Dates: July 2002-Aug. 2009
For more than 7 years, Randy held a "NiteLife" column for “Lawndale News,” a popular English-Spanish newspaper in the Chicago area. For "Lawndale News, Randy J. Klodz interviewed hundreds of popular musicians and photographed dozens of concerts. A copy of each article can be found below. Take a look!

*August 2009*

8/23/09 Pearl Jam to Rock Chicago Twice

8/16/09 Blink-182 Is Back

8/9/09 Lollapalooza Returns to Chicago

*January 2008*

1/10/08 Eve 6 Returns to Play Schaumburg Show

*December 2007*

12/13/07 Office Ready to Rock Chicago's Metro

*November 2007*

11/29/07 Psychostick Brings Metal and Humor to Chicago

*October 2007*

10/25/07 The Cribs Heads to Chicago's Double Door

10/18/07 Fall Out Boy Returns Home with Arena Tour

10/4/07 Feist To Serenade Riviera Theatre

*September 2007*

9/20/07 Mute Math Adds Chicago Headlining Gig

9/13/07 The Used to Rock Riviera Theatre

9/6/07 Beastie Boys: Two Chicago Shows

*August 2007*

8/30/07 Blaqk Audio: AFI Side Project to Play Chicago

8/23/07 The Flaming Lips to Rock Aragon Ballroom

8/16/07 Goo Goo Dolls to Rock Chicago's Charter One Pavilion

8/9/07 Rage Against the Machine Returns to Midwest for One Night Only

8/2/07 Static-X Returns to Ozzfest, Chicago Area

*July 2007*

7/26/07 Silverchair Makes Chicago Return at Lollapalooza

7/12/07 Korn Returns to Family Values

*June 2007*

6/21/07 Marilyn Manson to Play Allstate Arena with Slayer

6/14/07 Ozma to Play Chicago's Beat Kitchen

6/7/07 Buckcherry to Play Day 1 of Q101 Block Party

*May 2007*

5/24/07 Interpol to Play Chicago's Metro

5/10/07 Joss Stone Returns to Road

*March 2007*

3/22/07 HELLYEAH: Hard-Hitting Supergroup Ready for April 10 Release

3/15/07 30 Seconds to Mars Shoots Thru Chicago for Taste of Chaos Tour

3/1/07 Goo Goo Dolls Plans Chicagoland Return

*February 2007*

2/22/07 Jim Gaffigan Prepares to Thrill Chicago Theatre

2/15/07 Gomez and Ben Kweller to Invade Vic Theatre

2/8/07 Dir En Grey: Japanese Hard-Rockers Ready for House of Blues

2/1/07 My Chemical Romance Brings 'The Black Parade' to Allstate Arena

*January 2007*

1/25/07 Incubus Brings 'Light Grenades' to Intimate Riviera Theatre

1/18/07 Rock Band Hinder Ready to Display 'Extreme Behavior' to Chicago

1/11/07 Rock Star Supernova to Rock Rosemont Theatre

*December 2006*

12/20/06 Gwen Stefani Plans 'The Sweet Escape,' Sets 2007 Tour Plans

12/8/06 Deftones Rock Chicago Yet Again

*November 2006*

11/23/06 Wolfmother Prepares to Claw Riviera Theatre

11/16/06 Plus 44 to Play Chicago Debut at Metro

11/9/06 "Laguna Beach" Album Gets Fans into Summer Mindset

*August 2006*

8/17/06 Keane to Shine at Auditorium Theatre

*July 2006*

7/28/06 Guster and Ray LaMontagne Thrill Sold-Out Charter One Pavilion

7/27/06 Phoenix Brings Its Pop Warmth From France

7/20/06 Guster Ready to 'Gang Up' on Chicago

7/13/06 Dashboard Confessional Prepares to Invade Chicago Theatre

*June 2006*

6/29/06 Nine Inch Nails Returns to Play FMB Amphitheatre

6/22/06 AFI Prepares to Invade Vic Theater Twice

6/15/06 Lola Ray to Play Beat Kitchen with 'Liars'

