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Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

| May 5, 2022

Journey and Toto Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Monday May 2, 2022   It was a ’70s and ’80s AOR listeners’ dream at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena Monday Night. IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the sold-out classic rock double bill to a sold-out crowd.

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Media: May 2022 • WGN’s Dave Plier

Media: May 2022 • WGN’s Dave Plier

| May 1, 2022

  WGN Radio’s Dave Plier’s interest in the media began at a very young age. “Getting to see the Bozo show when I was a kid really did it. I saw the set there, and I remember thinking it was so small. I had no idea it was like that. It intrigued me and fascinated […]

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Cover Story: PUP • “Finding Balance”

Cover Story: PUP • “Finding Balance”

| May 1, 2022

Everyone remembers where they were in March 2020. Toronto punks PUP just started their spring tour, when suddenly they were told to pack it up and go home. Instead of spending their nights playing to fervent fans around the world, they were sitting on their couches trying to fend off boredom. Frontman Stefan Babcock couldn’t […]

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Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 30, 2022

Mastodon/Opeth Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 28th, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Oh did the heaviness arrive in Uptown on Thursday night! Metal stalwarts Mastodon and Opeth have teamed up for a co-headlining tour that recently touched down at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. Atlanta’s Mastodon took the direct approach by simply pummeling attendees into […]

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Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

Big Thief Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 25th, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran Expect to see Big Thief’s fifth album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You on a great many year-end, best of 2022 lists. The Brooklyn quartet has seen its popularity grow exponentially since its 2015 inception. The band has hit […]

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Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

LP Vic Theatre Chicago, IL April 24th, 2022 Even the most astute of music nerds might not recognize the name Laura Pergolizzi. Perhaps better known under her performing moniker, LP, she has written hits for Cher, Christina Aguilera, Celine Sion, Rihanna, and countless others. Along the way, she’s also carved out a solo career of […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Wilco at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Wilco at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 20th Anniversary Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL April 24, 2022 Review by Jeffrey Kotthoff; Additional photos by Jeff Elbel and photos courtesy of Auditorium Theatre/Andy Argyrakis Wilco’s 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was born of dysfunction and chaos. For most bands, the idea of looking back and celebrating what by all accounts […]

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Stage Buzz: Ho99o9, Mastodon, Charlie XCX, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Disclosure

Stage Buzz: Ho99o9, Mastodon, Charlie XCX, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Disclosure

| April 24, 2022

  Hip hop/punk rock group Ho99o9 and N8NOFACE will bring their chaotic show to Subterranean this Tuesday, April 26th. Doors open at 7 PM. You can still get tickets here. Don’t miss Mastodon at the Riviera Theatre with Opeth this Thursday, April 28th at 7 PM. Find tickets here. John Mayer brings his Sob Rock […]

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Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

| April 24, 2022

Lorde Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL April 22nd, 2022 Photos and recap by Curt Baran Lorde’s Solar Power tour arrived in Chicago this past weekend for two shows at the city’s acoustically perfect Chicago Theatre. The New Zealand native used the building’s interior to her advantage, going from a whisper to a scream and all points in […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| April 23, 2022

Transatlantic Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Thursday, April 21, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Ed Spinelli. Thursday was a big night for Chicagoland fans of progressive rock. Transatlantic returned to the genre’s haven at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, where the prog supergroup also performed on its last major tour in 2014. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 21, 2022

Spoon Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Spoon traveled to Chicago on Tuesday and visited the Riviera Theater for a hotly anticipated and sold-out concert in support of its new album Lucifer on the Sofa. “All right! Chicago turned up,” said beaming frontman Britt Daniel […]

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Hello, My Name is Dorothy

Hello, My Name is Dorothy

| April 20, 2022

  You can blame it, indirectly, on Henry Ford and the assembly-line-enabled industrial revolution. But somewhere along the hurtling timeline of so-called progress, folks just stopped viewing miracles with any sense of wonder. One day we’re told, “Here’s the Internet — you may now log on and have instant access to the entire world and […]

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Stage Buzz: LP, Spoon, Anamanaguchi, Phish, Wilco

Stage Buzz: LP, Spoon, Anamanaguchi, Phish, Wilco

| April 19, 2022

  Don’t miss Spoon and Margaret Glaspy at the Riviera Theatre  Tuesday, April 10 at 8 PM. Tickets are available here. Phish will stream their shows from New York’s Madison Square Garden starting Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23rd. Single and multi-stream passes are available here. Anamanaguchi will play the Scott Pilgrim Vs. the […]

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IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

| April 16, 2022

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Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

| April 14, 2022

Jawbreaker House Of Blues Chicago, IL April 13, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran When Nevermind broke in the early 1990s, the inevitable aftermath was that every record label was now on the hunt for the next Nirvana. New York trio Jawbreaker was one of the countless bands swept up in the hype. Most bands, Jawbreaker […]

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