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Lisa Marie Presley live!

Lisa Marie Presley live!

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nothing but Ed Spinelli’s photographs of the princess of rock ‘n’ roll — a title we’re sure she loaths. She managed the Bottom Lounge on the 20th with ease.

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Put the Squeeze on the 4th: Climb Everest!

Put the Squeeze on the 4th: Climb Everest!

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

What to do, what to do. We don’t want to be one of those Kohl’s circulars that starts pressuring you on your 4th of July plans, but . . . here’s some things to do while we break and let the July issue do its work.

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Aerosmith and Cheap Trick live!

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick live!

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows what to expect when you go to see a band in concert who’s been together for over 40 years, and whose frontman is in his mid-60s (64 to be exact): the band will move around the stage much less than in their younger, wilder days,

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Young Man, look at your life

Young Man, look at your life

| June 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s local release-party week for Young Man and Ami Saraiya, as well as for Frames/Swell Season frontman Glen Hansard, whom we’ve sort of adopted.

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The English Beat & Romantics live!

The English Beat & Romantics live!

| June 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

The English Beat and The Romantics wouldn’t be the first names to spring to mind when considering the most popular acts of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, but their recent double bill at House Of Blues

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Don’t fear the weekend (baby take my hand)

Don’t fear the weekend (baby take my hand)

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nobody should be expected to tolerate that kind of weather — unless it’s for a three-day August weekend, for which you’ve paid big money to stand in a field hours on end. Keane, Innkeepers, Crocodiles, Scissor Sisters, Chandeliers, and Hellyeah aim to take the heat off.

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Spring Awakening Festival interviews

Spring Awakening Festival interviews

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Given the city’s roots in the electronic music movement, it’s only fitting that the Spring Awakening Music festival, a celebration of all things EDM, featured a healthy showing of Chicago talent. Illinois Entertainer’s Jaime de’Medici was onsite at the two-day festival, interviewing Chicago artists for the ChicagoVerseUniteD podcast series on his Dynasty Podcasts Network.

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Who’s next

Who’s next

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A highly condensed South By Southwest was supposed to land on Chicago this week, as an accredited roster of on-the-verge artists busk for your pleasure: Gotye-siren Kimbra, Future, Japandroids, Cadence Weapon, and Death Grips.

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Pumpkins set sail!

Pumpkins set sail!

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the current music model, records either leak online or unceremoniously hit iTunes at the stroke of midnight on a Monday night. Either way, it’s not much of an occasion, especially when compared to the days of album signings and

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That’s the sway: I like it!

That’s the sway: I like it!

| June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Despite how bus schedules generally draw it back, or renewed efforts to extend the day, 3:00 represents nirvana for schoolchildren. 2:54 have something to add to that this weekend, as do The Flatlanders, Boom Chick, Baby Dee, Pinback, Sean Bones, and The Sights.

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Acting family

Acting family

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Angie Mead and Stephen Howard have been threatening a Redgrave album for about a year, and while National Act ain’t quite a full-length, it’s worth celebrating this week. Also in town: Morning Parade, Band Called Catch, and The Hundred In The Hands.

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Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality review

Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality review

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

So how do you get Sox fans into Wrigley Field on a Saturday night in June? Brad Paisley and the Virtual Reality Tour will do it.

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Radiohead live at FMBA!

Radiohead live at FMBA!

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you think this is over then you’re wrong: Thom Yorke convincingly sang those words during the Radiohead‘s first encore Sunday night, at a near-capacity First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Now rewind to 2011: the band released The King Of Limbs (TBD), its eighth studio album, played a handful of dates, and all but disappeared. Speculation […]

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Roger Waters live!

Roger Waters live!

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Epic: it’s a word that gets bandied about so often that it’s lost a great deal of its impact. But back in 1979, when Pink Floyd released the The Wall, the word was the most concise and accurate way of describing the work.

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The Dr. is on

The Dr. is on

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As The Black Keys put their production hands on another artist, they manage to push him back in time. Slightly. Dr. John appears this weekend, as do Gospel Music.

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