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Recap/Gallery: Beck at Riverside Theater

Recap/Gallery: Beck at Riverside Theater

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beck 8/16/2017 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI The last time Beck played in Milwaukee Bill Clinton was in the White House and the Teletubbies had just made their television debut. The reason for this drought is anybody’s guess, but all was forgiven the moment Beck hit the stage. Mr. Hansen cruised through a near-perfect set, while […]

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Stage Buzz: Kiss at RiverEdge Park

Stage Buzz: Kiss at RiverEdge Park

| August 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kiss RiverEdge Park Aurora Sunday, August 20th After 40+ years featuring one of rock’s most bombastic stage shows, Kiss’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley know how to work a crowd and a business plan, which brings them to Chicagoland for the second big tour of 2017 (they appeared at Open Air Festival last month). Whether […]

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Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HPV at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HPV at Northerly Island

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Rockford’s favorite sons (Cheap Trick) and one of AOR radio’s music staples (Foreigner) on a beautiful summer night on the lakefront    

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Photo Gallery: Rancid/Dropkick Murphys/Bouncing Souls at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Rancid/Dropkick Murphys/Bouncing Souls at HBP at Northerly Island

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The From Boston to Berkeley Tour descended on Chicago’s lakefront and brought with it no shortage of ripped denim vests and heavily inked skin. West coast punk rock vets Rancid have teamed up with Boston rowdies Dropkick Murphys for a summer tour that recently found its way to Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island. Mosh […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 1

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 1

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Another Lollapalooza, another weather-related evacuation. The first day of the 2017 version of the festival that descends on Chicago’s lakefront every August began with such promise. Forecasters kept pushing back arrival times for storms. Tens of thousands arrived on the city’s front lawn, some queuing up early to score prime viewing spots for headliners Lorde […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 2

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 2

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day 2. The storm has moved on. Grant Park is in surprisingly excellent condition (aside from the fact that some of it smells like the inside of a cow barn), even after the downpour. But here’s where it gets confusing. People are wearing pants? Long sleeves? Jackets?! This is Chicago so we’re not going to […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 3

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 3

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Day 3 good weather blessed the Lolla masses. The skies were blue, the music is loud and shots of Flint Eastwood, We Are The Grand, Blossoms, Michael Christmas, Bratton Bowman, San Fermin, Warpaint, Ron Gallo, ALVVAYS, Highly Suspect, Leon, Colony House, Royal Blood, Live, The London Souls, Jai Wolf, The Head And The Heart, […]

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Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 4

Recap/Gallery: Lollapalooza 2017- Day 4

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza 2017 is in the history books. But not before photographer Curt Baran hit the park on its 4th day. He captured shots of Machine Gun Kelly, Maggie Rogers, Lo Moon, Joseph, No Name, Car Seat Headrest, Charlie XCX, Milky Chance, 6LACK, Tove Lo, Lil Yatchy, The Shins, Grouplove and the evening’s headliner Arcade Fire. […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Arcade Fire at Metro

Live Review and Gallery: Arcade Fire at Metro

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arcade Fire Metro, Chicago Saturday, August 5th, 2017 It was minutes into Arcade Fire’s Saturday night at Metro before the group launched into the title track from their new album, Everything Now. Though it was only the start of the group’s sold out set, one of a few high profile after-shows this past weekend at […]

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Photo Gallery: Retro Futura Tour at Wisconsin State Fair

Photo Gallery: Retro Futura Tour at Wisconsin State Fair

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Lollapalooza was taking place in Chicago, a group of US Festival-era post wave bands including The English Beat (they were at the US Fesitival in 82′ and ’83), Paul Young, Modern English, Howard Jones and Katrina and the Waves came to Wisconsin’s annual bash in West Allis. Ed Spinelli caught the caravan.

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Live Review and Gallery: The Fixx at The Arcada

Live Review and Gallery: The Fixx at The Arcada

| August 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Fixx at The Arcada Theatre St. Charles, IL Thursday, August 3, 2017   The Fixx brought its Cold War funk and classic, longstanding line-up to St. Charles for a strong turnout on a rainy Thursday at the Arcada Theatre. The band played a tight set packed with popular favorites from the ‘80s, but received […]

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