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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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Stage Buzz: Record Store Day 2019

Stage Buzz: Record Store Day 2019

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Record Store Day celebrates its eleventh birthday on April 13th, and it has become entrenched as a must-have shopping day for vinyl freaks. As the RSD curators state “this is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the […]

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Stage Buzz: Citizen Cope at House of Blues Chicago

Stage Buzz: Citizen Cope at House of Blues Chicago

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was one of those you-had-to-be-there moments that might sound callous — even a little cruel — in the retelling. But rest assured, it was neither of those things. It was a reckoning. Late afternoon a few years ago at a hip San Francisco nightclub — the universal hour for an artist’s pre-show soundcheck. Tonight, […]

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Stage Buzz: Disturbed at Allstate Arena [Updated with Photo Gallery]

Stage Buzz: Disturbed at Allstate Arena [Updated with Photo Gallery]

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing better than a hometown show for an acclaimed national band. Local boys and two-time Grammy nominee Disturbed brings its Evolution World Tour to Allstate Arena on Friday (March 8) with special guests Three Days Grace. Area fans who missed their intimate performance last October at the Vic Theatre will get a chance to see […]

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Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

Stage Buzz: TNK Fest at Various Venues; Denny Laine at Arcada Theatre and Evanston Rocks

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

TNK Fest – January 16 – 20, 2019 Originally founded in 2005 as a live musical oasis in a slow winter music period (past performers include Father John Misty and Bon Iver), Tomorrow Never Knows Fest is back with a bit more competition in a traditionally slow concert month in Chicago. Curated by the talent […]

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Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

Stage Buzz: Chicago Open Air 2019

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first volley of Chicago’s rock festivals scheduled for 2019 was announced this morning as Chicago Open Air unveiled their 2019 line-up at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview. The 2-Day festival returns next May after taking a sabbatical in 2018. Headliners announced include California hard-rockers System Of A Down, L.A.’s acclaimed heavy rockers […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

Stage Buzz Q&A: Nonpoint at The Forge of Joliet

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Recent transplants from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, alt-groove metal band Nonpoint now call Chicago their second home. Vocalist Elias Soriano, drummer Robb Rivera, guitarists Rasheed Thomas and B.C. Kochmit, and bassist Adam Woloszyn make a quick return to Chi-Town on their latest tour, playing The Forge in Joliet on Nov. 28. On the band’s 10th […]

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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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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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