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Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

Bruce Springsteen made a rare Chicago appearance Monday, but it was not for another sold-out show where 20,000+ fans left the United Center exhausted after a four hour rock celebration. Making an appearance at a Books A Million, a relatively small number of Bruce fans got a chance to share a moment and grab a […]

Stage Buzz: Cage The Elephant @ The Aragon Ballroom

Stage Buzz: Cage The Elephant @ The Aragon Ballroom

Bowling Green’s Cage The Elephant are arguably one of the finest live acts currently working the floorboards. The only thing predictable about lead singer Matt Shultz is his unpredictability. After four releases, including 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty their set lists are stocked with a seemingly endless supply of rock radio staples (“Ain’t No Rest […]

Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

  Batman had his recessed Batcave. Superman had his Arctic Fortress of Solitude. And rocker/actress/artist Taylor Momsen has her own off-the-map hideout, an idyllic place in an unspecified part of New England where she regularly goes to collect her thoughts, create new paintings and sculptures, and generally recharges her creative batteries. And going off the […]

December 2016: Media

December 2016: Media

  WBBM-News Radio’s Josh Liss grew up in Skokie, and there was one voice that had a real impact on his career direction, though it didn’t manifest itself for a few years. “Harry Caray was the big reason I wanted to do sports broadcasting,” he says. “I didn’t have a dad to take me to […]

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

  Riot Fest Co-Founder and Cobra Lounge owner Sean P. McKeough, 42, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 29, the staff at Riot Fest announced today. Sean and co-founder Mike Petryshyn nurtured the punk rock festival from its beginnings as a small club event to its current incarnation as multi-day festivals  in Chicago’s Douglas Park […]

Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at City Winery

Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at City Winery

  Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift Thursday, November 17, 2016 City Winery As Robyn Hitchcock’s touring partner for a number of years, Emma Swift received a warm welcome at City Winery from the headliner’s fans. The Australian transplant by way of Nashville colored tremulous guitar chords with her rich and winsome alto on songs including […]

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Peter Wolf at City Winery

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Peter Wolf at City Winery

When Peter Wolf introduced “Nothing but the Wheel” from his 2002 solo album Sleepless, he described the distinguished company he kept while creating it. “I had the pleasure of recording this song with rock and roll royalty,” he said. “Well, real royalty – Sir Mick Jagger.”

Photo Gallery - Buckcherry at Fuel Room

Photo Gallery – Buckcherry at Fuel Room

IE’s Bradley Todd caught Buckcherry at their home away from home Sunday night – Austin’s Fuel Room. After two decades of touring and recording, Josh Todd and crew still represent the best of American born, hard hitting rock n’ roll.    

Live Review - ARW at Chicago Theatre

Live Review – ARW at Chicago Theatre

Generations of Yes fans gathered to celebrate at the Chicago Theatre when principal members of two key line-ups combined forces for the first time since 1991’s Union tour. Billed as ARW, Singer Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman from the classic ‘70s line-up that created progressive rock masterpieces Fragile and Close to the Edge were joined by guitarist/vocalist Trevor Rabin from the ‘80s pop powerhouse incarnation that produced 1983’s 90125.

Photo Gallery and Recap - Tedeschi Trucks at Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery and Recap – Tedeschi Trucks at Riverside Theater

Tedeschi Trucks Band Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI November 12, 2016 If Rock N’ Roll is your gospel then your church may be the venue hosting Tedeschi Trucks Band. IE’s Ed Spinelli got baptized crossing the Illinois/Wisconsin DMZ to capture TTB in all their glory in the Cream City. Milwaukee was spoiled Saturday night by a […]

Photo Gallery - The Pretty Reckless at HOB Chicago

Photo Gallery – The Pretty Reckless at HOB Chicago

It was a packed house waiting to greet The Pretty Reckless on a blustery fall evening at Chicago’s House of Blues. Fronted by singer and former actor Taylor Momsen (Gossip Girl), the New York quartet has quietly amassed themselves an ever growing and decidedly devoted following. Them Evils and Holy White Hounds joined the mayhem. […]

Live Review - The Pretty Reckless at House Of Blues Chicago

Live Review – The Pretty Reckless at House Of Blues Chicago

The Pretty Reckless House of Blues Chicago November 11, 2016 The road is littered with actors who’ve attempted the crossover into rock star success, so it was certainly encouraging to see a packed house waiting to greet The Pretty Reckless on a blustery fall evening at Chicago’s House of Blues. Fronted by singer and former […]

Photo Gallery and Recap – Kansas at Copernicus Center

Photo Gallery and Recap – Kansas at Copernicus Center

Kansas Copernicus Center, Chicago Friday, October 4, 2016 There were so many special occasions swirling through the air when Ron Onesti (and the folks from the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles) brought Kansas to the grandly restored Copernicus Center that it would’ve been very easy to lose count. For starters, it happened to be the […]

Photo Gallery and Recap: Temple Of The Dog - Philadelphia

Photo Gallery and Recap: Temple Of The Dog – Philadelphia

The Seattle music scene thrived in the ‘90s, and one of its greatest gifts was the collaboration between Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Mother Love Bone, and guitarist Mike McCreedy. The project – Temple of the Dog – served as a tribute to Mother Love Bone vocalist […]

Stage Buzz – Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper at Tailgaters

Stage Buzz – Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper at Tailgaters

Legendary British heavy metal band Grim Reaper is back. Original vocalist Steve Grimmett reformed the band in 2006 as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, and they’ve just released their first album of new material in 29 years. Walking In The Shadows combines 12 fiery tracks reminiscent of the band’s early roots with a vigorous spirit. Usually […]

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