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Jónsi preview

Jónsi preview

| April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vic, Chicago Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Sigur Rós’ frontman steps out of a volcanic cloud for an effervescent solo debut.

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Bonfire Ball preview

Bonfire Ball preview

| April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Schubas, Chicago Thursday, April 29, 2010 Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas bring Chicago to its knees with a wintry blast of Canadian rock before the warmth can arrive.

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Record Store Day

Record Store Day

| April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Don’t forget! Saturday is Record Store Day. Visit www.recordstoreday.com for participating stores, events like in-store performances, and the thousands of exclusive items!

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Thom Yorke live!

Thom Yorke live!

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Aragon, Chicago Saturday, April 10, 2010 It’s not unusual for musicians to moonlight when an opportunity presents itself. Thing is, for every so called supergroup that finds a genesis in the curiosity of what could be, very few achieve the critical or commercial success of, say, Blind Faith or The Traveling Wilburys. More often than […]

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Drive-By Truckers live!

Drive-By Truckers live!

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vic Theatre, Chicago Friday, April 9, 2010 Chicago is a special place for Drive-By Truckers. The band still talk about the lift they felt by a line outside Hideout back when nobody else cared they were making records.

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Florence + The Machine live!

Florence + The Machine live!

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

House Of Blues, Chicago Monday, April 12, 2010 Florence Welch is no fluke. The British 23-year-old wowed an already converted, sold-out audience during her debut Chicago appearance. In just over an hour, the fiery redhead’s bellowing vocals and surprisingly demure demeanor brought her lone album, Lungs to life with the determination of a woman poised […]

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Lazer Crystal preview

Lazer Crystal preview

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hideout, Chicago Saturday, April 17, 2010 Comparing an electronic act to Kraftwerk is usually as helpful as dubbing an acoustic-folkie “Dylanesque,” not to mention a lazy approach to ingesting a new artist’s music. Guilty as charged, then.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg, AM preview

Charlotte Gainsbourg, AM preview

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Park West, Chicago Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Charlotte Gainsbourg almost died a couple years ago. So the fact she’s touring is pretty good.

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International Pop Overthrow preview

International Pop Overthrow preview

| April 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

Various clubs, Chicago Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, May 1, 2010 Midway through a telephone interview, International Pop Overthrow founder David Bash is happy to hear about someone becoming an instant fan of The Lackloves after seeing the Milwaukee-based band perform at a Chicago IPO gig.

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The Soft Pack, Male Bonding preview

The Soft Pack, Male Bonding preview

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Empty Bottle, Chicago Friday, April 9, 2010 What’s in a name? Apparently not much. Before they were The Soft Pack they were The Muslims, though that’s where the daring ended.

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Hugh Cornwell preview

Hugh Cornwell preview

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Abbey Pub, Chicago Saturday, April 10, 2010 “My Generation” and its ilk get more ridiculous each time their creators perform them, but 30-years later “Peaches” is just coming into its own.

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Adam Green preview

Adam Green preview

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Schubas, Chicago Thursday, April 15, 2010 Like The Frogs, it seems it’s easier to find people who shiver at the thought of Adam Green than support him.

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CHIRP Record Fair!

CHIRP Record Fair!

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Journeyman Plumbers Union, Chicago This weekend (April 10th and 11th) is the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP)’s annual record fair, once again in the West Loop at 1340 W. Washington.

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Cover Story: Bernard Sumner

Cover Story: Bernard Sumner

| April 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Don’t Sweat The Technique The odds of a band breaking big are astronomical enough, but what are the chances it will happen twice let alone three or perhaps even four times for the same artist under different incarnations?

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Kate Nash interview

Kate Nash interview

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

No More Pissing And Moaning When English folk-rocker Kate Nash closes an album, she really knows how to do it in fine sardonic style. Ergo, “I Hate Seagulls” stands as the coda to her lovably droll new sophomore set, My Best Friend Is You, wherein she sunnily chirrups down a huge list of everything she […]

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