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Thrice live!

Thrice live!

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Towards the end of Thursday night’s sold out show at the Metro, Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue looked back upon his band’s history with the venue. As it turns out, the Metro served as the first stop of the group’s very first national tour, a full decade ago.

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Cover Story: Mastodon

Cover Story: Mastodon

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Skye Is Falling It’s 9:30 p.m. on a Friday. Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor is having dinner in his hometown of Atlanta at a joint called The Rusty Nail. With his wife. Illinois Entertainer is interrupting. Obviously.

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Interview: Judas Priest

Interview: Judas Priest

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

One Last Time Ozzy Osbourne. Kiss. The Ramones. Ministry. And, of course, Cher. It’s not a game of “one of these things is not like the other” (um, Ozzy?), but a list of artists from whom Judas Priest are straining to create some distance. Yes, the November 12th date in Hammond is part of the […]

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Interview: Bill Wyman

Interview: Bill Wyman

| November 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

The One Who Got Away Walking away from what some consider to be the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band might seem like a shocking and perplexing decision. But when speaking with Bill Wyman about his retirement from The Rolling Stones to form The Rhythm Kings, it was simply a matter of personal preference.

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Interview: Madina Lake

Interview: Madina Lake

| November 1, 2011 | 3 Comments

After The War When one mentions Disneyland, perhaps the most immediate connotation is “The happiest place on Earth” – a location built around innocence and happiness where one can engage in childlike celebration.

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Around Hear: November 2011

Around Hear: November 2011

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Local Band Reviews You don’t find many musicians revving-up their professional musical careers after 50, but Bill McAlister is that anomaly. With a voice that’s a dead ringer for Waylon Jennings, McAlister strips his country music down to its simple beauty plus a few outlaw-era blemishes along with his band I-57 South on Illinois Opry.

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Caught In A Mosh: November 2011

Caught In A Mosh: November 2011

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jagged Blue Pill I’m tired of writing introductions. It’s harder than you think. The Q&A portion is all done and ready to roll, but I still have to come up with some sort of synopsis of the who, what, when, why, and where the interview even exists.

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Digital Divide: November 2011

Digital Divide: November 2011

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

As anyone who has ever held a job for more than a week can tell you, the workplace sucks. Oh, people may tell you that they love their work and love what they do and couldn’t see themselves doing anything else and blah blah blah

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Hello, My Name Is Lykke

Hello, My Name Is Lykke

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Q&A with Lykke Li IE: People are excited about your cover of “Unchained Melody.” Lykke Li: They [Triple J Radio] called me at like 12 in the morning, and they were like, “Pick a cover!” And oh, God!

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File: November 2011

File: November 2011

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

To The 13 Björoughs Most Americans know Björk as that girl who showed up to the Oscars in a swan dress. Rebranding was in order and, several years down the line, the former Sugarcube’s ninth outing, Biophilia, has been billed as the world’s first “app” album.

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Gear: November 2011

Gear: November 2011

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Nady Systems AxeHead Portable Amp Despite a flurry of portable guitar-amp apps aimed at iPhone and Android users, Nady Systems believes its new AxeHead portable amp has a place in your pocket.

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Media: November 2011

Media: November 2011

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‘Jubilee Showcase’ Revisited Soul Train has a reputation for being Chicago’s groundbreaking showcase for African-American musicians. But six years before Don Cornelius launched that great show on WCIU-TV, there was “Jubilee Showcase.”

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Studiophile: November 2011

Studiophile: November 2011

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The ‘Evolution’ Of Recording It’s been crazy!” says J.C. Pasquale, owner of Evolution Recording in Elgin. “The past six months have been real busy at the studio.” With 30 years-plus in the industry as a touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist, Pasquale’s dream of owning his own commercial studio came to fruition a little over […]

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Sweet Home: November 2011

Sweet Home: November 2011

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Timbuktu To The Delta The ngoni, the kora, and the balafon may not sound like familiar instruments to most Americans, but for blues fans, these ancient African musical instruments hold the keys to the rhythms and traditions that developed into what we love.

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