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Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

Photo Gallery: Queen plus Adam Lambert at United Center

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eddie Spinelli captured Queen with Adam Lambert in a 2 hour sold-out show at United Center. As expected Lambert channels the ghosts of Freddie Mercury with aplomb, featuring original members Brian May and Roger Taylor running through a set of hits and deep cuts.  

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Stage Buzz: Jay O’Rourke Band at SPACE

Stage Buzz: Jay O’Rourke Band at SPACE

| August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jay O’Rourke Band Cover Tracks (Self) O’Rourke released one of 2018’s best local albums (Sumthin’ Good), but Cover Tracks mines music he’s loved in his formative and modern years. It’s his labor of love. Longtime IE readers will remember him as the guitarist for the Insiders and BB Spin, and his engineering resume is almost […]

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Stage Buzz: Bands in The Sand at Sideouts: New Found Glory and Vince Neil, Island Lake

Stage Buzz: Bands in The Sand at Sideouts: New Found Glory and Vince Neil, Island Lake

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer winds down, some of suburbia’s larger venues are bringing their A-game to their stages. At Sideouts in Island Lake, the Bands in The Sand event has become one the highlights of the summer in the northern suburbs and commences on Friday, August 16 with Florida’s pop-punk stalwarts New Found Glory one pop/punk’s most […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest Daily Festival Schedules Announced

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest Daily Festival Schedules Announced

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest did it early. They’ve unveiled their daily lineup for the 2019 festival, with a very special deal: single-day tickets will be priced at $49.98 for a very limited time. One-day and 2-day tickets are on sale now. Friday’s headliners include Blink-182 (performing Enema of the State), The Flaming Lips (performing Yoshimi Battles the […]

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Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

Stage Buzz: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago: Day of Doom Festival, Metal Monkey Brewing, Romeoville

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Pitchfork Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Union Park, Chicago The 2019 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival boasts a little bit of everything for both current day AND former hipsters. As an offshoot of the influential website, the line-ups each year continue to champion the artists that have received online exposure. Sunday’s headliner […]

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Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

Stage Buzz: Tribute Island Music Festival, Kenosha, WI

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Tribute Island Music Festival July 19, 20, 21 Simmons Island Kenosha, WI In one of those “why didn’t I think of that?’ moments, Tribute Island brings together 58 tribute bands from across the Midwest to Simmons Island in Kenosha to perform in a themed setting that mirrors English and American festivals like Knebworth, Ozzfest, […]

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Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

Stage Buzz: Geddy Lee – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chicago

| July 13, 2019 | 6 Comments

Geddy Lee Feeding The Collector’s Compulsion By Jeff Elbel Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee is known among fans as a man with passions crossing the line into obsession. Whether it’s fine wine or baseball history, Lee doesn’t dabble. He goes full immersion. Following the conclusion of Rush’s R40 tour in the summer of 2015 […]

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Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

Stage Buzz: The Living Deads, Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike BBQ Brunch at Stripes BBQ, Berwyn

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 14 – Noon – 6 pm Cash O’Reily, The Amazing Mike, The Living Deads Stripes BBQ Berwyn, IL If you’re ready to beat the heat this weekend, Berwyn’s Stripes BBQ is hosting an intriguing summer Sunday live music brunch featuring country/rockabilly/ punk rockers The Living Deads, and  blues and Americana singer/songwriter Cash O’Reily, […]

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Advertiser Message – Stage Buzz: Scott Stapp at 1175, Kansasville, WI

Advertiser Message – Stage Buzz: Scott Stapp at 1175, Kansasville, WI

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Creed singer Scott Stapp has indicated the band is finally in a good place personally after several years of a mini legal cold war, but that hasn’t slowed down his solo career. Stapp’s third solo album The Space Between the Shadows, mines heavy autobiographical territory, especially with his first single. “Purpose for Pain,” is Stapp’s […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Who at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Who at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Who Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL Tuesday, May 21, 2019 When the Who booked an outdoor show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park as part of their Moving On! Tour, fans and band alike anticipated a great night of classic rock in fine spring weather. Ticketholders on the lawn encountered soggy seats, […]

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Stage Buzz: Judas Priest at Rosemont Theatre

Stage Buzz: Judas Priest at Rosemont Theatre

| May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Judas Priest Saturday, May 25th Rosemont Theatre Rosemont, IL British metal pioneers Judas Priest have toured hard in support of their 2018 Firepower album, and their upcoming intimate performance Saturday at the Rosemont Theatre shows they’ve got a seemingly endless supply of fans to mine in the Chicago area. In last year’s cover story in […]

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Photo Gallery: Rise Against at Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Rise Against at Chicago Theatre

| April 30, 2019 | 1 Comment

At the end of their third song, “Audience Of One,” Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath joked, “I don’t think we’ve ever stayed this still for this long.” So what occasion caused the Chicago punk rock quartet to strike such statuesque poses? A special evening dubbed “Ghost Note Symphony’s,” which shares its name with the […]

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Stage Buzz: Michael Schenker Fest at Concord Music Hall

Stage Buzz: Michael Schenker Fest at Concord Music Hall

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

German guitar pioneer Michael Schenker returns to Chicago’s Concord Music Hall on May 4th for the second leg of his Resurrection Tour with his current band, Michael Schenker Fest. The 64-year-old ex-UFO and ex-Scorpions fret wizard has been dazzling audiences for nearly 50 years. Michael Schenker Fest’s 2018 debut album, Resurrection, was well-received by fans […]

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Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

Photo Gallery and Recap: Wax Trax! Records Industrial Accident Screening and Launch Party at House of Vans Chicago

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Could there have been a more brilliant way to end Record Store Day than with an Industrial Accident? The Wax Trax! documentary distills the history of Chicago’s seminal record label and store into an entertaining yarn about love, family, music, sex, drugs, rock & roll and how not to run a business, if you wish […]

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Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Uli Jon Roth at The Forge of Joliet and The Arcada Theatre [with added Photo Gallery]

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

German guitar maestro Uli Jon Roth’s 50th-anniversary tour – where he’ll be performing selected highlights from his entire musical career – comes to Chicagoland Friday and Saturday. Roth’s arrival in Chicagoland commences Friday, April 12 at The Forge in Joliet and concludes on Saturday, April 13 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles. The concert’s […]

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