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Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

| June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured Corey Taylor on night two of his three sold-out shows at The Forge. Taylor’s set list served up primarily solo and Stone Sour material, as well as a stellar acoustic version of Slipknot’s “Snuff,” alone worth the price of admission. Other surprises in his set included deep-cut covers like “Lunatic Fringe” […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 10-13 • P.O.D., Liz Phair, Macy Gray, Weezer, Bad Religion and more

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 10-13 • P.O.D., Liz Phair, Macy Gray, Weezer, Bad Religion and more

| June 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Don’t miss Japanese Breakfast’s performance of “Glider” from the upcoming Sable for Summer Game event on Thursday, June 10 at 1 PM. Watch it at summergamefest.com. Rufus Wainwright performs Judy Garland’s entire 1961 Carnegie Hall set during his “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios” livestream on Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM. Find tickets […]

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Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners •  Crying for Hope

Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners • Crying for Hope

| June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Crying for Hope (Controlled Substance Sound Labs) Bassist George Porter Jr.is widely recognized as a prime mover of funk and soul music, and an ambassador of New Orleans’ treasured musical heritage since the formation of the Meters in 1965. Crying for Hope is Porter’s first album with his crew of […]

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Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

| June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Colin Hay Going Somewhere (Compass) The collapse of Men at Work was the end of stadium-level stardom for Colin Hay, but it left an open door. Hay stepped through that door and persevered through hard times to rebuild his brand as a respected guitarist, master storyteller, and unparalleled songsmith. True, Hay’s career as a New […]

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Media: June 2021 • “Steve King’s Cult 45”

Media: June 2021 • “Steve King’s Cult 45”

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

People in Chicago know Steve King for his four–decade run as a radio DJ and talk show host (WLS, WGN), but before his legendary radio career began, he was doing something else entirely. “I was a full-time musician. That was my career in the early ‘60s. Even when I first got into radio (1966), If […]

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Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    When you’re young, the adages you get handed as advice from your elders might sound cheap and corny — ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ ‘Adversity often leads to great art,’ ‘What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.’ “Uh-huh,” most kids always nod begrudgingly, with a ‘Whatever’ eye roll, “I’ll be […]

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Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    No man is an island, John Donne once wisely noted. Juliana Hatfield would respectfully like to disagree. At 53, the charming Boston folk-rocker is quite happy just kicking back at her Cambridge home with her beloved 11-year-old chocolate lab, Charlie (who’s actually female, she points out), sans any unwelcome interlopers. And while other […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 3-6

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz June 3-6

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Love Rocks NYC is a virtual festival in support of supporters for God’s Love We Deliver. This year features performers Jon Bon Jovi, Sara Bareilles, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Billy F Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Emily King, Ledisi, Pedrito Martinez, Tash Neal, Fantastic Negrito, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jimmy Vivino, Yola and more. […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 25 – May 30

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 25 – May 30

| May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Phish’s next installment of “Dinner And a Movie” features a broadcast of their 1993 concert at Great Woods in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tune in on Tuesday, May 25, to watch. Country Now Live presents a free virtual concert with Dierks Bentley from Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl this Wednesday, May 26, at 9 PM. Tune in over at […]

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File: Peoria’s Way Down Wanderers New Album Announced and Video Single Released

File: Peoria’s Way Down Wanderers New Album Announced and Video Single Released

| May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Peoria’s country-roots stalwarts, The Way Down Wanderers (featured cover story in March 2019 IE), just announced their new album More Like Tomorrow drops on September 10. More Like Tomorrow finds the Peoria, Illinois-based quintet refining their music, pushing new boundaries of roots-based music with their blend of folk, rock, bluegrass, and deep harmonies. Their first single […]

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CinemaScopes: May 2021

CinemaScopes: May 2021

| May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sequels, Remakes, and Adaptations As we gear up for a more Post-Vax world, many films previously on hold are finally coming out, and May traditionally is the tentpole month for theaters. One theme we see is the tendency to rely on tried and true formulas to draw people out again – especially when so many […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

| May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A rare Monday VIP Livestream commences at the “Night of Covenant House Stars,” a virtual gala on Monday, May 17 featuring appearances by Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Day, Jewel, Audra McDonald, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Sara Bareilles, Chita Rivera, Dionne Warwick, and more. RSVP to the event here. Philly’s acclaimed Disco Biscuits added a last-minute hometown […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 11-16

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 11-16

| May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Virtual concert series “There is Light” continues with Best Coast performing live from The Lodge Room in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 11 at 7 PM on Twitch. English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth returns to the stage during their livestream on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 PM. Get tickets here. P.O.D. kicks off their […]

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Spins • Tom Petty: ‘Finding Wildflowers”

Spins • Tom Petty: ‘Finding Wildflowers”

| May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tom Petty Finding Wildflowers (Warner Records) Wildflowers & All the Rest was 2020’s premier rock and roll reissue project, celebrating Tom Petty’s justly canonized 1994 solo gem Wildflowers with a range of revealing packages. A 7-LP Deluxe version did brisk business, but the 9-LP Super Deluxe collection took a leap in price that exceeded many fans’ […]

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Stage Buzz: Rockin’ for Rockstyles – A Tribute to Ellyse – May 16 Sundance Saloon

Stage Buzz: Rockin’ for Rockstyles – A Tribute to Ellyse – May 16 Sundance Saloon

| May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

This week we are again remembering our friend Ellyse Witz – Hausfeld – owner of Rocksyles By Ellyse – who passed away in February. Sundance Saloon and Badass Entertainment are featuring an all day tribute to Ellyse featuring some of her favorite bands and customers – including Chicago heavy rockers Holland featuring Michael Batio on guitar, […]

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