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A Metalsummers’ Night Dream

A Metalsummers’ Night Dream

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Best Of The Fests To tell you the truth, we didn’t pick this month for our second Metal Issue. It picked us. August just happens to host three major heavy metal festivals that will appeal to three different groups of metalheads. Fanatics of more traditional, underground metal will surely find $20 a fair price […]

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Hello, My Name Is Scott

Hello, My Name Is Scott

| July 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

Hello, My Name Is Scott Q&A with “Rebel Radio”‘s Scott Davidson IE: You’ve done “Rebel Radio” for 14 years, you book shows, you do a TV Show [“Rebel Access”], you play in five bands, how much of your time on any given day is devoted to heavy metal? Scott Davidson: Probably the whole day except […]

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File: August 2008

File: August 2008

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Metal Issue II In November 2006, we dropped our first true metal issue since the days IE used to pump out its CAMM sister publication (Chicago Area Metal Monthly). We aren’t looking to make it an annual date, but sometimes, like Trevor Fisher says on his festival-preview page, the time picks us.

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DVD Zone: August 2008

DVD Zone: August 2008

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Bank Job Lionsgate Swinging London of the late ’60s/early ’70s found itself at the center of the cultural universe. Music, fashion, literature . . . it was all happening there. The town also found itself at the center of the crime world in 1971 with the “Baker Street Bank Raid.”

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Local CD Reviews

Local CD Reviews

| July 30, 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

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Even after listening to all 10 tracks on Kindasorta, it’s hard to figure out just who in the hell Matt Mercado (ex-Mindbomb and Supermercado) is these days. Maybe he has no clue himself. The disc opens with the acoustic pop tune “I Found It,” which sounds like it was pulled right from a recent Bon […]

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Mmm . . . Fu Manchu

Mmm . . . Fu Manchu

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Metal Haven is undoubtedly the most metal establishment in Chicagoland. They’re just missing one thing: Really fucking good burgers. Burgers like the Black Sabbath (blackening spice, chili, pepper jack, and red onion), the Iron Maiden (smoked gouda, bacon, roasted red peppers, and roasted garlic mayo), the High On Fire (Sriracha hot chili sauce, prosciutto, roasted […]

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Despite All His Rage

Despite All His Rage

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Fender Guitars Billy Corgan Stratocaster Fender‘s new Billy Corgan Stratocaster was co-designed by the company and Corgan to accommodate the head Pumpkin’s need for a versatile Strat. “My greatest go-to guitar got stolen at a Pumpkins club date in 1991 or something like that [Club Avalon on Belmont?], and I’ve never seen it since,” Corgan […]

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College Stations: Terrastrial Radio’s Last Frontier

College Stations: Terrastrial Radio’s Last Frontier

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Down at the left end of the dial, sprinkled among the non-commercial religious and public-radio stations, is where you’ll find the most subversive sounds on the radio. That’s the domain of college radio – where students and community DJs often play (and say) anything, and with its focus on the local and offbeat, college radio […]

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Chicagoland Studio Happenings

Chicagoland Studio Happenings

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

At BOTA STUDIOS in Lake In The Hills, old-school thrashers Vicious worked on a full-length due out this month. BOTA also recently joined forced with Recording Artists Workshop (RAW) and have a new Web site at www.botastudio.com. At PARAGON RECORDING STUDIO in Chicago, local modern rock act 72 Hours tracked and mixed their next LP […]

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A Skin Deep Preview

A Skin Deep Preview

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

By the time you read this, Chicago’s premier axe man, Buddy Guy, will have received the first annual Great Performer Of Illinois Award on July 20th at Millennium Park. He will have hosted a record-release party at Legends on the same night, and, two days later, will have officially released his new album, Skin Deep […]

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Breaking news: Brauerhouse burnt

Breaking news: Brauerhouse burnt

| July 29, 2008

The Brauerhouse, 57 N. Hillside Ave. in suburban Hillside, went up in flames late Monday, early Tuesday morning. The Chicago Tribune reports no injuries and police believe no one was inside at the time.

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Pitchfork Music Fest roundup!

Pitchfork Music Fest roundup!

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park, Chicago July 18 to 20, 2008 / 7.5 It took nearly 24 hours of festival, but Pitchfork 2008 finally had its Dan Deacon moment after the “last band” took the stage. To put it in perspective, crowd safety was never threatened the way it was when fences were toppled during […]

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John Mellencamp live!

John Mellencamp live!

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

John Mellencamp Charter One Pavilion, Chicago Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Often, all it takes is a little alone time to work out the kinks in an unruly or crabby attitude. Time-outs work wonders for children, then why not for Indiana-native John Mellencamp? Far from throwing any tantrums on a brisk Tuesday night at the Charter […]

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The Crue And Friends Live!

The Crue And Friends Live!

| July 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Cruefest First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Metalheads young and old united last Wednesday for Cruefest, so named for headliner Motley Crue. With a bill running the gamut of metal sub-genres –Trapt, Sixx: A.M., Papa Roach, Buckcherry, and Crue — the crowd was a Mulligan Stew of characters, from 35-year-old yuppies […]

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