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Erykah Badu, N.E.R.D., Janelle Monáe live!

Erykah Badu, N.E.R.D., Janelle Monáe live!

| June 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chicago Theatre, Chicago Thursday, June 3, 2010 If you thought pop music had dissolved into flashy diva spectacles with lots of hooks and no soul or substance, you may have missed a few musical revelations. Specifically, Erykah Badu’s singular brand of tripped-out soul and hip-hop funk, N.E.R.D’s vivacious rock and hip-hop mélange, and Janelle Monáe’s […]

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Di! Di-di-di-di-der-di-di! . . .

Di! Di-di-di-di-der-di-di! . . .

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jon Fratelli threatens to become this spring’s Steve Perry when the Metro hosts him Sunday, June 6th as the Blackhawks try to capture their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Bringing you up to speed, there’s this game called “hockey” invented by “Canadians.” Chicago’s top-tier entrant in the North American competition is called the Blackhawks (formerly […]

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Cover Story: Sarah McLachlan & Heart

Cover Story: Sarah McLachlan & Heart

| June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Cover Story: Lilith Fair All’s Fair In Love & Tours From 1997 until 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest-grossing and most attention-grabbing traveling music festivals across the globe. The brainchild of Sarah McLachlan didn’t just break down genre barriers and racial boundaries, but also gave women artists of all associations a massive platform, […]

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Against Me interview

Against Me interview

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

My Hometown Tom Gabel began Against Me as an acoustic, “anarcho-punk” solo project. It’s a fact endlessly repeated in magazine articles, and with good reason. In rock history, countless artists have taken a box knife to the walls put around them by fans and media, but few have so openly (and successfully) agitated hardcore, older […]

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AM Taxi interview

AM Taxi interview

| June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Town Krier Sitting at a nightclub bar, post soundcheck, Adam Krier was doing his damnedest to maintain the icy bohemian look that’s become his trademark. It wasn’t easy. His tall, angular, jean-jacketed frame was hunched mantis-awkward over his club-provided meal, and — without his customary Wayfarer shades perched beneath his shaggy black bangs — […]

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Around Hear: June 2010

Around Hear: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Local Band Reviews The Love Me Nots bust out some serious hip-shakin’ grooves and spastic garage rock on Upsidedown Insideout (Atomic A Go Go). Bristling keyboard stabs tangle with spiky guitar clatter as fiery Chicago-native Nicole Laurenne snaps out lyrics of bruising honesty. A jittery keyboard swirl smacks against snarling guitars in “You’re Bringing Me […]

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Sweet Home: June 2010

Sweet Home: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Blues Soldier The Simpsons Sing The Blues was Chris Canas‘ first blues CD purchase. The 1990 album, featuring the infamous “Do The Bartman,” qualifies as an extremely unusual pick for an accomplished blues musician like Canas, but it’s an intriguing reflection of his background. The Detroit-born singer/guitarist/cornetist’s introduction to the blues came with his uncle […]

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Caught In A Mosh: June 2010

Caught In A Mosh: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Canuck And Roll Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the true north strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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Media: June 2010

Media: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Three Decades Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Roots Congratulations are in order for WDRV-FM (97.1) midday host Bob Stroud, who recently celebrated 30 years of “Rock & Roll Roots,” which airs Sunday mornings from 7 to 10.

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Digital Divide: June 2010

Digital Divide: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Invictus Warner Bros. Like most Americans, I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about most sports out there. Yet if asked about rugby, I’ll cop to being the guy whose eyes glaze over before lamely replying that “it’s football without pads” before desperately trying to steer the conversation back to baseball.

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Jimmie Vaughan interview

Jimmie Vaughan interview

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

One More Time – With Feeling He doesn’t know it, but Texan guitarist Jimmie Vaughan is about to embark on the Summer Of Jimmie. “The ‘Summer Of’ what?” he laughs. The Summer Of Jimmie. Despite remaining active, Vaughan releases his first proper studio album in nine years this summer, and has the tour itinerary to […]

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File: June 2010

File: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Buddy Buddy With A New Space We like to laugh, so we’ll look back at the henny-penny from a couple years ago and loosen a huge guffaw. When Columbia College first announced its interest to convert Buddy Guy‘s Legends — a tenant on its property — into space for students, the mood of the time […]

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Hello, My Name Is Elia

Hello, My Name Is Elia

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Elia Q&A with Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s Elia Einhorn IE: The show on the 19th — that’s the first show back? Elia Einhorn: Yeah, that’s the Choir’s comeback show and, strangely enough, our record-release show after nine or 10 months. The only show we’d done was a private [gig] for fans where […]

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Studiophile: June 2010

Studiophile: June 2010

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Gimme Gimme Sound Treatment Broken Social Scene Though based near Woodstock, New York, GIMME THAT SOUND PRODUCTIONS has deep Chicago ties. Founder Stephen George was the original drummer in Ministry and left in 1984 to form Colortone. Using his major-label connections, he began producing albums for Ric Ocasek and Jane Wiedlin.

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