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Warm Soda

April 3 • The Comet

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood. The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You, clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but its 12 tracks quiver with unbridled Pop/Punk intensity.    

The Dear Hunter

April 7 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sometimes the side project eclipses the parent band; such is the case with Casey Crescenzo’s The Dear Hunter. Crescenzo formed The Dear Hunter in 2005 when he began writing Alternative/Progressive Rock songs that didn’t fit the Post-Hardcore mold of his primary outfit, The Receiving End of Sirens.
  

Music: Lee Fields & The Expressions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In this age of disposable music and equally ephemeral careers, longevity of any kind should be celebrated. And Lee Fields should be the grand marshal of that parade.  A Soul shouter with the pas  

Music: Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When Ed Williams and his half-brother James “Pookie” Young started the Blues Imperials in 1975, they were considered young Blues turks. Mentored by their uncle, Blues legend J.B. Hutto, who took h  

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

March 28 • Legends Nightclub

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
After well over a quarter century, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials are now seasoned veterans but they still spit and snarl with unbridled energy, tossing off blistering slide guitar runs and red-meat-raw riffage with the same intensity that marked their fake moustache days.   

Lee Fields & The Expressions

March 30 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
In this age of disposable music and equally ephemeral careers, longevity of any kind should be celebrated. And Lee Fields should be the grand marshal of that parade.  A Soul shouter with the  

Music: Frank Bang & The Secret Stash

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
For Chicagoan Frank Blinkal, a day-and-night club job at Buddy Guy’s Legends gave him a front row seat and unprecedented access to some of the greatest names in Blues — Otis Rush, Lonnie Brooks an  

Music: Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Scott Weiland, former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has fired himself from his solo career. Although no official confirmation has come from Weiland’s camp, it’s been widely  

Frank Bang & The Secret Stash

March 22 • Southgate House Revival (Lounge)

1 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
For Chicagoan Frank Blinkal, a day-and-night club job at Buddy Guy’s Legends gave him a front row seat and unprecedented access to some of the greatest names in Blues — Otis Rush, Lonnie Brooks and Junior Wells, not to mention Legends’ illustrious owner. 
  

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts

March 22 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
In 1998, Weiland began his solo run with 12 Bar Blues followed a decade later by the stylistically diverse “Happy” in Galoshes and then two albums in 2011, A Compilation of Scott Weiland Covers (which he described as his version of David Bowie’s Pin-Ups) and the holiday themed The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which now appear to be the final two missives in Weiland’s solo catalog.