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Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

LP Vic Theatre Chicago, IL April 24th, 2022 Even the most astute of music nerds might not recognize the name Laura Pergolizzi. Perhaps better known under her performing moniker, LP, she has written hits for Cher, Christina Aguilera, Celine Sion, Rihanna, and countless others. Along the way, she’s also carved out a solo career of […]

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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: Soccer Mommy at Thalia Hall

Photo Gallery: Soccer Mommy at Thalia Hall

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Soccer Mommy Thalia Hall, Chicago Wednesday, September 29th Recap and photos by Curt Baran Not unlike everyone else who released new music in 2020, Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) had no opportunity to tour behind her release Color Theory. But patience finally paid off Wednesday night when she took the stage at Thalia Hall in […]

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Stage Buzz: Review and Photo Gallery • Wilco, Sleater-Kinney at Pritzker Pavillion

Stage Buzz: Review and Photo Gallery • Wilco, Sleater-Kinney at Pritzker Pavillion

| August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Nnamdï Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Saturday, August 28, 2021 Review by Jeff Elbel Photo Gallery by Curt Baran Saturday’s performance at Pritzker Pavilion was Wilco’s first hometown show since December 2019, when the band supported 2019’s Ode to Joy album at the Chicago Theatre. After 20 months of waiting, Jeff […]

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Stage Buzz: Photo Gallery • Korn with Staind at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Stage Buzz: Photo Gallery • Korn with Staind at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| August 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two titans of hard rock’s Nu Metal movement descended on Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Friday. Korn and Staind, torchbearers that flat out owned the genre in the late 90’s, have hit the road together for a tour that’s bringing the down tuned heaviness to the late summer Shed’s across the country. The two acts […]

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IE Rewind: Photo Gallery – Van Halen @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 24, 2015

IE Rewind: Photo Gallery – Van Halen @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 24, 2015

| October 6, 2020 | 6 Comments

IE’s Curt Baran was in Tinley Park at Van Halen’s last ever Chicago area appearance 5 years ago. In memory of the groundbreaking guitarist Edward Van Halen we take a look back to July, 2015…

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Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre

Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre

| February 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

Laura Pergolizzi is probably not a name that’s immediately familiar to even the most ardent of music fans. Even her performing moniker, LP, only nominally increases her reach. But to artist’s like Cher, Christina Aguilera and Backstreet Boys, her songwriting acumen has been long been cherished. Over the course of five albums and numerous EPs, […]

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Live Review: Riot Fest 2017 – Douglas Park, Chicago

Live Review: Riot Fest 2017 – Douglas Park, Chicago

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest Douglas Park, Chicago September 15-17, 2017 If there was one MVP act at this year’s edition of Riot Fest – a smaller, more compact affair, it was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails. A nihilistic and seemingly self destructive act that two decades ago, would have been hard to imagine experiencing a renaissance in 2017, […]

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Photo Gallery: Phoenix at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Phoenix at Aragon Ballroom

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

  French popsters Phoenix are just one of many bands to grace the pages of the June 2017 issue of Illinois Entertainer. They recently hit the road in support of their latest release Ti Amo. Curt Baran rolled into Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood to snapped off some shots at the band’s sold out show at the […]

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Live Review and Gallery: U2 at Soldier Field

Live Review and Gallery: U2 at Soldier Field

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL Saturday, June 3, 2017 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel Veteran Irish rockers U2 took a detour from the road to their upcoming Songs of Experience project in order to revisit the “desert songs” that put them firmly on the map. The band’s first night at Soldier Field […]

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Photo Gallery and Show Review: Radiohead at Sprint Center, Kansas City

Photo Gallery and Show Review: Radiohead at Sprint Center, Kansas City

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you scanned the parking lots at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Wednesday night, you would have noticed something peculiar about the motionless cars. For each Missouri license plate, there were as many, if not more, vehicles adorned with placards from neighboring States and beyond. It would certainly seem to infer that if Radiohead doesn’t […]

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Photo Gallery: Tove Lo at HOB Chicago

Photo Gallery: Tove Lo at HOB Chicago

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  IE’s Curt Baran hit the pit at Chicago’s House of Blues to capture Tove Lo, who currently graces the cover of our February 2017 issue. She’s currently on the road in support of her sophomore release Lady Wood, while gearing up for stadium dates as the opening act for Coldplay. This time around, she […]

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Recap and Gallery: Future Islands at House Of Vans Chicago

Recap and Gallery: Future Islands at House Of Vans Chicago

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a city filled with storied musical venues, the prevailing attitude seems to be that there’s always room for more. So this past weekend, the creative community welcomed House of Vans Chicago. Situated on the city’s near west side, the new venture is a bit of an anomaly. On its first official night, it was […]

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Recap and Gallery: Frank Turner at HOB Chicago

Recap and Gallery: Frank Turner at HOB Chicago

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

How fortuitous that Frank Turner’s 2017 tour would kick off just as this country faces the aftermath of one of the most contentious elections in our nation’s history. The English folk-punker’s musings have always leaned toward the political, so it seemed all to apropos that he’s still out supporting his most current release Positive Songs […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 3

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 3

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

If the amount of face paint, black leather and studded jean vests are a barometer of the excitement surrounding The Misfits’ first Chicago show in three decades, then enthusiasm in Douglas Park is redlining. But there’s still no shortage of Riot Fest Day 3 to be had before the reunited ghouls take their headlining spot […]

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