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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney at The TaxSlayer Center Moline, IL

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney at The TaxSlayer Center Moline, IL

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney TaxSlayer Center Moline Tuesday, June 11, 2019 If there’s anyone on earth who could kick up their feet and collect royalty checks until kingdom come, it’s Paul McCartney, who besides flying high with Wings and steadily cranking out solo material or duets with everyone from his late frenemy Michael Jackson to current conquerors […]

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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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Photo Gallery: Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band at BMO Harris Pavillion

Photo Gallery: Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band at BMO Harris Pavillion

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The famous Beatles second drummer was joined (“with a little help from his friends”) in Milwaukee by and a famous band including Colin Hay from Men at Work (“Who Can It be Now”, “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather from Toto (“Africa”, “Hold The Line”, “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie from Santana (“Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”) and […]

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Review and Gallery: Paul McCartney at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Review and Gallery: Paul McCartney at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Tinley Park, IL Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Former Beatle Paul McCartney knows what people want. “We can tell what songs you like,” he said midway through a nearly three-hour show. “If it’s an old Beatles song, your phones light up. It’s like […]

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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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Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney @ Marcus Amphitheater

Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney @ Marcus Amphitheater

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Macca in Milwaukee…again.

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Photo Gallery: Ringo Starr @ The Riverside Theatre

Photo Gallery: Ringo Starr @ The Riverside Theatre

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It don’t come easy, but the Beatles’ second drummer makes it look that way in Milwaukee.

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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2015 – Day One

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Chicago 2015 – Day One

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lolla Day One…

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Studiophile: Alan Parsons Master Class at Rax Trax

Studiophile: Alan Parsons Master Class at Rax Trax

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Learning from The Master…

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Digital Divide: November 2012

Digital Divide: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Magical Mystery Tour EMI At the halfway point of their career, The Beatles found the pedal marked “creative experimentation” and floored it. The three years between 1965 and 1967 saw them release the most stunningly original albums in the rock era with Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a […]

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Digital Divide: July 2012

Digital Divide: July 2012

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s generally accepted that The Beatles were one of, if not the most creative and innovative musical forces of our lifetimes. What they accomplished in a mere eight years is beyond impressive – it’s staggering. But beyond

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Classic Spins: John Lennon Collection

Classic Spins: John Lennon Collection

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

The John Lennon canon is now at the tipping point: with the release of the new 38-song Working Class Hero (Capitol) collection, there are now more posthumous album releases by the ex-Beatle than there are actual solo albums he recorded while still alive.

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The Beatles of Craft Beer Week

The Beatles of Craft Beer Week

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The irony of naming four beers to represent The Beatles during Chicago Craft Beer Week, is that they’re all much more enjoyable as solo acts than they are when you mix them together.

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File: December 2010

File: December 2010

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Fair Is Life While the blues figures greatly into Cheat You Fair: The Story Of Maxwell Street, its own greatness wasn’t enough to save the fabled Chicago marketplace.

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You got to hide your Soulive away

You got to hide your Soulive away

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Does the world really need another cover or an entire album of tunes made famous by the Fab Four? Soulive thinks so. Despite iTunes finally making The Beatles’ catalog available to consumers after years of legal trouble, the trio hopes fans will bypass the classic versions and turn a kind eye to its interpretations on […]

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