Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, and others Auditorium Theatre, 11/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, Celebrating 75 years of Mavis Staples. On Sale Mon 9/29, 10 AM.

Marsha Ambrosius the Shrine, 10/27, 8 PM.

Breathe Carolina Concord Music Hall, 11/7, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

Centro-Matic Schubas, 12/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Chromeo (DJ set) The Mid, 10/17, 10 PM.

Shemekia Copeland City Winery, 12/31, 7:30 and 11 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Dads Beat Kitchen, 11/21, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Nicholas David City Winery, 11/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Decapitated, Misery Index Cobra Lounge, 11/14, 8 PM.

Delhi 2 Dublin Abbey Pub, 10/14, 8 PM.

E-40 Double Door, 11/17, 8 PM, on sale Sat 9/27, noon.

Melissa Etheridge Cadillac Palace Theatre, 11/15, 8 PM, on sale Sat 9/27, 10 AM.

Ruby Fray Burlington, 10/28, 9 PM.

Bebel Gilberto Thalia Hall, 11/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

The Good Life Abbey Pub, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Justin Hayward City Winery, 11/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

Joe Henry City Winery, 1/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/25, noon.

John Hiatt, Andrew Ripp Thalia Hall, 11/22, 8 PM.

Hozier Riviera Theatre, 2/25, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Hunter Valentine Township, 10/15, 9 PM.

Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado Symphony Center, 2/12, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Juicy J, Childish Gambino, Migos Aragon Ballroom, 11/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Little Big Town Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 12/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Chris Malinchak Lincoln Hall, 11/7, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Jesse Marchant Schubas, 12/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Musee Mecanique Empty Bottle, 10/29, 9 PM.

New Orleans Suspects FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 11 AM.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/19, 7 PM.

Pelican, the Life & Times Subterranean, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Pianos Become the Teeth Beat Kitchen, 11/1, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Gemma Ray Schubas, 10/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, noon.

Restorations Township, 11/5, 8 PM.

Screeching Weasel, Dwarves, the Queers Concord Music Hall, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

Cat Stevens Chicago Theatre, 12/9, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/27, 10 AM.

Trampled Under Foot Beat Kitchen, 12/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Kate Voegele Subterranean, 11/13, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 10 AM.

Tommy Womack, Wild Ponies FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/24, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/26, 11 AM.

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Subterranean, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.


Tune-Yards the Vic, 10/22, 8:30 PM, moved from Riviera Theatre.

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The Kinks Releasing 50th Anniversary Box Set ‘The Anthology 1964-1971′

Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Pete Quaife, Mick Avory of the Kinks (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


( While Kinks fans were already somewhat anticipating a new greatest hits package in honor of the influential band’s fiftieth anniversary, the two-disc The Essential Kinks out on Oct. 14 via Legacy Recordings with liner notes by David Bowie, today there is a much more extensive reason to get excited.
The Kinks will release another career-spanning set – The Anthology 1964-1971 – on Nov. 18 via BMG/InGrooves. It’s a five-CD, 100-plus-song retrospective billed as the “most extensive” Kinks release of its kind, ever.

While the 51st anniversary of the band is less special in most traditional metrics, one key celebratory ingredient may only be available during next year’s 51st Kinks birthday: a Kinks reunion.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Dave Davies said told the magazine, “It would be a shame if Ray [Davies] and I didn’t do something next year. I’m prepared to talk. If Ray’s got some great ideas, let me hear them. I have my own ideas about how it should be presented. But I don’t want it to be a Ray Davies show where he lets his little brother stand in the corner, which he likes to do. It has to be done properly and respectfully. We have so much great music that goes back so many years. We both want to do something next year.”

That would certainly fit with Davies’ post to his Facebook late last month, noting that he’d “love to do some form of a Kinks reunion with Ray.”

Time will tell if the Kinks reunion actually happens, but for now, check out the extensive tracklist for The Anthology 1964-1971, which includes 25 previously unreleased tracks at the link here:

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ACE FREHLEY Announces Lineup Of His Touring Band


Ace Frehley has announced the touring lineup for the first leg of his first U.S. shows in four years.

The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has tapped none other than Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on Ace’s “Trouble Walking” platter in 1989, and will do so again on stage. Richie toured with Ace in 1984 and 1985 and periodically from 1989 through 1995 and was also known for touring with Sebastian Bach.

