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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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Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

Live Review and Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

| January 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

Alkaline Trio Metro Thursday, January 3 Alkaline Trio played the first of four consecutive sold-out nights Thursday at Metro, marking their first hometown club show since the release of their latest album, 2018’s Is This Thing Cursed? The record represents arguably the band’s strongest output in over a decade, as it captures the spirit of […]

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Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

Live Review: Guided By Voices at Bottom Lounge

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guided By Voices Monday, December 31, 2018 Bottom Lounge, Chicago On Monday, Dayton, Ohio’s Guided By Voices visited Bottom Lounge to add to its memorable history of New Year’s Eve shows in Chicago. In 2004, the band played what was intended to be its final show at Metro, reeling through a four-and-a-half hour, career-spanning set […]

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Cover Story: nothing, nowhere.

Cover Story: nothing, nowhere.

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cries for help don’t come much more urgently. Last month, brash young Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson — who had joked for months in sketches about being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder — lost any remaining shreds of humor about his often-debilitating condition when he posted an alarming message on Instagram, right before he […]

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Photo Gallery: Los Lobos at City Winery

Photo Gallery: Los Lobos at City Winery

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured night one of four sold-out nights at City Winery. LA-based Tex-Mex and roots stars, Los Lobos treated the crowd to 2 sets, one acoustic and one electric to a stoked West Loop fandom.

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Photo Gallery: Greta Van Fleet at Aragon Ballroom

Photo Gallery: Greta Van Fleet at Aragon Ballroom

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

One year after they played a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall, classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet sold-out 3 nights at Uptown’s Aragon Ballroom. Ed Spinelli captured the band on night one in the historic and acoustically challenging venue on Lawrence Avenue. Read our October 2018 Cover Story with the Greta Van Fleet

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Feature Story: Jay O’Rourke

Feature Story: Jay O’Rourke

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If the Chicago music scene had a spine, Jay O’Rourke would one of its vertebrae. He’s been around a while, worked with some great artists as producer and engineer, and tasted some brief major-label success. But it wasn’t until now, 40 years into his story, that he says he’s found his voice. Last month […]

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Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Radiohead’s extensive tour for their 2016 release A Moon Shaped Pool came to a triumphant end this past summer, apparently one of its members still had some fuel left in his tank. Lead singer Thom Yorke immersed himself in recording the soundtrack to the motion picture Suspiria and almost immediately headed back out onto […]

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Cover Story: Old 97s

Cover Story: Old 97s

| December 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Rhett Miller tried incredibly hard not to let it bother him. He really did. But then he made the unfortunate mistake of looking up the numbers, and the usually calm, cool, and collected Old 97s bandleader went ballistic because the numbers didn’t lie. “Last Christmas” by frickin’ George Michael — God rest his soul — […]

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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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Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

Live Review: Echo and The Bunnymen at the Vic Theatre

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Echo & the Bunnymen The Vic Theatre November 24, 2018 Liverpool may have been put on the map by the Beatles, but Echo and the Bunnymen continue to prove that the town in Northwest England has other musical gifts to offer the world. On Saturday, the Bunnymen returned to Chicago with a six-piece lineup […]

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Cover Story and Gallery: The Struts

Cover Story and Gallery: The Struts

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a popular, yet perhaps far-fetched concept that was titillating impressionable society a few years back. And it was relatively simple, all told, and loosely based on comic Danny Wallace’s book Yes Man, which was later satirized to a zanier degree in Jim Carrey’s film version of the same name: If you simply responded […]

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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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Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

| November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Beatles The Beatles (aka The White Album) anniversary editions (Apple/Universal) Following 2017’s 50th anniversary retooling of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, producer George Martin’s son Giles Martin takes a deep dive into the original White Album reels for a revelatory remix. Pepper’s remix incited heated debate. On one side were fans (and even […]

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IE Rewind: Myles Kennedy at Concord Music Hall

IE Rewind: Myles Kennedy at Concord Music Hall

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Myles Kennedy & Co. brings the Year of the Tiger Tour to Chicago’s Concord Music Hall on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. This IE Rewind interview first appeared in our January 2017 issue when Kennedy was on tour with his band, Alter Bridge. Myles Kennedy & Co. Appear at Concord Music Hall, Tuesday, November 13 […]

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