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Vote!

Vote!

| November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Find a local paper’s endorsements if you don’t know the judges and commissioners. Remember: you won’t screw things up more than they already are!

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Live: Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Live: Mayer Hawthorne & The County

| November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Subterranean, Chicago Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Crooner-producer Mayer Hawthorne has come a long way with his stage show in the short time he has been performing as a suit-wearing soul purveyor. Seeing him at a Stones Throw Records showcase in the spring of 2009, Hawthorne was just trying to figure out how to introduce his […]

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Interview: Gold Motel

Interview: Gold Motel

| November 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Coming Home Rarely will anything be gained from watching someone struggle with technology. In terms of fulfillment, the experience ranks alongside teaching someone to whistle or trying to tickle yourself. But, as Gold Motel guitarist Eric Hehr repeatedly failed to connect to a conference call with IE and frontwoman Greta Morgan – who was beside […]

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Around Hear: November 2010

Around Hear: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Local Band Reviews Roxy Swain (above) is the name of a band as well as its dynamic lead vocalist. On The Spell Of Youth, a full-length follow-up to the New Love Designers EP, Swain belts out power-pop tunes crafted by guitarists Tom Valenzano and Matt Walters.

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Interview: Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

Interview: Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

| November 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Take stripped-down organic pop, smoldering soulful vocals, and a decidedly Jamaican bent, all wrapped around the nucleus of multi-instrumentalist/super producer Daniel Lanois, and it’s easy to see why Black Dub‘s self-titled debut is just as alluring as it is ingenious.

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Cover Story: Ronnie Wood

Cover Story: Ronnie Wood

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Stomp And Circumstance You want Ronnie Wood to be that kind of rock star: holed up in a stark white mansion, drifting aimlessly from room to room at 2 p.m. in a bathrobe and satin pajama bottoms spilling a glass of wine and yelling through the house to the wife he’s had for two weeks […]

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Interview: Frightened Rabbit

Interview: Frightened Rabbit

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Held Up For All To See Dig if you will the picture: Early evening on a pleasant Chicago day in August (which by definition is an anomaly) as throngs of people huddle in a space shaded by a canopy of trees and foliage found off of the beaten path near Grant Park. The last day […]

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File: November 2010

File: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

In Da Club? We couldn’t find any local chapters at press time, a semi-disappointing discovery in a city that prides itself on its uprising and cliques. So, we cast our vote for someone to join the Music Monitor Network/Coalition Of Independent Music Stores’ “Metal Club,” a group of brick-and-mortar retailers pushing to build strong community […]

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Hello, My Name Is Marty

Hello, My Name Is Marty

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Q&A With Marty Turco IE: Didn’t the Stars have a relationship with Pantera? Marty Turco: Yeah [chuckling]. Oh, yeah. [The Dallas Stars] still come out to [“Puck Off”] – they made up a Dallas Stars song. Pantera were around for the ’99 run, played with the boys. Been up to the house a couple times, […]

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Caught In A Mosh: November 2010

Caught In A Mosh: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

So Much For Sleep You’re forgiven if you live in Green River, Wyoming, and don’t know the name Chris Black (above, left). If you call yourself a Chicagoan and consider yourself a headbanger, but aren’t, however, familiar with his 15 years in metal, then you’re a failure.

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Sweet Home: November 2010

Sweet Home: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Of Mythical Proportions Famous for his raw, soulful vocals and flashy delivery, Syl Johnson may be noted as a soul-music icon, but he was a blues master long before he took up that mantle. Listening to his crackling tenor slice through his 1975 hit, “Take Me To The River,” it’s easy to forget that the […]

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Media: November 2010

Media: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

BGA Hires John Conroy It’s hard to get work as an investigative journalist in today’s cash-strapped, superficial, blog-driven media environment.

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Studiophile: November 2010

Studiophile: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Time Of The Season (For Recording) Forgive us while we skip the hypothesizing over what Wilco would sound like without him, is he their George Harrison, and, woe is he, doesn’t the world care enough about John Stirratt?

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Gear: November 2010

Gear: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Apple MacBook Air They refuse to call it a “netbook,” but Apple’s new MacBook Air is a close to a netbook as you can get with a Mac.

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