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Photo Gallery: Justin Timberlake at United Center

Photo Gallery: Justin Timberlake at United Center

| March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

From boy band member from Tennesee to pop music superstar, Justin Timberlake has been no stranger to success. Basking in the afterglow of his recent Super Bowl performance, he brought his “Man Of The Woods” tour to United Center for the first of two nights (and he returns AGAIN this October). Curt Baran pulled his […]

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Photo: Gallery: Puddles Pity Party at The Vic Theatre

Photo: Gallery: Puddles Pity Party at The Vic Theatre

| March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since he broke out on America’s Got Talent, Puddles has amused and entertained audiences with his sad clown persona, a killer voice, and an vaudevillian shtick. He’s an odd yolking of vintage Andy Kaufman-style performance art and kinescope-era variety acts, like the pioneers of television including Milton Berle and Sid Ceasar. Ed Spinneli was knocked […]

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Photo Gallery & Live Review: The Zombies at City Winery

Photo Gallery & Live Review: The Zombies at City Winery

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Zombies City Winery Monday, March 19, 2018 Review by Jeff Elbel Photos by Philamonjaro On Monday, March 19, British Invasion icons the Zombies returned to City Winery for the first of two nights. The band displayed its impressive range from the jump, beginning with the full-tilt blues rock of Bo Diddley’s “Road Runner” followed […]

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Cover Story: Ministry [Updated]

Cover Story: Ministry [Updated]

| March 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

Chicago’s beloved industrial metal machine Ministry is back. After the sudden death of longtime guitarist and friend Mike Scaccia in 2012, leader/vocalist Al Jourgensen decided to put Ministry on indefinite hiatus. During the band’s downtime, “Uncle Al” spawned a side project, Surgical Meth Machine, and released a self-titled debut record in 2015. It was pretty […]

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Photo Gallery: Michael Schenker Fest at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: Michael Schenker Fest at Riverside Theatre

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a sturdy sold-out show at Concord Music Hall,  former UFO and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker took his cast of thousands to Milwaukee. Ed Spinelli captured the German guitar pioneer in the Cream City. Read our interview with Schenker in our print and mobile editions

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Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eagles/ JD & The Straight Shot United Center, Chicago Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Rather than making some grand entrance or busting out the big lights (those would come a bit later), core Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, alongside Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, quietly got into position at the United […]

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Photo Gallery: Lucius at Thalia Hall

Photo Gallery: Lucius at Thalia Hall

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On their most recent album, the appropriately titled Nudes, the women of Lucius strip it all down. The record is an all acoustic affair that bring the voices of Jess Wolf and Holly Laessig to the front of the mix, where they most deservedly belong. Their most recent tour brought them to the acoustically delicious […]

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Gallery: Phil and Bob at Chicago Theatre

Gallery: Phil and Bob at Chicago Theatre

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

It may take a trip to the dry cleaners to get the “collie man” redolance removed from the curtains at the historic Chicago Theater and the patron’s jackets. On the second of two sold-out shows, former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh invited some of their friends over for an evening of stripped […]

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Live Review and Gallery: P!nk at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: P!nk at United Center

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

In today’s world of instant gratification, Pink gave her fans precisely what they wanted. A light show worthy of a U.F.O. landing, music played at deafening decibels, a gaggle of backup dancers and a headlining artist who flies through the air. Oh, and all of this occurred during the evening’s first song, “Get The Party […]

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File: Hello, My Name is Kaki

File: Hello, My Name is Kaki

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kaki King’s multimedia show The Neck is a Bridge to the Body made its Chicago debut at Lincoln Hall in 2015. The senses-saturating fusion of sight and sound has evolved since then, while the guitarist and her music have done the same. King promises new material in 2018 including the album Live at Berklee, so […]

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Stage Buzz: Rhye at Thalia Hall

Stage Buzz: Rhye at Thalia Hall

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rhye Thalia Hall Thursday, March 8 Mike Milosh, who records under the moniker Rhye (along with a revolving door of collaborators), seems to be hopelessly in love with his sadness. The music on his debut Woman was so delicate and hushed, it sounded as if it would get crushed under the weight of emotional nakedness and […]

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Photo Gallery: MGMT at The Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: MGMT at The Riviera Theatre

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even by today’s rock n’ roll standards, MGMT’s recorded output has been surprisingly glacial. A valued four records since their inception in 2002, which includes their recently unveiled Little Dark Age. There will be no new music “before its time.” The tour of the same name brought them to the Riviera Theater in Chicago’s historic […]

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