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Hello, My Name Is Noel

Hello, My Name Is Noel

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Noel Q&A With Noel Gallagher of Oasis IE: On the Dig Out Your Soul bonus-disc track “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down,” you sing “I’ve got a habit that the cat won’t lick.” Noel Gallagher: Heh-heh. Yeah, yeah. If you’ve got a habit and you can’t lick it, it’s pretty bad if […]

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File: December 2008

File: December 2008

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Burnt Bush Fifty more days of Bush — exhale. The world has expressed its relief that one of the most tumultuous American administrations punches out in January. We, too, will close a door, this on the most disheartening protest-music era pop music has ever seen. Ever. Where’s our “For What It’s Worth”? Our “Ohio”? […]

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DVD Zone: December 2008

DVD Zone: December 2008

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

DVD Zone The 2008 Holiday DVD Gift Guide So the economy’s in the tank. Big deal. That shouldn’t keep you from treating those you hold near and dear to some great DVD sets this holiday season. Besides, you’d just spend the money foolishly on stuff like the mortgage, rent, food, or whatever. C’mon, anybody can […]

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Lucky Number 53

Lucky Number 53

| December 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

It’s an awfully cliché way to start an article, but the third time truly was a charm for Jim Johnson, owner of Planet10studios in Palatine. Planet10 is what used to be Studio 53, an iconic Chicagoland recording studio home to iconic Chicagoland recorders like Bob Blum, Don Griffin, and the late Jerry Soto. It was […]

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Still Cyco After All These Years?

Still Cyco After All These Years?

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

I try not to be too much of a fanboy in this column, but when I found out Suicidal Tendencies was playing House Of Blues December 10th, I almost cried.

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Barack Rocks The (White) House

Barack Rocks The (White) House

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

While watching the celebration unfold in Grant Park last month on television, in which President–elect Barack Obama celebrated his victory with some 240,000 jubilant supporters, I felt as though I was watching another type of history in the making. Racial stereotypes were being shattered left and right as the major networks and cable channels sent […]

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Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 1

Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 1

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

Last month’s firing of radio legend Steve Dahl and his staff was shocking – but not out of character – for CBS Radio. A few weeks earlier, B96’s longtime morning team, Eddie Volkman and Joe “Jobo” Bohannon, were dumped by CBS Radio with eight months left in their contracts – and no chance to say […]

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Suite Software & Rockin’ Shirts

Suite Software & Rockin’ Shirts

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

VOX JamVOX Vox‘s acclaimed JamVOX practice module and software suite includes recreations of 19 famous guitar amps and 54 classic effects. This lets aspiring guitarists reproduce their six-string heroes’ tones while playing along to the supplied 28 classic rock-song soundtrack, including The Beatles’ “Day Tripper,” Pearl Jam’s “Alive,” and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”

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Local CD Reviews

Local CD Reviews

| December 2, 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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