such as Green Day, MXPX, Offspring or Goldfinger will not be at the show, there are a lot I’m still...

Riot Fest Chicago: First Impressions May27

Riot Fest Chicago: First Impressions

Earlier this evening, the lineup for Riot Fest Chicago was released. Back in December, Court and I got our advanced 3 day pass and ever since I’ve been waiting for this day. In years past the lineup came out around mid-May, however, the venue change delayed the...

5 More Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotify Oct31

5 More Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spoti...

As you already know, Spotify is the favorite and most used application on my phone. The purpose of this new segment will be to share with you readers five songs I have recently been listening to on Spotify. My hope is that I can share some music with you that you might enjoy and in...

Listen to this: Music from the Hearts of Space Oct05

Listen to this: Music from the Hearts of Space

When I was a child, my father would often wake me up early to go with him to a flea market, stamp or coin show, model train show, or baseball card show. Besides giving me numerous hobbies, these trips also gave me Music from the Hearts of Space. This was a radio program that aired...

Classical Music – Why you must listen to Beethoven (part 2) Oct04

Classical Music – Why you must listen to Bee...

Its been awhile since I’ve added to this series of articles. But because of the non-stop stream of emails demanding for more classical music tidbits I am finally returning to finish the work that I began (*please note this may or may not have actually happened). Because...

Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Sep10

Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen & The E Str...

Prove it All Night Friday night at Wrigley Field Bruce Springsteen played the role of rock star, friend, dream fulfiller, and even ghost whisper. The most important role, was of course, rock star which he did brilliantly for over three and a half hours. At 62, he might not have the...

Ambient Noise – A Look at Today’s Top Film Composers Aug28

Ambient Noise – A Look at Today’s Top ...

An (Extremely) Brief History of Film Music in America and featured composers John Williams In a departure from my rundown of Classical music history I’ve decided to write about some music people may have actually heard before – film music. In this new series (or dare I...

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotify Aug15

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotify

In my recent post on iPhone apps, I talked about how Spotify is the favorite and most used application on my phone. The purpose of this new segment will be to share with you readers five songs I have recently been listening to on Spotify. My hope is that I can share some music with...

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