Sound check: Sam Alex's CMA nod; Jon Shain and MUSE come to town

  • Hoffman Estates High School grad Sam Alex earned a Country Music Association Broadcast Award nomination for "The Sam Alex Show."

    Hoffman Estates High School grad Sam Alex earned a Country Music Association Broadcast Award nomination for "The Sam Alex Show." Courtesy of Abby Collida

 
 
Posted10/4/2022 6:00 AM

Radio kudos

Congratulations to Sam Alex, who earned a nomination for Daily National Broadcast Personality of the Year at this year's Country Music Association Awards for his nationally syndicated "The Sam Alex Show." The Hoffman Estates High School graduate, who recently moved back to Buffalo Grove from Nashville with his family, is also the founder of the Camp Broadcast summer education program based in Highland Park. The 56th Annual CMA Awards will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 9, airing at 7 p.m. on ABC.

 

Jon Shain brings the blues to Downers Grove's Two Way Street Coffee House Friday, Oct. 7.
Jon Shain brings the blues to Downers Grove's Two Way Street Coffee House Friday, Oct. 7. - Courtesy of Fran Dwight
Jon Shain and the blues

Veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain and his smoking acoustic guitar skills present a night of Piedmont-style blues, bluegrass, folk and more when he heads to the Two Way Street Coffee House this weekend. The venue also presents a virtual option so fans can enjoy the concert from home; visit the website for details and to make a virtual donation.

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $10 suggested donation. twowaystreet.org.

MUSE brings its "The Simulation Theory World Tour" to Chicago's Riviera Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 11.
MUSE brings its "The Simulation Theory World Tour" to Chicago's Riviera Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 11. - Courtesy of Nick Fancher and Jesse Lee Stout
MUSE is back

With its mind-blowing stage show and anthemic hits, Grammy-winning English rock band MUSE shares its recent album "Will of the People" when it takes the stage at Chicago's Riviera Theatre with "The Simulation Theory World Tour."

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $250; VIP packages are also available, including merch and a preconcert party. jamusa.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Email him at bshamie@dailyherald.com, find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). He also keeps tabs on the Chicago music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.

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