NEW CHICAGOLAND AREA CONCERT LISTINGS


Andrew Jackson Jihad Bottom Lounge, 7/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Marc Anthony Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 9/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, 10 AM.

Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/23, 7 PM, on sale Sat 4/19, 10 AM.

Haley Bonar Hideout, 5/29, 8 PM.

Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes Bottom Lounge, 6/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Bruce Cockburn City Winery, 8/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, noon.

Marc Cohn City Winery, 7/17-18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, noon.

Cold Waves III: Fear Factory, Front 242, Die Krupps, Acumen Nation, Cocksure, and others Metro, 9/26-27, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

John Doe City Winery, 6/14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, noon.

Melissa Etheridge Symphony Center, 6/16, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Eyehategod, Ringworm Cobra Lounge, 6/13, 9 PM.

The Fray FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 6/26, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Fuck Buttons Bottom Lounge, 6/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Future, Rico Love Concord Music Hall, 5/25, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Yonatan Gat Schubas, 6/3, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Curtis Harding Schubas, 6/14, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Matt Hires Wire, Berwyn, 6/7, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Kalin & Myles Bottom Lounge, 5/29, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Kelis Park West, 6/9, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Talib Kweli Metro, 5/25, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Lawrence Arms, Copyrights Metro, 6/7, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete Hideout, 5/23, 9 PM.

Man Forever with So Percussion Constellation, 7/10, 9:30 PM.

Imelda May Park West, 8/3, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Megadeth the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 7/18, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Natalie Merchant Chicago Theatre, 7/24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/18, 11 AM.

Mint Condition House of Blues, 7/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Jon Mueller’s Death Blues Constellation, 7/13, 8:30 PM.

Nazoranai Empty Bottle, 5/20, 8 PM.

Red Elvises FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 6/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 11 AM.

Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald SPACE, Evanston, 7/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Sharon Shannon City Winery, 8/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, noon.

Shoes SPACE, Evanston, 7/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Shonen Knife Bottom Lounge, 9/18, 8 PM.

Spanish Gold Lincoln Hall, 6/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

Matthew Sweet City Winery, 7/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/17, noon.

3 Doors Down House of Blues, 7/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, 10 AM.

U.S. Royalty Empty Bottle, 5/18, 7 PM.

Veruca Salt Lincoln Hall, 7/12, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

Wild Moccasins, Eastern Sea Schubas, 7/2, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/18, noon.

UPDATED LISTINGS
David Crosby City Winery, 7/21, 8 PM; 7/22, 8 PM, all-ages.

Fleetwood Mac United Center, 10/2, 8 PM, all-ages, 10/3 show added, on sale Mon

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Kiss Peacefully Reunite for Hall of Fame Induction: The four original members take the high road and focus on support of fans

SOURCE: Rolling Stone
By Andy Greene
April 10, 2014 8:40 PM ET


Kiss fans may not be getting the reunion performance they hoped for at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but the four founding members of the band did stand together at the podium to give their acceptance speeches, marking their first public appearance together since the conclusion of the American leg of their “Farewell Tour” in October of 2000.

Despite taking endless nasty shots at each other in the press during the past few months, the group — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley — was remarkably courteous to each other. Peter Criss spoke first, thanking everyone from “the grips to the truck drivers” to the “doctor that saved me from breast cancer.” The former drummer also commemorated his iconic makeup. “In and out of make-up, I will always be the catman,” said Criss.

Guitarist Ace Frehley spoke next, recalling, “When I was 13 years old and picked up my first guitar, I always figured I’d be into something big. Life’s been good to me. Hopefully, I got another 10 or 20 years to go.”

Even Stanley – who recently accused his former bandmates of anti-semitism – took the high road, focusing on the band’s fans. “Here we are tonight, inducted basically for the things we were left out for,” said Stanley. “The people buy albums. The people who nominate do not.”

Current Kiss members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer sat in the crowd near former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The Hall of Fame’s refusal to let them in, along with other former members of Kiss, incensed Stanley to no end. “I don’t need the Hall of Fame,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “And if there’s not reciprocity, I’m not interested. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, practically every member was inducted, and virtually all 175 members of the Grateful Dead. Rules need to apply to everybody.”

