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Live Review and Gallery - Steve Nicks and The Pretenders

Live Review and Gallery – Steve Nicks and The Pretenders

Stevie Nicks/ The Pretenders United Center, Chicago Saturday, December 3, 2016 By the dates on their birth certificates, Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde could easily qualify for retirement, but rather than tossing in the towel or being satisfied with repeated trips down memory lane, both the longtime Fleetwood Mac member and The Pretenders’ fearless leader […]

Photo Gallery: Jim James at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: Jim James at The Vic Theatre

Jim James played the Vic on Saturday to a generous Chicago crowd. The My Morning Jacket front man graciously returned the favor by offering a few surprise tracks including The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” and a nice tribute to the late Leonard Cohen performing “Suzanne.” – Photos via Ed Spinelli

Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

Bruce Springsteen made a rare Chicago appearance Monday, but it was not for another sold-out show where 20,000+ fans left the United Center exhausted after a four hour rock celebration. Making an appearance at a Books A Million, a relatively small number of Bruce fans got a chance to share a moment and grab a […]

Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

Cover Story: The Pretty Reckless

  Batman had his recessed Batcave. Superman had his Arctic Fortress of Solitude. And rocker/actress/artist Taylor Momsen has her own off-the-map hideout, an idyllic place in an unspecified part of New England where she regularly goes to collect her thoughts, create new paintings and sculptures, and generally recharges her creative batteries. And going off the […]

December 2016: Media

December 2016: Media

  WBBM-News Radio’s Josh Liss grew up in Skokie, and there was one voice that had a real impact on his career direction, though it didn’t manifest itself for a few years. “Harry Caray was the big reason I wanted to do sports broadcasting,” he says. “I didn’t have a dad to take me to […]

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

  Riot Fest Co-Founder and Cobra Lounge owner Sean P. McKeough, 42, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 29, the staff at Riot Fest announced today. Sean and co-founder Mike Petryshyn nurtured the punk rock festival from its beginnings as a small club event to its current incarnation as multi-day festivals  in Chicago’s Douglas Park […]

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Peter Wolf at City Winery

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Peter Wolf at City Winery

When Peter Wolf introduced “Nothing but the Wheel” from his 2002 solo album Sleepless, he described the distinguished company he kept while creating it. “I had the pleasure of recording this song with rock and roll royalty,” he said. “Well, real royalty – Sir Mick Jagger.”

Photo Gallery - Buckcherry at Fuel Room

Photo Gallery – Buckcherry at Fuel Room

IE’s Bradley Todd caught Buckcherry at their home away from home Sunday night – Austin’s Fuel Room. After two decades of touring and recording, Josh Todd and crew still represent the best of American born, hard hitting rock n’ roll.    

Photo Gallery - The Pretty Reckless at HOB Chicago

Photo Gallery – The Pretty Reckless at HOB Chicago

It was a packed house waiting to greet The Pretty Reckless on a blustery fall evening at Chicago’s House of Blues. Fronted by singer and former actor Taylor Momsen (Gossip Girl), the New York quartet has quietly amassed themselves an ever growing and decidedly devoted following. Them Evils and Holy White Hounds joined the mayhem. […]

Photo Gallery and Recap – Kansas at Copernicus Center

Photo Gallery and Recap – Kansas at Copernicus Center

Kansas Copernicus Center, Chicago Friday, October 4, 2016 There were so many special occasions swirling through the air when Ron Onesti (and the folks from the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles) brought Kansas to the grandly restored Copernicus Center that it would’ve been very easy to lose count. For starters, it happened to be the […]

Photo Gallery and Recap: Temple Of The Dog - Philadelphia

Photo Gallery and Recap: Temple Of The Dog – Philadelphia

The Seattle music scene thrived in the ‘90s, and one of its greatest gifts was the collaboration between Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Mother Love Bone, and guitarist Mike McCreedy. The project – Temple of the Dog – served as a tribute to Mother Love Bone vocalist […]

Live Review and Gallery: Keith Urban at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Keith Urban at Allstate Arena

Keith Urban Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, October 28, 2016 Not even the Chicago Cubs playing in the World Series could keep Keith Urban from selling out the Allstate Arena on Friday night, and outside of the few folks locked on the TV in the concourse, the Australian country hunk managed to keep more than 15,000 […]

Media: November 2016

Media: November 2016

Patti Haze remains one of the iconic radio voices from the rock and roll era in Chicago. Her sexy alto voice and friendly demeanor graced the airwaves of every major rock station in Chicago (save WXRT). She was on WLUP (twice), WMET, WCKG, and CD 94.7. Despite her incredible pedigree—as arguably the Queen of Chicago […]

Photo Gallery: Green Day at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Green Day at Aragon Ballroom

  Powered behind their best-selling, #1 Billboard charting album Revolution Radio, Green Day‘s rescheduled show at the Aragon Ballroom proved to be worth the wait. Acclaimed Chicago-based photographer Katie Hovland captured the pop-punk legends at Broadway and Lawrence for IE.    

Photo Gallery - Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery – Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

Widespread Panic returned to Milwaukee’s Riverfront Theater for their annual autumn visit. Taking over the intersections of Wisconsin and Plankinton Ave for an entire weekend, we found find their followers trying to scrape-up tickets to their sold-out shows, while a mini Deadhead-like flea-market full of hippy stuff served the faithful. Panic fans consider the Milwaukee […]

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