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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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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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Live Review and Gallery: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at Allstate Arena

| September 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Allstate Arena, Rosemont Thursday, August 31, 2017 For the first time in exactly ten years, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are back on tour together, but within moments of stepping onstage at the Allstate Arena on opening night of a double-decker engagement that returns tonight (Friday, September 1), their musical […]

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Live Review and Gallery – Lionel Richie at United Center

Live Review and Gallery – Lionel Richie at United Center

| August 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lionel Richie United Center, Chicago Saturday, August 26 Between a Las Vegas residency to headlining mega-festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Glastonbury as of late, it’s been a minute since Lionel Richie last came through Chicago. Although it’s also been awhile since he recorded an original album (2009’s Just Go), it was the promise […]

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Live Review: Lady Gaga at Wrigley Field

Live Review: Lady Gaga at Wrigley Field

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lady Gaga Wrigley Field, Chicago Friday, August 25, 2017 Superstar artist/actress Lady Gaga is no stranger to stadiums, starting with her performance at this year’s Super Bowl where she emerged as the ultimate victor thanks to a show-stopping set anchored in patriotism and tolerance. However, when her sold out Joanne World Tour landed at Wrigley […]

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Recap/Photo Gallery – Green Day at Wrigley Field

Recap/Photo Gallery – Green Day at Wrigley Field

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green Day, Wrigley Field and fall-like weather in the summer proved to be an unbeatable recipe Thursday. The Berkley, CA trio tore through a laundry list of Alt-rock radio hits during a marathon show that featured pyro, Close Encounter-worthy lights, audience members who briefly joined the band, fireworks and a drunken bunny. Curt Baran dropped […]

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Recap/Gallery: Beck at Riverside Theater

Recap/Gallery: Beck at Riverside Theater

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beck 8/16/2017 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI The last time Beck played in Milwaukee Bill Clinton was in the White House and the Teletubbies had just made their television debut. The reason for this drought is anybody’s guess, but all was forgiven the moment Beck hit the stage. Mr. Hansen cruised through a near-perfect set, while […]

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