The group initially wanted to perform with their current lineup, but they were told that wasn’t an option. “We heard, ‘We would like Ace and Peter in makeup,’” said Stanley. “And we said, ‘That’s not going to happen.’ That band is long gone. I question what Ace and Peter would look like in those outfits. We’ve spent 40 years building something, and to dissipate what we’ve done, or confuse it by sending mixed messages? What we offered was to play with Tommy and Eric and then bring out Ace and Peter to play with us.”

Criss and Frehley made it very clear they would have boycotted the ceremony had other musicians played in their signature makeup. “I won’t be disrespected,” Criss told Rolling Stone. “How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That’s an injustice. To the fans, too.”

The mere fact that all four of them stood together at the podium was a small miracle, and, in all likelihood, it’ll be the final time anyone sees the four of them together again.

 

 

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PRONG’s new album, “Ruining Lives” Details

PRONG’s new album, “Ruining Lives”, will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23, in Germany on April 25, in the rest of Europe on April 28 and in the U.S./Canada on May 13. It will be made available as a limited digipak version including one bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version including one bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on “Ruining Lives” can be found at Amazon.de.

“Ruining Lives” is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release “Carved Into Stone” and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.

With Tommy Victor in the producer’s chair and Steve Evetts (HATEBREED, SICK OF IT ALL, SEPULTURA) once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, “Ruining Lives” has turned out to be a monster of an album. From the first riff assault of the opener “Turnover”, the album takes you on an angst-filled roller coaster ride that marries some very old-school “Beg To Differ” elements with post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash, all the while retaining a modern and current feel. Fans of the bands legendary, genre-defining “Cleansing” era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

Says Tommy Victor: “This is the fastest written and recorded PRONG album ever and it has more great songs than any previous PRONG record. I am particularly proud of the vocal performance and I think we captured some outstanding sounds on this album.

“There’s a little bit of a throwback element here.

“‘Ruining Lives’ is almost a ‘Force Fed’ type of song.

“The album is a hybrid between New York hardcore and some very modern, song-oriented work.

“You will find some ‘Rude Awakening’ but also some solid, crushing riffs.

“I feel we have captured the best elements of PRONG on this album.

“‘Come To Realize’ is something new — we have never approached this kind of time signature. It really is math metal meets pure hardcore with a crazy-ass riff.

“What’s exciting about the whole album is you have your hooks, your riffs and something innovative that makes the album very current.

“This qualifies as the hybrid nature of PRONG: marrying post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash and modern elements — all of that with hooks and not just a bunch of screaming.”

“Ruining Lives” digipak track listing:

01. Turnover
02. The Barriers
03. Windows Shut
04. Remove, Separate Self
05. Ruining Lives
06. Absence Of Light
07. The Book Of Change
08. Self Will Run Riot
09. Come To Realize
10. Chamber Of Thought
11. Limitations And Validations
12. Retreat (bonus track)

Jewel-case track listing:

01. Turnover
02. The Barriers
03. Windows Shut
04. Remove, Separate Self
05. Ruining Lives
06. Absence Of Light
07. The Book Of Change
08. Self Will Run Riot
09. Come To Realize
10. Chamber Of Thought
11. Limitations And Validations

Vinyl version track listing:

LP1 Side 1

01. Turnover
02. The Barriers
03. Windows Shut

LP1 Side 2

01. Remove, Separate Self
02. Ruining Lives
03. Absence Of Light

LP2 Side 1

01. The Book Of Change
02. Self Will Run Riot
03. Come To Realize

LP2 Side 2

01. Chamber Of Thought
02. Limitations And Validations
03. Retreat (bonus track)

On April 19, PRONG will release an exclusive single for “Record Store Day” celebration with the new track “Turnover” on side A and a pig remix version of “Revenge Best Served Cold” by Raymond Watts on Side B. The single is limited to 3,000 copies and comes in a green/white marbled vinyl version. The worldwide digital release of this single is April 21.

