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Roll With It

Roll With It

| August 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

GRETSCH G400JV Archtop Guitar Fresh from his victorious performance at FitzGerald’s, Jimmie Vaughan has a new piece of signature hardware to show off.

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A Trip To The Moon

A Trip To The Moon

| August 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

You’re older/shorter of breathe/ and one day closer to death.” Pink Floyd’s overview of how quickly time ravages is certainly true for most everything and everyone except of course, the iconic album from which those verses were taken: Dark Side Of The Moon. Originally released in 1973, the legendary concept album spent almost 15 straight […]

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Local CD Reviews

Local CD Reviews

| August 29, 2006 | 1 Comment

Page [1] [2] Absolutely Perfect deliver an amalgam of lo-fi, guitar-driven rock. With slick, melodic touches such as the agile guitar leads reminiscent of Pretty Girls Make Graves, on “4crease,” and huge, angular riffs on “Burner” and “Ghetto Fabulous,” they show off technical virtuosity that suits their hard rock. Surprisingly, they also toss in phrases […]

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Around Hear Page 2

Around Hear Page 2

| August 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Page [1] [2] Split Series Vol. One (Bone) consists of 11 tracks, the first five by After The Fight, the second six by #HighBall#. Both bands do the emo-punk thing with enough spastic energy and piledriving riffs worthy of any faux hawk-laden mosh pit. But while After The Fight’s rhythm section hit harder, Highball’s hit […]

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Willie Nelson & John Fogerty live!

Willie Nelson & John Fogerty live!

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Willie Nelson, John Fogerty Charter One Pavilion, Chicago Sunday, August 20, 2006 In the world of double bills, Willie Nelson and John Fogerty doesn’t seem like the most obvious combination, aside from each artist’s affinity for Southern traditions. In Nelson’s case, the American icon has blazed trails mostly in country and folk circles, but has […]

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Bruck Cockburn preview

Bruck Cockburn preview

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Bruce Cockburn Old Town School Of Folk Music Friday, August 25, 2006 Saturday, August 26, 2006 Thirty-five year vet Bruce Cockburn has rarely risen above a curiosity in the U.S. — something we wish could be said for Barenaked Ladies and Sum 41 — despite never really having a dud. If you’ve been waiting, however, […]

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Over It at Logan Sq.

Over It at Logan Sq.

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Over It Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago Friday, August 25, 2006 Over It are one of those bands who, if you don’t read the Warped Tour roster intently, you aren’t going to know. But years doggedly following pop punk’s trails has brought them a sizable fanbase — and now a major label deal.

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Tiempo Libre at Ravinia

Tiempo Libre at Ravinia

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Tiempo Libre Ravinia Festival, Highland Park Saturday, August 26, 2006 Cuban nationals Tiempo Libre may have formed in Miami, but their extravagant timba sound is pure Land Of Endless Summer.

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Jeremiah Birnbaum preview

Jeremiah Birnbaum preview

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Jeremiah Birnbaum Uncommon Ground, Chicago Saturday, August 26, 2006 New York-based singer-songwriter debuts a full band for his Chicago return.

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As Tall As Lions preview

As Tall As Lions preview

| August 23, 2006 | 3 Comments

As Tall As Lions Beat Kitchen, Chicago Sunday, August 27, 2006 Long Island natives As Tall As Lions may have recorded their debut full-length with Chicago producer Sean O’Keefe, but their self-titled effort (Triple Crown) is nowhere close to Hawthorne Heights, Fall Out Boy, or Spitalfield.

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BT Goes Visual At Landmark

BT Goes Visual At Landmark

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

BT Goes Visual At Landmark Electronic stud BT (Brian Transeau) has weaved an erratic path in his 12-year career, from crafting epic house music, frollicking with teen popsters *NSYNC and Britney Spears, finally landing in film scores for Monster. Now he’s making the films himself.

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Björk boxed!

Björk boxed!

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Björk Surrounded (Rhino) When Rhino released the Talking Heads “brick” late last year, they created a format for catalog-reissue box sets — meaning a set of all the albums — by including DVD 5.1 sound and a crop of videos. With the Heads, that stuff was nice though the vids were primitive and some purists […]

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Against Me! reviewed

Against Me! reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Against Me! Americans Abroad: Live In London (Fat Wreck Chords) Gravel-pit-voiced Florida punk rockers write a new song, wrap a foreign-based concert around it.

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A Change Of Pace reviewed

A Change Of Pace reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

A Change Of Pace Prepare The Masses (Immortal) An energetic, if bloated pop punk album from Arizona quartet.

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Eliane Elias reviewed

Eliane Elias reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Eliane Elias Around The City (RCA Victor) Brazil-born Eliane Elias likes an urban samba beat. While she doesn’t mirror the horrors in the cities back home, she does embody South American élan.

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