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Win to See and MEET Neon Trees!!

Q101 is proud to welcome Neon Trees and The All-American Rejects on Saturday, August 25 at Benedictine University in Lisle! Wanna WIN tickets AND MEET NEON TREES BEFORE THE SHOW?!! Enter to win now below! (Note: if you entered a few weeks back to win tickets you’re automatically entered to win already!)      …

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New Jane’s Addiction Album In The Works

Jane’s Addiction, currently on the support tour for their latest release, The Great Escape Artist, are laying plans for a new album and an expansion of the popular summer festival, Lollapalooza. “I’d like to give it a six-month window and just get another Jane’s record out, coming off the heels of The Great Escape Artist,”…

Local 101: Wicker Park Fest Roundup

Wicker Park Festival hit the corner of Milwaukee and North avenues Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. Chicago’s known for busing national talent in and out of its city limits each summer for big name festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork but if up-and-coming local acts are what you’re after WPF might be your best…

Local 101: Stepdad Gets Warped

It’s 4 p.m. on a Saturday in July. The heat is peaking somewhere upward of ninety degrees and the asphalt backdrop isn’t helping. Still, every stop along the seminal Warped Tour schedule is a chance for up and coming bands like poppy quintet Stepdad to grow their fan bases. However, Stepdad’s stop in Chicago wasn’t…

Local 101: Weekly Threesome, July 11

Though the weather has finally started to cool off, it’s still the midst of summer. You need beach music. You need back porch music. You need music to party to. You need music to chillax to. We’ve got it for you. Remember to comment on what you like so we know, and share this page…

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Lucky Boys Confusion Return To Stage, Honor Late Guitarist

After more than a decade of playing for the fans, Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav said taking the stage with Lucky Boys Confusion has new meaning since the death of guitarist Joe Sell. Pandav and Sell, a self-taught guitarist, had been making music together since they formed punk, rock and ska band Lucky Boys Confusion with other…

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Q101 Welcomes The Vans Warped Tour!

The annual rite of summer, The Vans Warped Tour, rolls into Chicagoland to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Saturday July 7th!   Tix can be had HERE Check out the lineup for the 18th edition of the Tour: A Loss for Words After the Burial All Time Low Anthony Raneri Anti-Flag Ballyhoo! Bangups…

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Review: ‘Oceania’ from Smashing Pumpkins

Q101 isn’t as bullish on the new Pumpkins collection as the Sun Times’ Thomas Conner, sans a few tracks.  “The Chimera” is the one we keep rolling back to over and over again.  However, To our ears, there aren’t any hits.  A few tunes are pretty damn solid though.  But what the hell do we…

Local 101: Bullied in Chicago

Somewhere along the way, punk rock lost face. Somewhere in between The Clash and Green Day, Minor Threat and The Get Up Kids, NOFX and Rise Against, Henry Rollins, Tom Delonge and Pete Wentz, the genre lost it’s definitive sound. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “Punk” has become a multi-faceted term and sometimes…

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