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The Claudettes – The Venue (Aurora, IL) – Nov 11, 2023

25 November 2023

The Claudettes returned to their suburban Chicago haunt at The Venue in Aurora, Illinois for a wide-ranging set drawn from all points of the band’s 13-year career – including songs from an upcoming EP.

Billie Marten-Cabaret Metro (Chicago) - November 12th, 2023

12 November 2023

At the same time, her songs move at such a gentle pace to make the listener appreciate time passing and all the tender moments of her vocals over her guitar caresses. These songs are filled with heart and genuineness indeed.

Yes – Paramount Theatre (Denver) – October 26, 2023

30 October 2023

Progressive rock fans in Denver ventured through a cool and drizzling Thursday night to see genre pioneers and frontrunners Yes perform during the band’s The Classic Tales of Yes tour.

Wilco – Mission Ballroom (Denver) – October 22, 2023

27 October 2023

Wilco made a strong case for the fresh songs from Cousin and Cruel Country, interspersed with fan favorites.

Johnny Marr in Conversation

Johnny Marr - Warsaw (Brooklyn) - October 23, 2023

24 October 2023

At the recently renovated Warsaw, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths and one-time member of The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs spent over two hours discussing his new Harper Collins photo/memoir book Marr’s Guitars with Variety music editor Jem Aswad in an amazing conversation that brought forth memories of writing some of his greatest songs on some of the 130+ guitars he has amassed over a spectacular and restless musical journey from a scrappy working-class Manchester upbringing to winning an Oscar for his collaboration with Hans Zimmer, Billie Eilish, and Finneas on the theme song for the 2021 James Bond film No Time To Die.

Macie Stewart -Epiphany (Chicago) - October 20th, 2023

21 October 2023

Though Epiphany is not a typical rock club or music venue, it seemed perfectly fitting for the community who enjoyed sharing the type of shared spiritual experience occurring when any group of people come together to experience something which unites them as people.

Riot Fest: Day 3 - Douglass Park (Chicago, IL) - September 17, 2023

20 September 2023
After a delayed start, the final day of this year’s Riot Fest moved swiftly toward its eagerly-anticipated headlining set by The Cure.

Peter Gabriel and band at Madison Square Garden

Peter Gabriel - Madison Square Garden (New York) - September 18, 2023

19 September 2023

Last night at Madison Square Garden, English ’70s art rock pioneer and world music champion Peter Gabriel brought his i/o tour celebrating his first album of original music since 2002’s Up

Andy Summers - North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (Skokie, IL) - September 8, 2023

16 September 2023

Legendary Police guitarist Andy Summers delighted enthusiastic superfans during an intimate evening of music, imagery and stories.

Lollapalooza 2023 (Pre-Coverage)

2 August 2023

The Big Takeover’s Pre-Coverage of Lollapalooza 2023 in Chicago, IL.

Kim Gordon - The Paradiso (Amsterdam) - July 10th, 2023

17 July 2023

Kim Gordon recruits a crack all-female band and brings a level of urgency and ferocity to her recent solo material.

Le Tigre -The Salt Shed (Chicago) - July 15th, 2023

16 July 2023

There is a world you can escape to when you see Le Tigre play and it isn’t as much a world of the reality of the existing world but one of possibilities in which we all can have fun if we’re kind and not careless with each other and if we continue to pay attention and be engaged in our communities. I want to Keep on Livin’ in that world!

Sparks - Beacon Theatre (New York) - June 27th, 2023

14 July 2023

You know what? I’m about to say it: We need Sparks now more than ever. With a lyrical voice that is in turn witty, observant, detached, self-referential, satiric, and above all, entirely their own, only the Mael brothers are adequately equipped to comment on the current times while simultaneously providing a much needed dose of escapism.

Big Joanie -The Empty Bottle (Chicago) - July 13th, 2023

14 July 2023
It definitely felt like what the band left their fans with was beyond the actual music but meaningful and positive representation.

Warpaint - Salo Apolo (Barcelona, Spain) - June 28, 2023

8 July 2023

Warpaint continue their journey of dancey post-punk.

Love and Rockets - Kings Theatre (Brooklyn) - June 9th, 2023

21 June 2023

Hopefully this tour is not the band’s swansong and Love and Rockets will continue to play live. At the risk of sounding too greedy, one can only dream that they will record another album as well.