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Photo Gallery: Experience Hendrix at The Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Experience Hendrix at The Riverside Theater

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli went to the Cream City to capture to 2017 version of Experience Hendrix tour, and what a night it was. The Milwaukee version of the tour featured these six string Samsons: Featuring Billy Cox (from Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band Of Gypsys), Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde (from Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne), […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Bon Jovi at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: Bon Jovi at United Center

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bon Jovi United Center, Chicago Sunday, March 26, 2017 As Bon Jovi kicked off its first concert in Chicago since Soldier Field in 2013 with “This House Is Not For Sale” (the title track from the band’s 13th standard studio album), original members Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan (keyboards) and Tico Torres (drums) seemed to […]

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Photo Gallery: Cold War Kids at The Riviera

Photo Gallery: Cold War Kids at The Riviera

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Long Beach’s Cold War Kids were apparently so excited to hit the road this spring, they didn’t bother to wait for the release of their latest album La Divine (coming April 7). Obviously, the West Coast quintet made the right call, because they were greeted by a sold-out Riviera Theater crowd when the band landed […]

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Photo Gallery: Tove Lo at HOB Chicago

Photo Gallery: Tove Lo at HOB Chicago

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  IE’s Curt Baran hit the pit at Chicago’s House of Blues to capture Tove Lo, who currently graces the cover of our February 2017 issue. She’s currently on the road in support of her sophomore release Lady Wood, while gearing up for stadium dates as the opening act for Coldplay. This time around, she […]

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Q&A and Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Q&A and Gallery: Tedeschi Trucks Band

| January 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Florida’s legendary Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by married blues guitar greats Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, are in the midst of a 3-night run at the Chicago Theater. IE’s Ed Spinelli talked to Derek as he readied his all-star band for their stay on State Street. IE: How was your approach on (the new album) […]

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Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at the Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at the Riviera Theatre

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photographing one of his most anticipated shows to close 2016, IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the poet of punk, Patti Smith Friday at the Riviera. On her birthday, performing her groundbreaking debut album Horses. Whoa. We’re going to need her wisdom more than ever in 2017. Here’s what he captured on night one of her two-night […]

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Media: January 2017

Media: January 2017

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

  2016 was a rough year. We lost some of our favorite musical and pop culture icons. But we also lost some beloved members and former members of Chicago’s media community. I had the opportunity to interview a few of them, and for those I never met, I reached out to some of their former […]

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Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Book Signing

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Photo Gallery and Recap – Tedeschi Trucks at Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery and Recap – Tedeschi Trucks at Riverside Theater

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tedeschi Trucks Band Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI November 12, 2016 If Rock N’ Roll is your gospel then your church may be the venue hosting Tedeschi Trucks Band. IE’s Ed Spinelli got baptized crossing the Illinois/Wisconsin DMZ to capture TTB in all their glory in the Cream City. Milwaukee was spoiled Saturday night by a […]

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Photo Gallery – Carnival of Madness @ FMBP

Photo Gallery – Carnival of Madness @ FMBP

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a mad, mad, mad, mad carnival on the lakefront Tuesday with Shinedown and comrades…

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Lollapalooza Chicago 2016 – Day 4

Lollapalooza Chicago 2016 – Day 4

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Day 4: 120,000 steps of (mostly) musical bliss and highlight performances by Dreamers, Halsey and LCD Soundsystem…..

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Cover Story: Bastille

Cover Story: Bastille

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a summer ritual that British musician Dan Smith eagerly awaited every year – the Glastonbury Festival, a weekend in late June where he and his friends piled into a minivan and camped out on-site for three days of musical mayhem. And he was just as excited this year, even though he arrived in […]

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Media: August 2016

Media: August 2016

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Morning Shift Jason

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Photo Gallery: Chicago Open Air Festival – Day 1

Photo Gallery: Chicago Open Air Festival – Day 1

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Day 1 was dominated by Ministry, Chevelle and German metal giants, Rammstein…

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Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers @ Star Plaza

Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers @ Star Plaza

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bringing the Christmas spirit to NWI…

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