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Tegan and Sara

The "NOT TONIGHT" Tour

Tegan and Sara

With Support From:

Becca Mancari

2024-03-28


I LOVE Tegan... and Sara. They have given me some of my all time favourite songs to listen to; songs that will forever be on my playlist. I've seen them live multiple times and they always give a great live show. When I saw they were bringing The "NOT TONIGHT" Tour to 13 cities across Ontario I knew that I wanted to see their live performance again. I'm so happy I went to the show. I've loved their live show every time, but this tour was next level! Of all the times I've seen them, this was be far my favourite tour. It's a celebration of their best music mixed with commentary on the songs and their lives. They interacted with the crowd more than I've ever seen them do before and towards the end of the show they even sold their setlists and guitar picks to raise some extra money for their Tegan and Sara Foundation.

The "NOT TONIGHT" Tour is mostly acoustic and gave us alternate arrangements of our favourite songs, and honestly it was amazing to hear these renditions. While the studio versions will always be by favourite, it was incredible to hear what these songs started as and how they could have...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Jack and Jack

Like That Tour

Jack and Jack

With Support From:

Sammy Wilk

2024-03-28


Vine sensations Jack and Jack are back and they have just released their second album and man oh man are thier fans going crazy for it! I was lucky enough to catch Jack And Jack when they played a sold out night at Chicago's Bottom Lounge on their Like That Tour and honestly, I totally get the sensation! The boys are so much fun live and have a crazy amount of energy on stage!

The show may only been an hour long but they truly are really fun to see! Jack and Jack played 17 songs which was a mix of their songs along with a few covers and one song where opener Sammy Wilk came out to sing with them which I always love seeing!

Overall, I would love to see Jack and...
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By Alexandra Geshel

The Beaches

Blame My Ex Tour

The Beaches

With Support From:

Boyish

2024-03-02


There are bands that you listen to on the regular that you like, and there are bands that you LOVE. The Beaches are definitely the later. I'm loving their current album, Blame My Ex, and it's great hearing "Blame Brett", the first single off the album, getting some love as it is currently in regular rotation on one of the local radio stations.

When I saw The Beaches would be bringing their Blame My Ex Tour to Detroit, I know I wanted to go see them again. They are one of the incredibly rare live bands I could see over and over again. Whenever they play Detroit, it's different then when most other Canadian bands play here. The Beaches have some incredible fans and it's not uncommon for the majority of the crowd to cross the border to see their favourite band perform live. In fact, I lost count of the number of people I heard saying they made the 4+ hour trip from Toronto to see them live. It almost feels like a homecoming show when they play here. With their recent stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live it's not surprising that there were more than the usual number of local fans helping to sell out the night. In fact, the Blame My Ex Tour has been selling out almost every night on...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Porno For Pyros

Farewell Tour

Porno For Pyros

With Support From:

Tigercub

2024-02-26


Sadly, all great things must come to an end, and for Porno For Pyros this is the end of the road for the band. To say goodbye to their fans, they brought their Farewell tour to 16 stops across America.

Before the show, a lot of fans were talking about the first time they saw this beloved band live, or the times that they saw Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins performing in Jane's Addiction.

As soon as Porno For Pyros took the stage for the last time in Chicago the crowd went nuts. Porno For Pyros gave us a seventeen song set with one of those songs being a cover of...
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By Alexandra Geshel

ericdoa

Dead on Arrival Tour

ericdoa

With Support From:

bixby

2024-02-23


What started out as a cold night in Detroit turned hot fast once ericdoa and bixby took the stage for their respective sets.

While bixby started the night off and had the sold-out crowd jumping (literally) throughout his 30 minute set, thing heated up even more when ericdoa took the stage. The hyper-pop star seemed to be fueled by the solid riffs and bad-ass beats his tour musicians were giving us. When combined with ericdoa's lyrics, the resulting sound had the audience dancing like few other concerts I've been to. The only people I could see not moving to the music were the handful of parents sitting in the hall's overflow room.

We were treated to 20 songs of almost non-stop music with the only breaks in his performance coming when ericdoa would pause to remind people to drink water and stay hydrated, or for a momentary interaction with some lucky fans.

