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July 24th weekend

July 24th weekend

| July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s gonna be a hot one today, boyo! Tomorrow will be a whole 7° cooler!

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Natalie Merchant live!

Natalie Merchant live!

| July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chicago Theatre, Chicago Thursday, July 22, 2010 After Natalie Merchant spent 2003 sifting through the vintage and contemporary folk vaults for The House Carpenter’s Daughter, it was apparent she was steering toward a more organic route than the jangle rock of 10,000 Maniacs and her blissful solo beginnings. Seven years later, she ups the random […]

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Lilith Fair live!

Lilith Fair live!

| July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

First Midwest, Tinley Park Saturday, July17, 2010 Sarah McLachlan’s 2010 version of Lilith Fair arrived in Chicago carrying some heavy baggage, having already canceled over a dozen of the 35 showcases scheduled for other cities. A few days before the tour hit the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in suburban Tinley Park, it was announced that […]

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Sting live!

Sting live!

| July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ravinia, Highland Park Sunday, July 18, 2010 Ever since Sting first left The Police in 1985, his career’s taken several unexpected twists, many of which have soared and a handful that have sunk. No matter the public’s reception level, the singer’s certainly been unpredictable, from his early jazz origins to a more straightforward pop/rock flavoring […]

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Win tickets for Double Door Friday!

Win tickets for Double Door Friday!

| July 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

We know, you’re thinking, “Can you give us a break with the shows already? I have family, a dog that hasn’t been fed, and if I don’t change these underwear soon I might absolutely yell, I might!”

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Up off the mat!

Up off the mat!

| July 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Week Of July 20, 2010 Just as the Pitchfork weekend gets over, the summer’s just heating up! (Bang! Pop! Kerblooie!) We have a whole feast of shows that’ll make you sweat! Sweat! Sweat!

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More pics!

More pics!

| July 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

@illinoisentertainerphoto.com we have new pics of Steve Winwood & Santana, Rush, Silversun Pickups, & Crossroads Guitar Fest!

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JSBX avalanche!

JSBX avalanche!

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Reissues (Majordomo) Prior to the band’s comeback at Pitchfork fest this weekend, Majordomo/Shout Factory dropped a load of JSBX tracks in our laps and ran.

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Pitchfork Fest Preview

Pitchfork Fest Preview

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Before you head down to Union Park, don’t forget the pre-party on Thursday night at Bottom Lounge with Neon Indian, Dam-Funk, and El-P, where tricked-out Toyotas rule and you can win a Prius! (Plus pick up your tickets early). Also, check out Pitchfork editor Tyler Grisham’s festival mix. And now for some chats with the […]

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James Taylor & Carole King return!

James Taylor & Carole King return!

| July 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

United Center, Chicago Friday, July 9, 2010 Time-tested classic songs performed by musicians entertain. These same songs, sung by the writers send their message. So, when James Taylor and Carole King cha-cha’d by the United Center Friday night — the second local performance in their Troubadour Reunion Tour — one had to figure there were […]

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Hot enough for ya?

Hot enough for ya?

| July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today’s Stage Buzz post title comes to you from Gary Larson — may he’ll someday reconsider.

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Liz Phair’s response

Liz Phair’s response

| July 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Last week, LizPhair.com supplied a download link for Funstyle, 11 experimental songs for $5.99. It quickly scored reviews as one of the worst sets ever. Now, Phair has a note on her Web site commenting on it.

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Batusis contest!

Batusis contest!

| July 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Batusis is the new collaboration between Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys). Win tickets for July 17th and a T-shirt!

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It’s not quite folk metal

It’s not quite folk metal

| July 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s folk and metal. This weekend sports two of the dandiest street music festivals you can find during Chicago’s crowded summer. And they’re miles and worlds apart.

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Against Me live . . . on TV, sorta.

Against Me live . . . on TV, sorta.

| July 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

JBTV Studios, Chicago Saturday, July 3, 2010 Prior to taking the stage that evening at the Aragon Ballroom, Gainesville, Florida’s Against Me stopped by the JBTV studios for a brief afternoon set. Performing plugged-in and stripped-down in front of a crowd of roughly 50, the five-man live act played a handful of cuts across 25 […]

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