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CBB . . . Bye, BB!

CBB . . . Bye, BB!

| January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Would, say, Lollapalooza be more enjoyable if it were scattered over a couple weekends? Obviously, tearing down and rebuilding the stages/leaving Grant Park blocked would be bad. But we like how Chicago Bluegrass & Blues takes a break and restarts.

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Bluegrass & Blues!

Bluegrass & Blues!

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

CBGB in New York is a tourist attraction now. Never mind that it became a punk club. Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival might not be a haven for fundamentalists and zealots, but the first night, this Saturday, makes a case for the styles’ futures.

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File: November 2010

File: November 2010

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

In Da Club? We couldn’t find any local chapters at press time, a semi-disappointing discovery in a city that prides itself on its uprising and cliques. So, we cast our vote for someone to join the Music Monitor Network/Coalition Of Independent Music Stores’ “Metal Club,” a group of brick-and-mortar retailers pushing to build strong community […]

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File: October 2009

File: October 2009

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Long Voyage Home With cranky, indie curmudgeons berating us, we at IE developed a complex about some of the music we praised in the ’80s, but no more! Maybe it’s an empowerment from this month’s Thirsty Whale reunion or finally locating the courage to call Steve Albini a Mr. Meany Pants, we’re back to […]

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