The world's worst yet inexplicably popular arena jam band will perform at the home of the world's worst yet inexplicably popular baseball team on Sept. 17 and 18, promoters Ticketmaster/Live Nation announced this morning. Lame singer-songwriter Jason Mraz opens. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
Jam Productions co-founder Arny Granat with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan at the Obama inauguration festivities The revelation that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating the giant three-day Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park came as a shock t
The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating Lollapalooza sponsors C3 Presents and their partners for anti-trust issues stemming from the radius clauses that the Austin, Texas-based concert promoters impose on all of the artists who play the giant, three-day concert in Gra
Music industry gadfly Bob Lefsetz can be a difficult read--HE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE SHOUTING ON HIS LEFSETZ LETTER BLOG (to say nothing of being endlessly redundant)--but everyone in the music business reads him because, well, he's often the first to root out the kernel of what becomes a much bigger st
End-of-summer babes PavementWith Sunday, July 18, the third and final day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival officially sold out, promoters Jam Productions have announced that the big draw in Union Park that day--reunited '90s alternative-rock heroes Pavement--will return
With its typical big-time corporate ballyhoo, the newly merged Live Nation/Ticketmaster concert monolith announced this morning "No Service Fees June," a month-long pledge to waive the egregious and absurdly misnamed "convenience fees" which can add as much as 50 percent to the s