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Cover Story [Updated]: Lucky Boys Confusion

Cover Story [Updated]: Lucky Boys Confusion

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been 20 years since Lucky Boys Confusion first got together in a basement to write songs, playing their first party in the suburbs where they grew up. What happened between then and now is a story about triumph and tragedy, the roads between paved with the love of each other and the love of […]

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Cover Story: Rise Against

Cover Story: Rise Against

| May 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than any other time in the band’s 18-year career, the cultural and political climate of 2017 is the perfect environment for Rise Against. Buoyed by singer-songwriter Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, drummer Brandon Barnes, and guitarist Zach Blair, it’s bittersweet for McIlrath, frontman and guitarist for the socio-political melodic punk act. The band’s leader […]

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Q&A and Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Q&A and Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band

| January 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Florida’s legendary Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by married blues guitar greats Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, are in the midst of a 3-night run at the Chicago Theater. IE’s Ed Spinelli talked to Derek as he readied his all-star band for their stay on State Street. IE: How was your approach on (the new album) […]

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Stage Buzz: U.D.O. at Concord Hall

Stage Buzz: U.D.O. at Concord Hall

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former Accept and current U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider is saying farewell to his former band’s material with his Dirkschneider band’s live album, LIVE — Back To The Roots Tour. The album features 25 classic Accept tracks performed by his U.D.O. band in their native Deutschland on April 2nd, 2016. The live album and current Farewell […]

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Feature: Bash & Pop

Feature: Bash & Pop

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Say what you will about the record industry death harbinger known as Chinese Democracy — The New York Times once called it “the most expensive album never made” — the 2008 GN’R album without Slash and Duff that has somehow maintained its footing in the fickle populist rock vocabulary. Who would have guessed that Slash […]

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Feature Story: Belly

Feature Story: Belly

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everybody Get Together…Again.

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Cover Story: Bastille

Cover Story: Bastille

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a summer ritual that British musician Dan Smith eagerly awaited every year – the Glastonbury Festival, a weekend in late June where he and his friends piled into a minivan and camped out on-site for three days of musical mayhem. And he was just as excited this year, even though he arrived in […]

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Cover Story: Halestorm

Cover Story: Halestorm

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rebel, Rebel

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Cover Story: Sam Smith

Cover Story: Sam Smith

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sam Smith: Practice. Practice. Practice

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Feature Story: Empires

Feature Story: Empires

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Flying Carpets…

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Feature: The Orwells

Feature: The Orwells

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The pride of Elmhurst are coming off a whirlwind year, and are preparing for Riot Fest

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Cover Story: Deep Purple

Cover Story: Deep Purple

| August 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Highway Stars

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Cover Story: Kongos

Cover Story: Kongos

| July 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Rock Royalty

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Cover Story: Old 97s

Cover Story: Old 97s

| June 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Messin’ Around

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Feature Story: Dum Dum Girls

Feature Story: Dum Dum Girls

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting their voice back…

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