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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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Media: November 2018

Media: November 2018

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Eric Ferguson started working at WTMX (The Mix), the studios had just moved from Skokie to downtown, and they were considered state of the art for their time. That time, unfortunately, was the 90s. Now, he is working in state of the art facilities again–brand new studios that are still under semi-construction. “Like anything […]

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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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Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

Photo Gallery and Recap: Gorillaz at United Center

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The last time we played here was 2010,” Damon Albarn told an enthusiastic crowd at the United Center during the second to last night of The Gorillaz’ Now Now tour. Albarn and his 13-member ensemble turned the arena into a nightclub, where everyone from longtime followers to fans barely in their teens danced the night […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Buckingham Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The first time Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac, it was on his own accord, though by all indications including a very public lawsuit, the latest round was a result of being asked to leave. But one band’s loss is another man’s gain, at least as far […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Fleetwood Mac at United Center

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fleetwood Mac United Center, Chicago Saturday, October 6, 2018 Every instance when the current members of Fleetwood Mac chanted “chains keep us together” at the United Center on only the second night of a North American tour that stretches well into 2019, it seemed to be much more than a chance for the audience to […]

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Media: October 2018

Media: October 2018

| October 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

For the first time since the late ’80s, the Chicago radio landscape doesn’t include Cara Carriveau. Cara stepped down from her shift at WSHE (100.3 FM) earlier this year after stints at the Wabbit (103.9FM), Rock 103.5, the Loop (97.9FM), and the Mix (101.9FM), and jumped into a new role at Local Radio Networks. It’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond, Champions Park, Louisville

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rain shortened Bourbon & Beyond still delivered a world-class music line-up on Day One at Champions Park in Louisville. Ed Spinelli donned his rain gear and his Hefty-covered Nikon in a steady rain, while capturing Swimming With Bears, Larkin Poe, Mindi Abair & Boneshakers, Joseph, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keb Mo, Sheryl Crow, David Byrne […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Three

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the 2018 version of Riot Fest plowed into its third day, July weather returned full stop, beating down on the thousands who assembled for performances from (insert deep breath here) Pronoun, No Small Children, Just Friends, Calpurina, Kevin Devine, JD McPherson, Fear, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, The Dangerous Summer, The Audition, Suicidal Tendencies, Superchunk, Dillinger […]

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Hello My Name is Andrew W.K.

Hello My Name is Andrew W.K.

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Like Alexander the Great centuries before him, mega-metaller Andrew W.K. is probably weeping because he has no more worlds to conquer. Justifiably so. After recording 2001’s I Get Wet – a multi-tracked ELO-meets-Sweet-at-Slayer-junction masterpiece so addictive that we guarantee that there will be days you’ll wake up needing to hear it right then, this […]

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Cover Story: The Voidz

Cover Story: The Voidz

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

  “A man’s got to know his limitations,” Clint Eastwood once observed as the defiant renegade cop Dirty Harry. Similarly unforgiving Strokes bandleader Julian Casablancas is still gradually discovering his own with his latest splinter combo –initially dubbed Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, now known simply as The Voidz – and its sleek, sophisticated sophomore […]

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