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Eazy-E reviewed

Eazy-E reviewed

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

Eazy-E Featuring . . . Eazy-E (Capitol/Priority) This stray-tracks compilation of out-of-print pieces and collaborations cuts right to the essence of N.W.A founder Eazy-E, though such a feat is hardly difficult.

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Hall & Oates live

Hall & Oates live

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Daryl Hall & John Oates UIC Pavilion, Chicago Friday, November 30, 2007 Commercial pop and soft rock from the late ’70s and early ’80s are in the process of a comeback, but we’re not just talking about the grocery store, overhead mall-speaker, and dentist office circuit. The scene’s forebearers are actually experiencing a cult-ish resurgence […]

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This Is American Music reviewed

This Is American Music reviewed

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

This Is American Music Hideout, Chicago Thursday, November 29, 2007 The Drams You can bemoan today’s youngsters, who aren’t aware there was a time when people actually paid for music and vinyl was more than a poor choice to upholster your car’s interior. But The Drams, Grand Champeen, Two Cow Garage, and Glossary went further, […]

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Richard Hawley preview

Richard Hawley preview

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Richard Hawley Abbey Pub, Chicago Thursday, December 6, 2007 If Richard Hawley wants to keep singing to his hometown, that’s fine by us. But it’s nice if he comes to Chicago once in a while to do it.

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Most Serene Republic preview

Most Serene Republic preview

| December 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

The Most Serene Republic Beat Kitchen, Chicago Saturday, December 8, 2007 As the first band signed to Canadian label Arts & Crafts not associated in any way with Broken Social Scene or the many side projects of its varied roster of members, The Most Serene Republic, nevertheless, basks in the afterglow of its labelmates and […]

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Aimee Mann preview

Aimee Mann preview

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aimee Mann Vic Theatre, Chicago Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Merry Christmas and a happy new Aimee Mann holiday tour! Last year’s inaugural holiday trek, a mix of music and standup comedy, apparently went well enough to convince Mann to give it a go again.

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White Magic reviewed

White Magic reviewed

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

White Magic Dark Stars (Drag City) Mira Billotte and Doug Shaw kind of bit off more than they could chew with last fall’s Dat Rosa Mel Apibus, which dropped about half of what it promised to deliver. They’ve found their way, though, in the Dark. Appearing: December 6th at Empty Bottle in Chicago.

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Nellie McKay reviewed

Nellie McKay reviewed

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Nellie McKay Obligatory Villagers (Hungry Mouse) Now that she has actually been part of a Broadway musical, Nellie McKay’s preference for Brill Building pop and showtunes could begin to hamper her. Appearing: December 11th at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.

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Tulsa reviewed

Tulsa reviewed

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Tulsa I Was Submerged (Park The Van) Tulsa are from Boston and sound like neither city. Their second EP (first physical), I Was Submerged, is as homeless as the wind that seems to blow through its seven tracks.

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