The Hives open for Pink at Chicago’s United Center

The Hives – 2013 “Lex Hives” Tour
United Center – Chicago, IL

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

The Hives - 2013 Lex Hives tour

The Hives last played Chicago in 2012 at The Vic Theatre, the perfect avenue for their energetic and whimsical live show. When it was announced that they would open for Pink’s 2013 tour [review], the first question that came to mind was how would they fare with a mainstream pop rock crowd? The Hives were up to the challenge as vocalist Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist worked the vast United Center on March 9 the only way he knows–without constraint.

Continue reading the rest of this review (and find more great photos) at The Examiner!

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San Diego Street Scene


Beck & the Black Crowes will be headlining the 24th annual San Diego Street Scene that will be held on September 19-20. There will be 30 bands to rock out four stages at this festival including Atmosphere, The Hives, Tegan and Sara & The New Pornographers. Tickets are on sale now.

Keep on reading for the full lineup.

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The Nylon Magazine Tour: The Switches

The Switches
House of Blues – Chicago, IL

Switches @ House of Blues 2

The Switches are a Brit-pop band who’s U.S. debut album Lay Down the Law was released last March and are currently known for their single “Drama Queen”, which is also the theme song to MTV’s reality show “Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods”. They’ve been around since 2006 but I can’t say that I’ve heard of them before a few weeks ago.

The Switches performed at the House of Blues on Thursday as a part of the Nylon Magazine Music Tour along with The Virgins, Be Your Own Pet and headliners She Wants Revenge.

They were the first openers of the night and went on pretty early at 6:00pm. They performed for a crowd of about 60 people, but they seemed excited nonetheless.

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