REVIEW: Chicago Country Cruises

REVIEW: Chicago Country Cruises
Review and photos by: Kirstine Walton It may have been a foggy night on Chicago’s Navy Pier, but this was soon forgotten about as soon as people set foot on the Spirit of Chicago for the Chicago Country Cruise. A fantastic night shared by people of all ages, from those wearing Converse to Cowboy Boots. Drew Baldridge quickly got the... Read More

REVIEW: Avril Lavigne Live in Chicago

REVIEW: Avril Lavigne Live in Chicago
REVIEW: Avril Lavigne Live in Chicago 2014 Amazon.com Widgets Live Review By: Frank Lucas The stage was stripped and dark, no glitz or glamour in sight, even the intro lacked luster. Tough job ahead opening for the big Backstreet Boys production that was to follow. But from the moment she took the stage, Avril Lavigne was nothing less than solid... Read More

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 3

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 3
REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 3 North Coast Music Festival – Day 3 September 1st, 2013 By: SouthSide Tanya Vega Well all good things must come to end. What started off as a quite whimper is now going out with one huge exploding BANG! It’s Day 3 of North Coast Music Festival and the steamy hot weather doesn’t... Read More

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 2

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 2
REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 2 North Coast Music Festival – Day 2 August 31st, 2013 By: SouthSide Tanya Vega After the heavy rains from last night and early in the morning subsided, that North Coast Music Festival newbie feeling had finally worn off and SouthSide was ready to get down to serious business of being a party... Read More

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 1

REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 1
REVIEW: North Coast Music Fest 2013 Day 1 North Coast Music Festival – Day 1 August 30th, 2013 By: SouthSide Tanya Vega Music, fun, warm summertime weather, colorful costumes, hoopers and heavy rains – that’s how SouthSide would describe her first day at North Coast Music Festival held inside Union Park. This annual music fest (now in it’s fourth year)... Read More

REVIEW: Blood on the Dancefloor

REVIEW: Blood on the Dancefloor
“…you’re so bleepin’ beautiful in so many ways…” Blood On The Dance Floor to the screaming crowd Everyday is Halloween for SouthSide, Chicago Music Guide readers. And tonight was no different as she and her young daughter aka Sunday (not her real name) joined an eager crowd in seeing the touring electronica duo, Blood On The Dance Floor (AZ). This all-ages post holiday... Read More

REVIEW: Sting Back to Bass Tour 2011

REVIEW: Sting Back to Bass Tour 2011
November 6th, 2011 – Rosemont Theatre In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Sting hit the road performing and selling out dates throughout North America. With him on stage was, Dominic Miller (www.dominicmiller.com), Dominic’s son Rufus (www.rufusmiller.com),  Vinnie Colaiuta on drums (www.vinniecolaiuta.com), Peter Tickell on electric fiddle (www.petertickell.com) and Jo Lawry on backing vocals and fiddle (www.jolawry.com).... Read More

REVIEW: honeyhoney at Schubas

REVIEW: honeyhoney at Schubas
Hey, Chicago Music Guide readers …and welcome to one busy Halloweek! SouthSide’s rockin’ the holiday spirit by covering some of the hottest shows to hit local stages from now until November 1st. Her fantastical journey began at Schubas (in the Lakeview area) to see the Ten Buck Tour featuring honeyhoney (CA) along with Joshua James (UT) and Desert Noises (UT). This reviewer highly recommends feeling and grooving (besides hearing) the energetic tribal-inspired vibe of alternative folk... Read More