6/1/06 Quietdrive to Rock Chicago "Time After Time"

*May 2006*

5/25/06 Snow Patrol Prepared to Take Chicago By Storm

5/18/06 Rockers 10 Years Prepare to Rock Metro

5/11/06 Finnish Rockers HIM to Invade Congress Theatre

*March 2006*

3/2/06 Umphrey's McGee to Invade Chicago Theatre

*February 2006*

2/23/06 Common Returns Home for Four House of Blues Shows

2/9/06 Less Than Jake Prepared to Rock House of Blues with New Album

2/2/06 Sevendust to Show Chicago Area What's "Next"

*January 2006*

1/26/06 Yellowcard Set to Rock Metro

1/19/06 Marty Casey & Lovehammers to "Switch" It Up With INXS; New Album

1/12/06 Saddle Creek's Criteria to Hit Beat Kitchen

1/5/06 Eminem Releases 'Curtain Call: The Hits'

*December 2005*

12/29/05 The Strokes to Strike Again with 'First Impressions of Earth'

12/22/05 Lucky Boys Confusion to Return Songs From a Scene to Metro for Fifth Time

12/15/05 Fall Out Boy Returns Home to Play Aragon Ballroom for Twisted 12

12/8/05 Deadboy and the Elephantmen to Play Schubas Tavern

12/01/05 Fiona Apple to Sweeten Riviera Theatre with Her 'Extraordinary Machine'

*November 2005*

11/24/05 Staind to Headline Special Show at House of Blues

11/17/05 Chicago Bulls Celebrate 40 Years of Tradition

11/10/05 Dropkick Murphys to Rock Riviera Theatre

11/3/05 Bloodsimple To Rock House of Blues with Soulfly

*October 2005*

10/27/05 We Are Wolves to Take a Bite Out of Chicago

10/3/05 Foo Fighters and Weezer Invade Allstate Arena

*September 2005*

9/30/05 System of a Down Rocks Allstate Arena

9/29/05 Bob Mould to Perform with Full Band for Two Night Stand

9/22/05 John Mayer Trio Hits House of Blues on Debut Tour

9/15/05 Beck Takes "Guero" On The Road

9/8/05 Farm Aid 2005 to Invade Tweeter Center

9/1/05 Schaumburg Flyers End Summer with Family Fun

*August 2005*

8/13/05 Coldplay Takes 'Twisted Logic Tour' to Cheesehead Country

8/11/05 Tristan Prettyman: From Surf to Songs

8/10/05 Green Day Kicks off American Tour Chicago Style

8/4/05 The Unseen to Be More Seen

*July 2005*

7/28/05 Radio Vago Brings All-Girl Rock Across the Nation

7/21/05 The Starting Line Revs Up Vans Warped Tour

7/14/05 Dark New Day Will Storm Through Chicago

7/7/05 Mayday to Hit Chicago's Schubas Tavern in July

*June 2005*

6/30/05 Ariel Gade: America's Newest Starlet?

6/23/05 Diamond Nights to Shine One City at a Time

6/11/05 Alanis Morissette Takes Acoustic Tour to Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

6/9/05 The Coral Won't Duet with Tim McGraw: Instead Plan American Takeover with 'The Invisible Invasion'

6/2/05 Gorillaz Returns with Gloomy 'Demon Days'

*May 2005*

5/21/05 Dave Attell Brings "The Insomniac Tour" to Chicago's Congress Theater

5/14/05 Lifehouse Beams Through Chicago With "You and Me"

5/6/05 Nine Inch Nails Storms Through Chicago 'With Teeth'

*April 2005*

4/29/05 Velvet Revolver Shoots Through Chicago

4/22/05 Audioslave Brings Soundgarden and Rage 'Out of Exile'

