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Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

| April 24, 2022

Lorde Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL April 22nd, 2022 Photos and recap by Curt Baran Lorde’s Solar Power tour arrived in Chicago this past weekend for two shows at the city’s acoustically perfect Chicago Theatre. The New Zealand native used the building’s interior to her advantage, going from a whisper to a scream and all points in […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| April 23, 2022

Transatlantic Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Thursday, April 21, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Ed Spinelli. Thursday was a big night for Chicagoland fans of progressive rock. Transatlantic returned to the genre’s haven at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, where the prog supergroup also performed on its last major tour in 2014. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 21, 2022

Spoon Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Spoon traveled to Chicago on Tuesday and visited the Riviera Theater for a hotly anticipated and sold-out concert in support of its new album Lucifer on the Sofa. “All right! Chicago turned up,” said beaming frontman Britt Daniel […]

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Hello, My Name is Dorothy

Hello, My Name is Dorothy

| April 20, 2022

  You can blame it, indirectly, on Henry Ford and the assembly-line-enabled industrial revolution. But somewhere along the hurtling timeline of so-called progress, folks just stopped viewing miracles with any sense of wonder. One day we’re told, “Here’s the Internet — you may now log on and have instant access to the entire world and […]

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Stage Buzz: LP, Spoon, Anamanaguchi, Phish, Wilco

Stage Buzz: LP, Spoon, Anamanaguchi, Phish, Wilco

| April 19, 2022

  Don’t miss Spoon and Margaret Glaspy at the Riviera Theatre  Tuesday, April 10 at 8 PM. Tickets are available here. Phish will stream their shows from New York’s Madison Square Garden starting Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23rd. Single and multi-stream passes are available here. Anamanaguchi will play the Scott Pilgrim Vs. the […]

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IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

| April 16, 2022

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Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

| April 14, 2022

Jawbreaker House Of Blues Chicago, IL April 13, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran When Nevermind broke in the early 1990s, the inevitable aftermath was that every record label was now on the hunt for the next Nirvana. New York trio Jawbreaker was one of the countless bands swept up in the hype. Most bands, Jawbreaker […]

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Stage Buzz: Jawbreaker, Snail Mail, Henry Rollins, Psychostick, Mogwai, Jim Lauderdale

Stage Buzz: Jawbreaker, Snail Mail, Henry Rollins, Psychostick, Mogwai, Jim Lauderdale

| April 11, 2022

  In support of his new record, Fear of the Dawn, Jack White will play Credit Union 1 Arena with Geese on Tuesday, April 12. Doors open at 8 PM, and you can still get tickets here. Mogwai and Nina Nastasia will play Metro Chicago on Tuesday, April 12. Doors open at 7 PM. Find […]

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Stage Buzz Feature: Biffy Clyro

Stage Buzz Feature: Biffy Clyro

| April 7, 2022

Scottish heavy rockers Biffy Clyro are set to return to North American shores for their first US tour since 2017. It doesn’t sound like a long stretch of time, but the constant delays, cancellations, and uncertainties that came with COVID make it feel like an eternity. The band is thrilled to open the tour in […]

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Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 4, 2022

PUP Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 3rd, 2021 Recap by Ashley Perez Hollingsworth Photos by Curt Baran After two long years, PUP made their triumphant return to Chicago on Sunday night for their sold-out show at The Riviera Theatre. Playing one of their largest headline shows so far, the night was not only a celebration […]

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Live Review: Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs at Park West • Chicago

Live Review: Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs at Park West • Chicago

| April 4, 2022

  Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Park West, Chicago, IL Saturday, April 2, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel Photo by Chris Phelps After a delay of two full years, Mike Campbell was finally able to bring his band the Dirty Knobs to Park West. The guitarist and former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers co-captain […]

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Stage Buzz: English Beat, Chi-Town Blues Festival, Slowthai, Maxwell, Clutch

Stage Buzz: English Beat, Chi-Town Blues Festival, Slowthai, Maxwell, Clutch

| April 3, 2022

Code Orange with special guests Loathe, Vended, and Dying Wish plays Metro this Monday, April 4 at 7 PM. Tickets are available here. The Flaming Lips’ “American Head American Tour” swings by The Riviera Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 PM. You can still get tickets here. We Were Promised Jetpacks and Weakend Friends […]

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Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

| April 2, 2022

She’s the new weekend anchor at WBBM-TV, Channel 2 in Chicago, but Dana Kozlov has been in the news business for a long time.“This month is my 30th anniversary as a paid reporter.” After paying her dues hustling for stories for Channel 2, and before that, WGN Channel 9, she’s excited about the chance to […]

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Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 1, 2022

Ministry Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL March 31, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Although he now resides in multiple locales, whenever Al Jourgensen brings his Ministry project to Chicago, it will always feel like a homecoming. The band has long outgrown its synth-pop genesis, but even then, its sound hinted at the menacing Metal […]

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Photo Gallery: The Darkness at Park West • Chicago

Photo Gallery: The Darkness at Park West • Chicago

| April 1, 2022

The Darkness Park West Chicago, IL March 30, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran When The Darkness debuted in 2003, they set off an are-they-are-they-not-sincere debate. Their Glam-Rock compositions were so over the top, it was hard to distinguish between flattery and parody. Fortunately, the one thing that was never in doubt was that […]

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