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Archive for June, 2011

Harley Boot Camp!

Harley Boot Camp!

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of riding a motorcycle? If you have, we’re excited to announce a special event with our friends from Fox River Harley-Davidson.

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Pinned down

Pinned down

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Banging around for several years, both Times New Viking and White Denim have resisted convention in the rapidly conforming world of indie rock. Both are in town this week. Also this week: The Singleman Affair and Small Sur.

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Mobfest returns to 3 nights!

Mobfest returns to 3 nights!

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s annual artist-centric music fesvial, Mobfest, returns to its three-night format for 2011, but ends the barhopping schedule for a non-stop haul at the Hard Rock Hotel. And it begins Thursday the 23rd!

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Infectious grooves

Infectious grooves

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

By some kink in the “way things are supposed to be” schedule, members of Suicidal Tendencies ended up in a funk band called Infectious Grooves. We assure you there are no aging skaters in Junior Boys, Givers, 1,2,3, Pepper Rabbit, or Radical Dads.

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Prefere vous le cinema verite, ou musique variety!

Prefere vous le cinema verite, ou musique variety!

| June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The word “hodgepodge” sounds like something that keeps a toddler from hitting the bathroom regularly. But for the lead-in to this weekend’s musical acts, it’s the best way to describe their a-rockin’. Read on for Bedouin Soundclash, Tim Easton, and Lloyd Cole.

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Peter Gabriel at United Center!

Peter Gabriel at United Center!

| June 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

There’s never been a way to predict Peter Gabriel’s career and, at 61-years-old, chances are most wouldn’t have bet on a release covering everyone from Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Bon Iver, and Elbow to David Bowie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, and Lou Reed. Not only is the track listing from last year’s Scratch My Back (Real […]

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Facing out

Facing out

| June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

The gesture has become almost customary, so much so that it’s almost empty, but self-titling an album late in an artist’s career is supposed to mark a new beginning. In Sondre Lerche‘s case, it’s belated.

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Robert Plant live!

Robert Plant live!

| June 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Anyone hoping to hear Robert Plant revisiting Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits on his latest solo tour probably hasn’t been following the luminary’s last few albums.

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Come around

Come around

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Though six weeks away from playing Lollapalooza, My Morning Jacket traipse into town with Circuital (ATO), and the broken record criticism comes with it. The Globes and Postelles also play Friday.

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Aye Yi-yi!

Aye Yi-yi!

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlyne Yi‘s name didn’t register until we saw the accompanying photo on the Hideout calendar. Only then did we realize that this woman is one of the most underutilized actors ever in a Judd Apatow movie. Probably because those flicks are about boys with their heads up their asses.

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Signed, sealed, delivered: The Go-Go’s & Lenka previews

Signed, sealed, delivered: The Go-Go’s & Lenka previews

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Beauty And The Beat arrived at a time when new wave was viewed as a refreshing alternative to mainstream rock, and the idea of an all-woman band writing and playing its own music was a novelty. Its success was sealed with an irresistible first single and a video that depicted a party on wheels. Like […]

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Ready Art Brut?

Ready Art Brut?

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The negative reaction to Art Brut‘s new album — that there is a new album — is, to paraphrase Kanye West, a pretty strange way to start a conversation.

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The weekender

The weekender

| June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can’t stand dodging strollers and lollygaggers at streetfests? Head indoors this fine June weekend with Jeremy Messersmith and Gardens & Villa. It’s gonna rain anyway.

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New pics online!

New pics online!

| June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Visit our photo page for new shots of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at House Of Blues and Panic At The Disco at the Riviera!

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Drinking In L.A.

Drinking In L.A.

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Without being so daft as to suggest it has fallen off the map, Los Angeles doesn’t seem so central to rock ‘n’ roll these days. So to hear that superbuzz band Foster The People hail from sunny SoCal, it’s kind of like, Oh, really?

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