4/21/05 The Crystal Method Spins Across America

4/14/05 Underoath Swears to Thrill Chicago

4/1/05 Jon Stewart Delivers Hilarity to Rosemont Theatre

*March 2005*

3/31/05 Crooked Fingers Duets to Fans of All Ages

3/24/05 Soon May Be 'No Cities Left' for The Dears to Conquer

3/11/05 Interpol's Live 'Antics' Perfect for Chicago

3/3/05 A Static Lullaby to Stir Up Taste of Chaos Tour

*February 2005*

2/24/05 Kasabian Takes on the States with The Music

2/23/05 Disturbed Rallies 'Dimebag' Darrell Benefit Show

2/17/05 The Honorary Title Faces 'Anything Else But the Truth'

2/12/05 Chevelle Comes Home with SnoCore, Crossfade

2/10/05 The Comas Wake Up, Tour Behind 'Conductor'

2/4/05 Secret Machines No Secret to Chicago

2/3/05 Crossfade Gets Hot with 'Cold' And Takes on SnoCore Tour

*January 2005*

1/27/05 The Numero Group Paints Chicago By Numbers

1/20/05 Sing Along With Susan Werner

1/13/05 The Academy Is...'Almost Here'

1/06/05 Hatebreed: The Hardcore Heavyweights Return to Chicago

*December 2004*

12/30/04 Stroke 9 Shoots to Repeat 'Little Black Backpack' Success

12/23/04 Gavin DeGraw Takes on Chicago, Twice

12/16/04 Eisley Prepares Release of Full-Length 'Room Noises'

12/9/04 Satyricon Brings European Black Metal to the Nation

12/2/04 River City Rebels Plans Two Chicago Stops

*November 2004*

11/25/04 Goo Goo Dolls Releases Live DVD/CD

11/18/04 Instruction Shows America the Non-Glamorous Aspect of Rock Touring

11/11/04 Jimmy Eat World Returns to Touring with "Futures"

*October 2004*

10/26/04 Deftones Delivers Rocking House of Blues Show

10/21/04 Fright Fest Takes Over Six Flags Great America

10/17/04 Interpol & Secret Machines Rock the Riv

10/14/04 Now It's Overhead to Open For Rock Greats R.E.M.

10/7/04 Deftones to Hit Chicago Before Hitting the Studio

*September 2004*

9/30/04 Beep Beep is Coming Through Chicago

9/18/04 Green Day Plays Special Chicago Show, Debuts "American Idiot"

9/16/04 Seymour Glass is More than Carson Daley Tie-In

9/9/04 M83 to Bring Its Electronic Ambiance to Chicago for First Time

*August 2004*

8/28/04 Metallica and Godsmack Bring Metal Mayhem to Allstate Arena

8/26/04 Kinky Put on the "Atlas" with Latin Grammy Nom, Tour with Ozomatli

8/19/04 Pat McGee Band To Play Free Chicago HOB Show

8/12/04 Static-X Summer Plans: Release "Beneath Between Beyond," Attend Family Picnic

*July 2004*

7/22/04 Hanson Grows with Fans, Pioneers Indie Movement

7/21/04 Barenaked Ladies & Alanis Rock Tweeter Center

7/15/04 Barenaked Ladies Goes "Au Naturale" With Alanis Co-Headlining Tour

7/8/04 Sparta Nixes Lollapalooza, Jumps Onto Incubus Ship, Releases 'Porcelain'

7/3/04 SOiL Lights Up Milwaukee Lakefront

7/1/04 311 Brings MMW and the Roots to Chicago

7/1/04 Earshot Releases Second Album, 'Two'

*June 2004*

6/24/04 The Steepwater Band To Play CD Release Show

6/17/04 Josh Todd Forms Band, Goes Hard-Rock

6/10/04 Secret Machines: The Migrant Farmers of Rock 'N Roll?