I was left wondering if ericdoa knows how dedicated his...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Hinder

Winter Tour 2024

Hinder

With Support From:

SUNVOLUME

4th Point

2024-01-29


Hinder is one of those bands you might not realize you know until you hear the first line to "Lips Of An Angel". It's one of those songs everyone knows the lyrics to, but no one really knows who it is from. Whenver the song comes on, it gets everyone to start screaming and singing out at the bar. I'm sure you know exactly what I am talking about because you have probably done the same thing! I am saying this because Hinder is currently on tour, and they are probably coming to a city near you. Those who recognize the name are buying their tickets and selling out the venues rapidly. If you see Hinder is coming, check out their music because you'll likely recognize it and then get your tickets fast. Why you would wanna see them? Let me tell you about my experience when they played at The Forge here in Joliet IL.

Hinder opened with a lot of...
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By Alexandra Geshel

Suki Waterhouse

2024 Farewell Tour

ISSUES

With Support From:

Nightlife

OCEANO

2024-01-13


After a lot of deep conversations within the band, ISSUES has decided it is time to call it an end and break up. To show their appreciation to the fans for all the support they have received over the years, they wanted to say goodbye in a big way and go out with a bang. They decided to do a mini Farewell Tour, playing 6 final shows in January as a way to remember all the fun times. Fans in and around L.A., Chicago and Atlanta were treated to 2 shows each, with a different venue each night. I was very fortunate enough to cover the first Chicago show on the Farewell Tour at the Concord Music Hall. It was super touching and a very emotional experience overall.

The many fans of ISSUES gathered at the Concord to see what can be argued as one of their best shows. A lot of the fans also loved Brian Butcher, from the band Home Team, who filled in on vocals for these final shows. Brian is...
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By Alexandra Geshel

From Ashes to New

Blackout Tour

From Ashes to New

With Support From:

The Word Alive

Catch Your Breath

2023-12-13


From Ashes to New are currently headlining on their Blackout Tour with direct support from The Word Alive and Catch Your Breath. Holy smokes, it was a killer show! I became a fan of From Ashes to New earlier this year when I saw them open for Shinedown back in April, so when I saw this headlining tour I knew I had to be there. I am so happy I was!

The band had one of the best set ups I have ever seen at the Concord and it was very cool! The stage had a lot of raisers and LED screens! Their set started with TV playing a fake video game with the bands and tour name on it. It gave me major retro vibes, but it was unique and the fans...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Dirty Honey

Can't Find the Brakes Tour

Dirty Honey

With Support From:

Austin Meade

2023-12-07


Iconic bands are easily recognized by the iconic logos or fonts that they use. As soon as you see them, you know the band. There is no confusion when you see the classic Tongue logo of The Rolling Stones, the Prism logo from Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, the Wing's logo from Aerosmith, or the Lightning Bolts that Metallica use in their font. Those who know Dirty Honey know their "Honey Lips" logo. It's classic. And if Dirty Honey keeps delivering the fantastic shows they are becoming known for, their logo may soon achieve that same iconic status.

L.A.'s home grown hard rockers are currently travelling North America on their Can't Find The Brakes Tour. They definitely couldn't find the brakes on their high energy show. From the opening song, the tour's namesake and most recent LP's title track, "Can't Find The Brakes", to...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Scene Queen

Bimbo Beta Pi Tour

Scene Queen

With Support From:

Sophie Powers

Rivals

2023-11-16


Bringing people together to give each and everyone of us a support system is the goal of Scene Queen's Bimbo Beta Pi Sorority. She reminded us, we all paid our dues (in the form of purchasing our ticket) so we are all full fledged members who should be looking out for one another. It's a fantastic ideal and honestly the world would be a much better and happier place if we all decided to work together, care for each other, and accept the fact that everyone is different. Being different is what makes us each the unique individuals we are. In a world of 8+ billion people, only you can be you and you can't be anyone aside from who you were born to be. It certainly sounds like a simple concept, yet you have politicians and radical groups all around the world who think they know what's best on how to regulate what we can do to our own bodies. Thankfully, we have artists like Scene Queen and Misterwives who will not intimidated and are actively speaking out against these people.
While Scene Queen does give us the music we came out to hear, she brings...
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By Ken Kohlmeier



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