Desert Daze 2019, First Artist: Stereolab

Tune your receivers to oscillations from the anti-sun. Transient random-noise bursts have foretold the coming of the 8th installment of Desert Daze, returning to Moreno Beach, October 10th-13th 2019.

This year's First Artist Transmission is avant-pop specialists Stereolab, who have announced their first North American appearance in over a decade.

Pitchfork's Midwinter Poised to Heat Up Chicago's Art Institute

Tired of the ice and snow? Feeling the cold grip of winter deep down in your bones? Need something nice and spicy to shake off the frigid bleakness? Look no further than Pitchfork’s Midwinter Festival: held indoors at Chicago’s Art Institute, the event takes place over the weekend of February 15-17, and promises to heat things up in this grueling season.

Canadian Indie: Dan Mangan Stopping in at Schuba's Tonight

If you’re in Chicago tonight, stop by Schuba’s to take in a performance from one of our neighbors to the North: Canadian indie singer/songwriter Dan Mangan is coming through, with some new material for us to enjoy.

Bonnaroo: 2019 Lineup

Well, it’s that time of year again. The big festivals start releasing lineups and everyone starts planning their summer out months in advance, hoping to catch some new tunes or see some of their old favorites. It’s really a smorgasbord of music and travel, and there are some really great events out there with unique performances that you may not get to see again.

Interview with Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass!

Bluegrass, Americana, folk. These are some of the richest traditions in American music history, and they are currently experiencing a massive revival. One of the groups cresting that wave and leading us into the future is the explosive Greensky Bluegrass.

Summer Camp Announces First Round of Artists For 2019

Summer Camp Music Festival 2019
First Round of Artist Announcements

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment is proud to present the First Round of Artist Announcements for the 19th annual Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 24, 25, and 26, 2019:

3 days of moe.
3 days of Umphrey’s McGee

Big Gigantic
Zeds Dead


Pitchfork's Midwinter Poised to Heat Up Chicago

Winter has arrived, friends, and with it, life can seem to grind to a halt. Ice freezes over the roads, blankets barricade any areas where warmth might escape, and we all hunker down for the big chill. Regular readers will know I often recommend music to help us get through these cold months.

Albums To Get You Through: Winter 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again: winter is here, and will get worse before it gets better. The cold and darkness tend to take it out of a body from time to time, and every now and then it’s necessary to take a break and recharge in the soft glow of a salt lamp with some warm, soothing music playing to relax the mind and relieve the muscle aches.

CU On the Road: The Champaign Cypher Series Tour

The music scene in the Champaign-Urbana area has something for everyone. Whatever your flavor, this town is bursting with talent. One of the most exciting and head-turning developments of our local musical culture is the hip hop-oriented Champaign Cypher Series and its resulting tour.