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Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

| January 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

Alkaline Trio Metro Thursday, January 3 Alkaline Trio played the first of four consecutive sold-out nights Thursday at Metro, marking their first hometown club show since the release of their latest album, 2018’s Is This Thing Cursed? The record represents arguably the band’s strongest output in over a decade, as it captures the spirit of […]

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Photo Gallery: Los Lobos at City Winery

Photo Gallery: Los Lobos at City Winery

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured night one of four sold-out nights at City Winery. LA-based Tex-Mex and roots stars, Los Lobos treated the crowd to 2 sets, one acoustic and one electric to a stoked West Loop fandom.

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Photo Gallery: Greta Van Fleet at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Greta Van Fleet at Aragon Ballroom

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

One year after they played a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall, classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet sold-out 3 nights at Uptown’s Aragon Ballroom. Ed Spinelli captured the band on night one in the historic and acoustically challenging venue on Lawrence Avenue. Read our October 2018 Cover Story with the Greta Van Fleet

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Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Radiohead’s extensive tour for their 2016 release A Moon Shaped Pool came to a triumphant end this past summer, apparently one of its members still had some fuel left in his tank. Lead singer Thom Yorke immersed himself in recording the soundtrack to the motion picture Suspiria and almost immediately headed back out onto […]

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Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Forge of Joliet

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a homecoming of sorts at The Forge last Thursday as Ministry returned to the Chicago area where their careers got started on Wax Trax Records. As expected Al Jourgensen dominated the night,  backed by his dynamic 2018 version of the band. Ed Spinelli captured all the action.  

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Photo Gallery: Tenacious D at The Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: Tenacious D at The Riviera Theatre

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Uptown Chicago was graced with the presence of the self-proclaimed “greatest and best” band in the world Tuesday and Wednesday night. Tenacious D, the comedic folk-metal duo, descended on a sold out Riviera Theatre for two nights of bathroom humor delivered with the contradictory assault of acoustic heaviness. Actors Jack Black and partner Kyle Gass […]

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Photo Gallery: Keller Williams’ Duo at City Winery

Photo Gallery: Keller Williams’ Duo at City Winery

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli caught the uber-talented acoustic guitar pioneer Keller Williams, who is touring with big bass sidekick Danton Boller in a super intimate acoustic show at City Winery last Thursday.  

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Photo Gallery: Good Charlotte at the Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: Good Charlotte at the Riviera Theatre

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although they’re not exactly applying for AARP cards just yet, Waldorf, Maryland’s Good Charlotte is now entering its third decade as a band. Back in the mid-’90s, the Madden brothers, Benji and Joel, rode the initial punk-pop wave that today is influencing bands like 5 Seconds of Summer. Their 2018 release is titled Generation Rx […]

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Photo Gallery: John 5 at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: John 5 at The Forge of Joliet

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rob Zombie’s right hand man, John 5 visited The Forge of Joliet on The Day of Dead with Ed Spinelli manning the photo pit.  

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Photo Gallery: Elton John at United Center

Photo Gallery: Elton John at United Center

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Elton John delivered two nights at The United Center last week,  shedding a few tears along the way. Though it wasn’t his final, final performance in the area (he’ll be back in Rosemont in February), for many fans it will be the last chance to see him perform again. “Reg” recruited longtime band members Davey […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Nine Inch Nails with Jesus and Mary Chain at Aragon Ballroom

Recap and Photo Gallery: Nine Inch Nails with Jesus and Mary Chain at Aragon Ballroom

| October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since Nine Inch Nails embarked on the Cold and Black and Infinite tour back in September, they’ve kept fans on their toes by switching up the setlist every night and dropping in random covers and deep cuts where they see fit. It wasn’t any different on the last of three nights at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. […]

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Photo Gallery: Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Widespread Panic at The Riverside Theater

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Widespread Panic didn’t make it to the Windy City again this year, so Ed Spinelli packed up the vintage VW minivan and went to one of the bands favorite hot spots in Milwaukee. “Panic” have been hosting their Fall, 3-day weekends in the Cream City for over a decade. The shows usually sell-out in days, […]

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Photo Gallery: Public Image Limited at Thalia Hall

Photo Gallery: Public Image Limited at Thalia Hall

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that John Lydon’s current band has lasted longer than his previous one did. Of course, he is the former Johnny Rotten, who once fronted legendary punk pioneers the Sex Pistols, who historically burned brightly in the late 1970’s, then flamed out in spectacular fashion. But it’s also […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Phil Collins United Center, Chicago Monday, October 22, 2018 Too many superstars perform so often that they oversaturate the marketplace and play to diminishing returns, but that hasn’t been the case for Phil Collins thus far this century, who outside of his “First Final Farewell” Tour in 2004 and a brief Genesis reunion in 2007 […]

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Photo Gallery: Twenty One Pilots at United Center

Photo Gallery: Twenty One Pilots at United Center

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a lengthy sabbatical, Twenty One Pilots have returned to the road. Apparently, this is a secret to the very few, considering the Columbus, Ohio duo all but sold out the entirety of their Bandito Tour in an eye blink. Their U.S. trek, in support of the 2018 release Trench brought them, and hoards of […]

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