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Eagles live!

Eagles live!

| April 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Eagles Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates Thursday, March 26, 2009 I haven’t thought of the Lanky Blonde — the older sister of a high-school buddy — in a long time. But, when the Eagles of my youth, all put back together and looking rather dapper in dark suits, took to the stage Thursday night, there she […]

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The Last Vegas interview

The Last Vegas interview

| April 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Last Vegas Takin’ A Ride On The Wild Side The wind is playing havoc on Nate Arling’s mobile phone. Any Chicagoan knows what it’s like talking to, or talking with, someone on a cell while they’re outside on a blustery day — like a hair dryer blowing directly into the receiver. Arling isn’t in […]

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White Lies preview

White Lies preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

White Lies Double Door, Chicago Friday, April 3, 2009 The British press is nearly unanimous when it comes to recent charttoppers White Lies: shamelessly derivative, lyrically unsteady, and almost certain to be as big, if not bigger than The Killers.

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Gaslight Anthem preview

Gaslight Anthem preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Gaslight Anthem, Good Old War Bottom Lounge, Chicago Friday, April 3, 2009 New Brunswick, New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem might be the most current retro band making the rounds these days. To listen to the band is to witness the group’s undeniable yearning for a simpler time, apparent in both their sound as well as […]

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Spindrift preview

Spindrift preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Spindrift Cobra Lounge, Chicago Friday, April 3, 2009 We haven’t seen The Legend Of God’s Gun, the 2008 movie Spindrift starred in and wrote the soundtrack for, but if it’s anything like The West, which serves as a “companion” to said soundtrack, it must be like watching Once Upon A Time In The West with […]

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Telepathe preview

Telepathe preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Telepathe Metro, Chicago Saturday, April 4, 2009 Less-visible bands play Russian roulette by inviting guests onto their albums, running the risk of having such an appearance inadvertently define their sound. As such, it would already be difficult to address Telepathe without mentioning TV On The Radio. But the latter’s influence, via Dave Sitek and Kyp […]

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Efterklang preview

Efterklang preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Efterklang Schubas, Chicago Saturday, April 4, 2009 Danish folktronica act Efterklang are no longer a folktronica act, which will surely annoy people who warmed to the moody glitch pop on 2004’s Tripper (Leaf). If those same people don’t care for happiness, either: Watch out.

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Dana Falconberry preview

Dana Falconberry preview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dana Falconberry Una Mae’s Freak Boutique, Chicago Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Times are tough, man. It’s hard enough scrounging enough coin to buy some new clothes, let alone go to clubs for concerts. Singer-songwriter Dana Falconberry is giving you an alternative to both.

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Say Hi reviewed

Say Hi reviewed

| April 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

Say Hi Oohs & Aahs (Barsuk) No more vampires and only 40 percent of the old band name. Say Hi seem to be saying buh-bye. Appearing: Friday, April 3rd at Beat Kitchen in Chicago.

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The Drones reviewed

The Drones reviewed

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Drones Havilah (ATP/R) The Drones are certainly banking on educated (or adventurous) music fans to look at their name in conjunction with their label (All Tomorrow’s Parties) and not care whether they’re a Velvet Underground rip-off. Appearing: Tuesday, April 7th at Schubas in Chicago.

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Lisa Hannigan interview

Lisa Hannigan interview

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Lisa Hannigan Who’s Bad It takes a brave woman to admit harboring a crush on Michael Jackson, but Lisa Hannigan makes no bones about being a young Irish girl falling in love with the King Of Pop — despite his ever-changing physical features.

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Guitar Month 2009

Guitar Month 2009

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Guitar Month Special: Ax Men Every guitarist has a dream. Sometimes, that dream is a custom-made instrument, an instrument of a certain quality or with a set of features that can’t be found on an off-the-rack guitar. Other times, the dream is to find the perfect repair person, one who instinctively understands what a client […]

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Hello, My Name Is Ramblin’ Jack

Hello, My Name Is Ramblin’ Jack

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Jack Q&A With Ramblin’ Jack Elliott IE: How’s your family? Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Well, I’ve got a lot of families scattered all over the world. I have a daughter who lives in Los Angeles and she’s a filmmaker.

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File: April 2009

File: April 2009

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

File 2009 Not Quite Better Than The Real Thing Under a shroud of secrecy not seen since the Bush Administration . . . O.K., that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but on Tuesday, March 11th, U2 — arguably the biggest band on the planet — were ushered onto the famed Metro’s stage. Unfortunately, […]

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DVD Zone: April 2009

DVD Zone: April 2009

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Quantum Of Solace 20th Century Fox After years of stale plot lines and tired formulas (no offense, Pierce Brosnan), not to mention getting its British butt kicked by the superior Bourne series, the James Bond franchise got a much needed re-boot in Casino Royale. Starring Daniel Craig as a much more no-nonsense Bond, the series […]

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