“This is gonna devastate our industry. We were the first to close; we’re gonna be the last to reopen. A lot of venues aren’t gonna make it.”
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.
The Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) says Live Nation or another conglomerate could still have sole control over music in the development.
Current musical obsessions of Racetraitor guitarist Dan Traitor, Decline front man Fern X Decline, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Sterling Bay has big plans for the 70 acres they’re developing along the Chicago.
Lollapalooza’s ticket sales have slowed, and Reggae Fest and Chicago Open Air are canceled—are these the growth pangs of a healthy but crowded festival market, or is a crash on the way?
There are a lot more questions we need answers to about Mayor Rahm than about his former police board chair.
Sterling Bay’s plans for Lincoln Yards continue to metastasize, with or without Amazon. Say a prayer for the Hideout.
Also, the Park District demands answers from security firm after stabbings at Northerly Island concert.
Service Sanitation porta-potties have become a ubiquitous sight at Chicago music festivals. And even if you don’t think you want to, you’re about to learn about the business that put them there.
Also the Newberry Library is collecting signs from the Women’s March on Chicago.
Will GrouponLive help or hurt the concert industry?
Having already bought Ticketmaster, Live Nation is looking to get into the record biz.
Billed as a record-release party, it almost turned into a riot.
Jam’s no fan of the monster merged Live Nation and Ticketmaster.