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Recap and Gallery: Dead & Company at Wrigley Field

Recap and Gallery: Dead & Company at Wrigley Field

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dead & Company Wrigley Field, Chicago Saturday, July 1, 2017 No, Dead & Company aren’t exactly the Grateful Dead, but considering the group consists of Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus the originally unexpected but nonetheless exceptional John Mayer with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, it’s an all-star tribute to the original Dead. […]

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Photo Gallery: Red Hot Chili Peppers at United Center

Photo Gallery: Red Hot Chili Peppers at United Center

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers stormed Chicago’s United Center this past weekend, acting like the Jam Band they’ve always secretly hidden under a heavy blanket of tattoos and punk rock-infused funk riffs. Curt Baran parked himself in the photo pit for night one of a two night residency, fighting a soundtrack that all but dared him […]

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Photo Gallery: 311 with New Politics at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: 311 with New Politics at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

An ominous looking cloud gathered over Northerly Island just before 311 took the stage. On an otherwise postcard ready evening, the gathering storm…oh who are we fooling?…it was weed people! This is 311 after all, the two go together like mac and cheese. Curt Baran went into the pit to capture the evenings proceedings. New […]

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Stage Buzz/Recap/Gallery (Updated): Wolf Alice at Schubas

Stage Buzz/Recap/Gallery (Updated): Wolf Alice at Schubas

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

North London’s Wolf Alice completely eviscerated Chicago’s Schubas Tavern Wednesday. The intimate confines at Belmont and Southport proved to be the perfect setting for the quartet to preview songs from their forthcoming release (due this fall). They also tore through fan favorites that included “Moaning Lisa Smile,” “Bros,” “Giant Peach” and “Lisbon.” Curt Baran managed […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Chris Stapelton at Wrigley Field

Live Review and Gallery: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Chris Stapelton at Wrigley Field

| July 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL Thursday, June 29, 2017 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel; Photos by Curt Baran Tom Petty paused during a deep dive through the Wildflowers album to tell Thursday’s sold-out Wrigley Field crowd exactly what it has been like to celebrate 40 years with the Heartbreakers. “I was going to say we’re having so […]

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Media: July 2017

Media: July 2017

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Len O’Kelly was working in Chicago as a music director and disc jockey for radio stations like WJMK (104.3), academia was the furthest thing from his mind. At the time he was a college dropout and working in one of the top markets in the country. He thought he’d be doing that the rest […]

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Cover Story: Megadeth

Cover Story: Megadeth

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, Dave Mustaine brought his pile driving thrash-metal outfit Megadeth on tour – backing its recent Grammy-winning return to form, Dystopia — to Jakarta, the bustling capital of Indonesia on the island of Java that boasts a population of over ten million people. And he has a heartwarming when-in-Rome philosophy that guides […]

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