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ACE FREHLEY Will Perform AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ During ROCK HALL All-Star Jam


Ace Frehley will perform the AC/DC classic “Highway To Hell” during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s signature all-star jam at the end of the ceremony on Thursday night (April 10).

During an appearance on yesterday’s (Tuesday, April 8) edition of a “The Artie Lange Show” on DIRECTV’s Audience Network and SiriusXM satellite radio , Frehley stated about how his participation in the jam came about: “I was taking my fiancée to the doctor and I was waiting in the waiting room and I get a call from [RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist] Tom [Morello]. He goes, ‘Hi, Ace’. He goes, ‘You wanna jam at the end?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ So I’m gonna jam. I don’t know if anybody else [from KISS] is. I haven’t heard. I don’t care.”

He added: “I really wanted to perform [the classic Russ Ballard song] ‘New York Groove’ [which appeared on Frehley's 1978 solo album]. Here we are in New York, it was my big hit, and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame said, ‘No, you can’t do ‘New York Groove’.”

Morello will induct KISS into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Joining KISS in the 2014 class of inductees are Peter Gabriel, HALL & OATES, Linda Rondstadt and Cat Stevens, while the E STREET BAND (Bruce Springsteen’s backing group) will be given the Award For Musical Excellence.

All four members of the current lineup of KISS will attend the band’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. They will be accompanied at their table by guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played in KISS during from 1984 to 1996.

KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have refused to perform with fellow co-founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss at the induction ceremony, unless the current members of KISS can also perform.

Current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer will not be inducted along with the band’s original lineup, a decision by the Rock Hall which has angered Simmons and Stanley.

The 29th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The television broadcast will premiere on HBO on May 31.

 

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

DEVO HARDCORE

June 21- St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre tickets on sale Friday April11

Aerosmith, Slash First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/25, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 10 AM.

Antlers Lincoln Hall, 6/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Bane, Turnstile Subterranean, 5/27, 8:30 PM.

Tab Benoit Thalia Hall, 6/27, 8 PM.

Boris Bottom Lounge, 8/10, 7 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Jay Brannan Schubas, 7/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell Thalia Hall, 7/25, 8 PM.

Hayes Carll Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/23, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 8 AM.

Castle Cobra Lounge, 6/4, 9 PM.

Celtic Thunder Chicago Theatre, 11/30, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 9 AM.

Chatham County Line Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 6/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 8 AM.

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle Thalia Hall, 6/6, 8 PM.

Dick Dale SPACE, Evanston, 7/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Do-Division Fest: High on Fire, Screaming Females, Bass Drum of Death, and others Division between Damen and Leavitt, 5/30-6/1, noon, all-ages.

Ronnie Earl SPACE, Evanston, 8/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Eddie & the Hot Rods Double Door, 10/21, 8 PM, on sale Sat 4/12, noon.

Gareth Emery, Michael Woods Concord Music Hall, 6/27, 9 PM.

Failure Metro, 5/22, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, noon.

Farruquito Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 6/26-27, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 8 AM.

Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider SPACE, Evanston, 7/2, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

John Fogerty Chicago Theatre, 7/27, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 10 AM.

Goat Thalia Hall, 6/13, 8 PM.

Sean Hayes Wire, Berwyn, 4/20, 7 PM, all-ages.

Hot Tuna SPACE, Evanston, 7/15-16, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.
James Hunter Six SPACE, Evanston, 7/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Indigo Girls House of Blues, 6/4, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, 10 AM.
Lake Street Dive Thalia Hall, 9/25, 8 PM.

Lambchop Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 7/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 8 AM.

Lonely Biscuits Schubas, 6/24, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Tony Lucca, Tyler Hilton SPACE, Evanston, 7/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Mavericks Thalia Hall, 6/8, 7:30 PM.
Cecile McLorin Salvant Thalia Hall, 11/4, 7:30 PM.

Tony Molina Beat Kitchen, 5/16, 6:30 PM.

Mother Falcon Schubas, 6/7, 10 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 6/15, 4 and 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 8 AM.

