Category Archives: Concert Review

That old strange magic still sounds new as Jeff Lynne’s ELO enchants Chicago

By Tom Siebert When Jeff Lynne founded the Electric Light Orchestra in 1970, his musical vision was to pick up where the recently disbanded Beatles had left off. Nearly 50 years later, the legendary Lynne showed more than 20,000 fans … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones show Chicago that they are still rock’s best band ever

By Tom Siebert I have long known that Mick Jagger has a heart. The mega-rock star once sent my then-wife two dozen roses and secured us press seats for a Rolling Stones concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. Today, Mick’s … Continue reading

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Meet the new Who–better than the old Who? Better, you bet!

By Tom Siebert The Who don’t do drugs anymore, their mad-genius drummer and brilliant bassist having sadly succumbed to overdoses in 1978 and 2002, respectively. And it has been decades since the visionary, explosive rock band closed their concerts by … Continue reading

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Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon shows Chicago audience that he is still amazing after all these years

By Tom Siebert More than 17,000 concert-goers gathered last night at the aptly named United Center to hear legendary musician Paul Simon present his classic songs and eclectic sounds. The poet-prophet opened the Chicago stop of his 42-date Homeward Bound … Continue reading

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit home with Wrigley Field faithful during Chicago stop of 40th anniversary tour

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