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Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Michael Bublé at Allstate Arena

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Bublé Allstate Arena, Rosemont Sunday, March 17, 2019 A six-year gap in between tours for a post-2000s artist may as well be a lifetime, but in the case of Michael Bublé, it didn’t come at the hands of a laborious creative pursuit or some self-indulgent exile. Instead, his infant son was dealt an extremely […]

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Photo Gallery: Strange 90’s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV at Metro

Photo Gallery: Strange 90’s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV at Metro

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s music community came together on Friday night to help out one of its own. Jerry Bryant, the proprietor and host of America’s longest running music program, JBTV, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer and has amassed some hefty medical bills. For 35 years his show has helped to launch countless musical acts, […]

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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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Photo Gallery: KISS at United Center

Photo Gallery: KISS at United Center

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

  “The End Of The Road” is certainly an ominous sounding thing to call a tour. But that’s precisely what KISS is doing as they enter their fourth decade as a band. Is it a farewell? Well, considering that they’ve used that phrase before, know one knows for certain. But if it is indeed the […]

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Cover Story: The Way Down Wanderers

Cover Story: The Way Down Wanderers

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Peoria natives The Way Down Wanderers may be new to many, but since dropping a self-titled debut in 2016, as well as a pair of EPs and a live recording, the quintet has steadily swelled their grassroots fan base with an alluring, frequently unexpected hybrid of heartland sounds. Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Austin Krause-Thompson, mandolin player/violinist/guitarist/vocalist […]

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Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teenage Fanclub Metro March 6, 2019 The third album by Glasgow, Scotland alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub was a breakthrough that earned enduring devotion from a small but loyal clutch of power-pop fans. Bandwagonesque rocketed into late 1991 with big, buzzy and cathartic electric guitars serving beautifully laconic pop melodies. The chaotic but sublime sound suggested intermingled […]

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Photo Gallery: Peter Murphy with David J. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Photo Gallery: Peter Murphy with David J. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, located on the campus of the University of Chicago, is a most spectacular example of Gothic architecture. So there simply could not have been a more perfect backdrop for a performer whose musical genre shares the same name. Bauhaus (the band, not the art movement it took its name from) arguably created […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Elton John at Allstate Arena

| February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elton John Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, February 15, 2019 There’s hardly been a period in his 50-year career when Elton John hasn’t been on the road, which makes the desire to retire completely understandable, especially now that he’s 71 and itching for increased time with family. Though it sent a wave of sadness throughout his […]

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Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

Recap and Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten with Lucy Dacus at Thalia Hall

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After the critical adulation and commercial breakthrough of her Tramp album, Sharon Van Etten all but disappeared from the public eye. Well, sort of. She returned to college, became a mother, worked as an actress and did soundtrack work for film. Not exactly what one would call laying idle. Earlier this year she returned to […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Cher with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at United Center

Live Review and Gallery: Cher with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at United Center

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cher/ Chic featuring Nile Rodgers United Center, Chicago Friday, February 8, 2019 Farewell season is in full swing, but like the majority of her career, Cher was well ahead of that curve when she waved goodbye 325 times from 2002 through 2005. Though she briefly encored while being “Dressed To Kill” in 2014, she’s back […]

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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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Hello My Name Is…Dave Meniketti of Y&T

Hello My Name Is…Dave Meniketti of Y&T

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some artists hem and haw when trying to pinpoint the reason for their longevity. Not Dave Meniketti. He’s as surprised as the next guy about the four-decade career longevity of his Bay Area metal outfit Y&T, nee Yesterday and Today. They’ve survived because they’ve deserved to, a modern exercise in Darwinian natural selection. “We’ve honestly […]

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Cover Story: Hozier

Cover Story: Hozier

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

  When Andrew Hozier-Byrne looks back on his past four successful years — ever since his eponymous debut disc went #1 in his native Ireland and Top 10 around the world, fueled by the irresistible, Gospel-fervent smash single “Take Me to Church” — he has a tough time remembering all his subsequent major career coups. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Eric Johnson at Arcada Theatre

| January 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

  Eric Johnson Friday, January 25, 2019 Arcada Theatre, St. Charles Eric Johnson’s Ah Via Musicom tour, featuring his original 1990 bandmates – drummer Tommy Taylor and bassist Kyle Brock, pulled in to The Arcada Theatre on Friday night for a rescheduled show from October 31. Anticipation from ticket holders was high, to say the […]

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Photo Gallery: Neil Young at Riverside Theater

Photo Gallery: Neil Young at Riverside Theater

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

IE’s Eddie_Spinelli captured the legendary Neil Young in Milwaukee at Riverside Theater last night. His intimate set of solo, CSN&Y & Crazy Horse classics were somewhat marred by a chatty crowd, but nothing this legend hasn’t seen before. Setlist via setlist.fm Mansion on the Hill (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover) (Tour debut) Heart of […]

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