Showing posts with label Concord Music Hall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concord Music Hall. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

INCOMING: Nostalghia Saturday 6pm & Concord After Party #ChiILPicksList #RiotFest

Saturday, September 13
Revolt Stage
30-minute set begins at 6:00PM
**Also confirmed for an Official Riot Fest After Party 
Concord Music Hall (with Primus)**
Saturday, September 13
Onstage at 11:00PM

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar #ChiILPicksList

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. We'll be featuring a few acts that caught our eye... and ears. And some must see band we'll drop everything for.

Adele Stein, Ciscandra Nostalghia, Roy Gnan

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we haven't seen Nostalghia live, but I must say we're intrigued enough to check 'em out. Other options in the 6pm Sat time slot are Wu Tang Clan, Dashboard Confessional, The Crombies & The Get Up Kids

One of the most exciting new bands to come along in some time.  If you're a fan of artists like Kate Bush, Bjork, NIN, the Knife, Mirah or post-apocalyptic gypsy punk, this is a don't-miss band.  Early supporters include Skrillex, Marilyn Manson and Amy Lee of Evanscence.  If you like discovering something exciting, daring, off-the-wall and maybe a little ahead of the curve, then this is the band to check out. 

And yes. Yes we do dig post-apocalyptic gypsy punk, Siouxsie Sioux, NIN, Bjork and Kate Bush.

Nostalghia is comprised of vocalist/songwriter Ciscandra Nostalghia, keyboardist/ producer/drummer Roy Gnan, who met each other on Craig's List, and touring cellist Adele Stein.  With Gnan's BA in jazz performance and cache of instruments, computers and other electronic gear, combined with Ciscandra's artistic bravery that is the product of the collision of two entirely different worlds - Los Angeles and Tehran, Iran, they make provocative, uncompromising and cinematic music.  The band has been embraced by a wide variety of audiences, having shared the stage with artists including Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars, Gogol Bordello, Green Day, The Orb, Serj Tankian, and Avenged Sevenfold. With Chrysalis, the band's debut album that was mixed by multi-Platinum producer/mixer Dave Fortman and released April 8 (110 Recordings/INgrooves), Nostalghia proves they are not your average alt/rock band.

**"...theatrical, poignant, unflinching and desperately meaningful.  Her name is Ciscandra Nostalghia and she's out of this f**king world." - 

" of the most original new artists on the music scene today,  A journey between light and dark, 'Chrysalis' has enough pop-like elements to push it forward, though with a noir and avant-garde artist with a vision and a unique style." - RockSubculture

"Euphoria meets rage on this chaotic, dramatic debut by Nostalghia.  FIVE STARS"  - Examiner

"Vocal splashes of Diamonda Galas, Kate Bush and Siouxsie Sioux, combined with the artistic freedom and sight of a Perry Farrell, Nostalghia are relevant, current and have their finger on the pulse of the future."  - PlaybackStL

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pandora Summer Party Featuring Cold War Kids at Concord Music Hall FREE With RSVP (21+)

You are invited to the first ever Pandora Summer Party in Chicago! 

Come ChiIL out in Chi, IL with ChiIL Live Shows and ChiIL Mama THIS Thursday.  Click HERE to join us.

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Concord Music Hall - 2047 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Kick off the biggest festival weekend in Chicago with Pandora!  Join us for an exclusive, free performance by Cold War Kids, giveaways and cocktails at one of Chicago’s hottest concert venues.

Join the concert conversation with #PandoraSummerParty and follow @pandora_radio on Twitter!

RSVP will be on a first come, first served basis and capped at venue capacity.

RSVP does not guarantee admission if capacity is reached.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar Via Silver Wrapper including Taste of Randolph and MORE

Here's a sweet taste of things to come, from our friends over at Silver Wrapper. Check it out.  Here at ChiIL Live Shows we're stoked for the following acts and more:

  • 06/13/14 [TOR After] Dumpstaphunk w/ BS Brass BandDJ RC at Bottom Lounge BUY TICKETS 07/18/14 [Phish After] "North American Scum becomes LCD Soundsystem" (featuring Joel Cummins and members of Cosby SweaterDigital Tape MachineSpart Parts) at Concord Music Hall BUY TICKETS
Click here for our prior original Dumpstaphunk video interview and live show shots from Concord & Summer Camp Music Fest.
More of our favorite original live show shots of Dumpstaqphunk are embedded at the bottom of this post.

Fest Alert:

More of our favorite original live show shots of Van Ghost are embedded at the bottom of this post.

Dumpstaphunk Shots by ChiIL Live Shows:

Van Ghost Shots for ChiIL Live Shows:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar:

Known for powerful and passionate live performances, Tamar Braxton will bring her dynamic and unforgettable show to audiences across North America this spring and summer.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 28 for Tamar Braxton at Concord Music Hall on Friday, June 6th, at

The Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, personality, and television producer is set to be direct support for R&B legend R. Kelly on his upcoming arena jaunt followed by a headline run of her own.

Expect to hear and see her Streamline/Epic debut, Love and War, come to life vividly and vibrantly on stage nightly. Her instantly recognizable voice always captivates, while her presence remains invigorating. Idolator has called her live show, "very impressive", while Perez Hilton claims, "her vocals are ON POINT". You'll definitely feel Love and War stage when she rolls through your town.

