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Photo Gallery: Lucius at Metro • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lucius at Metro • Chicago

| May 22, 2022

Lucius Metro Chicago, IL May 20, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran If a rainbow could sing, it might sound a lot like Lucius. When the two voices of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig intertwine, it can feel like the heavens are parting. The duo brought their Second Nature tour to Chicago’s storied Metro for […]

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Photo Gallery: Amyl & The Sniffers at Logan Square Auditorium • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Amyl & The Sniffers at Logan Square Auditorium • Chicago

| May 15, 2022

Amyl & The Sniffers Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL May 14, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran Since their inception in 2016, Australia’s Amyl & The Sniffers have earned themselves a reputation as an explosive live act. Not surprising, considering their brand of Stooges-meets-Yeah Yeah Yeah’s always receives extra emphasis from lead singer Amy […]

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Photo Gallery: Sleaford Mods at Thalia Hall • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Sleaford Mods at Thalia Hall • Chicago

| May 13, 2022

Sleaford Mods Thalia Hall Chicago, IL May 11, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Sleaford Mods are pissed! Not surprising, given the current state of things. And while they’ve never shied away from spleen-venting in the past, their 2021 release Spare Ribs has undoubtedly upped the anger quotient. The English duo operates in a […]

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Live Review: Steve Hackett at Copernicus Center • Chicago

Live Review: Steve Hackett at Copernicus Center • Chicago

| May 7, 2022

Steve Hacket and his band (Photo: Steven Kikoen)     Steve Hackett Copernicus Center Chicago, IL Thursday, May 5, 2022 Reviewed by Steven Kikoen I first saw Steve Hackett live at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago in the ‘70s. It was the first Genesis tour after the departure of Peter Gabriel. The previous year, I […]

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Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at Metro • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at Metro • Chicago

| May 6, 2022

Patti Smith Metro Chicago, IL May 4, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Chicago is privileged to have countless music venues that are worshipped by fans on both the local and national levels. Arguably, none is more venerable than Metro. The Wrigleyville institution celebrates its fourth decade this year and its history is undeniable. […]

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Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

| May 5, 2022

Journey and Toto Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Monday May 2, 2022   It was a ’70s and ’80s AOR listeners’ dream at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena Monday Night. IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the sold-out classic rock double bill to a sold-out crowd.

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Stage Buzz: Patti Smith, John 5, Fontaines D.C., Interpol, Saba, Escape The Fate

Stage Buzz: Patti Smith, John 5, Fontaines D.C., Interpol, Saba, Escape The Fate

| May 3, 2022

The legendary Patti Smith and her band will play an intimate hometown show at the Metro this Wednesday, May 4th at 8 PM. You don’t want to miss this, so get tickets here. Death metal band Gatecreeper along with special guests Narrow Head, 200 Stab Wound, and Fearing will play Bottom Lounge on Thursday, May […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Claudettes at The Venue • Aurora

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Claudettes at The Venue • Aurora

| May 2, 2022

The Claudettes The Venue, Aurora, IL Friday, April 29, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel This year holds the potential for good things for the Claudettes, and the band is working hard to make up for the lost time. The Chicago-based quartet released High Times in the Dark in early 2020 to a strong response from […]

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Media: May 2022 • WGN’s Dave Plier

Media: May 2022 • WGN’s Dave Plier

| May 1, 2022

  WGN Radio’s Dave Plier’s interest in the media began at a very young age. “Getting to see the Bozo show when I was a kid really did it. I saw the set there, and I remember thinking it was so small. I had no idea it was like that. It intrigued me and fascinated […]

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Cover Story: PUP • “Finding Balance”

Cover Story: PUP • “Finding Balance”

| May 1, 2022

Everyone remembers where they were in March 2020. Toronto punks PUP just started their spring tour, when suddenly they were told to pack it up and go home. Instead of spending their nights playing to fervent fans around the world, they were sitting on their couches trying to fend off boredom. Frontman Stefan Babcock couldn’t […]

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