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Live Review and Gallery: Roger Waters at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: Roger Waters at United Center

| July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Roger Waters “Us + Them” Tour United Center, Chicago, IL Saturday, July 22, 2017   Reviewed by Jeff Elbel; Photos by Ed Spinelli Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’ first of three nights at United Center began with clockwork precision at exactly 8PM, with sounds of crashing surf and film footage of a hooded figure […]

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 1

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 1

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rock and metal community came out in force for Chicago Open Air festival’s day one. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Vimic, Falling In Reverse, Anthrax and our July 2017 IE Cover legends, Megadeth. Rounding out the night were Rob Zombie and Kiss at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park.

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 2

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 2

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music fans came out in force for Chicago Open Air festival’s day two. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Canhill, Pig Destroyer, Metal Church, Dragonforce, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Steel Panther, Body Count, Seether, Clutch, Godsmack and Korn.

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Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 3

Gallery: Chicago Open Air Chicago 2017 – Day 3

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rock and metal community came out to celebrate their favorite bands and music at Chicago Open Air festival’s final day. With over 25,000 in attendance, Ed Spinelli captured Demon Hunter, Kyng, Devil Driver, Hellyeah, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Lamb of God and Slayer.

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Riot Fest 2017 Single-Day Line-Up, Danzig Performance Announced

Riot Fest 2017 Single-Day Line-Up, Danzig Performance Announced

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wai-it-ing is the hardest part when it comes to Riot Fest’s single-day line-ups, but the wait is over. Riot Fest announced Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 15-17) line-ups today with a bonus performance from Danzig to the Saturday bill. As expected, Jawbreaker’s historic reunion closes things out on Sunday September 17th. Single Day and […]

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Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 1

Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 1

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is arguably the year the Pitchfork Music Festival rediscovered its groove. Although the Chicago-based festival has always been adventurous in their approach to the acts it has booked, the past few years have felt a bit “eh.” This year’s line-up made it all that a fading memory. Curt Baran hit Union Park on the […]

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Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 2

Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 2

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

There was a palpable electricity in the air on day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival. The recently reunited A Tribe Called Quest had the headlining slot, but the day, hell, the whole weekend was owned by female artists. Curt Baran was back in the park on Saturday and he grabbed shots of Vagabon, Jeff […]

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Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 3

Recap/Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park – Day 3

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Day 3 of 2017’s Pitchfork Music Festival hit a few speed bumps. Due to an illness in the family, The Avalanches were forced to cancel. Headliner Solange has announced that no photographers will be allowed to document her set, and legendary shoegazer’s Ride had some very uncooperative distortion pedals in their set, yet they […]

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Review and Gallery: Queen and Adam Lambert at United Center

Review and Gallery: Queen and Adam Lambert at United Center

| July 14, 2017 | 7 Comments

Queen + Adam Lambert United Center, Chicago Thursday, July 13, 2017 By sheer coincidence, Queen + Adam Lambert’s latest visit to another sold out United Center just so happened to fall on the exact same date of Live Aid 32 years ago. Of course, that “global jukebox” featured Queen with its late front man Freddie […]

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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2017 at Union Park

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now entering its second decade of existence, the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival has assembled what is arguably one of their finest line-ups yet. The curation has always made an effort to be eclectic, and this year is certainly no exception.   This year’s headliners include a newly activated LCD Soundsystem on Friday (July 14), old-school […]

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Review and Gallery: Gorillaz at HBP at Northerly Island

Review and Gallery: Gorillaz at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Gorillaz Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago Saturday, July 8, 2017 “I’ve been coming to Chicago since 1990 and you never cease to bewilder me,” exclaimed Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn to a widely enthusiastic and entirely sold out Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island on opening night of alternative ensemble’s Humanz Tour. While […]

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Recap and Gallery: Dead & Company at Wrigley Field

Recap and Gallery: Dead & Company at Wrigley Field

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dead & Company Wrigley Field, Chicago Saturday, July 1, 2017 No, Dead & Company aren’t exactly the Grateful Dead, but considering the group consists of Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus the originally unexpected but nonetheless exceptional John Mayer with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, it’s an all-star tribute to the original Dead. […]

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Photo Gallery: Red Hot Chili Peppers at United Center

Photo Gallery: Red Hot Chili Peppers at United Center

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers stormed Chicago’s United Center this past weekend, acting like the Jam Band they’ve always secretly hidden under a heavy blanket of tattoos and punk rock-infused funk riffs. Curt Baran parked himself in the photo pit for night one of a two night residency, fighting a soundtrack that all but dared him […]

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Photo Gallery: 311 with New Politics at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: 311 with New Politics at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

An ominous looking cloud gathered over Northerly Island just before 311 took the stage. On an otherwise postcard ready evening, the gathering storm…oh who are we fooling?…it was weed people! This is 311 after all, the two go together like mac and cheese. Curt Baran went into the pit to capture the evenings proceedings. New […]

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Stage Buzz/Recap/Gallery (Updated): Wolf Alice at Schubas

Stage Buzz/Recap/Gallery (Updated): Wolf Alice at Schubas

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

North London’s Wolf Alice completely eviscerated Chicago’s Schubas Tavern Wednesday. The intimate confines at Belmont and Southport proved to be the perfect setting for the quartet to preview songs from their forthcoming release (due this fall). They also tore through fan favorites that included “Moaning Lisa Smile,” “Bros,” “Giant Peach” and “Lisbon.” Curt Baran managed […]

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