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The Return Of Garry Meier

The Return Of Garry Meier

| April 27, 2007 | 3 Comments

My parents, who divorced in 1972, will never get back together – they’re dead. But now there may be hope for the pioneering radio duo of Steve Dahl and Garry Meier.

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Studio Happenings

Studio Happenings

| April 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

At ARS STUDIOS in Alsip, local rockers Hunting The Rabbit mastered their album, This Just In, with Larry Schara . . . Gary Cobb has been restoring Stan Kenton masters for re-release on Tantara Productions.

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Journey To The Center Of Being

Journey To The Center Of Being

| April 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

Otis Taylor was a surprise guest at last year’s Chicago Blues Festival. I did not get a chance to hear his performance but had the pleasure of meeting him and his beautiful daughter, Cassie, backstage. I also had the opportunity to listen to a few tunes from Taylor’s then work-in-progress Definition Of A Circle. I […]

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Kaiser Chiefs Live!

Kaiser Chiefs Live!

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Kaiser Chiefs Vic Theatre, Chicago Friday, April 20, 2007 When Lollapalooza was baptized as a yearly Chicago event two summers back, some of the best surprises were the lesser known bands who handed in stellar sets. Case in point: Kaiser Chiefs from Leeds, England.

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The Decemberists, My Brightest Diamond Live!

The Decemberists, My Brightest Diamond Live!

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Decemberists, My Brightest Diamond Riviera, Chicago Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Archaic. Cumbersome. These are words often applied to the bombastic, highly literate “rock” purveyed by The Decemberists. By arriving onstage to a Russian maritime anthem (the band’s name is an intentional misspelling of a 19th-century uprising against the czar) and lulling the audience through […]

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Tub Ring Preview

Tub Ring Preview

| April 25, 2007 | 2 Comments

Tub Ring Beat Kitchen, Chicago Friday, April 27, 2007 The remedies for ridding your bathtub of tub ring, the nasty, often orange, water mineral stains left by shampoo bottles that sit in one place too long, vary depending on whom you talk to. Besides the countless cleaning products available, lemon juice, vinegar, and mesh pads […]

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Little Man Preview

Little Man Preview

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Little Man Martyrs’, Chicago Saturday, April 28, 2007 Fresh off a Minnesota Music Awards nomination for Rock Group Of The Year and a slot at South By Southwest in Austin, Little Man heads back to Chicago after an eight-month absence and lives up to its name.

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Jonatha Brooke Preview

Jonatha Brooke Preview

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Jonatha Brooke Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago Sunday, April 29, 2007 Without trying to assume too much about Jonatha Brooke’s fanbase, one can only assume they were scared shitless when they learned she had collaborated with Nick Lachey and J.C. Chasez prior to recording this spring’s Careful What You Wish For (Bad Dog).

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Timbaland Reviewed

Timbaland Reviewed

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (Interscope) First Handsome Boy Modeling School, then Pharrell, now Timbaland? What’s happening to the country’s top producers?

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Carla Thomas Reviewed

Carla Thomas Reviewed

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Carla Thomas The Queen Alone (Stax) The latest in Stax Records’ revival re-introduces a somewhat forgotten ’60s star, Ms. Carla Thomas, a.k.a. the queen to Otis Redding’s king.

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Chris Cornell live!

Chris Cornell live!

| April 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Chris Cornell Metro, Chicago Wednesday, April 11, 2007 During the last decade or so, the stars of the alternative nation have engaged in what could be described as a massive game of musical chairs. And while the results — the likes of Audioslave, Zwan, and Velvet Revolver, to name a few — have arguably produced […]

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Peeping Tom live!

Peeping Tom live!

| April 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Peeping Tom Park West, Chicago Sunday, April 15, 2007 Rap and rock? What is this 2000? No, no, wait. What is this . . . 1990? After all, that was the year Faith No More, fronted by Mike Patton, introduced themselves to mainstream music with a song called “Epic,”which combined rap vocals and heavy metal […]

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Placebo live

Placebo live

| April 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Placebo House Of Blues, Chicago Friday, April 13, 2007 Placebo might not be who you think they are. Or, rather, they might not be who you thought they were.

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John Vanderslice live

John Vanderslice live

| April 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

John Vanderslice Lakeshore Theater, Chicago Friday, April 13, 2007 To some, the idea of a stripped-down John Vanderslice concert would defeat the purpose. Vanderslice made his name as indie rock’s consummate studio maestro, churning out sonic adventures like a raconteur strings a yarn. While his deft songwriting and humanistic insights do tend to get underrated, […]

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Céu preview

Céu preview

| April 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Céu HotHouse, Chciago Thursday, April 19, 2007 We’ll probably never fully come to grips with the fact Starbucks is now part of the music industry, but we can at least applaud them to trying to introduce the U.S. to Maria do Céu Whitaker Pocas.

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