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Photo Gallery: Rammstein at HCA

Photo Gallery: Rammstein at HCA

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli caught the masters of German metal at HCA on June 27.

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Photo Gallery: Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla at HCA

Photo Gallery: Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla at HCA

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured the stalwarts of ’80s metal in Tinley Park on June 24.

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Photo Gallery and Recap: Metallica with Avenged Sevenfold and Local H at Soldier Field

Photo Gallery and Recap: Metallica with Avenged Sevenfold and Local H at Soldier Field

| June 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Metallica Soldier Field, Chicago Sunday, June 18, 2017 In their 36-year career, Metallica never previously played Soldier Field until Sunday night, and while the home of the Chicago Bears doesn’t come equipped with a dome, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich would’ve surely blown the roof off the joint if it […]

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Live Review: Nick Cave at the Auditorium Theatre

Live Review: Nick Cave at the Auditorium Theatre

| June 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL Friday, June 16, 2017 Review by Jeff Elbel So much for the fourth wall. Early during his concert at the Auditorium Theatre, Nick Cave blurred the line between the audience and the stage. By the end of the show, he had simply erased it. As […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Iron Maiden at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Live Review and Gallery: Iron Maiden at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Iron Maiden Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL June 15, 2017 Photos by Curt Baran Review by Jeff Elbel The weekend began a day early for local headbangers of all ages, when legendary British metal band Iron Maiden made the final Chicago stop on its juggernaut The Book of Souls World Tour. The six members […]

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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: HBP at Northerly Island

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: HBP at Northerly Island

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic tour at the former Meigs Field Setlist Lie in Our Graves Satellite Save Me What Would You Say Dive In Funny the Way It Is Warehouse Proudest Monkey Stay or Leave So Damn Lucky Bismarck Crush Che * Out of My Hands Worried Man Blues Samurai […]

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Photo Gallery: Phoenix at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Phoenix at Aragon Ballroom

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

  French popsters Phoenix are just one of many bands to grace the pages of the June 2017 issue of Illinois Entertainer. They recently hit the road in support of their latest release Ti Amo. Curt Baran rolled into Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood to snapped off some shots at the band’s sold out show at the […]

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Photo Gallery: Rise Against and Deftones with Thrice at Huntington Bank Pavilion

Photo Gallery: Rise Against and Deftones with Thrice at Huntington Bank Pavilion

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a picture perfect evening adjacent to Lake Michigan, Rise Against chose to kick off the “Wolves” tour in their hometown of Chicago. The tour’s first date also coincided with the release of Wolves, the quartet’s ninth album. The current trek will keep the band on the road deep into the summer and fall. To […]

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Photo Gallery: Tool at Allstate Arena

Photo Gallery: Tool at Allstate Arena

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Headlining one of 2017’s most anticipated tours,  L.A.’s prog/art/metal legends Tool arrived at the former Rosemont Horizon insisting on a highly regimented “1 song” photo limit for members of the press. With 42 years under our belts – and thousands of bands photographed in our library, IE management would usually tell the said “one song […]

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IE Rewind: Kansas at Taste of Joliet

IE Rewind: Kansas at Taste of Joliet

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kansas returns for a homecoming show June 23rd at Taste of Joliet. IE Rewind flashes back to November, 2016 and our Q&A with Chicago native Ronnie Platt. 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 […]

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Live Review and Gallery: U2 at Soldier Field

Live Review and Gallery: U2 at Soldier Field

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL Saturday, June 3, 2017 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel Veteran Irish rockers U2 took a detour from the road to their upcoming Songs of Experience project in order to revisit the “desert songs” that put them firmly on the map. The band’s first night at Soldier Field […]

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Spins: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Reviewed

Spins: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Reviewed

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition (Capitol) The 50th anniversary celebration for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has sparked ample debate. The outpouring of opinion was inevitable, given the album’s status as the most universally-praised release of the rock era. Beatle diehards may argue whether Abbey Road […]

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Photo Gallery: Gov’t Mule at the Pabst Theater

Photo Gallery: Gov’t Mule at the Pabst Theater

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the Allman’s Warren Hayes storied side project at the amazing Pabst Theater on a beautiful May evening.  

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