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Smoking Popes drummer excited about new band, show at Lombard's Brauerhouse

Apr 13 2016 | 10:41 am - He's played with Smoking Popes and Alkaline Trio. Now Crystal Lake High School grad Mike Felumlee has formed The Bigger Empty, and they're performing at Brauerhouse in Lombard Saturday, April 16.

10 shows suburban country fans won’t want to miss

Apr 07 2016 | 12:00 pm - Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood are among the country acts heading to Chicago and the suburbs in the next few months. Here’s a sneak peek.

C2E2 brings comics, costumes and celebrities to Chicago

Mar 15 2016 | 5:38 pm - With vendors, gaming areas and loads of stars, Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, better known as C2E2, promises to cover everything on the pop-culture lover’s must-see checklist when it opens this weekend at Chicago’s McCormick...

A guide to the hot award shows — and suburban ties

Jan 10 2016 | 12:38 am - Sunday’s Golden Globes kick off the Hollywood awards season. Find out when the shows air and which suburban natives to watch for on the red carpet.

10 for '16: Exciting entertainment options for the year ahead

Jan 08 2016 | 11:42 am - From the world premiere musical “Hazel” at Drury Lane to a 4-D superhero ride in Gurnee to three Adele concerts at the United Center, 2016 will be packed with diversions for just about every entertainment taste. Check out these 10.

Rockin' through 2016: A preview of Chicago, suburban music fests

Dec 29 2015 | 5:11 pm - One of the great things about living in the Chicago area is access to a variety of music festivals, from the nationally known Lollapalooza to Aurora's Blues on the Fox. Here is a guide to 2016's music fests.

Punk's Naked Raygun blasting away toward local shows

Dec 02 2015 | 12:55 pm - "Legendary" and "influential" describe punk pioneers Naked Raygun. Frontman and Naperville native Jeff Pezzati, however, is looking forward with three weekend shows, including one at Brauerhouse in Lombard, and a new album in the works.

Music notes: JC Brooks heats up Naperville’s Union Friday

Oct 20 2015 | 1:33 pm - JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will bring their incendiary brand of neo-soul to Naperville this weekend. Plus, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight brings his sultry pipes to the Genesee in Waukegan...

Rocker John Pierson pays tribute to favorite bands with podcast

Oct 14 2015 | 12:50 pm - Mount Prospect native John Pierson, known in his Screeching Weasel days as “John Jughead,” produces a regular podcast titled “Jughead's Basement,” in which he pays tribute to his favorite rock and punk albums by interviewing...

Music notes: Michael Charles brings the blues to Geneva

Oct 13 2015 | 1:18 pm - Australian blues artist Michael Charles brings his smoking guitarwork to Geneva and Chicago, and pop legend Stevie Wonder revisits his 1976 masterpiece "Songs in the Key of Life" at the United Center.

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