Right now, Tamar is also compiling ideas for her forthcoming release and preparing for the nationwide launch of The Real— the syndicated, one-hour daily talk show set to launch nationwide in Fall 2014 on Fox Television Stations and premiering in a second window on BET. Viewers can also catch her on the  hit series Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values.

In just the past year, Tamar has solidified herself as one of R&B’s leading divas. Love and War became the #1 R&B album upon debut, selling 400,000 copies since its September release. In support of the record, she performed to packed houses across the U.S. on a 30-city tour supporting John Legend, engaged in a whirlwind European promo run, and even picked up two 2013 Soul Train Awards, after performing at the event in Las Vegas. She also released her very first holiday album, Winter Loversland. On top of it all, she gave birth to her first son, feeling like as she puts it, “I won!”

Love and War hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, making for 2013's highest debut from a female R&B artist. Meanwhile, it also topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart. Press acclaim also showered the release. Vibe described the record as "Emotional and amazing", while called it "everything a classic R&B record should be and so much more". After gracing the cover of Ebony Magazine, she celebrated the album's release with performances on Good Morning AmericaLive With Kelly & Michael, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 10, 2014


CBB Returns: 5th Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest to call Concord Music Hall & City Winery home over three weeks

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival (CBB) is ready to celebrate its 5th birthday! The wintertime roots fest returns with 17 shows format spanning three weeks in January and February!

CBB V is anchored in eight shows over three weeks at the newly-minted Concord Music Hall, the West Loop’s City Winery, and Evanston’s SPACE.  Rusted Root and Justin Townes Earle make their first CBB appearance, while David Grisman returns for his 3rd, this time with two nights as the David Grisman JazzFolk Trio.  The fest kicks off January 10th with Leagues and The Autumn Defense (feat. John Stirratt & Pat Sanson of Chicago's own WILCO) at Concord Music Hall.  Jonathan Batiste brings a dose of New Orleans, Greensky brings the Bluegrass, and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater channels 60 years of Chicago blues experience.  Local showcases at Tonic Room adorn nights throughout.  

Aiming to showcase the musical styles that have evolved from bluegrass and blues culture, CBB was born in 2008 of a collaboration between Mike Raspatello, React Presents, and Silver Wrapper.   Since then, the fest has hosted acts like The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Del McCoury, Edward Sharpe, David Grisman, Drive-By Truckers, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Honeyboy Edwards, Joe Pug, Joe Purdy, Corey Chisel, and The Skatalites, making stops at the Auditorium Theater, Lincoln Hall, House of Blues, Congress Theater, and Double Door.  
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Check out the full lineup below:

Jan 10 - Leagues & The Autumn Defense w/ The Giving Tree Band and Dick Prall @ Concord Music Hall

Jan 10 – Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater @ SPACE (Evanston)

Jan 11 – Acoustics Anonymous w/ Clusterpluck @ Tonic Room

Jan 13 - Jonathan Batiste @ City Winery

Jan 14 - Tiny Miles & The Big Kids @Tonic Room

Jan 15 - David Grisman JazzFolk Trio @ City Winery 

Jan 15 - Great Divide w/ Nick And The Ovorols @ Tonic Room

Jan 16 - David Grisman JazzFolk Trio @ City Winery 

Jan 16 – Evergreen Grass Band w/ guests @ Tonic Room

Jan 17 - Justin Townes Earle & The Felice Brothers w/ guests @ Concord Music Hall 

Jan 17 – Shamekia Copeland @ SPACE (Evanston)

Jan 18 - Greensky Bluegrass w/ Escondido @ Concord Music Hall 

Jan 18 - Shamekia Copeland @ SPACE (Evanston)

Jan 18 – American Babies w/ guests @ Tonic Room

Jan 23 - Huckleberry Green @ Tonic Room

Jan 25 - Rusted Root w/ Donna The Buffalo @ Concord Music Hall

Feb 2 – Swear and Shake @ SPACE (Evanston) 

Monday, November 11, 2013

LIVE SHOW SHOTS: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk at Concord in Chicago 10/2013 #OriginalPhotos

Check out Grammy nominated New Orleans funk boys, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk (pictured with the I Will Funk You To Death Tee). 

Click here to check out our prior video interview with the band, where they describe a near death car accident from the night before!   We had the chance to interview them at Summer Camp Music Festival earlier this year, over Memorial Day Weekend.  

Here's a slide show of our full set of originals from their recent show at Chicago's new Concord Music Hall.   

Our favorite original show shots are embedded below.

New Orleans princes of funk, Ivan and his cousin Ian Neville (sons of Aaron and Art), continue the family tradition as touring musicians with a talented lineup in Dumpstaphunk. 

Check out our interview for their account of a harrowing, near death experience the night before, when another driver fell asleep with the cruise control on, careened across the median and came within feet of a head on collision with their van!!   What doesn't kill you gives you great song material.

@dumpstaphunk made the ballot to become a nominee at The GRAMMYs for their new album DIRTY WORD. If you are a voting member, please vote for “Best Blues Album” #030 in Category 45 to get them in there! #dirtyword #nofunkcategory

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