Recent Articles
  • Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods looking for Chicago students to direct music video

    Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods looking for Chicago students to direct music video

    Chance The Rapper’s public school crusade continues. Chance and longtime collaborator singer Jamila Woods announced via Facebook that they are looking for aspiring filmmakers from Chicago high schools to direct a video for Woods’ song “LSD" (listen above) featuring Chance himself. The duo asked...
  • Concerts and shows to check out this Mother's Day in Chicago 2017

    Concerts and shows to check out this Mother's Day in Chicago 2017

    This Mother's Day you can check out a number of shows and concerts going on in the Chicago area. Whether you like, rock, R&B or folk, there is a little something for those of all ages and musical preferences. Here are just a few options. The Blasters May 12 @ 8 p.m.City Winery, 1200 W Randolph...
  • Hinds will play a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 22 before heading back overseas. 

    Hinds will play a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg before heading back overseas

    North American audiences haven’t gotten enough Hinds so far this year. The Spanish rock quartet spent April touring the west coast of North America leading up to Coachella last month as a support act for Twin Peaks. Now it’s the east coast and midwest’s turn to rock out with them, as the band...
  • Top 5 acts at Mamby on the Beach 2017

    Top 5 acts at Mamby on the Beach 2017

    Chicago’s beaches come to life in the summer like a starved bear immersed in a pool of salmon. Things get a little wild. This year, Mamby on the Beach is bringing the feast on June 24 and 25 with lots of indie, hip-hop and beachy love from acts like Flying Lotus, Local Natives, BJ The Chicago Kid...
  • Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Mother’s Day in Chicago is a holiday where families will come together to celebrate mom. There are a plethora of things to do on this holiday that will make the special women in your lives feel like a queen, but the best way to show her love is by taking her to a Mother’s Day brunch, and if you’re...
  • 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay finds its winner on Saturday

    2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay finds its winner on Saturday

    For the past year, ReedPOP have held competitions at nine different conventions to find a select group of people worthy to compete at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Originally started in 2014 to promote cosplayers at the popular Chicago convention, the competition grew into a worldwide...
  • Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Chicago has some of the best food and fun times around and for Cinco de Mayo, there will be no exceptions.  There several events citywide that will be geared to this awesome holiday, but the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by heading to one of Chicago’s numerous bars and restaurants.  So if...
  • 2017 Riot Fest headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker

    2017 Riot Fest headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker

    Chicago festival fans rejoice as the good people behind Riot Fest have announced the first wave of artists who will be appearing at Douglas Park during the weekend of Sept. 15-17. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and an exclusive reunion of the legendary punk rock group...
  • 10 events to check out at C2E2 2017

    10 events to check out at C2E2 2017

    You've got your large stack of comics you want signed, setting up backup cosplay in case things go horribly wrong, and stocking up on water and snacks to keep yourself fueled for this weekend's C2E2. With so much going on during this three-day convention, you might forget about the amazing events...
  • C2E2 2017 set to bring geeky fun to Chicago this weekend

    C2E2 2017 set to bring geeky fun to Chicago this weekend

    From its start in 2010 with around 27,000 attendees to last year's record breaking event with over 75,000 people packing the South Building at McCormick Place, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2, for short) has been one of the premier comic book conventions on the East Coast. This...
  • Slideshow Main Photo Credits

    Amel Larrieux delivers folksy-soul vocals and holistic advice at Chicago’s City Winery

    Channeling the freedom of Ella Fitzgerald’s jazz vocals and Michael Jackson’s passion, Amel Larrieux scatted, ran (vocally) and poured her bird-like vocals into Chicago’s City Winery on Friday. With two sold-out shows, 7p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8, Larrieux gave the audience both music and...
  • Ryan Smith

    Decibel Tour brings the pain to House of Blues Chicago with Kreator, Obituary

    It was a short but brutal evening at House of Blues Chicago Friday night when the sixth annual Decibel Magazine Tour landed downtown. The lineup featured two established greats in Kreator and Obituary and two up-and-coming bands in Horrendous and Midnight. The Decibel Tour is practically becoming an...
  • Chicago reveal fall dates following summer tour with Doobie Brothers

    Chicago reveal fall dates following summer tour with Doobie Brothers

    Legendary classic rock band Chicago will be heading out on an expansive world tour next month. The “Beginnings” hitmakers will kick off their next tour on May 12 in Wisconsin before moving on to venues in Minneapolis, Akron, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago...
  • Chicago Bulls to match Chance The Rapper's $1 million donation for CPS

    Chicago Bulls to match Chance The Rapper's $1 million donation for CPS

    Just three weeks after announcing that he would be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, Chance The Rapper helped announce more good news on Friday, March 31. So, what could top an already extremely noteworthy gesture? That the Chicago Bulls will be matching his donation of $1 million, the...
  • KMFDM, Stabbing Westward to headline Chicago's Cold Waves Festival 2017

    KMFDM, Stabbing Westward to headline Chicago's Cold Waves Festival 2017

    For the past five years, the Cold Waves Festival has been one of the biggest industrial music festivals in North America. Based out of Chicago, previous versions of the festival have included performances from acts such as Author & Punisher, Youth Code, Fear Factory and Chant. The sixth...
  • Circus 1903 ends on high note at Fisher Theatre

    Circus 1903 ends on high note at Fisher Theatre

    "Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus" wrapped up its debut Detroit run at the Fisher Theatre today. The show is the brainchild from the producers of the world's biggest magic show, "The Illusionists", along with the award-winning puppeteers from "War Horse." The result is a thrilling, authentic...
  • Chicago Students pen open letter to Chance the Rapper

    Chicago Students pen open letter to Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper presented a novelty-sized check for one million dollars to the Chicago Public Schools as a call to action to Chicago businesses and the philanthropic community, according to a March 15, 2017 article in the Chicago Tribune. The rapper’s donation inspired Chicago students to write a...
  • Florida Georgia Line announces stadium tour with The Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane

    Florida Georgia Line announces stadium tour with The Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane

    Florida Georgia Line has added three performances to their Smooth Tour 2017, including a stop at Fenway Park in Boston on July 7, Target Field in Minneapolis on July 29, and Wrigley Field in Chicago on Aug. 12. The popular country duo made the video announcement on Good Morning America on March...
  • Chance The Rapper writes foreword for upcoming book of poetry

    Chance The Rapper writes foreword for upcoming book of poetry

    Chance The Rapper can do it all. Yesterday, the three-time Grammy winner donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, he recently announced a U.S. tour which already has sold out a handful of dates and now, he just revealed a foreword he wrote for Kevin Coval’s upcoming book of poetry. The book...
  • Chance The Rapper donating $1 million to Chicago public schools

    Chance The Rapper donating $1 million to Chicago public schools

    Chicago native son Chance The Rapper has announced that he will donate $1 million the Chicago Public School Foundation. As Pitchfork reported, Chance made the announcement Monday at a press conference at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School on Chicago’s South Side. "Today I'm proud to announce that...
Sponsor

Sign up for our weekly event guide email.

Be the first to know. Get personalized event announcements, updates, and reviews every week with the AXS.com event guide email.

Privacy Policy