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2. Muddy Waters

2. Muddy Waters

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 20 All-Time Greatest Chicago Guitarists 2. Muddy Waters When future Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy winner Muddy Waters (aka McKinley Morganfield) came to Chicago in 1943 from Clarksdale, Mississippi, he had no idea he would alter the American musical landscape irrevocably, paving the way for a musical revolution.

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1. Buddy Guy

1. Buddy Guy

| March 31, 2008 | 1 Comment

1. Buddy Guy Naysayers will think Buddy Guy tops our list in some glad-handing tribute to Chicago’s most prominent living bluesman. Sheeeeit. Early in his prime he was muzzled by Leonard Chess and the Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon machine.

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File: April 2008

File: April 2008

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

A Festivus For The Rest Of Us If Lollapalooza packs ’em in with the rumored announcement of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails as headliners, us Chicago folk might be crowded out of our own festival. Pitchfork Music Fest has already squashed the one that gave it birth (Intonation) — you’ll have to excuse us if […]

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Hello, My Name Is Andy

Hello, My Name Is Andy

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Andy Q&A With Andy McKee IE: What first attracted you to playing the guitar and how old were you? Andy McKee: I was 13 when I got my first guitar and I asked for a guitar for my birthday that year because I heard Eric Johnson on the radio. They played […]

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DVD Zone: April 2008

DVD Zone: April 2008

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

I Am Legend Warner Home Video What is it about the end of the world? The current trend is to speculate about what the planet would be like if humans weren’t around to tend to the old homestead. Both The History Channel and The National Geographic Channel have run specials about it, and there’s I […]

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Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

The music world lost two supremely talented and distinctive artists recently when R&B and rock drummer/singer/ songwriter Buddy Miles and Canadian guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jeff Healey passed away. Miles succumbed to congestive heart failure at the age of 60 on February 26th in Austin, Texas, and Healey died a few days later in Toronto after a lifelong […]

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Chicagoland Studio Happenings

Chicagoland Studio Happenings

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

South Side drummer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Anthony (Sgt. Roxx, Raddaka, Pamela Moore) worked on his solo project called Gagorder13 at BAREFOOT STUDIO in Beecher with David Knuth. Gabriel finished drum tracks in March and plans to track all guitars, bass, and vocals through the spring and summer for a fall/winter release.

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Webbed Migration

Webbed Migration

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Two years ago Steve Rhodes left his post as Chicago magazine media and political writer and launched The Beachwood Reporter, an online magazine chronicling all things Chicago (www.beachwoodreporter.com). Last year longtime New York Daily News TV critic David Bianculli made the leap to the Web with Tvworthwatching.com, after the newspaper he’d been with for 14 […]

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Victorian Era

Victorian Era

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Victoria Amplifier Co. Electro King Naperville’s Victoria Amplifier Company‘s new amp, the Electro King, was a labor of love re-creation of the 1950s-era Gibson GA-40. The Eisenhower-era cathode-based 6V6 tubes supply a modest 15 watts of power, which make it suited for small-club and recording environments.

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The Legacy Remains

The Legacy Remains

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

The seed of Testament‘s reunion was planted in 2001, the year Chuck Billy was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with germ cell seminoma, the hulking frontman was undergoing chemotherapy and drowning in medical bills. So friends from the Bay Area and beyond united for the Thrash Of The Titans benefit gig in San Francisco. On […]

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Local CD Reviews

Local CD Reviews

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Around Hear” is a monthly feature where a stable of IE writers review albums sent to us by local musicians. If you are interested in having your CD (must have a minimum of three songs) reviewed and are Illinois-based, mail it and any other media materials to 657 A W. Lake St., Chicago IL, 60661. […]

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Around Hear Page 2

Around Hear Page 2

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Pimps deliver a unique hard rock sound on their latest, Quickly Now Gentlemen, With A Lively Step. They are mostly rock with just enough punk to keep it raw, but what makes them stand out are the lyrics, (stream-of-consciousness and literate in a hard-edged way) and the vocal delivery. Unfortunately, there are no […]

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Around Hear Page 3

Around Hear Page 3

| March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

The debut album from Paper Arrows, Look Alive, swoops in and hits the pause button on racing pulses. The trio crafts somber melodies that would make Adam Duritz proud. Joe Goodkin’s vocals even slightly resemble the Counting Crows frontman. While Duritz sings about Maria in every song, the gal Goodkin pines for in these 10 […]

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Louis XIV, What Made Milwaukee Famous live

Louis XIV, What Made Milwaukee Famous live

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Louis XIV, What Made Milwaukee Famous Metro, Chicago Saturday, March 22, 2008 When Louis XIV picked up steam in 2004, it was on the road alongside The Killers and Von Bondies, and quickly led to a deal with Atlantic Records. Even though the industry was riding the resurrected garage and dance rock crazes to excessive […]

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Stephen Malkmus live

Stephen Malkmus live

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Vic Theatre, Chicago Friday, March 21, 2008 The patchwork wall between indie rock and jam bands came crashing down Friday night, as a plodding Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks burned holes through the Vic stage with their eyes.

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