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Stars Of Track And Field

Stars Of Track And Field

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Stars Of Track And Field Centuries Before Love And War (Wind-Up) This indie-rock band began as a four-piece before losing their bassist. Instead of following the traditional route of finding a replacement, they decided to remain a trio and go digital.

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Iron Maiden live!

Iron Maiden live!

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Iron Maiden Allstate Arena, Rosemont Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Five songs into his band’s Allstate set Bruce Dickinson made the announcement Iron Maiden would play A Matter Of Life And Death, the group’s newest record, in its entirety, from start to finish. This drew one of two reactions from fans: 1.) Excitement because they love […]

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Lindsey Buckingham live!

Lindsey Buckingham live!

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Buckingham Park West, Chicago Tuesday, October 24, 2006 The first words out of Lindsey Buckingham’s mouth at a packed Park West appeared to be a brutally honest self-examination that aptly summarizes the content found on his new CD, Under The Skin: “Reading the paper, saw a review/Said I was a visionary, but nobody knew/Now […]

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Los Abandoned, Birdmonster preview

Los Abandoned, Birdmonster preview

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Los Abandoned, Birdmonster Schubas, Chicago Thursday, October 26, 2006 Los Abandoned represent NAFTA at work: signed to Canadian Neil Young’s boutique label Vapor, born in Los Angeles, and big in Mexico. If only they could translate their spry, Go-Go’s-gone-hyperlectric pop to the gringos.

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L.A. Guns(?) preview

L.A. Guns(?) preview

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

L.A. Guns Good Times Pub, Elmhurst Friday, October 27, 2006 For the longest time, we thought the L.A. Guns booked to play Good Times Pub were the new (or would it be old?) version led by original guitarist Tracii Guns. After much confusion and Web surfing we discovered it’s actually the same lineup that have […]

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FirstJason preview

FirstJason preview

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

FirstJason Red Line Tap, Chicago Saturday, October 28, 2006 Ari Lehman, the actor who played the very first Jason Voorhees in Friday The 13th, now fronts a hard rock band named FirstJason? Folks, this is the stuff Stagebuzzes are made of.

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White Whale preview

White Whale preview

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

White Whale Subterranean, Chicago Sunday, October 29, 2006 Merge’s latest buzz band isn’t Arcade Fire II, but kind of a big, music-hall rock band something like if The Band was more E Street and Beck were singing.

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Two Ton Boa previewed

Two Ton Boa previewed

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Two Ton Boa Empty Bottle, Chicago Tuesday, October 31, 2006 Classically trained Sherry Fraser has a surprise fascination, given all the instruments at her disposal: dual bass guitars.

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Stones Throw From An Adult Swim

Stones Throw From An Adult Swim

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Stones Throw From An Adult Swim Adult Swim, sort of the WB for Cartoon Network, is sponsoring a tour for the members of the Stones Throw imprint, stopping at Metro on Saturday, October 28th.

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Tyde reviewed

Tyde reviewed

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Tyde Three’s Co. (Rough Trade) Sun-drenched yahoos The Tyde wash ashore with the sequel to Once and Twice.

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Stuart A. Staples is back

Stuart A. Staples is back

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Stuart A. Staples Leaving Songs/Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04 (Beggars Banquet) In time for his U.S. tour, Beggars Banquet reissues Stuart A. Staples’ U.S. debut repackaged with his first album, Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04.

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Pompeii reviewed

Pompeii reviewed

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pompeii Assembly (Eyeball) Austin’s Pompeii may have accidentally chosen the perfect name.

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Ladyhawk reviewed

Ladyhawk reviewed

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Ladyhawk Ladyhawk (Jagjaguwar) The constant flow of Canadian bands into the American indie rock consciousness means a lot of our northern neighbors have to think hard aboot how they’re going to present themselves. Ladyhawk move a step ahead with their album cover, featuring a naked woman in a forest surrounded by what appear to be […]

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Three5Human review

Three5Human review

| October 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Three5Human A Swig From The Acid Bottle (Anaphora) Not only do the Indigo Girls guest on A Swig From The Acid Bottle, they’ve dragged Three5Human on tour with them.

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Jerry Douglas, Paul Simon Live!

Jerry Douglas, Paul Simon Live!

| October 18, 2006 | 2 Comments

Jerry Douglas & Paul Simon Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont Monday, October 16, 2006 If Clapton is God, Jerry Douglas is the Holy Ghost. There are things this man can do with a dobro, or even a slide on electric guitar, that a lot of guitarists can’t do with 10 fingers. And we’ve played enough slide to […]

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