*May 2004*

5/29/04 Cold Sees Changes, Rocks Chicago Suburbs

5/27/04 Matt Pond PA to Bring Cello-Rock to IL

5/20/04 Orgy Returns to Rock

5/13/04 Johnathan Rice, 20, Is No John Mayer Clone

5/6/04 Sophie B. Hawkins Does It All

*April 2004*

4/29/04 Bad Acid Trip To Drop Some Jaws

4/22/04 Something Corporate Offers Something Different

4/15/04 Cursive Set to Headline Plea for Peace 2004 Tour

4/8/04 Pilot to Gunner to Make Chicago 'Get Saved'

4/1/04 Avenged Sevenfold to Visit Chicago Twofold

*March 2004*

3/25/04 The Secret Machines to Become Less of a Secret

3/18/04 The Living End Plan "Australian Invasion,"Tour with Blink-182 and No Doubt

3/11/04 The Distillers to 'Drain the Blood' Through Chicago

3/4/04 Working Class Rockers the Wrens to Leave its Living Room to Play Chicago

*February 2004*

2/26/04 Jars of Clay To Share its Positive Music with Vic Show

2/19/04 Senses Fail Set to Bowl Over Fans at Fireside Bowl

2/19/04 Big Head Todd & The Monsters Prepare to Grove Riviera Theatre

2/12/04 Centro-Matic Makes Touring Through Chicago Automatic

2/5/04 Mest to Test Hometown Crowd with Vic Show

*January 2004*

1/29/04 Ima Robot To Bring Nerd-Rock to Chicago

1/22/04 The Honeydogs Play Name Game, Slate Chicago Date

1/15/04 Ill Nino Set to Open for Sevendust

1/15/04 Smile Empty Soul Displays Youth Within Rock

1/1/04 Dope Rocks Suburban Theater

*December 2003*

12/25/03 The 8 of Mushroomhead to Debut "XIII" to Chicago

12/18/03 Dope Mixes Hard Rock and Ballads to Create "Group Therapy"

12/11/03 Coheed and Cambria is "Silent" Regarding 'Emo'

12/4/03 A Perfect Circle Makes the Rock World Go Round

*November 2003*

11/30/03 R.E.M. Travels Back 'In Time'

11/20/03 The Distillers to Take a Bite With "Coral Fang"

11/13/03 Deftones To Deliver Chicago a Post-Thanksgiving Dessert

11/6/03 Jackson, Not Michael, To Take On Chicago

*October 2003*

10/30/03 Less Than Jake to Rock the Riv

10/23/03 Killing Joke Has Last Laugh

10/16/03 System of a Down Dares Fans to 'Steal This Album!'

10/9/03 The Mars Volta Plans to Rock the Riviera

10/2/03 AFI To Continue Burning

*September 2003*

9/25/03 Kill Hannah To Debut "For Never and Ever"

9/18/03 Stellastarr* To Take on Chicago For First Time

9/11/03 Interpol Aims "Bright Lights" at Chicago

9/4/2003 Skrape Plans to "Up the Dose"

*August 2003*

8/28/03 My Chemical Romance Bites the 'Bullet'

8/21/03 Cursive to Write Its Way Through Chicago

8/14/03 LBC To Preview "Commitment," Then Go Bowling for Soup

8/2/03 311 Return to Chicago With "Evolver"

*July 2003*

7/31/03 Via Tania To Travel Coast to Coast, But Will Have Room For Chicago

7/24/03 Static-X To Tease Chicago With "Shadow Zone" Tracks

7/17/03 Cold Matches Early Success With 'Spider'

7/10/03 Eve 6 Downplay Arrest, Ready to Release New Album

7/3/03 Cave In Rock 'Last Call,' Set Sights on Lollapalooza

*June 2003*

6/21/03 Pearl Jam Still Going Strong

6/19/2003 S.T.U.N. to Get Warped in Chicago

6/12/2003 Deep Dish to Dish Beats for Chicago

*May 2003*

5/31/03 Lazerfest Brings Godsmack, Cold and Trapt up North

5/29/03 Rob Dougan Perfects "Furious Angels"

