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Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HPV at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HPV at Northerly Island

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Rockford’s favorite sons (Cheap Trick) and one of AOR radio’s music staples (Foreigner) on a beautiful summer night on the lakefront    

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 1

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 1

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Another Lollapalooza, another weather-related evacuation. The first day of the 2017 version of the festival that descends on Chicago’s lakefront every August began with such promise. Forecasters kept pushing back arrival times for storms. Tens of thousands arrived on the city’s front lawn, some queuing up early to score prime viewing spots for headliners Lorde […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 2

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 2

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day 2. The storm has moved on. Grant Park is in surprisingly excellent condition (aside from the fact that some of it smells like the inside of a cow barn), even after the downpour. But here’s where it gets confusing. People are wearing pants? Long sleeves? Jackets?! This is Chicago so we’re not going to […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 3

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 3

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Day 3 good weather blessed the Lolla masses. The skies were blue, the music is loud and shots of Flint Eastwood, We Are The Grand, Blossoms, Michael Christmas, Bratton Bowman, San Fermin, Warpaint, Ron Gallo, ALVVAYS, Highly Suspect, Leon, Colony House, Royal Blood, Live, The London Souls, Jai Wolf, The Head And The Heart, […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 4

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 4

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza 2017 is in the history books. But not before photographer Curt Baran hit the park on its 4th day. He captured shots of Machine Gun Kelly, Maggie Rogers, Lo Moon, Joseph, No Name, Car Seat Headrest, Charlie XCX, Milky Chance, 6LACK, Tove Lo, Lil Yatchy, The Shins, Grouplove and the evening’s headliner Arcade Fire. […]

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Photo Gallery: Retro Futura Tour at Wisconsin State Fair

Photo Gallery: Retro Futura Tour at Wisconsin State Fair

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Lollapalooza was taking place in Chicago, a group of US Festival-era post wave bands including The English Beat (they were at the US Fesitival in 82′ and ’83), Paul Young, Modern English, Howard Jones and Katrina and the Waves came to Wisconsin’s annual bash in West Allis. Ed Spinelli caught the caravan.

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Live Review and Gallery: The Fixx at The Arcada

Live Review and Gallery: The Fixx at The Arcada

| August 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Fixx at The Arcada Theatre St. Charles, IL Thursday, August 3, 2017   The Fixx brought its Cold War funk and classic, longstanding line-up to St. Charles for a strong turnout on a rainy Thursday at the Arcada Theatre. The band played a tight set packed with popular favorites from the ‘80s, but received […]

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Media: August 2017

Media: August 2017

| July 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s been ten years since I wrote my first novel $everance (ENC Press, 2007).  That book was a satire about what had become of the media business since the original deregulation in 1996. It was intended to shine a light on the dangers of entrusting so much control over news and information in the hands […]

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Review and Gallery: The Who at Van Andel Arena

Review and Gallery: The Who at Van Andel Arena

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Who Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Who needs Desert Trip when The Who, Paul McCartney and Roger Waters all made the Midwest rounds a mere of couple hours apart from one another within a 48-hour period? While Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and their immaculate backing cast’s appearance at a […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Roger Waters at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: Roger Waters at United Center

| July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Roger Waters “Us + Them” Tour United Center, Chicago, IL Saturday, July 22, 2017   Reviewed by Jeff Elbel; Photos by Ed Spinelli Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’ first of three nights at United Center began with clockwork precision at exactly 8PM, with sounds of crashing surf and film footage of a hooded figure […]

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 1

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 1

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rock and metal community came out in force for Chicago Open Air festival’s day one. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Vimic, Falling In Reverse, Anthrax and our July 2017 IE Cover legends, Megadeth. Rounding out the night were Rob Zombie and Kiss at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park.

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 2

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 2

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music fans came out in force for Chicago Open Air festival’s day two. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Canhill, Pig Destroyer, Metal Church, Dragonforce, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Steel Panther, Body Count, Seether, Clutch, Godsmack and Korn.

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 3

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 3

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rock and metal community came out to celebrate their favorite bands and music at Chicago Open Air festival’s final day. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Demon Hunter, Kyng, Devil Driver, Hellyeah, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Lamb of God and Slayer.

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Riot Fest 2017 Single-Day Line-Up, Danzig Performance Announced

Riot Fest 2017 Single-Day Line-Up, Danzig Performance Announced

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wai-it-ing is the hardest part when it comes to Riot Fest’s single-day line-ups, but the wait is over. Riot Fest announced Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 15-17) line-ups today with a bonus performance from Danzig to the Saturday bill. As expected, Jawbreaker’s historic reunion closes things out on Sunday September 17th. Single Day and […]

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Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 1

Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 1

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is arguably the year the Pitchfork Music Festival rediscovered its groove. Although the Chicago-based festival has always been adventurous in their approach to the acts it has booked, the past few years have felt a bit “eh.” This year’s line-up made it all that a fading memory. Curt Baran hit Union Park on the […]

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