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Photo Gallery: Mitski at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: Mitski at The Vic Theatre

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

With each release, Mitski’s artistic trajectory has made stratospheric leaps. The New York native unveiled her fifth album, the critically acclaimed Be The Cowboy in August. She’s hit the road for a tour of the same name and recently landed at Chicago’s Vic Theatre for a performance (like almost every other date on this sojourn) […]

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Photo Gallery: Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Widespread Panic didn’t make it to the Windy City again this year, so Ed Spinelli packed up the vintage VW minivan and went to one of the bands favorite hot spots in Milwaukee. “Panic” have been hosting their Fall, 3-day weekends in the Cream City for over a decade. The shows usually sell-out in days, […]

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Photo Gallery: Public Image Limited at Thalia Hall

Photo Gallery: Public Image Limited at Thalia Hall

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that John Lydon’s current band has lasted longer than his previous one did. Of course, he is the former Johnny Rotten, who once fronted legendary punk pioneers the Sex Pistols, who historically burned brightly in the late 1970’s, then flamed out in spectacular fashion. But it’s also […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Phil Collins United Center, Chicago Monday, October 22, 2018 Too many superstars perform so often that they oversaturate the marketplace and play to diminishing returns, but that hasn’t been the case for Phil Collins thus far this century, who outside of his “First Final Farewell” Tour in 2004 and a brief Genesis reunion in 2007 […]

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Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

| October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Chicago power-pop rockers Enuff Z’Nuff have returned, although, they never really went away. “We’ve somehow stayed relevant a little bit, and I think it’s because we didn’t stop playing,” bassist/vocalist Chip Z’Nuff said about the band’s longevity during a recent phone call. “We kept putting music out every year or two, and we toured […]

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Photo Gallery: Twenty One Pilots at United Center

Photo Gallery: Twenty One Pilots at United Center

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a lengthy sabbatical, Twenty One Pilots have returned to the road. Apparently, this is a secret to the very few, considering the Columbus, Ohio duo all but sold out the entirety of their Bandito Tour in an eye blink. Their U.S. trek, in support of the 2018 release Trench brought them, and hoards of […]

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Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The last time we played here was 2010,” Damon Albarn told an enthusiastic crowd at the United Center during the second to last night of The Gorillaz’ Now Now tour. Albarn and his 13-member ensemble turned the arena into a nightclub, where everyone from longtime followers to fans barely in their teens danced the night […]

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Stage Buzz: Phil Collins at United Center

Stage Buzz: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Phil Collins isn’t just “Not Dead Yet” as the cheeky name to his autobiography, and corresponding concert tour asserts, but he’s coming to the United Center on October 22 as a solo artist for the first time since 2004. That means mounds of hits in his […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Buckingham Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The first time Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac, it was on his own accord, though by all indications including a very public lawsuit, the latest round was a result of being asked to leave. But one band’s loss is another man’s gain, at least as far […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian psychedelic rockers The Church have been consistently fascinating for an astonishing 38 years. In 2013, the band began a new chapter by enlisting former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug alongside founding guitarist Peter Koppes, veteran drummer Tim Powles, and bassist-frontman Steve Kilbey. The lineup has produced strong work, including 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fleetwood Mac United Center, Chicago Saturday, October 6, 2018 Every instance when the current members of Fleetwood Mac chanted “chains keep us together” at the United Center on only the second night of a North American tour that stretches well into 2019, it seemed to be much more than a chance for the audience to […]

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Media: October 2018

Media: October 2018

| October 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

For the first time since the late ’80s, the Chicago radio landscape doesn’t include Cara Carriveau. Cara stepped down from her shift at WSHE (100.3 FM) earlier this year after stints at the Wabbit (103.9FM), Rock 103.5, the Loop (97.9FM), and the Mix (101.9FM), and jumped into a new role at Local Radio Networks. It’s […]

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Cover Story: Greta Van Fleet

Cover Story: Greta Van Fleet

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  I’m sure I’m not alone in my lament that rock & and roll is on life support, and rock stars are fewer and farther between than in the past. I’m going to bet, though, that you’ll feel like you’ve sucked a deep hit off an oxygen tank the moment you hear Greta Van Fleet. […]

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rain shortened Bourbon & Beyond still delivered a world-class music line-up on Day One at Champions Park in Louisville. Ed Spinelli donned his rain gear and his Hefty-covered Nikon in a steady rain, while capturing Swimming With Bears, Larkin Poe, Mindi Abair & Boneshakers, Joseph, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keb Mo, Sheryl Crow, David Byrne […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the 2018 version of Riot Fest plowed into its third day, July weather returned full stop, beating down on the thousands who assembled for performances from (insert deep breath here) Pronoun, No Small Children, Just Friends, Calpurina, Kevin Devine, JD McPherson, Fear, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, The Dangerous Summer, The Audition, Suicidal Tendencies, Superchunk, Dillinger […]

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