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The Subdudes CD Review

The Subdudes CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Subdudes Behind The Levee (Back Porch) New Orleans, schmew orleans: Keb’ Mo’ makes his production debut behind roots band’s fifth.

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Anthrax live

Anthrax live

| January 18, 2006 | 4 Comments

Anthrax House Of Blues, Chicago Friday, January 13, 2006 Of the Big Four bands that ruled metal in the ’80s and into the early ’90s, Anthrax were always the easiest to forget. The band didn’t have the songwriting of Metallica, the evil of Slayer, or the chops of Megadeth. They’re kind of like the Almond […]

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James Brown live

James Brown live

| January 18, 2006 | 2 Comments

James Brown House Of Blues, Chicago Thursday, January 12, 2006 James Brown is 72 (or 77, depending on whom you believe). That’s a fierce contrast to the James Brown of ’72. Back then he was peaking both musically and chemically, shouldering “I’m Black and I’m proud” while transcribing the sounds in his head that were […]

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Syn live

Syn live

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Syn Martyrs’, Chicago Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Progressive rock has experienced a revival of sorts, from the bombastic nature of The Mars Volta to the dreamy etherealness of Elbow to the reckless randomness of Porcupine Tree. But long before these relative newcomers landed on anyone’s radar, the movement developed throughout the late 1960s and […]

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Bound Stems preview

Bound Stems preview

| January 18, 2006 | 1 Comment

Bound Stems Empty Bottle, Chicago Friday, January 20, 2006 Despite occasionally getting lost in Bound Stems’ varied song structure, the intricate complexity and diverse arrangements showcase a brim musical forte of ambitious experimentation.

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The Sound Of Help

The Sound Of Help

| January 18, 2006 | 1 Comment

Gary Schepers is apparently a well-liked person within the Chicago music community. At least that’s what we gather from the amount of support local bands and venues have been willing to give the local soundman/musician to help fight his battle with Type 2 diabetes.

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Two For Tuesday

Two For Tuesday

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

Nelly Sweatsuit (Universal) Universal does what it should have in the first place, condensing Nelly’s Sweat and Suit albums into a conventional, single-disc release.

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Dancin’ On His Grave

Dancin’ On His Grave

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter (Bad Boy) The essence of the word “duet” is duo, Latin for “two.” Some songs on this Duets involve as many as six vocalists.

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Kiss The Prime Minister With That Mouth?

Kiss The Prime Minister With That Mouth?

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

Holy Fuck Holy Fuck (Dependent) In a lot of ways, Holy Fuck’s debut album begs to be attacked. Ignore the stupid name, and focus instead on the we’re-so-indie-it-hurts decision to forgo making electronic music with the genre’s usual high-end technology, and use live drums and kitschy, toy store keyboards and percussion. Be sure to stamp […]

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Isn’t He Lovely

Isn’t He Lovely

| January 18, 2006 | 2 Comments

Randevyn Soltrain (Sin J/Solville) Backup soul man releases Wonder-full debut.

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Ying Yang, Thank You Mam

Ying Yang, Thank You Mam

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

Ying Yang Twins U.S.A. Still United (TVT) Jesters of the Court-A-Crunk milk U.S.A. yet again. Might as well.

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Tricked Out

Tricked Out

| January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

Trick-Trick The People Vs. (Motown) D-Town MC was unhappy about his December 27th release date; he’s lucky Motown Records went ahead with this stillborn album.

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3 Friends Memorial

3 Friends Memorial

| January 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

3 Friends Memorial Metro, Chicago Saturday, January 14, 2006 Family and friends of Chicago musicians Michael Dahlquist, John Glick, and Doug Meis have put together this memorial/benefit and add some closure to their senseless deaths.

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Tomorrow Never Knows preview

Tomorrow Never Knows preview

| January 11, 2006 | 2 Comments

Tomorrow Never Knows Schubas, Chicago January 12 to 15, 2006 Loyola’s college station, WLUW 88.7 FM, reprises its annual Schubas fest with headliners Kevin Tihista, Manishevitz, Chin Up Chin Up, and Magnolia Electric Co.

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David Allan Coe Preview

David Allan Coe Preview

| January 11, 2006 | 1 Comment

David Allan Coe Joe’s, Chicago Friday, January 13, 2006 David Allan Coe‘s first run-in with the law happened when he was only nine, and the result was allegedly an immediate trip to reform school. As the legend goes, Coe spent the better part of the next 20 years of his life in some sort of […]

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