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Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legendary Beach Boys vocalist and songwriter Brian Wilson is touring this fall behind the Christmas version of his live show (“The Christmas Album Live”) to the Horseshoe Casino, November 30th, bringing along Beach Boy sidekick Al Jardine to join in on his holiday performance. IE’s Andy Argyrakis spoke to Wilson last week, and though he’s a […]

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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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Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

| November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Beatles The Beatles (aka The White Album) anniversary editions (Apple/Universal) Following 2017’s 50th anniversary retooling of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, producer George Martin’s son Giles Martin takes a deep dive into the original White Album reels for a revelatory remix. Pepper’s remix incited heated debate. On one side were fans (and even […]

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Stage Buzz: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Show at House of Blues Chicago

Stage Buzz: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Show at House of Blues Chicago

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s a Family Affair: Aware Records 25th Anniversary Celebration “It just felt like the right timing,” said Aware Records Founder/CEO Gregg Latterman of this Saturday’s 25th-anniversary show at House of Blues (Friday, November 10). “It was a combination of coincidences, running into people, and thinking, ‘why not bring all these great people together in one […]

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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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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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Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff at House of Blues

| October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Chicago power-pop rockers Enuff Z’Nuff have returned, although, they never really went away. “We’ve somehow stayed relevant a little bit, and I think it’s because we didn’t stop playing,” bassist/vocalist Chip Z’Nuff said about the band’s longevity during a recent phone call. “We kept putting music out every year or two, and we toured […]

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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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Stage Buzz: Phil Collins at United Center

Stage Buzz: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Phil Collins isn’t just “Not Dead Yet” as the cheeky name to his autobiography, and corresponding concert tour asserts, but he’s coming to the United Center on October 22 as a solo artist for the first time since 2004. That means mounds of hits in his […]

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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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Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian psychedelic rockers The Church have been consistently fascinating for an astonishing 38 years. In 2013, the band began a new chapter by enlisting former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug alongside founding guitarist Peter Koppes, veteran drummer Tim Powles, and bassist-frontman Steve Kilbey. The lineup has produced strong work, including 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity. […]

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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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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Two

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day Two

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Day Two of Riot Fest was greeted by arguably the best weather the festival has ever seen. It was also the hardest hitting line-up of the weekend. Attendees were baptized by sunshine, cool breezes and sets from Beach Bunny, Total Chaos, Badflower, The Frights, Piebald, Lower Class Brats, Health, Mannequin Pussy, Gary Numan, Reignwolf, Twin […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2018 – Day One

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 version of Riot Fest, in the tradition that is life in Chicago, hit a few speed bumps on its way to Douglas Park. The rollout leading up to Day One was a bit dramatic. Headliners Blink-182 had to cancel for health reasons at the eleventh hour and their understudies,  Weezer were announced only […]

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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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