5/11/03 Deftones Bring Surprise Show To Chicago

5/8/03 Broadcast to Swing "Pendulum"

5/8/03 Kings of Leon Accept Early Stardom

5/3/03 Disturbed Still Using Music as A Weapon

5/1/03 E. Town Concrete Beginning to Set

*April 2003*

4/19/03 Avril Lavigne Dares Chicago to 'Try to Shut Me Up'

4/12/03 AFI Burns Again in Chicago

4/3/03 Everclear Launches Tour With Baseball in Mind

4/2/03 Zwan Stops Home for Exclusive Show

*March 2003*

3/29/03 Papa Roach "Infest" Chicago with New Album

3/27/03 Lizzie West To Roll Out "Holy Road..."

3/20/03 Count the Stars Forming a Constellation of Chicago Dates

3/20/03 Damone to Make Chicago Debut

3/10/03 Sno-Core Tour Rocks Chicago

3/1/03 Local H Still Not 'Local' Band

*February 2003*

2/27/03 Cold Chicago to Get Dose of Hot Hot Heat

2/27/03 Dredg To Open Sno-Core Tour

2/15/03 3 Doors Down Storms Through Town

2/13/03 Kasey Chambers Breaks Down Barricades, Tours the Nation

2/6/03 The Sun Set Eyes on Several Chicago Shows

2/6/03 Sixpence Play 'Sabrina,' Set Tour

*January 2003*

1/25/03 Zwan Takes Chicago Under Wing

1/23/03 mellowdrone Battles Marilyn Manson, Boredom and Norman Bates

1/16/03 Kittie to Once Again Meow Chicago

*December 2002*

12/28/02 Lucky Boys Confusion Rock Local Show in Big City Venue

12/26/02 Ring in the New Year with The Goo Goo Dolls

12/14/02 Alanis: The Canadian Star Brightens Chicago Theatre

12/7/02 Oakenfold Takes "Bunkka" on Road, Debuts Band

12/5/02 MTV, OZZfest and Touring May Make Other Bands "Fight The Seether"

*November 2002*

11/28/02 Clockwise Takes a Spin at Roulette-Like Music Business

11/26/02 Cafe Tacuba Works Double Duty for Chicago

11/17/02 Glassjaw Drops Jaws With Intense Sound and Full Bill of Supporting Bands

11/9/02 Box Car Racer is Not Blink-182 Cover Band

11/07/02 The Blood Brothers Set to Turn Heads

*October 2002*

10/31/02 From VJ To DJ, The Transformation of Ray Munns

10/24/02 'Mad At Gravity' Not a Science Experiment

10/19/02 "Foo" Fight Back With "One by One"

10/17/02 Trapped By Suburbia, Four Californian's Form Trapt

10/10/02 Local H Brings "Zoo" on Road, Leaves Chicago—For a Short Time

10/3/02 TRUSTcompany Would Rather Rock With Korn Than Sell You Insurance....

*September 2002*

9/19/02 Chicago is Still Disturbed And "Down With The Sickness"

9/14/02 Ageless Aerosmith, Pimptastic Kid Rock, and Run- D.M.C. End Summer With a Bang

9/12/02 Doug Martsch To Tour Solo with New Album

9/5/02 No Radio, No Problem: 40 Below Summer Delivers

*August 2002*

8/22/02 Some Goo, A Blind Third Eye, and One Young Carlton

8/22/02 'The Used' Make Touring "Just Like Camp"

8/11/02 There's More to OZZfest Than Ozzy

8/8/02 Go Goo Goo For a Good Cause

8/1/03 Filter Fans Flock to House of Blues

*July 2002*

7/27/02 John Mayer/Guster Rock A. Finkl

7/11/02 Weezer Rocks Chicago