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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day One • Douglass Park  • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day One • Douglass Park • Chicago

| September 19, 2022

Riot Fest Day One Douglass Park Chicago, IL September 16, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran They waited. They waited again. They waited some more. But this past weekend, their patience finally paid off. Way back in the pre-pandemic days, word went out that My Chemical Romance would reunite and play Riot Fest. Given […]

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Live Review: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Live Review: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| September 18, 2022

Spiritualized The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL Thursday, September 15, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel   Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and company brought the hypnotic space-rock of Spiritualized to the Vic Theatre on Thursday. The English band performed fresh material from its captivating new album Everything Was Beautiful. Pierce’s finely crafted songs overflowed with […]

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Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

| September 16, 2022

Cheap Trick Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL Sat September 10, 2022 Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Cheap Trick – “the pride Rockford” entertained a healthy crowd at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan last Saturday with a hit-heavy setlist.  Guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and vocalist Robin Zander have secured their place in the Rock […]

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Stage Buzz: The Riot Fest 2022 Undercard Preview

Stage Buzz: The Riot Fest 2022 Undercard Preview

| September 14, 2022

  Riot Fest returns for its 18th year to historic Douglas Park at Chicago at Ogden & Ashland. From its humble beginnings in small clubs to its current incarnation as a classic punk and hip-hop celebration each Fall, Riot Fest has a connection to Chicago like no other festival. Here are some of our must-see […]

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Stage Buzz: Q&A with Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies

Stage Buzz: Q&A with Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies

| September 14, 2022

  Sometimes — especially over the last couple of soul-trying years — it just feels great to be alive. Or, as Dead Daisies/Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes recently put it in an online posting on his 71st birthday, August 21, he was just “Thankful for another trip around the sun, grateful to see the sun […]

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Stage Buzz: Spiritualized, Alkaline Trio, The Dead Daisies, Panic! at the Disco

Stage Buzz: Spiritualized, Alkaline Trio, The Dead Daisies, Panic! at the Disco

| September 13, 2022

    In a short number of years, Post Malone went from an unknown rapper to a music superstar. Now, the singer will bring his unique blend of rap, rock, metal, and pop to the United Center as part of his “Twelve Carat Tour” this Wednesday, September 14, at 8 PM. Tickets. Jason Pierce and […]

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Live Review: Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden • New York

Live Review: Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden • New York

| September 13, 2022

    Pearl Jam Madison Square Garden New York, NY September 11, 2022 Review and live photo by Curt Baran Anything that takes place on September 11th in New York City is obviously going to carry with it a significant amount of gravitas. Be it the memorial events down in lower Manhattan or something as […]

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Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| September 11, 2022

Echo and the Bunnymen The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel Echo and the Bunnymen returned to the Vic Theatre on Wednesday, bringing a tour dubbed “40 Years of Magical Songs.” The show emphasized the English alternative rockers’ influential first five albums, including 1980 debut Crocodiles, 1981’s Heaven Up […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Fixx at House of Blues • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Fixx at House of Blues • Chicago

| September 11, 2022

The Fixx House of Blues, Chicago, IL Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Live Review and photos by Jeff Elbel The Fixx visited Chicago’s House of Blues on Tuesday, bringing songs from the band’s first new album in ten years. The British alternative rockers’ eleventh album Every Five Seconds succeeds 2012’s critically praised album Beautiful Friction. Both sets of songs […]

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Photo Gallery: Scorpions at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

Photo Gallery: Scorpions at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

| September 8, 2022

Scorpions Thursday, Sept 1 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Speeding by their 50th Anniversary, Scorpions returned back to the Allstate Arena Thursday for an evening of their rock hits yolked with some offerings from their latest album, Rock Believer. With a lineup that is clearly still firing on all cylinders, […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Neko Case at Out of Space • Evanston

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Neko Case at Out of Space • Evanston

| September 5, 2022

Neko Case Out of Space Temperance Beer Co. Evanston, IL Saturday, September 3, 2022 Review and Gallery by Jeff Elbel Cover photo by Ebru Yildiz   Last year’s Out of Space performance by Neko Case and her band was postponed due to an illness in the touring party. On a blustery Saturday, Case made a […]

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Photo Gallery: Rammstein at Soldier Field • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Rammstein at Soldier Field • Chicago

| September 5, 2022

Rammstein Saturday, September 3, 2022 Soldier Field Chicago, IL  Recap and gallery by Edward Spinelli It only took two and a half years of COVID delays and seven Boeing 747s  to bring German metal legends Rammstein to Soldier Field Saturday night. With their incredible stage show, it’s the only venue that could house such a […]

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Hello My Name Is Peter Hook

Hello My Name Is Peter Hook

| September 4, 2022

    Arguably, Mancunian musician Peter Hook’s primary survival skill is his totally unique bass-playing style, a melodic, stage-scraping thrum that — ever since he launched with the legendary but short-lived outfit Joy Division, then perfected it in his ensuing combo New Order; it’s a sound that’s often been imitated but never once been equaled. […]

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Media: September 2022 • Garry Meier • Hall of Famer

Media: September 2022 • Garry Meier • Hall of Famer

| August 31, 2022

Garry Meier’s podcast is now in its seventh season, and it’s fair to say it has found an audience. According to the podcast, monitoring/rating service, Listen Notes, the Garry Meier show is in the top 1.5% of podcasts worldwide. So what does he talk about on the show? “I’m going to quote a listener who […]

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Cover Story: The Interrupters • Write Your Own Story

Cover Story: The Interrupters • Write Your Own Story

| August 31, 2022

  Looks, they say, can be deceiving. Hearing energetic vocalist Aimee Interrupter ricochet through In the Wild — the bracing new fourth album from The Interrupters, the SoCal ska-punk outfit she formed 11 years ago with dub-schooled guitarist Kevin Bivona, now her husband — it’s difficult to picture anything but unbridled joy and optimism fueling it. From […]

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