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Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian psychedelic rockers The Church have been consistently fascinating for an astonishing 38 years. In 2013, the band began a new chapter by enlisting former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug alongside founding guitarist Peter Koppes, veteran drummer Tim Powles, and bassist-frontman Steve Kilbey. The lineup has produced strong work, including 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity. […]

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Live Review: Ry Cooder at Thalia Hall

Live Review: Ry Cooder at Thalia Hall

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ry Cooder’s lengthy resume includes a pile of highlights. Among them are six Grammy awards, evocative soundtrack albums for films including Paris, Texas, collaboration with previously-hidden musical treasures of Cuba with Buena Vista Social Club, and profoundly influencing the signature sound of the Rolling Stones. Cooder also has a stack of great albums to his […]

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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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Spins: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Reviewed

Spins: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Reviewed

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition (Capitol) The 50th anniversary celebration for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has sparked ample debate. The outpouring of opinion was inevitable, given the album’s status as the most universally-praised release of the rock era. Beatle diehards may argue whether Abbey Road […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Andrew Bird at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Andrew Bird at Allstate Arena

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Andrew Bird Friday, January 20, 2017 Allstate Arena A week after performing for A Prairie Home Companion at Symphony Center, Andrew Bird returned to open for the Lumineers at Allstate Arena. Showing his hometown roots, Andrew Bird marveled at finding himself onstage at the former “Rosemont Horizon.” He stopped short of naming shows he had […]

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Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Britain’s oldest hitmakers” return to their blues roots. Instead of revisiting tired cliches, Jeff Elbel says they sound inspired and re-energized, in Spins.

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Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at City Winery

Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at City Winery

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift Thursday, November 17, 2016 City Winery As Robyn Hitchcock’s touring partner for a number of years, Emma Swift received a warm welcome at City Winery from the headliner’s fans. The Australian transplant by way of Nashville colored tremulous guitar chords with her rich and winsome alto on songs including […]

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Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Metro

Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Metro

| September 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Liverpool’s second most famous band return to their famous Chicago home, Metro…

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Live Review and Gallery: Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field

Live Review and Gallery: Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Night one of PJ – reviewed and photographed at the Friendly Confines…

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Remembering Prince: 1958-2016

Remembering Prince: 1958-2016

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nothing compares 2 U.

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Live Review and Gallery: David Gilmour @ United Center

Live Review and Gallery: David Gilmour @ United Center

| April 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pink Floyd’s master guitarist shows an elegant touch on the first of 3 nights in Chicago…

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Hello, My Name Is….David Gilmour

Hello, My Name Is….David Gilmour

| April 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

Pink Floyd alumnus talks to IE on the eve of his Chicago shows…

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Muse @ United Center

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Muse @ United Center

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Larger than life…

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Hello: My Name is Colin Hay…(Updated with live review & gallery)

Hello: My Name is Colin Hay…(Updated with live review & gallery)

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

IE’s Jeff Elbel talked to former Men At Work co-founder Colin Hay…

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Live Review & Gallery: Leo Nocentelli @ City Winery

Live Review & Gallery: Leo Nocentelli @ City Winery

| November 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

Leo shows how they do it NOLA…

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