It’s starting to get cold in the Windy City but the live music scene is getting hotter than ever. We’re months removed from the summer festival season, but Chi-town is bringing some of the biggest artists in the world to the city for some amazing shows.
From Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In Chicago” series, with concerts from Migos, Lil Yachty, 6LACK and the big reunion of the Big Tymers (to name a few), to some big headlining arena shows from The Weeknd, Halsey, Guns N Roses and more, Chicago (and the surrounding areas) are delivering some of the best concerts of the year in November.
Check out our list of the 12 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
For the first Saturday of Summerfest’s 50th Anniversary, fans saw some huge performances across all the festival’s stages. The day was dominated by some of the best performers in pop music today, including the lovely and talented Bebe Rexha, Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers, the fun ‘Guys My Age’ band Hey Violet, Calum Scott and more.
Check out our Summerfest Day 4 photos below of Bleachers, Bebe Rexha, Calum Scott, Hey Violet and more!
In support of his upcoming LP, Gone Now, Jack Antonoff’s indie pop act, Bleachers, has announced a U.S. tour around its currently scheduled festival dates, which include performances at Summerfest, Outside Lands, Governor’s Ball and more.
With support from singer/songwriter Tove Styrke, Bleachers’ “Gone Now Era Part 1” tour will make stops this summer in Austin, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix and more, until Antonoff wraps things up in late September. And while many of the singles from the album are available now, fans can pre-order Bleachers’ forthcoming album now on iTunes.
Summerfest went all out for its huge 50th Anniversary! After the Milwaukee festival announced the release of its lineup last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, fans were instantly relieved to see that Summerfest nailed it! Joining its previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners, the ground stage headliners which were shared last night also show why Summerfest is a can’t miss festival this year.
This year Summerfest will take place from June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, WI, and fans can check here for ticket information. Ticket prices start at just $13 and $90 right now for an 11-day pass, with various promotions that run all festival long. Summerfest is one of the most unique music festivals that the country has to offer, so don’t miss out!
It wasn’t easy to decide who we are most excited to see at Summerfest this year, but definitely hit the jump to check out our 25 most anticipated acts of Summerfest 2017. And be sure to check out Summerfest.com for more information!
2015 saw a lot of great concert tours, from J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour with Big Sean, YG and Jeremih to Taylor Swift’s huge 1989 World Tour. Some tours sold out stadiums and arenas, selling out the entire tour before it even begun, and some tours were in small intimate venues, either strategically or because simple supply and demand. Some had stacked lineups top to bottom and some introduced us to a lot of great new artists. Festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella were bigger than ever this year, but that didn’t stop your favorite artists from building up some great shows of their own.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 20 Favorite Concert Tours of 2015!
Last night Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers rocked the crowd at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Performing a number of records from the Bleachers’ debut album Strange Desire, the energy level never dropped during Jack’s set. The highlights of the night though included Bleachers’ encore performances of his Kanye West cover ‘Only One’ and ‘I Wanna Get Better’. Fans even got a taste of new music as Bleachers performed ‘Shadow of the City’, similarly named after Antonoff’s New Jersey music festival (the shadow of New York City).
Check our more photos, from our photographer Dan Garcia, below.
Bonnaroo, more than any other festival of its kind, blends the music and comedy world through its bookings of some of biggest names in both areas. Sometimes the acts are 100% musical, as you don’t hear Billy Joel cracking many jokes in the middle of ‘Piano Man’. Sometimes the acts are nothing but comedy. While Jeff Ross has roasted comedians before, you won’t be hearing him drop any mixtapes in the future (at least I don’t think so). Then finally, sometimes the acts are more in the middle of the two worlds. Childish Gambino’s appearance at Bonnaroo was just about the music, but he still has a successful stand up comedy and television career. Ed Helms is best known for his work on “The Office” and the Hangover series, but he was killing it on the banjo Sunday night. Then you have Jack Antonoff, who isn’t as overtly comical as Ed and Gambino, but who is no stranger to comedy in both his personal and professional life. We met with Jack at Bonnaroo, shortly before he rocked the Tennessee crowd with his indie pop act “Bleachers”, to ask the leading guitarist of “fun.” about the comedy and music worlds, new music, and his forthcoming music festival.
On Sunday we wrapped up our amazing experience during our first year at Bonnaroo. The weekend at The Farm was amazing, as music fans saw performances from Raury, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Alabama Shakes, Florence + the Machine, and many more! While we already posted a small selection of our favorite photos, to further share our experience with our readers, we will be posting new photo galleries from Bonnaroo until we run out.
Check out our second Bonnarooo Photo Series piece this year, of Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers’ energetic performance below (interview coming this week)!
We just got back from Bonnaroo 2015 and wow did our first year at The Farm not disappoint! Fans not only saw performances from some of music’s biggest names, like Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons, but Manchester, TN also saw sets from some amazing emerging artists (Raury, Sylvan Esso) and even a few surprises (Jon Hamm and Zach Galifiankis?!). From Childish Gambino to the Piano Man, Bonnaroo had something for everyone this year.