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Media: January 2019

Media: January 2019

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dave Fogel has now been in the saddle as the morning man at WLS for a year. The return to his former station seemed to be destined. “I was doing mornings at WJMK, and CBS sold to Entercom out of the blue, a total surprise, and they changed the format overnight. I was out of […]

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Happy New Year: January 2019 Issue publishes January 2 and 3

Happy New Year: January 2019 Issue publishes January 2 and 3

| January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year to our valued IE readers. Because of the holiday and New Year’s Day publishing schedules, the January 2019 issue is distributed on Wednesday, January 2nd and Thursday January 3rd, 2019. Thank you and Happy New Year.

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Advertiser Message: REO Speedwagon at Rosemont Theatre Saturday August 3rd

Advertiser Message: REO Speedwagon at Rosemont Theatre Saturday August 3rd

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon, lead by storied songwriter and vocalist Kevin Cronin, return to Chicagoland next summer at the Rosemont Theater on Saturday, August 3rd. A special pre-sale is on now and you can get your tickets by entering the code “VIP“ at checkout.  The public sale begins on Friday, December 21st for this show […]

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Feature Story: Jay O’Rourke

Feature Story: Jay O’Rourke

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If the Chicago music scene had a spine, Jay O’Rourke would one of its vertebrae. He’s been around a while, worked with some great artists as producer and engineer, and tasted some brief major-label success. But it wasn’t until now, 40 years into his story, that he says he’s found his voice. Last month […]

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Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first volley of Chicago’s rock festivals scheduled for 2019 was announced this morning as Chicago Open Air unveiled their 2019 line-up at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview. The 2-Day festival returns next May after taking a sabbatical in 2018. Headliners announced include California hard-rockers System Of A Down, L.A.’s acclaimed heavy rockers […]

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Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Radiohead’s extensive tour for their 2016 release A Moon Shaped Pool came to a triumphant end this past summer, apparently one of its members still had some fuel left in his tank. Lead singer Thom Yorke immersed himself in recording the soundtrack to the motion picture Suspiria and almost immediately headed back out onto […]

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Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Forge of Joliet

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a homecoming of sorts at The Forge last Thursday as Ministry returned to the Chicago area where their careers got started on Wax Trax Records. As expected Al Jourgensen dominated the night,  backed by his dynamic 2018 version of the band. Ed Spinelli captured all the action.  

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Live Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Live Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Aragon Ballroom Thursday, November 29, 2018 On Thursday, radio station WKQX closed the first of five nights of its “The Nights We Stole Christmas” series at the Aragon Ballroom with a sold-out headlining set by Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. The sweat-soaked performance began with the deep […]

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Media: December 2018

Media: December 2018

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

As 2018 comes to an end and a new year begins, it’s time once again to pay tribute to the people who passed away this year. Once again, we lost some of the all-time Chicago greats. Among them, the long-time anchor and reporter Warner Saunders. Saunders’ award-winning 29-year stint at NBC-5 in Chicago touched countless […]

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Cover Story: Old 97s

Cover Story: Old 97s

| December 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Rhett Miller tried incredibly hard not to let it bother him. He really did. But then he made the unfortunate mistake of looking up the numbers, and the usually calm, cool, and collected Old 97s bandleader went ballistic because the numbers didn’t lie. “Last Christmas” by frickin’ George Michael — God rest his soul — […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Recent transplants from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, alt-groove metal band Nonpoint now call Chicago their second home. Vocalist Elias Soriano, drummer Robb Rivera, guitarists Rasheed Thomas and B.C. Kochmit, and bassist Adam Woloszyn make a quick return to Chi-Town on their latest tour, playing The Forge in Joliet on Nov. 28. On the band’s 10th […]

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Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Echo & the Bunnymen The Vic Theatre November 24, 2018 Liverpool may have been put on the map by the Beatles, but Echo and the Bunnymen continue to prove that the town in Northwest England has other musical gifts to offer the world. On Saturday, the Bunnymen returned to Chicago with a six-piece lineup […]

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Photo Gallery: Tenacious D at The Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: Tenacious D at The Riviera Theatre

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Uptown Chicago was graced with the presence of the self-proclaimed “greatest and best” band in the world Tuesday and Wednesday night. Tenacious D, the comedic folk-metal duo, descended on a sold out Riviera Theatre for two nights of bathroom humor delivered with the contradictory assault of acoustic heaviness. Actors Jack Black and partner Kyle Gass […]

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Cover Story and Gallery: The Struts

Cover Story and Gallery: The Struts

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a popular, yet perhaps far-fetched concept that was titillating impressionable society a few years back. And it was relatively simple, all told, and loosely based on comic Danny Wallace’s book Yes Man, which was later satirized to a zanier degree in Jim Carrey’s film version of the same name: If you simply responded […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legendary Beach Boys vocalist and songwriter Brian Wilson is touring this fall behind the Christmas version of his live show (“The Christmas Album Live”) to the Horseshoe Casino, November 30th, bringing along Beach Boy sidekick Al Jardine to join in on his holiday performance. IE’s Andy Argyrakis spoke to Wilson last week, and though he’s a […]

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