Photos: Andy Grammer Brings “The Good Parts” to Chicago’s House of Blues

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Andy Grammer is music’s easiest guy to root for, and tonight the Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter brought his headlining tour to the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Dubbed “The Good Parts Tour”, in support of his brand new LP, the multi-platinum selling artist treated a packed crowd to performances of his new album and fan favorites from his 2011 self-titled debut and 2014’s Magazines or Novels.

From humble beginnings, the 34-year old Grammer has gone from selling CDs to tourists in Southern California to taking the world by storm with huge singles like ‘Honey, I’m Good’ and ‘Good To Be Alive’. And tonight fans in Chicago helped celebrate Grammer’s come up, by singing along word-for-word as the ‘Fine By Me’ singer and his talented band put on a show that the House of Blues will not soon forget.

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Grammer kicked things off with two tracks from his new album, as well as an entertaining performance of ‘Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)’. Throughout the night Grammer performed the majority of The Good Parts, while still sprinkling in tracks from his first two albums. They say if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life, and Andy Grammer is the epitome of just that, as his infectious energy on stage can’t help but make fans smile. No one had a greater night tonight than Andy Grammer, but his Chicago fans were a very close 2nd.

And to end the night on a high note, Grammer ended the main portion of his set with his mega single ‘Honey, I’m Good’, before treating fans to one last song, with an encore performance of the new album’s title track, ‘Good Parts’.

Check out our photos from Andy Grammer’s Windy City performance below.
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Taylor Swift Drops 2nd Vertical Music Video for “Delicate”

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Taylor Swift treated her fans to a second music video for his Reputation single, ‘Delicate’. The Spotify exclusive is a vertical oriented front-cam music video of Swift performing her track outside.

While entirely different from her first music video for the track, which displays a wild dance routine from Swift, the visuals (like the first video) are certainly outside the norm from what you’d expect, but with a much smaller budget. The new music video only increases fans’ anticipation of Swift’s forthcoming world tour.

Watch the new video for ‘Delicate’ below.

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The Best Photos You’ll See From Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods Tour

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Justin Timberlake brought his 2018 Man of the Woods Tour to Chicago’s United Center this week, for two nights of amazing live music. With an elaborate stage full of cat-walks, a party pit & bar, B-stages and even a campfire, JT brought his A-game and his huge catalog of hits for the Windy City.

And with such a great live show for his Illinois fans, we made sure to capture some of the best moments from the entire night. Needless to say, Chicago is already counting down the days until Justin bring the tour back to Chicago on October 5th.

Check out our photos from Wednesday’s performance below.

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Eddie Vedder’s Favorite Chicago Spot “Stanley’s” is Closing After 25+ Years of Business

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Eddie Vedder’s favorite Chicago spot, Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, is closing its doors after over 25 years of business. After failing to reach terms with the Lincoln Avenue building’s landlord, the Lincoln Park bar/restaurant announced that their last day of business will be this Sunday, April 1st. While the restaurant looks for a new home, it would be impossible to forget all the memorable moments that took place at 1970 N. Lincoln.

Read Stanley’s official statement below:

Over the last few years Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap ownership has attempted to work with the landlord on extending the lease here at 1970 N Lincoln Avenue. Today, we regretfully announce that terms with the landlord cannot be reached. After over 25 years, our last day of business will be Sunday, April 1. To the many families and friends that have visited us over the years, including multiple generations, we have enjoyed getting to know you and meeting your children. To the thousands of amazing former and current employees we have had over the years, your dedication has made Stanley’s a signature staple in Chicago. Stanley’s has been the legacy of Donnie Kruse. He was its heart and soul.

Our goal is to continue Stanley’s tradition. Ownership is currently seeking alternate sites in Chicago for our next home. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your community and by including us in so many moments in your lives, from celebrating birthdays, to singing karaoke, to just enjoying that good ol’ fashion home cookin’. We are forever grateful for your support.

A favorite to Chicago athletes and touring musicians alike, Stanley’s was a favorite spot for Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder. From performing karaoke with Kid Rock in 2007, to celebrating the Chicago Cub’s World Series run, Stanley’s was a frequent stop for Vedder, whether Pearl Jam is town or not. Let’s hope Stanley’s gives Vedder a new building to do karaoke in real soon.

Watch Eddie Vedder and Chicago Blackhawk’s legend Chris Chelios perform some live band karaoke at Stanley’s during a 2012 visit below.

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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Shares 2018 Lineup: Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie & More

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Franklin, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is returning in 2018, and will deliver another year of great live music. After setting huge expectations, with a 2017 lineup that included performances from Justin Timberlake and Eddie Vedder, the festival has one-upped itself this year with three amazing headliners.

Performing at Pilgrimage this year will include Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie. The talented cast of headliners will also be joined by artists like Hozier, Counting Crows, Bleachers, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Lord Huron, Elle King and many more. Pilgrimage will take place this year on September 22nd and the 23rd.

With a lineup this great, you’ll want to get your tickets fast before they are all gone, so be ready this Friday, March 30th. Visit Pilgrimage’s official website for more information.

Check out Pilgrimage’s lineup poster below.

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Halsey Announces Final Legs of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour

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Halsey has surprised her fans around the globe today, as the ‘Bad At Love’ singer extended her headlining tour by announcing its final legs throughout Australia, North America, Latin America, Asia and more.

Dubbed the “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom / Final Installment”, Halsey will kick things off on April 19th in Auckland, and will make stops in Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Singapore, Milwaukee and more, until things come to an end on September 22nd in London. And Halsey will not be alone either, as she will be joined by Jessie Reyez, Kehlani, Lauren Jauregui and more!