On bass and vocals will be Chris Wyse from Queens, New York. Previously recording with Ozzy Osbourne and playing on Mick Jagger’s 2001 solo album, Chris is well known as the bass player from THE CULT since 2006. Chris can also be heard on Frehley’s new album, “Space Invader”, on select tracks. He also covers bass duties in his current band OWL.

Finally, Scot Coogan will be behind the drum kit for Frehley’s upcoming tour. Coogan played with Frehley for five years until 2012 when he left Ace’s band to focus on other projects. He has since toured and recorded with LYNCH MOB and sat behind the kit for Lita Ford on the 2012 “Rock Of Ages” tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON.

“I consider Ace a friend, and I will always be his drummer,” Scot said. “When he called me about doing shows, I was honored. We are both excited to have the chance to play together once again.”

Coogan recently completed work on the debut album from RED ZONE RIDER, a three-piece band also featuring world-class guitar hero Vinnie Moore (UFO) and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Keeling. RED ZONE RIDER’s self-titled CD was made available on September 16 via Magna Carta.

Says Frehley: “I can’t wait to hit the road again with this new lineup. I’ll be performing Ace classics as well as songs off my new CD, ‘Space Invader’, for the enjoyment of the fans. Let there be rock!”

Matt Starr, the featured drummer on “Space Invader”, will spend the next few months touring with MR. BIG as the replacement for Pat Torpey, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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David Bowie Tribute Concert at Daley Plaza Tue, Sep 23, 2014, Noon–1 pm

Tue, Sep 23, 2014, Noon–1 pm

Celebrating the opening day of David Bowie Is, WXRT, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the MCA present a concert at Daley Plaza featuring Sons of the Silent Age, a leading David Bowie cover band. Sons of the Silent Age, led by Chris Connelly (Ministry and the Revolting Cocks) and Matt Walker (Morrissey and Smashing Pumpkins), honors the music and aesthetic of David Bowie through an impressive selection of songs taken from Bowie’s eclectic and extensive canon.

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Fame: ‘David Bowie Day’ Is September 23rd in Chicago


Tribute will coincide with Chicago opening of Bowie’s personal archive exhibit, ‘David Bowie Is…’

SOURCE: RollingStone

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel inadvertently declared himself the coolest mayor on Earth by proclaiming September 23rd “David Bowie Day.” The honor comes in connection with David Bowie Is…, a retrospective exhibit opening that day at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

As Consequence of Sound notes, the announcement was delivered in a written proclamation in which Emanuel describes the art-rock legend as “an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26 critically acclaimed studio albums” who has “bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design and theatrical canons.”

According to the museum’s website, David Bowie Is… features over 300 items from the musician’s personal archives, including “never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics, and some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries,” which help demonstrate his creative evolution – “from his years as a teenager in the 1950s to the early 2000s, when he retired from touring.”

The exhibit – which was previously displayed in London, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Toronto on an international tour – will be an immersive experience, incorporating “advanced sound technology produced by Sennheiser, original animations, continuous audio accompaniment and video installations.” The Chicago exhibit, the tour’s only U.S. stop, will remain on view until January 4th, 2015.

A documentary about David Bowie Is…, which premiered at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013, will be shown in over 100 U.S. movie theaters on September 23rd, the day the exhibit hits Chicago.

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TOMMY VICTOR Talks To IMPACT Metal Channel


PRONG is touring North America in support of its latest release, “Ruining Lives”, which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. The tour kicked off on September 10 in Los Angeles, California and will run through October 14 in San Francisco, California. Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters OVERKILL. Following a quick break, the band will take part in SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest on October 25 in San Bernardino, California.

PRONG recently completed filming a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, taken from “Ruining Lives”. Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip, which can be seen below.

Comments PRONG mainman Tommy Victor: “PRONG has made a video for the song ‘Remove, Separate Self’, the new single from our recent LP, ‘Ruining Lives’. The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow-up to ‘Turnover’, we will release it on seven-inch vinyl as well. The single and video will correspond with our U.S./Canada tour starting September 10 through October 14. Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!”

SPV/Steamhammer released a new digital single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There are two versions of the single, which was made available on September 12. The seven-inch single will be released on October 24. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

01. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
02. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by PRONG (Matt Heafy de-mix)

Comments TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With ‘Remove, Separate Self’, I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line — the title itself — the idea of ‘separating yourself’ made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place.

“Sometimes ‘remixes’ do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a ‘remix’ is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed In The West – Official Bootleg”.



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