Music

19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Announces Full Schedule (September 8-24)

World Music Festival Chicago 2017 – Full Schedule The world will come together from September 8 to 24 at a variety of venues across the city for the 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department …

SXSW Announces Programming for 2018 Season

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has launched its 2018 season.

18th Season of Beloved Summer Music Series – Rush Hour Concerts

Under the helm of the International Music Foundation, Rush Hour Concerts present the 18th season of the beloved summer concert series June 6 – August 29, 2017

De’Wayne Jackson debuts stirring video on Pigeons and Planes

Don’t Be Afraid is a staggering declaration from the young musical prodigy – a call to arms to outsiders and a soundtrack for anyone who ever yearned for a life less ordinary.

This Week: Making Movies To Release “I Am Another You”

American rock and roll band Making Movies will release their second LP, I Am Another You, on May 26. The artistically ambitious and politically charged bilingual follow up to 2014’s A La Deriva was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and features guest appearances by Tennis, Hurray for the …

Vans House Parties Kicks Off Summer Concert Series Live from House of Vans Brooklyn and House of Vans Chicago

Two-City Summer Music and Art Series Features Performances by Digable Planets, Beach Fossils, Denzel Curry, The Internet, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Descendents and More! House of Vans.

Music Producer Legend Clive Davis Honored at 16th Tribeca Film Festival

Fifteen short years ago Robert De Niro, Craig Hatkoff, and Jane Rosenthal founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a response to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, to restore the unique vitality which they noticed was missing in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca.  Radio City Music Hall …

Direct from Cuba: Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro at SRBCC

Part of Las Caras Lindas, an SRBCC-curated Afro-Latin music series funded by the Chicago Community Trust, this event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Limited spaces available.

The Orielles Debut Video For “Sugar Tastes Like Salt”

Halifax band and new Heavenly Recordings signees The Orielles are very pleased to share the video for their sprawling and addictive post-punk tour-de-force “Sugar Tastes Like Salt.” Ever the film fanatics, their 8-minute masterpiece proves the perfect canvas for the band to meld  intelligence, artistry and sense of humor into a visual narrative that is equal parts cleverly-crafted social commentary and unabashed entertainment. …

Chicago Sinfonietta Announces 2017-2018 Season Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Press Release Season highlights include: Three World Premieres by Jessie Montgomery, Reena Esmail and Clarice Assad as part of first-ever Commissions by Women Composers Project; Five Chicago Premieres including Laura Karpman’s Grammy-nominated Ask Your Mama; First-ever evening-length program dedicated to female composers; Plus collaborations with Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet, Mucca Pazza, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, NewMoon Chicago, Northern Illinois University Steelband and more! Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s …