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Media – September 2018

Media – September 2018

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

WXRT morning man Lin Brehmer is more than just a friendly voice on 93.1 FM every day, he is your “best friend in the whole world,” a moniker he has used now for several years.  “But I usually say it in a pathetic ‘why don’t I have any friends at all’ whine,” he points out. […]

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Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Deep Purple at Hollywood Casino Amphtheatre

Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Deep Purple at Hollywood Casino Amphtheatre

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli spent a muggy summer night in Tinley Park capturing two pioneers of British metal. Judas Priest   Deep Purple  

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Live Review: Ariana Grande at The Vic Theatre

Live Review: Ariana Grande at The Vic Theatre

| August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Towards the end of Ariana Grande’s performance at the Vic Theater Wednesday,  her manager, Scooter Braun, came onstage and interrupted the singer’s rendition of “God Is a Woman,” from Grande’s just released Sweetener (Republic Records) album. Bragging like a proud parent, Braun informed Grande that she had the number one song (“Woman”) from the number […]

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Recap & Photo Gallery: Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

Recap & Photo Gallery: Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Pearl Jam last played Wrigley Field in the summer of 2016, something was missing. In fact, that something had an absence that was entering its second century. But when Eddie Vedder, the Seattle quintet’s lead singer, brought Tom Ricketts out midway through their Saturday night performance at the historic ballpark, the Chicago Cubs owner […]

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Remembering Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aretha Franklin, who passed away on August 16th of pancreatic cancer at age 76, embodied her title of “Queen of Soul” in a wholly spectacular way but that name didn’t fully capture all that she was. Aretha wasn’t just a gifted singer, and she wasn’t just a master of soul singing. She sang every American […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Allstate Arena

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Allstate Arena

| August 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL Wednesday, August 15, 2018 The famous Electric Light Orchestra jukebox spaceship descended upon the Chicago area for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday, when Jeff Lynne brought his innovative fusion of rock, pop and classical elements to Rosemont. Generations of fans packed Allstate Arena to capacity, […]

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Recap & Photo Gallery: The Smashing Pumpkins at United Center

Recap & Photo Gallery: The Smashing Pumpkins at United Center

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, rumors began to swirl that Billy Corgan was “getting the band back together” to borrow a phrase from The Blues Brothers. Although the Smashing Pumpkins frontman had always continued to tour and record with different musical configurations under the same moniker, this loose talk concerned the four original members: Billy, drummer Jimmy […]

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Stage Buzz : The Dead Daisies at The Forge

Stage Buzz : The Dead Daisies at The Forge

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Blasting off like a screaming rocket in 2013, The Dead Daisies (TDD) have watched its fan base explode into a worldwide phenomenon. In just five short years, TDD has released four studio albums, two EPs, and a double live record. The band, featuring guitarist/co-founder David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe, The Scream), […]

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Live Review: Jay-Z and Beyoncé at Soldier Field

Live Review: Jay-Z and Beyoncé at Soldier Field

| August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Soldier Field, Chicago Friday, August 10, 2018 “What’s better than one billionaire?” rapped Jay-Z during “Family Feud” at the first of two Soldier Field stops for the “On The Run II” Tour (that continues Saturday, August 11), before answering with an emphatic “two!” He was, of course, referring to “the most incredible […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day One

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The granddaddy of all festivals arrived in Chicago this past weekend, kicking off its annual residency in Grant Park. Tens of thousands of music fans infested the city’s spectacular front yard, faced with the daunting task of choosing between an upwards of fifty or so acts on a daily basis. It makes a music junkie […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Two

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Two

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza showed no signs of slowing down on Day Two, with early performances from Dream Wife, Mobley and Clairo as proof that music’s future is in excellent shape. And there were continued affirmations from Post Animal, Dermot Kennedy, Lizzo, Lauv, Bebe Rexha, The Neighbourhood, Post Malone, Grew Van Fleet and north end headliners The National. […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Three

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Grant Park started to resemble a Steinbeck novel on Day 3. July’s lack of rain and Saturday’s suffocating heat and stiff wind gusts turned a previously lush oasis into a dust bowl. Bandannas were repurposed into Bandido-style face masks (including those inspired by anti-violence protests on Lake Shore Drive), and sunglasses became makeshift ski goggles […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Four

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Four

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Day 4 of Lollapalooza continued the previous days theme of oppressive heat and dusty conditions. The pace of the early arrivals felt like life in slow motion, with most hunkered down in the shade, watching and listening to bands a safe distance front the front of the stages. As the afternoon rolled on, the crowds […]

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Photo Gallery: Godsmack with Shinedown and Like A Storm at HCA

Photo Gallery: Godsmack with Shinedown and Like A Storm at HCA

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli made the trek to his summer home in Tinley Park to capture the more anticipated hard rock triple bill shed tours of the summer.  

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Photo Gallery: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at HBP at Northerly Island

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rock royalty landed at the former Meigs field Sunday. Guitar pioneer Jeff Back along with Bad Company and Free vocalist Paul Rodgers, plus Ann Wilson of Heart. Ed Spinelli was on the runway (and the photo pit) next to the big X.

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