The first annual Chicago Open Air Festival was held over this past weekend and it held up its advertised hype. Thousands of fans packed Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL for a weekend full of entertainment from some of rock and metal's heaviest hitters.
Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world move in to Nashville for four days to experience CMA Music Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. IT'S CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL!
Looking like he has never given up on the 90’s, sporting ripped denim jeans, plaid shirt and scarves around his waist and a T-shirt with Detroit written across his chest which would later be exchanged with more local shirts during one of his many wardrobe changes. No longer sporting the boot that has hindered his movement from his recent right foot injury, he could be seen running, dancing and rocking out every inch of the stage.
TECH N9NE'S INDEPENDENT POWERHOUSE TOUR 2016 STOPS IN DETROIT WITH Krizz Kaliko + Rittz + ¡MAYDAY! + Stevie Stone + Ces Cru to a full house at the Fillmore
“Hello my friends! So this is Nebraska. I heard about it, but I didn’t know it really existed,” Simon joked. A fan in the audience countered, yelling that Paul had indeed visited 48 years ago. “Ok, you pinned me. I was here once.”
The vibrant 25 year old is the son of 1970’s band the Regents' new wave front runners, and has embarked on a tour in support of his debut album, which premiered on May 13th. “Cut and Paste” is a solid reflection of a fellow influenced by many styles. Oscar combines creative riffs, catchy hooks, Brit-pop elements, synth layers, and hip hop beats (to name a few) into his wondrous collage of sound creation.
Vocalist Alisson Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince have been minimalists since the beginning. The pair burst onto the music scene with their debut, "Keep On Your Mean Side" back in 2003. Since their inception, The Kills have continued to remain true to their raw sound. Vocals, fitting harmonies, jabbing guitar, and distorted effects round out their heavy feel. Mosshart's PJ Harvey-esque prowess pair wonderfully with Hince's deep chords throughout a march on rhythm.
The northwest twosome consists of Brandon Summers on guitars and vocals, and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards. They’ve been jamming together for twenty years now, and the experience definitely shows in their latest release, self-titled LP “Helio Sequence”. 2015 brought to light the pair’s sixth LP, a reflection of a band solidly coming into their own.