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Media: August 2019

Media: August 2019

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago this summer Phil Manicki started working for the radio company Bonneville International. At the time they also owned The Loop (WLUP), and just a few years later would create a brand new radio station called The Drive (WDRV). Manicki became part of the on-air lineup on that very first day and has […]

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Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Paul White Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL Thursday, July 25, 2019   After a rough patch on the road due to illness that caused cancellation of shows in Kentucky and Tennessee, lucky fans saw John Paul White return to Chicago on Thursday night in good health and good spirits at Lincoln Hall. “How are you […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO with Dhani Harrison at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Jeff Lynne’s ELO with Dhani Harrison at United Center

| July 28, 2019 | 8 Comments

Jeff Lynne’s ELO United Center, Chicago, IL Saturday, July 27, 2019 After a 37-year gap as of 2018, many Chicago-based fans of the Electric Light Orchestra had resigned themselves to enjoying their favorite ELO music through their record collections – or perhaps by catching “Mr. Blue Sky” on repeated views of Guardians of the Galaxy […]

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Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests  Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at a sold-out RiverEdge Park in Aurora just as the cool breezes retook Chicagoland.   Set List t01 Made Up Mind t02 Do I look Worried t03 Hard Case t04 It’s So Heavy t05 I Walk on Guilded Splinters t06 […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest Daily Festival Schedules Announced

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest Daily Festival Schedules Announced

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest did it early. They’ve unveiled their daily lineup for the 2019 festival, with a very special deal: single-day tickets will be priced at $49.98 for a very limited time. One-day and 2-day tickets are on sale now. Friday’s headliners include Blink-182 (performing Enema of the State), The Flaming Lips (performing Yoshimi Battles the […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day Three

| July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Relief, that came in the form of rain on the second day of the Pitchfork Music Festival, proved to be a lingering hangover for Day 3. Heavy storms blew through the area early, pushing back opening times and causing collateral damage in the form of one canceled act (Dreezy, we hardly knew ye). But when […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day Two of the Pitchfork Music Festival picked up where the previous evening left off with oppressively hot temperatures.  Not to worry, the evacuation quickly changed everything. Downpours and lightning briefly derailed the proceedings, resulting in Union Park being emptied for nearly two hours (sets by Kurt Vile, Amber Mark and an abbreviated run for […]

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Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the 2019 version of the Pitchfork Music Festival was getting ready to launch in Chicago’s Union Park, the chatter should have been about the music. But like R.E.M. who once begged the question, “should we talk about the weather?,” that’s precisely what was on everyone’s lips. The weekend started under an Extreme Heat Warning […]

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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Pitchfork Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Union Park, Chicago The 2019 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival boasts a little bit of everything for both current day AND former hipsters. As an offshoot of the influential website, the line-ups each year continue to champion the artists that have received online exposure. Sunday’s headliner […]

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Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Tribute Island Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Simmons Island Kenosha, WI In one of those “why didn’t I think of that?’ moments, Tribute Island brings together 58 tribute bands from across the Midwest to Simmons Island in Kenosha to perform in a themed setting that mirrors English and American festivals like Knebworth, Ozzfest, […]

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Photo Gallery: Banks at House of Vans

Photo Gallery: Banks at House of Vans

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

BANKS celebrated the release of her third record, the aptly named III, by presenting it to those who matter most – her fans. Born Jillian Rose Banks, the California native extends her winning streak on her latest recording, pushing her brand of left-of-center R&B even further into the sonic sphere. Chicago’s House Of Vans served […]

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Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Garth Brooks Joe’s Bar, Chicago Monday, July 15, 2019 As the best-selling solo artist of all-time in America, it was far from expected that Garth Brooks would step down from filling stadiums to play for less than 500 people in a spot as intimate as Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. But considering the man […]

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Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

| July 13, 2019 | 6 Comments

Geddy Lee Feeding The Collector’s Compulsion By Jeff Elbel Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee is known among fans as a man with passions crossing the line into obsession. Whether it’s fine wine or baseball history, Lee doesn’t dabble. He goes full immersion. Following the conclusion of Rush’s R40 tour in the summer of 2015 […]

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Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 14 – Noon – 6 pm Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike, The Living Deads Stripes BBQ Berwyn, IL If you’re ready to beat the heat this weekend, Berwyn’s Stripes BBQ is hosting an intriguing summer Sunday live music brunch featuring country/rockabilly/ punk rockers The Living Deads, and  blues and Americana singer/songwriter Cash O’Reily, […]

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Advertiser Message: Baby Shark Live! at Rosemont Theatre May 3rd 2020

Advertiser Message: Baby Shark Live! at Rosemont Theatre May 3rd 2020

| July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

You’re going to the summer festival, but what about the kids? Baby Shark Live! at @RosemontTheatre with new shows added May 3rd.  You read correctly “Baby Shark Live!” is bringing the song of the year to the Rosemont Theatre with new shows added on May 3rd, 2020. Read: What’s behind the insane popularity of ‘Baby […]

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