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Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Could there have been a more brilliant way to end Record Store Day than with an Industrial Accident? The Wax Trax! documentary distills the history of Chicago’s seminal record label and store into an entertaining yarn about love, family, music, sex, drugs, rock & roll and how not to run a business, if you wish […]

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Photo Gallery: Amanda Palmer at The Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Amanda Palmer at The Chicago Theatre

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not often that a concert supplies those in attendance with an escape hatch. Of course, not all performers approach a night out like Amanda Palmer. Before she took the stage at the exquisitely ornate Chicago Theater, a (paraphrased) announcement was made that the evening’s content would contain subject matter that included-but certainly wasn’t limited […]

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Photo Gallery: Remembering Shawn Smith of Brad

Photo Gallery: Remembering Shawn Smith of Brad

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli befriended the late Shawn Smith of Brad (who passed away tragically April 6th) during his days photographing Seattle’s emerging grunge scene in the ’90s, which included Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. In the following gallery, Spinelli captured one of the band’s greatest gigs, including a headlining performance from Brad, a reunited Mother Love […]

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Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

German guitar maestro Uli Jon Roth’s 50th-anniversary tour – where he’ll be performing selected highlights from his entire musical career – comes to Chicagoland Friday and Saturday. Roth’s arrival in Chicagoland commences Friday, April 12 at The Forge in Joliet and concludes on Saturday, April 13 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles. The concert’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

It would not be an overstatement to say that Jason Pierce creates music at a glacial pace. His three-decades old project Spiritualized has produced a mere eight albums in that time. So it’s no surprise that word of him hitting the road to support is 2018’s And Nothing Hurt caused a stir after a six […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Chicago Theatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Chicago Theatre

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Chicago Theatre, Chicago April 4, 2019 Thursday’s concert by Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets was a dream come true for fans of early Pink Floyd and psychedelic rock. Focused exclusively on material released prior to 1973’s epic Dark Side of the Moon, Mason and his cohort of four musicians delved […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Andrew Bird at Green Mill

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Andrew Bird at Green Mill

| April 9, 2019 | 1 Comment

Andrew Bird Green Mill, Chicago April 2, 2019 On a brief introductory jaunt for his new album My Finest Work Yet, Andrew Bird returned to his old stomping grounds for the first of two intimate shows at Uptown’s 160-capacity Green Mill. Befitting his surroundings in the venerable jazz room, Bird began with the 1944 Jule […]

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Photo Gallery: Baroness and Deafheaven at The Riviera Theater

Photo Gallery: Baroness and Deafheaven at The Riviera Theater

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

And on the day of rest, a Metal Militia was sent to Uptown! This past weekend, Chicago’s venerable Riviera Theater played host to an incredibly loud Seventh day. San Francisco’s Deafheaven all but pummeled those attending into submission with their brand of scream-o heaviness. Sharing a co-headlining spot with them on this tour was Savanah, […]

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Photo Gallery: Mumford & Sons at The Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Mumford & Sons at The Chicago Theatre

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

London quartet Mumford & Sons have pulled off some impressive feats during their decade-long career. Friday night at Chicago’s United Center they continued that winning streak. They managed to make a cavernous sports arena feel intimate and inviting. The fact that they sold it out in mere moments was equally impressive. Touring behind their fourth […]

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Media: April 2019

Media: April 2019

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you listen to the veterans of the radio world, you begin to hear a few common themes. One is that there is a dearth of young talent. Another is that the young talent that has emerged doesn’t know and appreciate radio history, and are therefore unappreciative of what radio was and what it can […]

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Cover Story: Gary Clark Jr.

Cover Story: Gary Clark Jr.

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

  The Chosen One. The Future of the Blues Guitar. The Next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Savior of the Blues. At only 35-years of age, Gary Clark Jr. has carried a lot of pressure on his slim shoulders. But from the time he was a teen, blasting away his elders at Austin nightclubs, a grand destiny […]

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Photo Gallery: Experience Hendrix at the The Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Experience Hendrix at the The Riverside Theater

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The caravan of Experience Hendrix rolled into Milwaukee Thursday, featuring Billy Cox (from Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band Of Gypsys), Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine (from Megadeth), Zakk Wylde (from Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne), Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, dUg Pinnick (from King’s X), Chris Layton (from Stevie Ray Vaughan […]

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Photo Gallery: Metric/Zoe at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Metric/Zoe at Aragon Ballroom

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A huge portion of North America was represented this past Friday night in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, and the good ole’ U.S. of A. was not on the bill. The historic Aragon Ballroom played host to the co-headlining tour “Metric & Zoe,” which is comprised of the Canadian indie-rock band and the psychedelic rock band from […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Bublé Allstate Arena, Rosemont Sunday, March 17, 2019 A six-year gap in between tours for a post-2000s artist may as well be a lifetime, but in the case of Michael Bublé, it didn’t come at the hands of a laborious creative pursuit or some self-indulgent exile. Instead, his infant son was dealt an extremely […]

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Photo Gallery: Strange 90’s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV at Metro

Photo Gallery: Strange 90’s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV at Metro

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s music community came together on Friday night to help out one of its own. Jerry Bryant, the proprietor and host of America’s longest running music program, JBTV, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer and has amassed some hefty medical bills. For 35 years his show has helped to launch countless musical acts, […]

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