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Recap/Photo Gallery: Alison Moyet at Park West

Recap/Photo Gallery: Alison Moyet at Park West

| September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Alison Moyet Park West, Chicago Tuesday, September 19, 2017 On her first solo world tour in exactly 30 years, Alison Moyet caught Chicago faithful up to speed since Yazoo/Yaz reunited in 2008. Although she made sure to play several selections from the celebrated synthpop duo, the 21-track set was also stocked heartily with tunes […]

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[Updated] Live Review/Stage Buzz: The Afghan Whigs at Metro

[Updated] Live Review/Stage Buzz: The Afghan Whigs at Metro

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Afghan Whigs Metro, Chicago Sept. 23 Midway through the set Saturday night at Metro, Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli momentarily halted the band’s momentum after the song “Algiers” to address one particular fan: “Wasted and flipping me off is not going to work,” he said to a woman near the stage. As the crowd […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

| September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Longtime Riot Fest attendees know it has always been smart to bring a rain poncho and waterproof boots to the 3-day festival. Day One at Riot Fest brought mid-July temps to Douglas Park, under a late summer sun – a welcome addition to the festivities for sure. Strong sets by Skating Polly, Like Pacific, INVSN, […]

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Live Review: Riot Fest 2017 – Douglas Park, Chicago

Live Review: Riot Fest 2017 – Douglas Park, Chicago

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Douglas Park, Chicago September 15-17, 2017 If there was one MVP act at this year’s edition of Riot Fest – a smaller, more compact affair, it was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails. A nihilistic and seemingly self destructive act that two decades ago, would have been hard to imagine experiencing a renaissance in 2017, […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Two at Riot Fest 2017 brought Pitchfork Fest like temps (mid July!) to Douglas Park. In keeping with that theme – the music was HOT too. Curt Baran captured RVIVR, Slaves, GBH, Peaches (girl!), Black Pistol Fire, The Smith Street Band, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, The Regrettes, Gogol Bordello, Potty Mouth and the legendary Bad […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Three continued the three-peat of sunny skies – with a couple nice breaks of clouds to slow down the heat. Despite late nights, sore feet and a bit of a hangover – IE’s Curt Baran managed the photo pit like a champ to capture Engine 88, Upset, Kitten Forever, Downtown Boys, That Dog, Hot […]

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Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured ZZ Top at the Riverside Theatre in front of a enthusiastic Milwaukee crowd Wednesday.  Cream City fans spanned three generations and are among the most passionate fans in the country – these folks really know deep cuts from the little ol’ band from Texas.  

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Stage Buzz: Bourbon & Beyond

Stage Buzz: Bourbon & Beyond

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer is waning, but festies will get their last licks in September 23 and 24 in Louisville.  If bourbon, food, music, and camping is appealing to end your summer festival season, then Bourbon & Beyond should be on your radar. With camping gear and a quick 5 hour drive, music fans can sample several renowned […]

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Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was like the World Series of Rock took a time machine from 1975 at Comiskey Park to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater last Wednesday. Ed Spinelli captured the night in all it’s glory.

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IE Rewind: New Order comes to Riot Fest

IE Rewind: New Order comes to Riot Fest

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When New Order keyboardist Gillian Gilbert stopped touring with the band in 1998, then quit altogether during the recording of its 2001 album Get Ready, she did it graciously, almost secretly, without any official departure announcement in the press. “And I wanted it that way,” she admits of her decision to stay home and take […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2017 Undercard Preview

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2017 Undercard Preview

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park for its 13th year this September. Based on that number, palm–readers may think it’ll be an unlucky year for the festival. But this year’s lineup is arguably the best ever put together by the organizers. With so many great bands and artists performing you might feel overwhelmed. That’s where […]

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Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pink bonded with her predominantly female audience Saturday in Tinley Park. Ed Spinelli captured her in all her glory, at a sold-out show.  

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Updated: Live Review/Stage Buzz – Mastodon at  Metro

Updated: Live Review/Stage Buzz – Mastodon at Metro

| September 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Live Review Mastodon Metro, Chicago Sept. 9, 2017 Mastodon rarely plays an encore. Instead, the band merely thanks the crowd and walks offstage. Saturday night at Metro, though, the band’s parting words carried more weight as they played an intimate benefit concert for Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based mental health education and suicide prevention […]

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Recap/Photo Gallery: Depeche Mode at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Recap/Photo Gallery: Depeche Mode at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Depeche Mode challenged their audience Wednesday at HCA in Tinley Park. Whether it was reminding the crowd to change our shaky government (“Where’s the Revolution,” and a surprise cover of the Beatles’ “Revolution”) and a set heavy on songs from their new album Spirit, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher made it known this […]

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Media: September 2017

Media: September 2017

| September 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fred Huebner is certainly not a newcomer on the local sports radio scene. His roots go back four decades. “Like a lot of those guys on the Score, I started working at Sportsphone,” he explains. “I was there beginning in 1976. We would do reports that were exactly 59 seconds–and people called the number to […]

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