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Photo Gallery: Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured the heavy dynamic duo of Manson and Zombie in the shadow of Interstate 80. Sticky fun on a summer night.  

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Panic at the Disco at United Center

Recap and Photo Gallery: Panic at the Disco at United Center

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Panic! At The Disco/ ARIZONA/ Hayley Kiyoko United Center, Chicago Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Fab front man Brendon Urie brought Panic! At The Disco in all its grand pop glory to a super sold out United Center on the Pray For The Wicked Tour, named after the group’s latest chart-topping album of the same […]

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Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

Photo Gallery: Summerfest Milwaukee

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Chicago’s beaches and National League baseball team are better, Milwaukee’s Summerfest arguably blows our lakefront music festivals away  – sorry ‘Lolla’ and ‘Taste.’ Ed Spinelli visited his home away from home in the Cream City June 28 and July 1 to catch a multitude of acts, including rapper Belly, rockers Buckcherry, Bonnie Raitt, George […]

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Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band at HBP at Northerly Island

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured DMB on a hot and humid evening on night one (of 2 nights) on the lakefront. Here is the document. Set List Do You Remember Stay Or Leave Rooftop #41 Again And Again Sledgehammer (Gabriel) What Would You Say Cant Stop Don’t Drink the Water Louisiana Bayou Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) […]

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Photo Gallery: 101 WKQX Piqniq at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: 101 WKQX Piqniq at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

On what could prove to be the hottest day of the year thus far, music fans gathered this past weekend at Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater for 101 WKQX annual Piqniq. During the all-day affair nine bands performed for the extremely economical fee of $20. For that small pile of lettuce, attendees were treated to […]

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Photo Gallery: Iceage at House of Vans

Photo Gallery: Iceage at House of Vans

| June 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retailer House of Vans’ free House Party series featured Danish post-punk mavericks Iceage on Thursday for what could potentially be their only Chicago appearance this year. Also on the bill were Atlanta’s The Black Lips, who, it was just announced, will continue to tour with Iceage deep into the remainder of the year. The evening’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Seal at Ravinia Festival

Photo Gallery: Seal at Ravinia Festival

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli caught the dulcet tones of vocalist/songwriter Seal on the North Shore Wednesday on the opening night for his Standards tour. After a quarter century as rock’s most unique vocalist, Seal delivered a hits-laden set on acoustic guitar and with his full band to a near sell-out crowd, buoyed by a dynamic version […]

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Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

If it was 1989, this show could have been billed as the World Series of Rock VIII, playing baseball palaces across the country. But nearly 30 years later this tripleheader is basking mostly in the bleachers of nostalgia. Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil threw Ed Spinelli a few choice curve balls while he captured […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case Friday June 16th Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne was in a decidedly rocking mood as he hit the stage at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion. The day’s suffocating heat had finally been replaced with a dramatic drop in temperature and steady, cool breezes complements of Lake […]

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Photo Gallery: Dave Herrero Band with Marty Sammon plus special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos at 210 Live

Photo Gallery: Dave Herrero Band with Marty Sammon plus special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos at 210 Live

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

210 Live in Highwood pulled out all the stops when Dave Herrero and his Band joined forces with keyboardist Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy, Otis Rush), and very special guests Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Adding to the festivities Friday was talent buyer and stalwart blues guitarist Dave Katzman and jazz keyboardist Judy […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Primus and Mastodon at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Primus and Mastodon at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On paper and in concert, this is an odd bill: Primus, a quirky and influential alternative band from the 1990s, touring with Mastodon, a contemporary metal band at the peak of its career. In common, both bands stuck to their artistic visions on Wednesday. Headliners Primus, led by bass virtuoso Les Claypool who virtually reinvented […]

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Photo Gallery: Ace Frehley at Northern Lights Theater

Photo Gallery: Ace Frehley at Northern Lights Theater

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kiss’s guitar master and Hall Of Famer performed a surprisingly bluesy set in southern Wisconsin, mixing Kiss hits with original classics. Set list is below. Ed Spinelli caught Ace in action in the Cream City.   Parasite (KISS song) Play Video Rip It Out Play Video Hard Times (KISS song) Play Video Snowblind Play Video […]

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Photo Gallery: Ghost at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: Ghost at Riverside Theatre

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Swedish psych-metal stalwarts Ghost at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee went beyond fan expectations until tragedy struck shortly before intermission. Jeffrey Fortune from Dane County, WI passed away at set’s end due to natural; causes, despite efforts by paramedics. Ghost posted the following message on their Facebook page: Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical […]

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Photo Gallery: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s at Aragon Ballroom

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been more than five years since New York’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a studio record. Their breakthrough debut, Fever To Tell, turned 15 this year, so instead of any new material, the trio has hit the road supporting a deluxe reissue of that record. The tour is playing a limited number of cities, […]

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Photo Gallery: The Head and the Heart and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats at Huntington Bank Pavilion

Photo Gallery: The Head and the Heart and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats at Huntington Bank Pavilion

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Summer is here and the time is right for music being played outdoors. Which is precisely what happened when The Head and the Heart and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats kicked off their co-headlining tour at Huntington Bank Pavilion on the shores of Lake Michigan. For The Head and the Heart, this trek is more […]

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