IE’s Gene Ambo couldn’t wait for Metallica to announce their anticipated Chicago 2017 tour date(s), so he went to them – capturing James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujilio at the legendary Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. On the heels of 2016’s biggest rock record – Hardwired…To Self Destruct, the boys from the […]
L.A.’s legendary Los Lobos has been an IE favorite since their days on Slash Records. Our SoCal soaked Tex Mex heroes spent 5 nights in Chicago commencing with City Winery and finishing up at SPACE in Evanston. Ed Spinelli captured the future HOF’ers.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.”
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
IE’s Curt Baran took a break from obsessing over post-season baseball to get back in the pit with Tegan and Sara…