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Media: March 2019

Media: March 2019

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

  When WDRV’s Sherman and Tingle were first put together as a team more than a decade ago, it wasn’t exactly considered a long term plan. “I came here from Phoenix to be a part of a show called The Morning Fix which is the show that replaced Mancow on Q-101,” Steve Tingle explains. “After […]

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Photo Gallery: Peter Murphy with David J. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Photo Gallery: Peter Murphy with David J. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, located on the campus of the University of Chicago, is a most spectacular example of Gothic architecture. So there simply could not have been a more perfect backdrop for a performer whose musical genre shares the same name. Bauhaus (the band, not the art movement it took its name from) arguably created […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

| February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elton John Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, February 15, 2019 There’s hardly been a period in his 50-year career when Elton John hasn’t been on the road, which makes the desire to retire completely understandable, especially now that he’s 71 and itching for increased time with family. Though it sent a wave of sadness throughout his […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After the critical adulation and commercial breakthrough of her Tramp album, Sharon Van Etten all but disappeared from the public eye. Well, sort of. She returned to college, became a mother, worked as an actress and did soundtrack work for film. Not exactly what one would call laying idle. Earlier this year she returned to […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Cher with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: Cher with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at United Center

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cher/ Chic featuring Nile Rodgers United Center, Chicago Friday, February 8, 2019 Farewell season is in full swing, but like the majority of her career, Cher was well ahead of that curve when she waved goodbye 325 times from 2002 through 2005. Though she briefly encored while being “Dressed To Kill” in 2014, she’s back […]

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Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre

| February 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

Laura Pergolizzi is probably not a name that’s immediately familiar to even the most ardent of music fans. Even her performing moniker, LP, only nominally increases her reach. But to artist’s like Cher, Christina Aguilera and Backstreet Boys, her songwriting acumen has been long been cherished. Over the course of five albums and numerous EPs, […]

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Hello My Name Is…Dave Meniketti of Y&T

Hello My Name Is…Dave Meniketti of Y&T

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some artists hem and haw when trying to pinpoint the reason for their longevity. Not Dave Meniketti. He’s as surprised as the next guy about the four-decade career longevity of his Bay Area metal outfit Y&T, nee Yesterday and Today. They’ve survived because they’ve deserved to, a modern exercise in Darwinian natural selection. “We’ve honestly […]

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Media: February 2019

Media: February 2019

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bill Turck’s road to his current location, co-hosting Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall on Sunday afternoons (1-3pm) on WGCO is one of the most interesting non-traditional radio roads ever traveled. Twenty plus years ago, he was literally in the most dangerous place in the world. “I arrived in Sarajevo just after Susan Sontag […]

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Cover Story: Hozier

Cover Story: Hozier

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

  When Andrew Hozier-Byrne looks back on his past four successful years — ever since his eponymous debut disc went #1 in his native Ireland and Top 10 around the world, fueled by the irresistible, Gospel-fervent smash single “Take Me to Church” — he has a tough time remembering all his subsequent major career coups. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

| January 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

  Eric Johnson Friday, January 25, 2019 Arcada Theatre, St. Charles Eric Johnson’s Ah Via Musicom tour, featuring his original 1990 bandmates – drummer Tommy Taylor and bassist Kyle Brock, pulled in to The Arcada Theatre on Friday night for a rescheduled show from October 31. Anticipation from ticket holders was high, to say the […]

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Photo Gallery: Neil Young at Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Neil Young at Riverside Theater

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

IE’s Eddie_Spinelli captured the legendary Neil Young in Milwaukee at Riverside Theater last night. His intimate set of solo, CSN&Y & Crazy Horse classics were somewhat marred by a chatty crowd, but nothing this legend hasn’t seen before. Setlist via setlist.fm Mansion on the Hill (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover) (Tour debut) Heart of […]

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Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

TNK Fest – January 16 – 20, 2019 Originally founded in 2005 as a live musical oasis in a slow winter music period (past performers include Father John Misty and Bon Iver), Tomorrow Never Knows Fest is back with a bit more competition in a traditionally slow concert month in Chicago. Curated by the talent […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

| January 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

Alkaline Trio Metro Thursday, January 3 Alkaline Trio played the first of four consecutive sold-out nights Thursday at Metro, marking their first hometown club show since the release of their latest album, 2018’s Is This Thing Cursed? The record represents arguably the band’s strongest output in over a decade, as it captures the spirit of […]

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Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guided By Voices Monday, December 31, 2018 Bottom Lounge, Chicago On Monday, Dayton, Ohio’s Guided By Voices visited Bottom Lounge to add to its memorable history of New Year’s Eve shows in Chicago. In 2004, the band played what was intended to be its final show at Metro, reeling through a four-and-a-half hour, career-spanning set […]

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Cover Story: nothing, nowhere.

Cover Story: nothing, nowhere.

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cries for help don’t come much more urgently. Last month, brash young Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson — who had joked for months in sketches about being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder — lost any remaining shreds of humor about his often-debilitating condition when he posted an alarming message on Instagram, right before he […]

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