RECOMMENDED: U2 - June 29 and July 2 @ United Center; Blondie/Melissa Etheridge - July 2 @ Ravinia; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - July 3-4 @ Thalia Hall; Brian Wilson/Rodriguez - July 6 @ Ravinia; Le Butcherettes/The Melvins - July 8 @ Double Door; John Fogerty - July 8 @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island; Webb Wilder - July 8 @ FitzGerald's; Aretha Franklin - July 11 @ Ravinia; The Mekons - July 10 @ Square Roots Festival and July 11 @ The Hideout; Anna Fermin - July 17 @ FitzGerald's; Rosie Flores - July 21 @ Red Line Tap; Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - July 23 @ Subterranean and July 25 @ Wicker Park Fest; Veruca Salt - July 26 @ Wicker Park Fest; X - July 26-28 @ City Winery; Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely - August 28-29 @ SPACE; Jackson Browne - September 5 @ Ravinia; Shemekia Copeland - September 26 @ Old Town School of Folk Music; Mitch Ryder - October 4 @ Genesee Theatre; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/The Who - Oct. 15 @ United Center...FESTIVAL DATES: Chicago Blues Festival June 12-14 @ Grant Park; American Music Festival - July 2-4 @ FitzGerald's; Pitchfork Music Festival - July 17-19 @ Union Park; Lollapalooza - July 31-Aug. 2 @ Grant Park; Riot Fest - Sept. 11-13 @ Douglas Park...FANFARE: Like us on Facebook at "ChicagoConcertgoers.com" and follow us on Twitter at "ChiConcertgoers"...EMAIL: You can reach editor Dave Miller at editor@chicagoconcertgoers.com...CRAIGSLIST ALERT: There are so many scammers and fake tickets on the site that it is recommended you buy tickets elsewhere.

Concert Review

The Orwells
June 14, 2015 @ Ribfest Chicago
By Dave Miller

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Concert Review

Cathy Richardson Band
May 22, 2015 @ City Winery
By Dave Miller

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Concert Review

Those Darlins
April 23, 2015 @ The Hideout
By Dave Miller

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Concert Review

Katrina Leskanich
April 2, 2015 @ Reggie's Music Joint
By Dave Miller

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Top Concerts of 2014

Willie Nile
January 25, 2014 @ FitzGerald's

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Concert Review

Otis Clay
January 4, 2014 @ SPACE
By Dave Miller

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Top Concerts of 2013

Public Enemy
September 14, 2013 @ Riot Fest

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Concert Review

The Wanton Looks
November 2, 2013 @ Brauer House

L'Assassins
November 2, 2013 @ Brauer House

The Dyes
November 2, 2013 @ Brauer House
By Dave Miller

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