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Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tinley Park set the musical way back machine for a sojourn deep into the ’90s. Like it or not, many Pumpkin’s and Oasis fans came to hear the music of their youth. In the end, the night was a celebration of the modern era and the salad-days. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater played host to two of […]

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Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

| August 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

Eddie Spinelli captured Queen with Adam Lambert in a 2 hour sold-out show at United Center. As expected Lambert channels the ghosts of Freddie Mercury with aplomb, featuring original members Brian May and Roger Taylor running through a set of hits and deep cuts.  

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Hello Our Names are Cherie and Brie

Hello Our Names are Cherie and Brie

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sure, it was a wild ride. The career of vocalist Cherie Currie had started back in the mid-‘70s with the Kim Fowley-assembled all-girl outfit with Joan Jett, The Runaways, then rocketed into film roles (“Foxes”), an album with her sister Marie, a trashy autobiography (“Neon Angel”), even a Hollywood film about the group, 2010’s The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day One

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day One of Lollapalooza brought near perfect weather to Grant Park and thin crowds in the opening hours, quickly filled in to near capacity status mid-day. Evidently some people had to work, but they arrived after lunch. The days highlights included SRO field level crowds in the T-Mobile Stage bowl for Irish songwriter/activist Hozier, some […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Three

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lollapalooza has become somewhat synonymous with weather related evacuations. Yet, here we are at Day Three and somehow not a single drop of rain has fallen. Sunny skies and the occasional passing cloud, accented by Chicago’s iconic skyline, proved to be the perfect canvas for performances from headliners Twenty One Pilots, plus Judah & The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza 2019 Day Four

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday was arguably the busiest day at Lollapalooza 2109. Grant Park felt like it was filled to capacity as concertgoers packed the city’s front lawn. Day 4 wrapped up an extended weekend of live music that found Flume headlining the north end of the park and additional performances throughout the day from fest founder Perry […]

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Media: August 2019

Media: August 2019

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago this summer Phil Manicki started working for the radio company Bonneville International. At the time they also owned The Loop (WLUP), and just a few years later would create a brand new radio station called The Drive (WDRV). Manicki became part of the on-air lineup on that very first day and has […]

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Cover Story: Tynan

Cover Story: Tynan

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the blueprint of innovative hometown bands like Chicago, The Flock, and Ides of March, local ten-piece outfit Tynan is a band where horns are also de rigueur. Led by founder/guitarist/vocalist Tom Tynan, along with keyboardist/vocalist Ted Phillips, bassist/vocalist Hank Fields, guitarist/vocalist George Lemperis, drummer Derek Bernal, trumpeter Jeff Redmann, trombonist Ty Staehlin, saxophonist Doug […]

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Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

Live Review/Photo Gallery: John Paul White at Lincoln Hall

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Paul White Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL Thursday, July 25, 2019   After a rough patch on the road due to illness that caused cancellation of shows in Kentucky and Tennessee, lucky fans saw John Paul White return to Chicago on Thursday night in good health and good spirits at Lincoln Hall. “How are you […]

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Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

Photo Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at RiverEdge Park

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests  Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope at a sold-out RiverEdge Park in Aurora just as the cool breezes retook Chicagoland.   Set List t01 Made Up Mind t02 Do I look Worried t03 Hard Case t04 It’s So Heavy t05 I Walk on Guilded Splinters t06 […]

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Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day Two

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day Two of the Pitchfork Music Festival picked up where the previous evening left off with oppressively hot temperatures.  Not to worry, the evacuation quickly changed everything. Downpours and lightning briefly derailed the proceedings, resulting in Union Park being emptied for nearly two hours (sets by Kurt Vile, Amber Mark and an abbreviated run for […]

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Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

Photo Gallery Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 – Day One

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the 2019 version of the Pitchfork Music Festival was getting ready to launch in Chicago’s Union Park, the chatter should have been about the music. But like R.E.M. who once begged the question, “should we talk about the weather?,” that’s precisely what was on everyone’s lips. The weekend started under an Extreme Heat Warning […]

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Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

Live Review: Garth Brooks at Joe’s on Weed Street

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Garth Brooks Joe’s Bar, Chicago Monday, July 15, 2019 As the best-selling solo artist of all-time in America, it was far from expected that Garth Brooks would step down from filling stadiums to play for less than 500 people in a spot as intimate as Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. But considering the man […]

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Photo Gallery: The National at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: The National at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the second time in as many days, the venue on Chicago’s Northerly Island was evacuated for weather related reasons. This in no way seemed to deter those who assembled to see The National this past weekend. Once the radar cleared, the devoted once again packed the seats. The Brooklyn band is out hitting the […]

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Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Brandi Carlile at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s such a privilege when giving the opportunity to experience an artist so completely immersed in their trade. Those attending Saturday night’s Brandi Carlile performance at Northerly Island were privy to just such a moment. The Washington State native, who’s now entering the second decade of her career, was the most nominated artist at the […]

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