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Photo Gallery: Van Morrison at Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Van Morrison at Chicago Theatre

| April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

British music legend Van Morrison’s 90 – minute plus set proved he still has the voice and command like few blue eyed Irish soul singers of the 20th Century. Ed Spinelli captured “Van, The Man” at the historic Chicago Theatre on night one of three sold out shows. Setlist via Setlist.FM 1. How Far From […]

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Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teenage Fanclub Metro March 6, 2019 The third album by Glasgow, Scotland alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub was a breakthrough that earned enduring devotion from a small but loyal clutch of power-pop fans. Bandwagonesque rocketed into late 1991 with big, buzzy and cathartic electric guitars serving beautifully laconic pop melodies. The chaotic but sublime sound suggested intermingled […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

| February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elton John Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, February 15, 2019 There’s hardly been a period in his 50-year career when Elton John hasn’t been on the road, which makes the desire to retire completely understandable, especially now that he’s 71 and itching for increased time with family. Though it sent a wave of sadness throughout his […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After the critical adulation and commercial breakthrough of her Tramp album, Sharon Van Etten all but disappeared from the public eye. Well, sort of. She returned to college, became a mother, worked as an actress and did soundtrack work for film. Not exactly what one would call laying idle. Earlier this year she returned to […]

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Happy New Year: January 2019 Issue publishes January 2 and 3

Happy New Year: January 2019 Issue publishes January 2 and 3

| January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year to our valued IE readers. Because of the holiday and New Year’s Day publishing schedules, the January 2019 issue is distributed on Wednesday, January 2nd and Thursday January 3rd, 2019. Thank you and Happy New Year.

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Photo Gallery: Doyle at Basecamp Pub

Photo Gallery: Doyle at Basecamp Pub

| November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Misfits guitarist Doyle made a super intimate appearance at Basecamp in Lisle, while Ed Spinelli brought his Nikon to capture the action.  

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Photo Gallery: Phish at Allstate Arena

Photo Gallery: Phish at Allstate Arena

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trey and Phish made their first visit to Rosemont in 15 years,  only hitting a minor speed bump when technical gremlins showed up briefly in their first set. An enthused Ed Spinelli was back where he was in the photo pit a decade and a half ago on Mannheim Road.   SET 1: 01. Intro […]

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Photo Gallery: Mitski at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: Mitski at The Vic Theatre

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

With each release, Mitski’s artistic trajectory has made stratospheric leaps. The New York native unveiled her fifth album, the critically acclaimed Be The Cowboy in August. She’s hit the road for a tour of the same name and recently landed at Chicago’s Vic Theatre for a performance (like almost every other date on this sojourn) […]

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Stage Buzz: Bourbon and Beyond

Stage Buzz: Bourbon and Beyond

| September 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival returns to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 with the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world. If bourbon, food, music, and camping is appealing to end your summer festival season, then Bourbon & Beyond […]

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Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Deep Purple at Hollywood Casino Amphtheatre

Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Deep Purple at Hollywood Casino Amphtheatre

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli spent a muggy summer night in Tinley Park capturing two pioneers of British metal. Judas Priest   Deep Purple  

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Four

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 – Day Four

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Day 4 of Lollapalooza continued the previous days theme of oppressive heat and dusty conditions. The pace of the early arrivals felt like life in slow motion, with most hunkered down in the shade, watching and listening to bands a safe distance front the front of the stages. As the afternoon rolled on, the crowds […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

Recap and Photo Gallery: Roger Daltrey at Ravinia

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roger Daltrey Ravinia Festival, Highland Park Monday, June 25, 2018 With a two-night stand on the North Shore, The Who’s longtime vocalist paired with a formidable band that included Simon Townsend (brother of Pete), and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. With an expansive Ravinia stage, Daltrey’s production used up every square inch in the front of […]

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Photo Gallery: Paramore & Foster The People at Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery: Paramore & Foster The People at Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The darkest of themes have a long tradition of being clothed in a pop music disguise. Franklin, Tennessee’s Paramore are no strangers to this approach. At this point, they are arguably a band in name only. With a revolving door of members throughout their decades-plus career, the focal point has always been lead singer […]

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Photo Gallery: Slayer with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament at Hollywood Casino Ampthiteatre

Photo Gallery: Slayer with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament at Hollywood Casino Ampthiteatre

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Open Air Chicago festival on sabbatical in 2018, Slayer brought a mini who’s who of metal to the HCA in Tinley Park last Friday. It also was Slayer’s final appearance in Chicagoland to make the event even more momentous. Ed Spinelli caught the historic night on ‘film.’      

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Photo Gallery: The Kills at House of Vans

Photo Gallery: The Kills at House of Vans

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s House of Vans has become a viable nightspot in Chicago’s music landscape over the past 15 months since their grand opening in 2017. As part of their Get On Board:A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding, the shoemaker invited The Kills to their Elizabeth Street HQ. Accustomed to playing larger clubs and theaters, the American-British duo […]

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