Archive for October, 2016
Patti Haze remains one of the iconic radio voices from the rock and roll era in Chicago. Her sexy alto voice and friendly demeanor graced the airwaves of every major rock station in Chicago (save WXRT). She was on WLUP (twice), WMET, WCKG, and CD 94.7. Despite her incredible pedigree—as arguably the Queen of Chicago […]
For as long as he can remember, powerhouse vocalist Ronnie Platt was a passionate appreciator of the legendary progressive/classic/melodic rock band Kansas. In fact, the group’s original singer Steve Walsh helped shape his singing style, which was repeatedly demonstrated while fronting a lengthy list of area bands, such as a particularly fruitful run with west […]
Powered behind their best-selling, #1 Billboard charting album Revolution Radio, Green Day‘s rescheduled show at the Aragon Ballroom proved to be worth the wait. Acclaimed Chicago-based photographer Katie Hovland captured the pop-punk legends at Broadway and Lawrence for IE.
Widespread Panic returned to Milwaukee’s Riverfront Theater for their annual autumn visit. Taking over the intersections of Wisconsin and Plankinton Ave for an entire weekend, we found find their followers trying to scrape-up tickets to their sold-out shows, while a mini Deadhead-like flea-market full of hippy stuff served the faithful. Panic fans consider the Milwaukee […]
IE’s Curt Baran took a break from obsessing over post-season baseball to get back in the pit with Tegan and Sara…
In 2014, when WGN Radio unveiled their Walk of Fame, two of the inductees were their long-time overnight team – the husband and wife radio duo of Steve King and Johnnie Putman. “That was one of those pinch-me moments,” King says now. “To be mentioned in the same breath as Wally Phillips and Bob Collins […]