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Photo Gallery: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins at the Arcada Theatre

Photo Gallery: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins at the Arcada Theatre

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

After 50 years of friendship and two dynamic musical journeys, Ed Spinelli caught these two singer/songwriter legends together at the Arcada in St. Charles.

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Photo Gallery: UFO with Saxon at Star Plaza Theater

Photo Gallery: UFO with Saxon at Star Plaza Theater

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

35 years after their legendary 1982 U.S. Tour (stopping in Chicago at the International Amphitheater) – UFO and Saxon showed they still have plenty of rock left in the tank at the Star Plaza. Jared James Nichols opened the show. Ed Spinelli caught the action like it was Nineteen Eighty-Two!

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 1

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 1

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured two days of booze and music in the hot sun at ground zero in historic Louisville, KY – featuring some of the best in artists in blues, alternative and country rock including Dave Cavalier, Fantastic Negrito, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Band […]

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Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 2

Photo Gallery: Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Day 2

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Day 2 in Louisville, the heat didn’t back down and neither did the music – featuring more of the best in blues, alternative and country rock including Caitlyn Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Jonny Lang, Nikki Lane, Trombone Shorty, G Love and Special Sauce, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa and Stevie Nicks.  

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Photo Gallery: Against Me! at Concord Music Hall

Photo Gallery: Against Me! at Concord Music Hall

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The mesmerizing Laura Jane Grace brought her thoroughly pummeling quartet Against Me! to  Concord Music Hall as part of the Shape Shift With Me tour. Curt Baran captured their set along with Los Angeles’ Bleached, who treated the crowd to an energetic set of Ramones-meet-’60s-Girl-Group tunes.    

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Media: October 2017

Media: October 2017

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Joe Cicero   Star 105.5 (McHenry-based) morning show host Joe Cicero grew up in the Chicago area during one of local radio’s strongest eras–the early to mid-90s. “I grew up in Addison,” he explains, “and I dropped out of high school when I was 17 and drove a delivery van. That gave me a lot […]

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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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Recap/Photo Gallery: Alison Moyet at Park West

Recap/Photo Gallery: Alison Moyet at Park West

| September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Alison Moyet Park West, Chicago Tuesday, September 19, 2017 On her first solo world tour in exactly 30 years, Alison Moyet caught Chicago faithful up to speed since Yazoo/Yaz reunited in 2008. Although she made sure to play several selections from the celebrated synthpop duo, the 21-track set was also stocked heartily with tunes […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017 – Day One

| September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Longtime Riot Fest attendees know it has always been smart to bring a rain poncho and waterproof boots to the 3-day festival. Day One at Riot Fest brought mid-July temps to Douglas Park, under a late summer sun – a welcome addition to the festivities for sure. Strong sets by Skating Polly, Like Pacific, INVSN, […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Two

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Two at Riot Fest 2017 brought Pitchfork Fest like temps (mid July!) to Douglas Park. In keeping with that theme – the music was HOT too. Curt Baran captured RVIVR, Slaves, GBH, Peaches (girl!), Black Pistol Fire, The Smith Street Band, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, The Regrettes, Gogol Bordello, Potty Mouth and the legendary Bad […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2017: Day Three

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Day Three continued the three-peat of sunny skies – with a couple nice breaks of clouds to slow down the heat. Despite late nights, sore feet and a bit of a hangover – IE’s Curt Baran managed the photo pit like a champ to capture Engine 88, Upset, Kitten Forever, Downtown Boys, That Dog, Hot […]

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Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: ZZ Top at Riverside Theatre

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured ZZ Top at the Riverside Theatre in front of a enthusiastic Milwaukee crowd Wednesday.  Cream City fans spanned three generations and are among the most passionate fans in the country – these folks really know deep cuts from the little ol’ band from Texas.  

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Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/ Edgar Winter at HCA

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was like the World Series of Rock took a time machine from 1975 at Comiskey Park to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater last Wednesday. Ed Spinelli captured the night in all it’s glory.

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IE Rewind: New Order comes to Riot Fest

IE Rewind: New Order comes to Riot Fest

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When New Order keyboardist Gillian Gilbert stopped touring with the band in 1998, then quit altogether during the recording of its 2001 album Get Ready, she did it graciously, almost secretly, without any official departure announcement in the press. “And I wanted it that way,” she admits of her decision to stay home and take […]

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Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Photo Gallery – Pink at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pink bonded with her predominantly female audience Saturday in Tinley Park. Ed Spinelli captured her in all her glory, at a sold-out show.  

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