O.A.R., Phillip Phillips FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 6/21, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, 10 AM.
Panda Bear Thalia Hall, 5/21, 7 PM.
Peaking Lights Empty Bottle, 5/13, 9 PM.

Phox Lincoln Hall, 8/9, 10 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band City Winery, 6/24-25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/10, noon.

 

Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express City Winery, 6/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/10, noon.

Joe Purdy City Winery, 6/18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/10, noon.

Rebirth Brass Band SPACE, Evanston, 7/26, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Saintseneca SPACE, Evanston, 7/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.
Blake Shelton, the Band Perry Wrigley Field, 7/19, 7 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, 10 AM.
Silver Apples, Magic Markers, Wrekmeister Harmonies Bohemian National Cemetery, 6/13, 6 PM, on sale Wed 4/9, noon.
Chris Smither, Peter Mulvery SPACE, Evanston, 7/23, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Strange Talk Schubas, 5/22, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

Avery Sunshine SPACE, Evanston, 7/29, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.
Teen Schubas, 5/10, 10 PM, on sale Fri 4/11, noon.

 

Richard Thompson Electric Trio SPACE, Evanston, 6/14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Justin Timberlake United Center, 12/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 4/14, 10 AM.

Allen Toussaint SPACE, Evanston, 6/6, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/12, 11 AM.

Trioscapes, Rocket Miner Beat Kitchen, 5/4, 8:30 PM.

Westies City Winery, 5/22, 8 PM; 5/30, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/10, noon.

Jack White, Benjamin Booker Chicago Theatre, 7/23, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 10 AM.

Jack White, Benjamin Booker Auditorium Theatre, 7/24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/11, 10 AM.

Wolfmother Metro, 5/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

UPDATED LISTINGS

David Crosby City Winery, 7/21, 8 PM; 7/22, 8 PM, all-ages.

High on Fire Empty Bottle, 5/31-6/1, 9 PM, 5/31 sold out, 6/1 added, on sale Wed 4/9, noon.

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Hellraiser’s Pinhead and Skinny Puppy’s Ogre star in new retro slasher Scream Park

Available on DVD and digital formats on April 22nd

Scream Park is a retro slasher horror flick in the Hatchet vein starring Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley and co-starring Nivek Ogre from the band Skinny Puppy. It will be available on DVD and digital formats on April 22nd courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing.

Bonus Materials include Director’s Commentary, Bloopers, Cast Interviews, Trailers, and more.

Synopsis:
The Fright Land amusement park is on the verge of closing its doors forever. But the park’s owner, Hyde (Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley), has one last plan to sell more tickets… Murder. Hiring two backwoods maniacs to break into the park and hack and slash all his employees, Hyde thinks these killings will create a media sensation, but he has just unleashed a horror that no one can survive.

Screenings:
Official Selection – Texas Frightmare Weekend 2013
Official Selection – Eerie Horror Film Festival – 2013
Official Selection – Horror Realm – 2013

Select Press Quotes:

“The atmosphere is creepy, bringing to mind Black Christmas or John Carpenter’s Halloween.”
-Doctor Carnage Reviews

“I found so much to enjoy in Scream Park I can’t wait for other horror fans to see it.”
-Hacked in the Head Reviews

“Scream Park cuts in the tradition of 80s Slasher movies.”
-Slasher Studios

“Scream Park comes as close as I’ve seen to pulling off the ‘throwback to the 80s’ horror.”
-Scared Stiff Reviews

“A loving throwback to 1980s slasher cinema…a gore soaked suspense piece.”
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“Some really cool and inventive imagery on display here, the filmmakers love is showing on screen.”
-Independent Flicks

Product Details:
Format: DVD
SKU: MVD6193D
UPC: 760137619390
Street Date: 04/22/14
PreBook Date: 03/18/14
Label: WILD EYE RELEASING »
Genre: Horror
Run Time: 85 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 2012
Director: Cary Hill
Producers: Cary Hill, Bruce Koehler, Nathan W. Fullerton
Actors: Doug Bradley, Nivek Ogre, Nicole Beattie, Kailey Marie Harris,
Box Lot: 30
Territory: WORLD
Language: English

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