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BREAKING NEWS: LOLLAPALOOZA BACK?

BREAKING NEWS: LOLLAPALOOZA BACK?

| January 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rumors continue to get louder saying Lollapalooza will return to Chicago this summer on the weekend of August 4th and a reunited Smashing Pumpkins could be a headliner.

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The Sleepers, The Its! Preview

The Sleepers, The Its! Preview

| January 25, 2006 | 5 Comments

The Sleepers, The Its! Metro, Chicago Thursday, January 26, 2006 They say rock ‘n’ roll is on its way back. The Sleepers surely agree. The Chicago band’s full-length debut, Push It Nationwide, is a 10-song reflection of times past when anthemic choruses, extended guitar solos, and a boozy swagger defined rock, not pretty faces, sharp […]

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Low Preview

Low Preview

| January 25, 2006 | 1 Comment

Low Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago Friday, January 27, 2006 Eight years after doing the same on the “Owl” remixes, Low lets some friends deconstruct and rebuild it on a new EP.

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Fort Minor Preview

Fort Minor Preview

| January 25, 2006 | 2 Comments

Fort Minor House Of Blues, Chicago Sunday, January 29, 2006 Taking on the popular “side project” concept, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame has constructed a hip-hop venture under the alias Fort Minor.

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Robert Skoro Preview

Robert Skoro Preview

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Robert Skoro Empty Bottle, Chicago Sunday, January 29, 2006 Casually overlooked in a flurry of Fall 2005 releases, Robert Skoro‘s That These Things Could Be Ours gets a second chance for his winter tour.

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R.I.P.

R.I.P.

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Wilson Pickett 1941-2006 Wilson Pickett, one of the brightest stars of ’60s soul music, died of a heart attack Friday (January 20th) near his home in Ashburn, Virginia. He was 64.

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Robert Pollard CD Review

Robert Pollard CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Robert Pollard From A Compound Eye (Merge) Pollard arrives with his first post-Guided By Voices package.

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Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) CD Review

Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) Fly Between Falls (Brushfire) Jack Johnson’s buddies allow you to bring the frat party with you, wherever you go.

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Ghislain Poirier CD Review

Ghislain Poirier CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Ghislain Poirier Breakupdown (Chocolate Industries) Former techno maven dives further into hip-hop, college parties on urban campuses.

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Demiricous CD Review

Demiricous CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Demiricous One (Metal Blade) Slayer songs are hard to learn, so we can see why Demiricous is proud to play them.

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Ian Allen CD Review

Ian Allen CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Ian Allen Nova’s Lounge (Mia Mind) Points for being a former NFL lineman and going in a direction you’d never expect.

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Gil Mantera’s Party Dream CD Review

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 4 Comments

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream BloodSongs (Fat Possum/Audio Eagle) Aggressive synthpop from burnt-out industrial center Youngstown, Ohio.

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Campbell & Lanegan CD Review

Campbell & Lanegan CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Ramblin’ Man (V2) Indie odd couple drag their fingers through the mud on preview EP.

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Josh Turner CD Review

Josh Turner CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Josh Turner Your Man (MCA Nashville) Deep-voiced Nashville newcomer Turner can do, but only does so half the time.

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Quietdrive CD Review

Quietdrive CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Quietdrive Fall From The Ceiling (Epic) “I always wanna be a mystery” and other ironic lyrics, brought to you by Quietdrive.

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