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Cover Story: The Wallflowers

Cover Story: The Wallflowers

| October 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

The perks of being a wallflower

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Interview: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Interview: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Steven Tyler revs his engines

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Interview: Milo Greene

Interview: Milo Greene

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maybe Judd Apatow can shed light on the phenomenon Milo Greene encounters each time the Los Angeles-based quintet loads in at smaller clubs across the country: cartoonish genitalia.

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Hello, My Name Is Henry

Hello, My Name Is Henry

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

IE: You don’t let one day go by without buying a record. What is today’s selection? Henry Rollins: Well, I haven’t bought it yet, but the day is young. There’s a band from Finland that I like a lot. Well, it’s a guy and he records under the name Uton and he makes a lot […]

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Around Hear: November 2012

Around Hear: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Though the initial (and title) cut on Ride My Junk is only so-so, once Atomic Shop kicks into gear, John Kuczaj’s studio-only project hits a fun groove. From “Green Lantern,” a rollicking ode to the famed comic-book hero, to a forceful cover of Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah’s “Lake Shore Drive,” the 13 tunes – which range […]

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File: November 2012

File: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE? Any day now the elves at The Lite (WLIT-FM, 93.9) will flip that red and green garland-wrapped lever they keep in a back room next to the reserve stash of Coffee-mate creamers and beat us into submission with a non-stop playlist of cheery Christmas carols. Worried you’re developing […]

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Digital Divide: November 2012

Digital Divide: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Magical Mystery Tour EMI At the halfway point of their career, The Beatles found the pedal marked “creative experimentation” and floored it. The three years between 1965 and 1967 saw them release the most stunningly original albums in the rock era with Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a […]

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Caught In A Mosh: November 2012

Caught In A Mosh: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Attempting to make it as a New Yorker and failing carries with it a few stories. Here is a doozy: I once lived next door to an Irish nurse who would drop a bowling ball on the floor after midnight because she didn’t like the Brazilian couple downstairs. She threw boric acid on their child. […]

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Media: November 2012

Media: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Open any newspaper or media website and you’re likely to see more hard news bylines belonging to men than women – and even fewer by minorities. But it’s not part of a conspiracy, says Michele Weldon, seminar leader at The OpEd Project. “The gender gap in most all cases is not deliberate. It is a […]

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Sweet Home: November 2012

Sweet Home: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wayne Baker Brooks has always been a rebel. While most blues musicians were weaned on a steady diet of classic blues, he also listened to house music, ’80s rock, and hip-hop. While most scions of blues legends gain musical schooling from the masters themselves, Brooks is self-taught. And while most musicians regularly perform riveting examples […]

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Gear: November 2012

Gear: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fender Guitars Jaguar 50th Anniversary The Fender Jaguar electric guitar is 50 years old. Wow. Unveiled in 1962, it was the last and arguably, most criticized of the guitar maker’s four signature electric guitars to be introduced, and, as it turned out, the last major “six-stringer” by Leo Fender whose name is still adorned on […]

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Studiophile: November 2012

Studiophile: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Longtime studio owner/engineer Michael Kolar has upgraded his Chicago-based SOUNDSCAPE STUDIOS with Carl Tatz Design‘s (CTD) acclaimed PhantomFocus System, a monitor tuning protocol that stands above all other possible control room upgrades. “When you can mix from instinct and taste as opposed to compensating for playback anomalies, the sky is the limit,” Kolar contends. “At […]

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Graveyard Smash

Graveyard Smash

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Concert preview: Leon Russell

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Sara Evans live!

Sara Evans live!

| October 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Country queen shakes up sleepy suburb

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Afghan Whigs live shots!

Afghan Whigs live shots!

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The lighting gods were not with our photographer Ed Spinelli during Saturday’s Afghan Whigs show at Metro, but the shadows do give the shots a Halloween flair. (Hey, over here at the IE offices we believe in turning pumpkins into pumpkin spice lattes.) Afghan Whigs:

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