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Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Chicago’s beaches and National League baseball team are better, Milwaukee’s Summerfest arguably blows our lakefront music festivals away  – sorry ‘Lolla’ and ‘Taste.’ Ed Spinelli visited his home away from home in the Cream City June 28 and July 1 to catch a multitude of acts, including rapper Belly, rockers Buckcherry, Bonnie Raitt, George […]

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Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured DMB on a hot and humid evening on night one (of 2 nights) on the lakefront. Here is the document. Set List Do You Remember Stay Or Leave Rooftop #41 Again And Again Sledgehammer (Gabriel) What Would You Say Cant Stop Don’t Drink the Water Louisiana Bayou Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roger Daltrey Ravinia Festival, Highland Park Monday, June 25, 2018 With a two-night stand on the North Shore, The Who’s longtime vocalist paired with a formidable band that included Simon Townsend (brother of Pete), and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. With an expansive Ravinia stage, Daltrey’s production used up every square inch in the front of […]

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Media: July 2018

Media: July 2018

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

WBMX midday host Diana Steele may be a new voice on the Chicago radio dial, but she isn’t new to radio, and she isn’t new to Chicago. It’s just that her two worlds had never collided like this before, and she’s really enjoying the ride. “It is the coolest thing on the planet for a […]

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Photo Gallery: Iceage at House of Vans

Photo Gallery: Iceage at House of Vans

| June 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retailer House of Vans’ free House Party series featured Danish post-punk mavericks Iceage on Thursday for what could potentially be their only Chicago appearance this year. Also on the bill were Atlanta’s The Black Lips, who, it was just announced, will continue to tour with Iceage deep into the remainder of the year. The evening’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Seal at Ravinia Festival

Photo Gallery: Seal at Ravinia Festival

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli caught the dulcet tones of vocalist/songwriter Seal on the North Shore Wednesday on the opening night for his Standards tour. After a quarter century as rock’s most unique vocalist, Seal delivered a hits-laden set on acoustic guitar and with his full band to a near sell-out crowd, buoyed by a dynamic version […]

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Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

If it was 1989, this show could have been billed as the World Series of Rock VIII, playing baseball palaces across the country. But nearly 30 years later this tripleheader is basking mostly in the bleachers of nostalgia. Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil threw Ed Spinelli a few choice curve balls while he captured […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case Friday June 16th Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne was in a decidedly rocking mood as he hit the stage at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion. The day’s suffocating heat had finally been replaced with a dramatic drop in temperature and steady, cool breezes complements of Lake […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show at Copernicus Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show at Copernicus Center

| June 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show Copernicus Center, Chicago, IL Thursday, June 14, 2018 Several generations of Monkees fans arrived at the Copernicus Center on Thursday knowing they’d see only half of the beloved band. What they might not have expected was that The Mike & Micky Show would be twice the concert […]

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Photo Gallery: Dave Herrero Band with Marty Sammon plus special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos at 210 Live

Photo Gallery: Dave Herrero Band with Marty Sammon plus special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos at 210 Live

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

210 Live in Highwood pulled out all the stops when Dave Herrero and his Band joined forces with keyboardist Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy, Otis Rush), and very special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Adding to the festivities Friday was talent buyer and stalwart blues guitarist Dave Katzman and jazz keyboardist Judy […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Primus and Mastodon at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Primus and Mastodon at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On paper and in concert, this is an odd bill: Primus, a quirky and influential alternative band from the 1990s, touring with Mastodon, a contemporary metal band at the peak of its career. In common, both bands stuck to their artistic visions on Wednesday. Headliners Primus, led by bass virtuoso Les Claypool who virtually reinvented […]

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Stage Buzz: Kraut Fest; Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience

Stage Buzz: Kraut Fest; Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Krautfest June 8-10: 3250 Nicholson Rd; Franksville, WI 53126 If you trek north over the border, Krautfest kicks off Wisconsin’s summer festival season, drawing from the Tri-State area to feature everything you’d expect from a classic Wisconsin festival: Beer, brats, fireworks and some amazing bands, including Hoobastank and Saving Abel. Throw in a sauerkraut […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest continues its tradition of solid, left of center bookings for the 2018 version of the hometown festival that returns to Douglas Park September 14-16. This year’s fest brings a bevy of artists across dozens of genres on five stages including “First Wave” headliners including Blink-182 and Beck (with a third to be revealed […]

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Photo Gallery: Ace Frehley at Northern Lights Theater

Photo Gallery: Ace Frehley at Northern Lights Theater

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kiss’s guitar master and Hall Of Famer performed a surprisingly bluesy set in southern Wisconsin, mixing Kiss hits with original classics. Set list is below. Ed Spinelli caught Ace in action in the Cream City.   Parasite (KISS song) Play Video Rip It Out Play Video Hard Times (KISS song) Play Video Snowblind Play Video […]

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Photo Gallery: Ghost at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: Ghost at Riverside Theatre

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Swedish psych-metal stalwarts Ghost at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee went beyond fan expectations until tragedy struck shortly before intermission. Jeffrey Fortune from Dane County, WI passed away at set’s end due to natural; causes, despite efforts by paramedics. Ghost posted the following message on their Facebook page: Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical […]

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