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Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan live!

Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan live!

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The country blowout show at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park in front of a wall-to-wall crowd on Saturday night was a bit confusing.

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The Dr. and the duke

The Dr. and the duke

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

August’s slow march towards completion brings with it: the Hollywood elite, pre-destined lovers, a 70s supergroup, the man behind Nora Jones, and a couple of Southside rockers.

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Frightened Rabbit: ‘State Hospital’ video

Frightened Rabbit: ‘State Hospital’ video

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just in case you were worried that Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson would go off and get happy in between albums, the band’s latest song should clear away any doubts.

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Pussy Riot found guilty

Pussy Riot found guilty

| August 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Three members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot are headed to the slammer after being convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”

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Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and the News live!

Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and the News live!

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Even though Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News found fame in different eras, the two acts were united by a shared love for rock ‘n’ roll, soul and bits of the blues, coupled with decades of constant radio airplay.

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YES pics

YES pics

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yes rocked the stage of the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont on Aug. 7. The lucky winners of our ticket giveaway experienced the prog rock veterans in the flesh, but we sent photographer John Affinito to capture the night for those who missed it.

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Garbage live shots!

Garbage live shots!

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Once again, the fiery Shirley Mason overshadows the rest of the boys in Garbage. Or, maybe it’s just that the camera of our photographer Timothy Hiatt couldn’t help but focus on the frontwoman during the band’s reunion stop at Metro on Tuesday.

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Surrender the collection

Surrender the collection

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Strip Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen of his rock star accolades and his behemoth collection of guitars and band memorabilia would land him on an episode of A&E’s ‘Hoarders.” 

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Afghan Whigs live!

Afghan Whigs live!

| August 8, 2012 | 9 Comments

Rare is the reunited band that comes back better than ever, but The Afghan Whigs have done just that.

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Jane’s Addiction photos!

Jane’s Addiction photos!

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perry Farrell somehow mustered up enough energy to join his comrades in Jane’s Addiction for a sanctioned Lollapalooza after show on Aug. 4 at the Aragon Ballroom.  All photos by Curt Baran.

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Lollapalooza Day 1 and 2 photos

Lollapalooza Day 1 and 2 photos

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Ozzman Cometh indeed. Black Sabbath reuniting wasn’t the only highlight of Lollapalooza 2012. Did you catch sets by Blind Pilot, Die Antwoord, Helena, Michael Kiwanuka, thenewno2, Sharon Van Etten, Bloc Party, and The Weekend?  All photos are by Timothy Hiatt.

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Lollapalooza Day 3 photos

Lollapalooza Day 3 photos

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jack White crushes the competition on Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2012, but Florence + the Machine, Dum Dum Girls, Childish Gambino, Gaslight Anthem, White Rabbits, and Amadou & Mariam thrill festival-goers. All photos by Timothy Hiatt.

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Lollapalooza recap!

Lollapalooza recap!

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza 2012 was destined to go down in history as the “Lollapocalypse” –when thousands were evacuated from Grant Park on Saturday afternoon before a torrential downpour with shocking zigzags of lightning hit — until Jack White’s face-melting set closed out the fest.

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Interview: Yeasayer

Interview: Yeasayer

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

But you gotta see ’em live – such is the witty retort that accompanies the advocacy of an artist who really can’t cut it in the studio. That’s not to disparage the craft of gigging.

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Cover Story: Gotye

Cover Story: Gotye

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anyone with the most primitively functioning ears has vaguely noted the inescapability of Gotye’s smash single, “Somebody I Used To Know.” Wally De Backer – “Gotye” is a phonetic spelling of the French “Gaulthier,” the nickname his Belgian mother gave him after assigning him the English equivalent, Walter, when they moved to Australia – couldn’t […]

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