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Feature Story and Gallery: John 5 at Reggies

Feature Story and Gallery: John 5 at Reggies

| April 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Astute music fans should already know that John 5 takes guitar playing to a stratospheric level. The virtuoso guitarist performs diverse musical styles including country swing, jazz, rock and industrial metal on his eighth solo album, Season Of The Witch. Joining John 5 on the album is his excellent band, The Creatures, consisting of […]

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Stage Buzz: Robin Trower at Copernicus Center

Stage Buzz: Robin Trower at Copernicus Center

| April 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower is a living legend. If you haven’t heard of him by now, add his classic discography to your musical bucket list. Respect is properly due, because Trower has become the workman, prototype British blues guitarist including his start in Procol Harum in the late ’60s to a successful solo career […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Rise Against at House Of Vans

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Rise Against at House Of Vans

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been way too long, right?” Thirty minutes into Rise Against’s Friday night set at House of Vans new location in the West Loop, frontman Tim McIlrath voiced what so many in the crowd were thinking. Rise Against’s last full length, The Black Market, dropped in 2014, and the band has kept a relatively low […]

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Riot Fest 2017 Announces First Wave Of Bands

Riot Fest 2017 Announces First Wave Of Bands

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

RIOT FEST 2017 ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS September 15-17, 2017 / Douglas Park, Chicago IL Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and the reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker headline Riot Fest 2017. New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set) also among the 70+ artists revealed […]

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Feature Story: New Order

Feature Story: New Order

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When New Order keyboardist Gillian Gilbert stopped touring with the band in 1998, then quit altogether during the recording of its 2001 album Get Ready, she did it graciously, almost secretly, without any official departure announcement in the press. “And I wanted it that way,” she admits of her decision to stay home and take […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: John Mayer at United Center

Recap and Photo Gallery: John Mayer at United Center

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

John Mayer essentially wore 3 hats during the course of his show Tuesday at the United Center: pop songster with full band; singer/songwriter solo acoustic, and blues rock guitar aficionado with power trio. His rhythm section for the full band and trio was Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass, was exceptional. In […]

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Stage Buzz Review: The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at Navy Pier

Stage Buzz Review: The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at Navy Pier

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Navy Pier, Chicago Wednesday, April 12, 2017 With exponential amounts of albums, books, photographs, memorabilia and merchandise on the market relating to The Rolling Stones, it seems impossible that anyone could possibly unearth another morsel on what many might call the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band. But thanks to the […]

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Sponsor Message: Kenny Rogers at Rosemont Theatre October 28th

Sponsor Message: Kenny Rogers at Rosemont Theatre October 28th

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grammy-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers is coming through Chicagoland one last time on his Windy City stop on his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” tour stop when he arrives at Rosemont Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 28. The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the […]

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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein at Big Shots

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein at Big Shots

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured Misfits original guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein at Big Shots in Valparaiso, IN

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Photo Gallery and Show Review: Radiohead at Sprint Center, Kansas City

Photo Gallery and Show Review: Radiohead at Sprint Center, Kansas City

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you scanned the parking lots at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Wednesday night, you would have noticed something peculiar about the motionless cars. For each Missouri license plate, there were as many, if not more, vehicles adorned with placards from neighboring States and beyond. It would certainly seem to infer that if Radiohead doesn’t […]

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Stage Buzz: Dave Davies at Arcada Theater

Stage Buzz: Dave Davies at Arcada Theater

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2014, the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” turned 50 years old. Since that astonishing milestone, guitarist Dave Davies has only gotten busier. After returning to touring work in support of 2013’s invigorated I Will Be Me, he followed quickly with 2014’s Rippin’ Up Time, the 2015 live album Rippin’ Up New York City, and […]

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Cover Story: Dreamcar

Cover Story: Dreamcar

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The universe may seem unfathomably complex. But sometimes, it’s much simpler – and more understandably linear – than we could ever dare to imagine. A couple of decades ago, for instance, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal bought himself a house in Los Angeles, and unwittingly became the owner of an initially feral cat left behind […]

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Media: April 2017

Media: April 2017

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charlie Meyerson has been a part of the Chicago media landscape now for four decades as a newscaster for WXRT, WNUA, WGN, the Chicago Tribune and more. Just last year he brought home an Edward R. Murrow award for a report he did at Rivet Radio. “One night at Rivet,” he explained, “we had a […]

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