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Studio Happenings

Studio Happenings

| November 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Backyard finished their second CD, American Dream, which was recorded at WULI RECORDS in Chicago. The band shoot a video for the song “Mercy” December 15th at Little Big Horn in Mundelein. Bible Of The Devil entered SEMAPHORE RECORDING STUDIO in Chicago and began recording the follow-up to 2006’s The Diabolic Procession with producer Sanford […]

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The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

| November 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Son Seals was a man that everybody loved. I loved him, speaking for myself. And everybody that I know, you know, like the other entertainers and things, if they mentioned Son Seals, it was always something good they had to say.” – Koko Taylor

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Against Me live!

Against Me live!

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Against Me House Of Blues, Chicago Wednesday, November 21, 2007 It’s often a blessing when punk bands keep their gigs short. Two-minute bursts of three-chord energy keep a moshpit on its toes and explosive, exhausting sets let everyone burn themselves out without fear of overdoing it. Yet at 50 minutes (including an encore) on Wednesday […]

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The Cult live pics

The Cult live pics

| November 28, 2007

Visit our photo page for more pictures of The Cult’s House Of Blues show on November 25th!

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Major Stars preview

Major Stars preview

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Major Stars Empty Bottle, Chicago Thursday, November 29, 2007 Indie rock, despite fretboard pyros like J. Mascis and Doug Martsch, can’t shake its guitar-weenie reputation. For the most part it’s deserved, as columns of college rockers would rather have their taint hairs tweezed than sit through a tremelo-picked single-string run, culminating with a high “E” […]

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Robert Pollard preview

Robert Pollard preview

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Robert Pollard Metro, Chicago Friday, November 30, 2007 Ohio-based Robert Pollard is a strange creature — one who could drive a wedge between even the best of friends. A love-him-or-hate-him mentality definitely surrounds the former teacher and Guided By Voices leader. His voice and often obtuse lyrics either grate or inspire. He’s either the Holy […]

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Kottonmouth Kings/Big B preview

Kottonmouth Kings/Big B preview

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Kottonmouth Kings, Big B House Of Blues, Chicago Monday, December 3, 2007 How many decent, good, and great bands have vanished after one, two, or three records because of waning label support, a dwindling fan base, or no fan base at all? Think about it: A lot. Now consider Kottonmouth Kings released their 9th album […]

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Michael McDonald preview

Michael McDonald preview

| November 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

Michael McDonald Chicago Theatre, Chicago Thursday, December 6, 2007 For the past three decades, Michael McDonald has worn many hats, including his time backing Steely Dan, an extensive tenure with the Doobie Brothers, becoming the pre-eminent duet dude of the 1980s (Patti LaBelle, James Ingram), and maintaining a solo career with varying degrees of success. […]

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Peanut Butter Wolf reviewed

Peanut Butter Wolf reviewed

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Peanut Butter Wolf 2K8 B-Ball Zombie War (Stones Throw) For this compilation, Peanut Butter Wolf’s task was simple: Create the soundtrack for “NBA 2K8,” one of the world’s most popular basketball video games. But he went and got all cerebral and shit. Appearing: Friday, November 30th at Abbey Pub in Chicago.

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Urban Planning

Urban Planning

| November 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Keith Urban Does (What) iLike Further shrinking the chasm separating music fans from their favorite artists, iLike’s partnership with New Zealand-born Keith Urban hopes to bring exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage directly to fans through the Web. To celebrate, Urban serenaded an intimate gathering in the bowels of Rosemont’s Allstate Arena hours before the country superstar’s […]

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Keith Urban live!

Keith Urban live!

| November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Keith Urban Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, November 16, 2007 He may be A-list tabloid fodder these days thanks to his highly publicized marriage to Nicole Kidman and last year’s round of rehab, but deep down Keith Urban is still the same Australian-bred hunk who took Nashville by storm 10 years ago with his unconventional interpretation […]

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Tinariwen live!

Tinariwen live!

| November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Tinariwen, Mamadou Diabate Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago Saturday, November 17, 2007 Providing a hypnotic glimpse of Mali’s annual Festival Of The Desert, Malian musicians Tinariwen and Mamadou Diabate ignited a mini celebration of dancing and music. Two sold-out shows proved outstanding music easily overcomes language and cultural barriers. Very little English was […]

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Consortium preview

Consortium preview

| November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Consortium Red Line Tap, Chicago Saturday, November 24, 2007 Eschewing the limitations of their sophomore effort — a concept album entitled Potomac And Shenandoah that tackled the conflict between secularism and religion through the lives of two sisters — local quintet Consortium simplify things on their third self-release. Thank God.

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Sopro Blues Revue preview

Sopro Blues Revue preview

| November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Chicago All Star Blues Revue Tommy’s Place, Blue Island Saturday, November 24, 2007 Chicago Ridge-based Sopro Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Thanksgiving edition of its Chicago All Star Blues Revue.

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Armor For Sleep/Cobra Starship preview

Armor For Sleep/Cobra Starship preview

| November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Armor For Sleep, Cobra Starship Riviera, Chicago Saturday, November 24, 2007 All the scene’s other three-word-named bands’ schedules must have conflicted with the Sleeping With Giants (even the tours have three words) tour. How else do you explain Cobra Starship and Sherwood on a bill with The Academy Is, Armor For Sleep, and The Rocket […]

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