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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen will stream archival performances from Pulp (October 14th), Noel Gallagher (October 15th), Them Crooked Vultures (October 16th), and The Cure (October 18th). The performances are free to watch on their YouTube Channel at 2 PM. Get all the details here. The one and only Spinal Tap reunites virtually to […]

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Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Originally scheduled as a 30th Anniversary bash with two indoor shows in May, Chicago stalwart punk rockers Pegboy have recalibrated due to COVID and teamed up with Chicago Drive-in to offer a safe, socially distant drive-in concert at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview on October 17. Powered by the Haggerty brothers – John (on guitar), […]

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Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

City Winery, Chicago, IL Saturday, October 10, 2020 Chicago’s own The Claudettes are an uncategorizable but captivating blend of cheeky cabaret, gut-level blues, raucous rockabilly, cartoonish whimsy, and pop songcraft. 2020 was initially primed to be the band’s year, with the release of its most highly-praised set of songs. High Times in the Dark arrived in April […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Watch Gloria Estefan, and the cast of Hamilton perform at The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th Annual “Great Sports Legend Dinner” on Thursday, October 8th at 6 PM. Grab tickets here. Teenage Cancer Trust is opening up their vault of never-before-seen archival footage of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall in support of […]

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Media: October 2020

Media: October 2020

| September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

When Richard Milne was told he was replacing Lin Brehmer as the WXRT morning host in February, he knew the implications. “I’m the 5th ever XRT morning man in 48 years,” he says, ticking off the others: Scott McConnell, Garry Lee Wright, Terri Hemmert, and Lin Brehmer. “I’ve admired all of those people, but I […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emmylou Harris and Friends host an intimate performance benefiting Bonaparte’s Retreat and Crossroads Campus on September 29th and 30th. Joining Harris are Sam Bush, John Randall, and Byron House. Grab tickets here. AWOLNATION performs live from The Wiltern in Los Angeles on September 30th at 8 PM. Get tickets and merch bundles here. Nathaniel Rateliff […]

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File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The waiting is the hardest part. Independent music venues in Chicago and across the country are fighting for their survival during the pandemic. Most music clubs are closed until a COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered to the masses, estimated by doctors to be sometime in 2021. In the meantime – rent, insurance, and other bills […]

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Feature: The Mission

Feature: The Mission

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was literally the last thing Wayne Hussey expected. His classic British goth-rock outfit, The Mission, had been on an extensive tour of Europe in March when the coronavirus started shutting down venue after venue until the situation got so desperate that he barely made it back to his new hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Killers will perform a mix of classic hits along with tracks from their new album, Imploding the Mirage, as part of Pandora LIVE. Tune in Tuesday, September 15th at 8 PM. The show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Devendra Banhart continues his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They were Written” livestream series on September 16th. This time he’ll perform songs from Cripple […]

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Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

| September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Timing, they say, is everything. There’s no possible way that legendary Long Island-based musicologist and guitar slinger G.E. Smith could have predicted meeting Washington state-reared, soul stylist LeRoy Bell roughly a year ago, or that they would hit it off so well that they would enter the studio to launch a new duo only two […]

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Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

| September 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Rock Hall of Fame inductees Depeche Mode remain a touring force 40 years into their career. No stranger to selling out massive stadiums around the world, the band embarked on their longest trek yet with the Global Spirit Tour. To commemorate the outing, the final date in Berlin was filmed for the 2019 documentary Spirits […]

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CinemaScopes: September 2020

CinemaScopes: September 2020

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve waited so long to see a movie on the big screen, and with about 65% of U.S. theaters now open, we finally get the chance – albeit with limited seating capacities, mandatory masks, and strict social distancing guidelines required. And as promised, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet will be leading the way as the first […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local heroes Umphrey’s McGee present “Wrapped In the Round,” a virtual concert experience that not only features a performance from the band but also sees them improvising soundtracks based on fan suggestions. The band will perform on Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 PM. Get details and tickets here. Red Rocks Unpaused […]

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Cover Story: The Bobby Lees

Cover Story: The Bobby Lees

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oddsmakers could never correctly assess it. Fortune tellers could never predict it. And even the shrewdest talent scout this side of Col. Tom Parker could never pinpoint with any historical accuracy exactly where, when, or how tomorrow’s Next Big Thing would be arriving in the music world. Rock stars — however carefully cultivated they might […]

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Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ian Gillan admits that it’s a strange, surreal time to be releasing a new album. But the Deep Purple vocalist was justifiably proud of his band’s latest Whoosh! comeback, overseen by legendary, sound-effects-favoring producer Bob Ezrin, of Alice Cooper and Kiss Destroyer renown. “And Bob is the same age as us,” notes Gillan, who will […]

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