Tickets for the North American dates will go one sale for the general public on Thursday, March 29 at 10AM (local time) at LiveNation.com. Fans can visit HFKTOUR.com for more info.

Peep Halsey’s world tour dates below.

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Leon Bridges Announces Headlining “Good Things” Tour

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The soulful Leon Bridges will travel throughout North America to end the summer this year, as the Grammy-nominated artist will kick off his Good Things Tour in August.

Beginning at the Red Rock Amphitheatre on August 9th, Bridges will make stops in Austin, Nashville, Milwaukee, Chicago and more, until the tour concludes with two dates the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 5-6.

Tickets for most markets will go on sale Friday, March 30th. Fans can visit Bridges’ official website for more information.

Check out the dates for Bridges’ “Good Things” Tour below

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Listen to Shawn Mendes’ New Single “In My Blood”, 2nd Single To Release at Midnight

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With his new rock-influenced sound, singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has released the first single from his forthcoming third studio album. Titled ‘In My Blood’, the new track is the just first of two records that Mendes is scheduled to release this week, with his second single, ‘Lost In Japan’, scheduled to drop at midnight.

The follow-up project to Illuminate (2016), which debuted at number one, there are high expectations for Shawn Mendes’ next LP. And so far the talented singer is 1 for 1.

Listen to Shawn Mendes’ brand new single ‘In My Blood’ below.

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The 5 Biggest Surprises of Lollapalooza’s 2018 Lineup

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Returning to Chicago’s Grant Park from August 2nd to the 5th, Lollapalooza is set to deliver another summer of great live music for its Windy City fans. And moments ago the top tier festival revealed its full 2018 lineup, just a day after 4-day passes went on sale.

1. The Return of Travis Scott

Travis Scott performs at Lollapalooza 2015 (Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration)

After arriving late to the festival grounds for his Lollapalooza performance in 2015, rapper Travis Scott tried to make up for lost time by delivering the wildest festival performance imaginable. Too wild for the taste of some, as Travis Scott was arrested only a few minutes into his set after encouraging his fans to climb over security barricades and storm the stage. It’s common for performances to get cut short by storms, but not of this kind. Although it was Lolla that decided to pull the plug on his 2015 performance, all is forgiven and both parties will try again this August. Needless to say, it will be a performance that you won’t want to miss.

2. Bruno Mars, But No Cardi B

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Lollapalooza will be dripping in finesse this year, as Bruno Mars is set to deliver a headlining Lolla performance that Chicago may talk about for years. The booking was unexpected, but made sense, as there was no Chicago date for Bruno Mars’ summer tour. However Bruno’s tour-mate, Cardi B, was heavily rumored to perform at Lolla this year, so it was a surprise when her name didn’t appear on the lineup poster this morning. Does this all but confirm those pregnancy rumors? We think so! Either way, Bruno will definitely bring some 24K Magic to Grant Park this summer.

3. No Female Headliners

Lana Del Rey headlines Lollapalooza 2016 (Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration)

While fans were instantly blown away by the top to bottom quality of this year’s lineup, many fan noticed that the festival booked no female headliners this year. From Lorde’s rainy performance last year, to Lana Del Rey’s headlining set in 2016 and more, female headliners have historically killed it at the Chicago festival. In fact, a female artist does not appear on the lineup poster until the 4th line.

And while this critique is certainly accurate, that is not to say that Lollapalooza isn’t full of amazing female performers. Bebe Rexha, St. Vincent, CHVRCHES, Dua Lipa, Jessie Reyez, Daya, Kali Uchis and Jessie Ware are just a few of the women artists who we can’t wait to see at Lolla this summer.

4. Camila Cabello!

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Camila Cabello is killing it right now, so we are so excited to see her bless the stage at Lolla this summer. But her booking is perhaps the most surprising, for a number of reasons. Music festivals are normally light when it comes to Top 40 pop performers, leaving fans to catch their performances on tour or perhaps an iHeartRadio event. Not only that, but Camila is already scheduled to perform three times in the Windy City, twice as a supporting act for Taylor Swift’s Chicago stops at Soldier Field and once for her headlining tour. Lolla usually frowns on their artists performing in the city (or within 100 miles) around the summertime, but I guess for Camila Cabello they had to make an exception! Chicago will never be the same.

5. You Can’t Rain on Lil Uzi Vert’s Parade

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Lil Uzi Vert was just at Lollapalooza in 2017, however heavy rain and lighting caused the festival to come to a close early, leaving fans of Lil Uzi Vert, Lorde and more left hanging. So let’s hope the festival gods bless fans with calm conditions when Lil Uzi returns to Lolla this year. Just a few months ago, Lil Uzi gave an awesome performance at the United Center for the WGCI Big Jam, so you can expect the same energy for his return to Chicago.

Lollapalooza Reveals 2018 Lineup: Bruno Mars, Jack White, The Weeknd & More

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Returning to Chicago’s Grant Park from August 2nd to the 5th, Lollapalooza is set to deliver another summer of great live music for its Windy City fans. And moments ago the top tier festival revealed its full 2018 lineup, just a day after 4-day passes went on sale.

Led by headlining performances from Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys, fans will also be able to catch performances from Travis Scott, Logic, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, The National, Tyler The Creator, Lil Uzi Vert, St. Vincent, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello and many more.

Tickets for Lollapalooza 2018 are on-sale now, so get them fast at Lollapalooza.com before it’s too late! With a lineup this great, tickets will surely sell out before gates open on August 2nd.

Check out Lollapalooza’s 2018 lineup below.

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