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Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| August 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

Tinley Park set the musical way back machine for a sojourn deep into the ’90s. Like it or not, many Pumpkin’s and Oasis fans came to hear the music of their youth. In the end, the night was a celebration of the modern era and the salad-days. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater played host to two of […]

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Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

| August 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

Eddie Spinelli captured Queen with Adam Lambert in a 2 hour sold-out show at United Center. As expected Lambert channels the ghosts of Freddie Mercury with aplomb, featuring original members Brian May and Roger Taylor running through a set of hits and deep cuts.  

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Photo Gallery: Knotfest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Knotfest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Metal from around the world converged last weekend in Tinley Park. The occasion was the 2019 Knotfest Roadshow, a sort of mini-festival curated by Iowa shock rockers Slipknot. The band has also invited Poland’s Behemoth, Gojira from France and Denmark’s Volbeat to join their current sojourn. Well, the masked metal collective from the Hawkeye State […]

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Stage Buzz: Suicideboys at Aragon Ballroom

Stage Buzz: Suicideboys at Aragon Ballroom

| August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

NOLA’s Suicideboys are the bad boys of underground metal/hip-hop – making a name for themselves on SoundCloud and YouTube in 2015. While the majority of acts don’t break out from these platforms, Ruby da Cherry and Scrim have defied the odds with an impressive following with a slew of sold-out shows. Tackling subjects unknown in […]

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Advertiser Message: Get The Led Out Presale at Rosemont Theatre March 7, 2020

Advertiser Message: Get The Led Out Presale at Rosemont Theatre March 7, 2020

| August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Acclaimed national Led Zeppelin touring show, Get The Led Out comes to Rosemont Theatre March 7. GTLO are a group of dedicated musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. […]

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Stage Buzz: Jay O’Rourke Band at SPACE

Stage Buzz: Jay O’Rourke Band at SPACE

| August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jay O’Rourke Band Cover Tracks (Self) O’Rourke released one of 2018’s best local albums (Sumthin’ Good), but Cover Tracks mines music he’s loved in his formative and modern years. It’s his labor of love. Longtime IE readers will remember him as the guitarist for the Insiders and BB Spin, and his engineering resume is almost […]

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Hello Our Names are Cherie and Brie

Hello Our Names are Cherie and Brie

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sure, it was a wild ride. The career of vocalist Cherie Currie had started back in the mid-‘70s with the Kim Fowley-assembled all-girl outfit with Joan Jett, The Runaways, then rocketed into film roles (“Foxes”), an album with her sister Marie, a trashy autobiography (“Neon Angel”), even a Hollywood film about the group, 2010’s The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day One of Lollapalooza brought near perfect weather to Grant Park and thin crowds in the opening hours, quickly filled in to near capacity status mid-day. Evidently some people had to work, but they arrived after lunch. The days highlights included SRO field level crowds in the T-Mobile Stage bowl for Irish songwriter/activist Hozier, some […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019: Day Two

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s Day Two and Lollapalooza continues to live life in the groove. The pristine weather served as the perfect backdrop for stellar performances that included, but were certainly not limited to, NF (who’s recent release just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200), Janelle Monae, Bishop Briggs, Chicago’s own Chevelle, Honne, Maggie Rogers, Tierra […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza has become somewhat synonymous with weather related evacuations. Yet, here we are at Day Three and somehow not a single drop of rain has fallen. Sunny skies and the occasional passing cloud, accented by Chicago’s iconic skyline, proved to be the perfect canvas for performances from headliners Twenty One Pilots, plus Judah & The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday was arguably the busiest day at Lollapalooza 2109. Grant Park felt like it was filled to capacity as concertgoers packed the city’s front lawn. Day 4 wrapped up an extended weekend of live music that found Flume headlining the north end of the park and additional performances throughout the day from fest founder Perry […]

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Stage Buzz: Bands in The Sand at Sideouts: New Found Glory and Vince Neil, Island Lake

Stage Buzz: Bands in The Sand at Sideouts: New Found Glory and Vince Neil, Island Lake

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer winds down, some of suburbia’s larger venues are bringing their A-game to their stages. At Sideouts in Island Lake, the Bands in The Sand event has become one the highlights of the summer in the northern suburbs and commences on Friday, August 16 with Florida’s pop-punk stalwarts New Found Glory one pop/punk’s most […]

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Photo Gallery: Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Wild Belle at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Wild Belle at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the big dog that is Lollapalooza was doing last minute opening preparations nearby, a smaller pack of mutts were owning the city’s lakefront. Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Chicago’s own Wild Belle gave everyone a reason to show up to Day One poorly rested. Huntington Bank Pavilion played host to this impossibly great […]

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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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Cover Story: Tynan

Cover Story: Tynan

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the blueprint of innovative hometown bands like Chicago, The Flock, and Ides of March, local ten-piece outfit Tynan is a band where horns are also de rigueur. Led by founder/guitarist/vocalist Tom Tynan, along with keyboardist/vocalist Ted Phillips, bassist/vocalist Hank Fields, guitarist/vocalist George Lemperis, drummer Derek Bernal, trumpeter Jeff Redmann, trombonist Ty Staehlin, saxophonist Doug […]

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