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Ben Sollee & Daniel Lee Martin preview

Ben Sollee & Daniel Lee Martin preview

| March 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Space, Evanston Friday, March 12, 2010 Solo singer/songwriter Kentuckians get semi-Appalachian on songs bemoaning the mining destruction of the homestate’s environment.

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Pumpkins auditions

Pumpkins auditions

| March 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Billy Corgan’s bassist Ginger Pooley has left Smashing Pumpkins to concentrate on raising a family, which creates an obvious void. Before you clamor for “D’Arcy!!,” Corgan’s going to the fans.

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Heligoats preview

Heligoats preview

| March 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Schubas, Chicago Sunday, March 7, 2010 Chris Otepka began Heligoats during his tenure in Troubled Hubble, an Elburn-based band whose reams of critical praise didn’t amount to much commercial success.

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High On Fire reviewed

High On Fire reviewed

| March 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Snakes For The Divine (E1) By all reasonable accounts – ignoring the kinds of people who insist Mastodon’s Remission is better than Leviathan – High On Fire’s 2007 Death Is This Communion is its magnum opus. That’s partly because High On Fire is High On Fucking Fire and doesn’t bother with shit that doesn’t rule […]

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Cover Story: Experience Hendrix

Cover Story: Experience Hendrix

| March 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Standing Next To The Mountain What can possibly be revealed about James Marshall Hendrix that hasn’t already been articulated? Electrified innovator. Arguably the greatest axe slinger of all time. A guitar god gone too soon. An indelible legacy that will live forever. But even the most exalted of rock icons needs a fresh coat of […]

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The Avett Brothers interview

The Avett Brothers interview

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Me, Myself, & I Bob Crawford thinks he holds the best job in the world — even if it means driving four hours through a sleet storm just to get home from band practice. “It’s been just phenomenal for me. I get to collaborate with two of the greatest songwriters I know,” he says over […]

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H.I.M. interview

H.I.M. interview

| March 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Life In Theory And Practive “This particular record is a funny one for me, because when I started working on the first songs, I kind of had lost hope in relationships altogether. I’m a bad boyfriend, let’s put it that way. But then, I kind of fell head over heels for somebody during the process, […]

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Studios 2010: Lining Up Your Cue

Studios 2010: Lining Up Your Cue

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

An IE Panel On How To Survive A Recording Session Hoosiers is one of the greatest psyche-up movies of all time. It’s interesting for this story not because of March Madness, but for how it compares to having a professional recording made. In a crucial scene, Gene Hackman’s character gives his green team a tour […]

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Hello, My Name Is Melissa

Hello, My Name Is Melissa

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Q&A with Melissa Auf Der Maur IE: So after a long absence, you’re back in a big way, with a three-part conceptual piece Out Of Our Minds, an album, comic book, and 28-minute film directed by Tony Stone. But where in the hell have you been for the past six years?

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File: March 2010

File: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cloudy With A Chance Of Emo Though beloved, The Dismemberment Plan’s breakup several years ago was greeted with joy by headline writers who had a field day with “self-fulfilling prophecy” jibes. With Wilmette’s Fall Out Boy on the brink, it’s open season again. (Given bassist Pete Wentz‘s online logorrhea, credit the folks who waded through […]

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Around Hear: March 2010

Around Hear: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 11 Comments

Local Band Reviews Hailing from Chicago, blues trio The Black Oil Brothers‘ sound is 100-percent pure Mississippi. The band’s debut, Long Way From The Delta, actually sounds like it was recorded right in the heart of it, with soul-stirring blues from start to finish.

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Media: March 2010

Media: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chicago’s Very Own: CHIRP Radio & ‘JBTV’ photo by Cara Jepsen Two of the nation’s coolest indie-rock outlets originate right here in Chicago. Both “JBTV” and CHIRP radio are staffed by volunteers who are more passionate about music than money. And both have launched 24-hour Internet stations.

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Caught In A Mosh: March 2010

Caught In A Mosh: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bow To Your Kreator All the talk nowadays is about the big boys. Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, and Exodus are all touring together in some way, shape, or form, and rumors of a Big Four package (Dave Mustaine told Decibel magazine that Megadeth received an offer) continue to swirl. It’s easy, then, to get swept up […]

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Sweet Home: March 2010

Sweet Home: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Gospel Woman Blues Although she didn’t hear secular music until she was a teen, Valencia Bey always knew she wanted to be a blues/rock diva. She grew up in Chicago but her musical chops were formed in the Mississippi Delta, where she’d spend summers with her grandparents. There, she absorbed the intricacies of gospel music […]

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Digital Divide: March 2010

Digital Divide: March 2010

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Informant! Warner Bros. The hip thing to do these days is to take all your anger and frustration about the stagnate economy, aim it at big business, and let the bile fly. All the cool kids are doing it, and rightfully so. Insurance companies make record profits only to jack up premiums to ungodly […]

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