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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 1

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 1

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured two days of booze and music in the hot sun at ground zero in historic Louisville, KY – featuring some of the best in artists in blues, alternative and country rock including Dave Cavalier, Fantastic Negrito, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Band […]

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 2

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 2

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Day 2 in Louisville, the heat didn’t back down and neither did the music – featuring more of the best in blues, alternative and country rock including Caitlyn Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Jonny Lang, Nikki Lane, Trombone Shorty, G Love and Special Sauce, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa and Stevie Nicks.  

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Photo Gallery: Against Me! at Concord Music Hall

Photo Gallery: Against Me! at Concord Music Hall

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The mesmerizing Laura Jane Grace brought her thoroughly pummeling quartet Against Me! to  Concord Music Hall as part of the Shape Shift With Me tour. Curt Baran captured their set along with Los Angeles’ Bleached, who treated the crowd to an energetic set of Ramones-meet-’60s-Girl-Group tunes.    

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Media: October 2017

Media: October 2017

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Joe Cicero   Star 105.5 (McHenry-based) morning show host Joe Cicero grew up in the Chicago area during one of local radio’s strongest eras–the early to mid-90s. “I grew up in Addison,” he explains, “and I dropped out of high school when I was 17 and drove a delivery van. That gave me a lot […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

| September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Longtime Riot Fest attendees know it has always been smart to bring a rain poncho and waterproof boots to the 3-day festival. Day One at Riot Fest brought mid-July temps to Douglas Park, under a late summer sun – a welcome addition to the festivities for sure. Strong sets by Skating Polly, Like Pacific, INVSN, […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Two at Riot Fest 2017 brought Pitchfork Fest like temps (mid July!) to Douglas Park. In keeping with that theme – the music was HOT too. Curt Baran captured RVIVR, Slaves, GBH, Peaches (girl!), Black Pistol Fire, The Smith Street Band, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, The Regrettes, Gogol Bordello, Potty Mouth and the legendary Bad […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Three continued the three-peat of sunny skies – with a couple nice breaks of clouds to slow down the heat. Despite late nights, sore feet and a bit of a hangover – IE’s Curt Baran managed the photo pit like a champ to capture Engine 88, Upset, Kitten Forever, Downtown Boys, That Dog, Hot […]

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Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured ZZ Top at the Riverside Theatre in front of a enthusiastic Milwaukee crowd Wednesday.  Cream City fans spanned three generations and are among the most passionate fans in the country – these folks really know deep cuts from the little ol’ band from Texas.  

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Stage Buzz: Bourbon & Beyond

Stage Buzz: Bourbon & Beyond

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer is waning, but festies will get their last licks in September 23 and 24 in Louisville.  If bourbon, food, music, and camping is appealing to end your summer festival season, then Bourbon & Beyond should be on your radar. With camping gear and a quick 5 hour drive, music fans can sample several renowned […]

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Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was like the World Series of Rock took a time machine from 1975 at Comiskey Park to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater last Wednesday. Ed Spinelli captured the night in all it’s glory.

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Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pink bonded with her predominantly female audience Saturday in Tinley Park. Ed Spinelli captured her in all her glory, at a sold-out show.  

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Updated: Live Review/Stage Buzz – Mastodon at  Metro

Updated: Live Review/Stage Buzz – Mastodon at Metro

| September 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Live Review Mastodon Metro, Chicago Sept. 9, 2017 Mastodon rarely plays an encore. Instead, the band merely thanks the crowd and walks offstage. Saturday night at Metro, though, the band’s parting words carried more weight as they played an intimate benefit concert for Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based mental health education and suicide prevention […]

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Recap/Photo Gallery: Depeche Mode at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Recap/Photo Gallery: Depeche Mode at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Depeche Mode challenged their audience Wednesday at HCA in Tinley Park. Whether it was reminding the crowd to change our shaky government (“Where’s the Revolution,” and a surprise cover of the Beatles’ “Revolution”) and a set heavy on songs from their new album Spirit, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher made it known this […]

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Media: September 2017

Media: September 2017

| September 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fred Huebner is certainly not a newcomer on the local sports radio scene. His roots go back four decades. “Like a lot of those guys on the Score, I started working at Sportsphone,” he explains. “I was there beginning in 1976. We would do reports that were exactly 59 seconds–and people called the number to […]

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Cover Story: Scorpions

Cover Story: Scorpions

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

They say you should always err on the side of caution. And Scorpions bandleader Klaus Meine wholeheartedly agrees. So he isn’t taking anything for granted as his band celebrates its 50th anniversary with its umpteenth world juggernaut, backing its recent Return to Forever album, a compendium of mostly unearthed, unfinished demos from the Blackout and […]

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