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Cover Story: Børns

Cover Story: Børns

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today Garrett Borns might be the foppish baroque-pop trendsetter who records as simply Børns, with three adventurous albums to his credit, including the new Blue Madonna, his second for Interscope. But there was a time not so long ago when the Michigan native was at the mercy of a pack of marauding masked bandits after […]

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Media: August 2018

Media: August 2018

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

WDRV disc jockey Byrd is a rock jock out of central casting. He looks and sounds the part so much that you get the feeling if there was ever an injury to a band member of any group he was introducing on stage any given night, Byrd could fill in at the drop of a […]

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Photo Gallery: Sylvan Esso at the Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: Sylvan Esso at the Vic Theatre

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

It may not have been an actual weekend evening, but Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn sure made it feel like one. The Durham, North Carolina duo collectively know as Sylvan Esso sold out two shows in Chicago earlier this week. One at the Riviera in the city’s Uptown neighborhood and night two at The Vic […]

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Photo Gallery: Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field

Photo Gallery: Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dave Grohl was quite the congenial host on Sunday night. The Foo Fighters’ frontman had gathered tens of thousands of guests and welcomed them into what felt like his backyard. It’s just that on this particular evening his playground was the baseball temple that is Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The former Nirvana drummer played the role […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day One

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 officially arrived this past weekend in Union Park on Chicago’s West Side to celebrate what is both new and old in music. Cultural and business participants included CHIRP’s massive record fair – as well as a bevy clothing, art and book booths. But the emphasis is always music at Pitchfork […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day Two

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day Two

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

At Day Two of the Pitchfork Music Festival the rain moved out and the park was in surprisingly good condition. Great news, because it was a day packed with performances from Paul Cherry, Berhana, Zola Jesus, Nilufer Yanya, Circuit des Yeux, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kelela, Moses Sumney, This Is Not This Heat, Raphael Saadiq, Blood […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Day Three

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Twitter feed for Pitchfork said that the gates were being held on Day Three for “weather reasons.” That meteorological anomaly was actually better known as Ms. Lauryn Hill. Sunday’s headliner insisted that the park be closed during her afternoon sound check, leaving early arrivals to loiter about on the Ashland Avenue sidewalk. Her soundcheck […]

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Photo Gallery: Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured the heavy dynamic duo of Manson and Zombie in the shadow of Interstate 80. Sticky fun on a summer night.  

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Panic at the Disco at United Center

Recap and Photo Gallery: Panic at the Disco at United Center

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Panic! At The Disco/ ARIZONA/ Hayley Kiyoko United Center, Chicago Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Fab front man Brendon Urie brought Panic! At The Disco in all its grand pop glory to a super sold out United Center on the Pray For The Wicked Tour, named after the group’s latest chart-topping album of the same […]

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Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Chicago’s beaches and National League baseball team are better, Milwaukee’s Summerfest arguably blows our lakefront music festivals away  – sorry ‘Lolla’ and ‘Taste.’ Ed Spinelli visited his home away from home in the Cream City June 28 and July 1 to catch a multitude of acts, including rapper Belly, rockers Buckcherry, Bonnie Raitt, George […]

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Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured DMB on a hot and humid evening on night one (of 2 nights) on the lakefront. Here is the document. Set List Do You Remember Stay Or Leave Rooftop #41 Again And Again Sledgehammer (Gabriel) What Would You Say Cant Stop Don’t Drink the Water Louisiana Bayou Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) […]

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Photo Gallery and Recap: Radiohead at United Center

Photo Gallery and Recap: Radiohead at United Center

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year Radiohead fans became ecstatic when seemingly without warning, the Oxfordshire six-piece announced a North American tour in support of their 2016 release, A Moon Shaped Pool. As arguably one of the finest live acts currently performing, the band has mostly relegated themselves to festival appearances in the hopes of minimizing the number […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roger Daltrey Ravinia Festival, Highland Park Monday, June 25, 2018 With a two-night stand on the North Shore, The Who’s longtime vocalist paired with a formidable band that included Simon Townsend (brother of Pete), and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. With an expansive Ravinia stage, Daltrey’s production used up every square inch in the front of […]

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Photo Gallery: Paramore & Foster The People at Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Paramore & Foster The People at Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The darkest of themes have a long tradition of being clothed in a pop music disguise. Franklin, Tennessee’s Paramore are no strangers to this approach. At this point, they are arguably a band in name only. With a revolving door of members throughout their decades-plus career, the focal point has always been lead singer […]

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Photo Gallery: 101 WKQX Piqniq at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: 101 WKQX Piqniq at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

On what could prove to be the hottest day of the year thus far, music fans gathered this past weekend at Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater for 101 WKQX annual Piqniq. During the all-day affair nine bands performed for the extremely economical fee of $20. For that small pile of lettuce, attendees were treated to […]

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