Category Archives: Concert Alerts

Strait up Country

Strait up Country

When it comes to country music, the names George Strait and Reba McEntire are nearly synonymous with the “modernist” movement within the music genre. Combined, the two have consistently carried traditional, modern country for over the last several decades. While today’s country music is yet again evolving and branching into new sounds and styles, its… Continue Reading

Boys are Back in Town

Boys are Back in Town

Concert Alert: David Nail at Joe’s Bar; Jake Owen at the Sears Centre. Bound for Chicagoland to warm up your February nights, these hunky country music stars are capable of revving anyone’s motor. So on Friday, it’s down to what you’re into!  The longhaired, dark-eyed Jake Owen is set to return to the northwest suburban… Continue Reading

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s

Concert Alert: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s at Martyr’s – Jan. 18 // 8PM. While country music’s next renaissance man may sound like he heralds from the honky tonks of yesteryear, Whitey Morgan found his hard-working blues in a recession-ruined factory town closer to Motown rather than crazy town. In fact, while his music may… Continue Reading

From way up dare!

From way up dare!

Concert Alert: Josh Thompson with Jason Jones at Joe’s Bar – January 15 // 8:30PM Josh Thompson cracked open his country music stardom with a debut single titled, “Beer on the Table,” which climbed its way into top 10 on the country music charts back in spring of 2010. Considering this singer/songwriter made his way… Continue Reading

Sugarland set for Chicagoland

Sugarland set for Chicagoland

Just off the release of their fourth studio album, “The Incredible Machine”, the country-pop music duo, Sugarland, has released the dates for their a 60-city summer tour. Not one, but two Chicago area dates seem to have made the cut.  According to the duo’s website, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will play Chicago on May… Continue Reading

Way More Country Than That

Way More Country Than That

Concert Alert: Easton Corbin at Joe’s Bar – January 7 // 8:30PM While other country “startups” today might not be modeling the “country twang” this genre is probably best known for, there’s one Floridian that’s sticking’ to the standards. Easton Corbin broke into the country radio scene back in April of 2008 with his debut… Continue Reading

Our time at the Old Town

Our time at the Old Town

For country music, finding information on its history can be pretty cut and dry. By searching a few keywords on the web, you’ll most likely end up in Nashville, Tennessee, exploring the websites of major institutions’ such as the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For… Continue Reading

Sara with an H

Sara with an H

Two Sara(h)s will come together for an evening of music and community this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 9, Sara Evans will take the stage at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, for the President’s Signature Concert in the Lund Auditorium. There’s plenty of reality in the songs Evans sings, including celebrations of love… Continue Reading

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