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

Oct 20 2015 | 12:33 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 | 11:50 am - 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 | 12:18 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.

Suburban haunted houses specialize in extreme scares

Sep 30 2015 | 1:59 pm - "A full-on assault." That's how the creator describes Round Lake Beach's Realm of Terror Horror Experience, one of many suburban haunted houses opening this weekend for Halloween.

Suburban band The Academy Is... re-forms to play Riot Fest

Sep 09 2015 | 9:32 am - The Academy Is..., the suburban band that made it on the national scene before breaking up four years ago, will re-form this weekend to play its celebrated album “Almost Here” in its entirety at Riot Fest in Chicago.

Fans, celebs and comic book greats unite at Wizard World Comic Con

Aug 19 2015 | 9:54 am - Rosemont will be overrun by stormtroopers, Avengers, vampires, zombies, classic movie killers and one legendary Bandit. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is back in town this weekend.

Warm weather brings a slew of options for outdoor concerts

May 27 2015 | 9:59 am - Outdoor concerts are one of the great perks of summer. And this year, city and suburban highlights include concerts by an eclectic mix of talent including Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar, the BoDeans and, of course, the Grateful Dead.

Plainfield native Dylan Gardner, 18, to open for Emily Kinney Sunday

May 12 2015 | 11:50 am - Suburban native Dylan Gardner has a major-label record deal, a well-received debut album, and he's opening for Emily Kinney, aka Beth from AMC's “The Walking Dead,” Sunday at Schubas. In short, he's doing pretty well. Oh, and he's only...

25 years after emerging from suburbs, Local H pushes ahead

Apr 14 2015 | 1:55 pm - It's common for rock bands to look in the rearview mirror when they reach an important milestone. So how is alt-rock duo Local H, which emerged from the suburbs 25 years ago, celebrating its anniversary? By releasing a brand-new record, "Hey,...

New Wizard World Fan Fest draws TV stars, comics artists to Rosemont next weekend

Feb 27 2015 | 4:02 pm - If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like “Growing Pains,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Married With Children,” then you won't want to miss Wizard World...

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