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Slayer 2

Slayer 2

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Page [ 1 ] [ 3 ] That is why Slayer demand the respect of every honest metal fan: their refusal to be anything but Slayer. Even when they slowed the tempo for South Of Heaven, Slayer never sacrificed heaviness. And when their counterparts in the “Big Four” (Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax) scored radio and […]

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Slayer 3

Slayer 3

| May 31, 2006 | 1 Comment

Page [ 1 ] [ 2 ] And it’s the way Slayer will be heard later this summer, finally. It has been five years since the group’s last record, God Hates Us All, a long time for a band who generally release something every two or three years. Before this the longest they had ever […]

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Jackie Allen

Jackie Allen

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Jackie Allen Tangled Up In Blue Media outlets galore utilized Pink’s “Stupid Girls” video to ultimately say what many Americans were already thinking: It’s not cute to play dumb. In a society driven by celebrity, young girls will do and say almost anything if the flavor of the week approves. Fortunately for these young ladies […]

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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Snow Patrol Vision Quest Only 29, Belfast-bred bohemian Gary Lightbody appears to have it all. Fresh from opening the recent U2 tour and a slot on last summer’s prestigious Live 8 concert, the singer and his popular drone rock outfit Snow Patrol hit San Francisco last month to suitably manic fanfare. Screaming young female fans […]

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Abstract Giants/Cary Kanno

Abstract Giants/Cary Kanno

| May 31, 2006 | 1 Comment

Abstract Giants Keeping It Live With the thought of making a profit buried deep in the back of his mind, Cary “CKP” Kanno of The Chicago Drop record label/collective doesn’t make the best businessman. As unconcerned as he is about striking it big, though, Kanno is after grander things — particularly exposure. Over the past […]

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Kalas

Kalas

| May 31, 2006 | 1 Comment

Kalas No Way Around When you ask Matt Pike how he got involved with Kalas, you’ll get a pretty nonchalant, “No big deal”-type answer.

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Hello, My Name Is Mike

Hello, My Name Is Mike

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Mike Simons of David Singer’s Sweet Science is an organizer of this summer’s Intonation Festival on June 24th & 25th in Chicago’s Union Park (1501 W. Randolph). The lineup features The Streets, Bloc Party, Rhymefest, Lupe Fiasco, High On Fire, Robert Pollard, Annie, and more. For lineup and ticket info, visit www.intonationmusicfest.com.

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June File: Tom Petty, Reunions, Black Widows Bite

June File: Tom Petty, Reunions, Black Widows Bite

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

And Don’t Come Around Here No More Kudos to Tom Petty for trying to stick it to greedy-ass scalpers. When fans complained tickets for the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers/Pearl Jam June 26th/27th shows in St. Paul, Minnesota — intended for fan club members — showed up later with big price tags on secondary market […]

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DVD Zone: June

DVD Zone: June

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

CHUCK BERRY: HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Image Entertainment Chuck Berry is acknowledged without hesitation as one of the creators of rock ‘n’ roll. With that lofty status comes the respect and admiration of peers and those that followed. What he never had was the fame. While The Beatles and The Rolling Stones launched themselves […]

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Whole Lotta Blues Goin’ On

Whole Lotta Blues Goin’ On

| May 31, 2006 | 1 Comment

This year’s Chicago Blues Festival (June 8th to 11th) should be subtitled “Blues From All Over.” In its 23rd year, this is the most diverse lineup yet, showcasing talent from across the map, with special attention paid to Mississippi and New Orleans. Looks like the City Of Chicago is doing its part to support Hurricane […]

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A Trick Up His Sleeve

A Trick Up His Sleeve

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

A few years ago Andy Gerber got an email he will never forget. That email was an inquiry from Cheap Trick manager Dave Frey asking Gerber, who owns Million Yen Studios, if he would like to work with Rick Nielsen on demos for a new Cheap Trick record.

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‘Til The Broad Daylight

‘Til The Broad Daylight

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

Timing is everything. Well maybe not everything, but it’s damned important – especially in music. Time seems to be the backbone of writing about music, too. Musician bios, for example, are presented in chronological order. One of the most fascinating of such lives is Dave Van Ronk‘s in The Mayor Of MacDougal Street (DaCapo). Van […]

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No Longer Runnin’ With The Devil

No Longer Runnin’ With The Devil

| May 31, 2006 | 2 Comments

It was not a huge surprise to hear CBS Radio recently fired diminutive former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth after just four months of trying and failing miserably to do Howard Stern‘s job in New York City and six other markets.

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Knock ‘Em Dead

Knock ‘Em Dead

| May 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

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Bollywood Queen

Bollywood Queen

| May 31, 2006 | 2 Comments

In the disposable pop world of overnight stars and questionable divas, it’s commonplace to declare an artist with one or two CDs “queen” of this or “king” of that. But Bollywood singers truly have to earn such a title. With more than 20,000 documented songs in no fewer than a dozen languages, Asha Bhosle is […]

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