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Cover Story: Johnny Marr

Cover Story: Johnny Marr

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Johnny Marr just made the best record of his life. And he knows it. Dubbed Call the Comet, it’s the ex-Smith guitarist’s third, following 2013’s The Messenger and 2014’s Playland. And it finds him: Lyrically delving into grim socio-political issues that he’d often avoided; Letting his axe provide the chiming hooks in places instead of […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest continues its tradition of solid, left of center bookings for the 2018 version of the hometown festival that returns to Douglas Park September 14-16. This year’s fest brings a bevy of artists across dozens of genres on five stages including “First Wave” headliners including Blink-182 and Beck (with a third to be revealed […]

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Gear: November 2012

Gear: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fender Guitars Jaguar 50th Anniversary The Fender Jaguar electric guitar is 50 years old. Wow. Unveiled in 1962, it was the last and arguably, most criticized of the guitar maker’s four signature electric guitars to be introduced, and, as it turned out, the last major “six-stringer” by Leo Fender whose name is still adorned on […]

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Cover Story: Bernard Sumner

Cover Story: Bernard Sumner

| April 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Don’t Sweat The Technique The odds of a band breaking big are astronomical enough, but what are the chances it will happen twice let alone three or perhaps even four times for the same artist under different incarnations?

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