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Photo Gallery: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at Jay Pritzker Pavilion • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at Jay Pritzker Pavilion • Chicago

| June 8, 2022

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago, IL June 7, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Robert Plant has packed away his Golden God persona for more than a few decades now. This is fine because it’s difficult to imagine those Led Zeppelin songs being performed now without it somehow feeling like […]

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Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 30, 2022

Mastodon/Opeth Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 28th, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Oh did the heaviness arrive in Uptown on Thursday night! Metal stalwarts Mastodon and Opeth have teamed up for a co-headlining tour that recently touched down at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. Atlanta’s Mastodon took the direct approach by simply pummeling attendees into […]

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Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

Big Thief Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 25th, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran Expect to see Big Thief’s fifth album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You on a great many year-end, best of 2022 lists. The Brooklyn quartet has seen its popularity grow exponentially since its 2015 inception. The band has hit […]

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Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 4, 2022

PUP Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 3rd, 2021 Recap by Ashley Perez Hollingsworth Photos by Curt Baran After two long years, PUP made their triumphant return to Chicago on Sunday night for their sold-out show at The Riviera Theatre. Playing one of their largest headline shows so far, the night was not only a celebration […]

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Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Ministry at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 1, 2022

Ministry Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL March 31, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Although he now resides in multiple locales, whenever Al Jourgensen brings his Ministry project to Chicago, it will always feel like a homecoming. The band has long outgrown its synth-pop genesis, but even then, its sound hinted at the menacing Metal […]

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Photo Gallery: Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds and Negative Approach at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds and Negative Approach at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

| March 27, 2022

Circle Jerks Vic Theatre Chicago, IL March 25, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran It’s was a big night out for the aging punk rockers (stares deeply into a mirror). The initial plan was for the Circle Jerks to embark on a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1980 album Group Sex. Unfortunately, for […]

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Photo Gallery: Eddie Vedder at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Eddie Vedder at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| February 10, 2022

Eddie Vedder Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL February 9, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Considering the fandom that surrounds him, it’s surprising that it has taken this long for Eddie Vedder to release a “proper” solo record. Yeah, technically, it is the Pearl Jam frontman’s third outing on his own if you include a […]

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Photo Gallery – 101WKQX’s NWSC Night 4: Evanescence  • Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

Photo Gallery – 101WKQX’s NWSC Night 4: Evanescence • Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

| December 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Nights We Stole Christmas featuring Evanescence Thursday, December 9 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran Night 4 of The Nights We Stole Christmas arrived at the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown with goth metal rockers Evanescence delivering a massive light show and even bigger sound to the black-clad masses. Singer Amy […]

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Photo Gallery – She & Him at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery – She & Him at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

| December 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

She & Him Tuesday, December 7 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward) brought their much needed Very She & Him Christmas Party to State Street Tuesday, mixing vintage classics (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and (gasp!) “Baby It’s Cold Outside,”) with their beloved album tracks. The […]

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Photo Gallery: The Lumineers at 101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas • Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Photo Gallery: The Lumineers at 101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas • Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

| December 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Nights We Stole Christmas featuring The Lumineers Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL December 6, 2021 Recap and photos by Curt Baran ‘Tis the season for the end of the year, terrestrial radio station kissing booth concerts. It’s an annual tradition in which bands that stations have promoted throughout the year give thanks by playing considerably […]

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Photo Gallery: Chvrches at Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Chvrches at Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

| November 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

CHVRCHES Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL  November 19th, 2021 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Glasgow’s Chvrches brought their Screen Violence to Uptown Friday, including a phalanx of video screens, strobe lights, and fog machines that added a sensory overload to a synth-y, electro-beat-laden soundtrack. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry was hypnotic as ever, effortlessly pirouetting one […]

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Photo Gallery: Wolf Alice at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Wolf Alice at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| November 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wolf Alice The Vic Theatre November 8, 2021  Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran On their third album Blue Weekend, London’s Wolf Alice went all-in with a big, vibrant sound and heavy emotions to match. Their tour of the same name recently brought them to the Vic Theatre, and the quintet (fleshed out this time […]

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Photo Gallery: Lucy Dacus at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lucy Dacus at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| October 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lucy Dacus The Vic Theatre October 11, 2021 Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran Expect to see Home Video on a great many year-end “Best-Of” lists. The third album from Richmond, Virginia’s Lucy Dacus, is so intimately confessional that, at times, it feels as if the listener is eavesdropping on a conversation or […]

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Photo Gallery: Idles at Riviera Theatre

Photo Gallery: Idles at Riviera Theatre

| October 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Idles Friday, October 8 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran When Idles released their Ultra Mono record in September 2020, the British quintet was already riding a wave of both critical and commercial success. Of course, by then, the world had stopped as did their momentum. Not satisfied to remain…um, idle, the […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Four

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2021 • Day Four

| September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Day Four Douglas Park Chicago, IL Day Four of Riot Fest was yet another packed schedule of performances. These included (deep inhale): Facs, 3OH!3, BLACKSTARKIDS, Health, K. Flay, The Bled, Body Count, Fever 333, Thursday, Anthrax, Bleached, DEVO, Ratboys, The Flaming Lips and Radical Stage headliner, and Slipknot nemesis Machine Gun Kelly. Does […]

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