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Archive for September, 2006

Rock Star Parking

Rock Star Parking

| September 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Local musicians who haven’t checked out the independently produced local TV show “Upscale TV” should do so – and soon.

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On The Move

On The Move

| September 29, 2006 | 1 Comment

Count Chris Shepard, studio manager at Chicago Recording Company, as one of those who considered Lollapalooza 2006 a smashing success.

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Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

| September 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Blind Pig Records‘ 30th anniversary collection, Pearls From Swine, is a two-CD-plus-DVD package celebrating the Chicago blues and blues rock label’s upcoming pearl anniversary in 2007. From its humble beginnings in 1977 in the basement of the Blind Pig, an Ann Arbor, Michigan blues club, the label has grown into one of the world’s foremost […]

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Lupe Fiasco’s Secret Show

Lupe Fiasco’s Secret Show

| September 27, 2006 | 2 Comments

Lupe Fiasco Metro, Chicago Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At last, Lupe Fiasco’s day has come. On an unseasonably cool September evening, this Chicago-reared MC gathered hundreds of fans for this free “MySpace Secret Show” — one that he initially cancelled due to illness. But after having his long-awaited debut, Food & Liquor, pushed back seven […]

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Readers Poll

Readers Poll

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

2006 CLUB GUIDE READER’S POLL Just what is it that you do when you’re not here? In so many words, that’s what we’re after with our Club Guide Reader’s Poll. Where do you drink? Who has the best sound? We’ll print the results in the November issue. America! Democracy! We vote, eh?

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Sufjan Stevens live

Sufjan Stevens live

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Sufjan Stevens Riviera, Chicago Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Things have gotten serious for Sufjan Stevens. When Illinois was just a twinkle in his eye, he brought his so-called “Militia” to Schubas on the Seven Swans tour; Schubas holds approximately 200 people. After Illinois came out, he played a sold-out Metro. Tuesday he packed the Riv […]

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The Melvins preview

The Melvins preview

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Melvins, Big Business Double Door, Chicago Thursday, September 28, 2006 IE probably should have done a feature in the magazine about the Melvins new record, (A) Senile Animal, because, well, as hard rock/metal icons they deserve it. But the thought of interviewing frontman King Buzzo, who seems to take a genuine pleasure in hating […]

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Harvey Danger preview

Harvey Danger preview

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Harvey Danger Schubas, Chicago Saturday, September 30, 2006 Harvey Danger have been around for 12 years, in the public eye for nine. During that span, they’ve released a grand total of three albums. While that’s not exactly the snails pace of Boston, it’s hardly indicitive of the alt-rock ethos around when they briefly rose to […]

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Godhead preview

Godhead preview

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Godhead Durty Nellie’s, Palatine Sunday, October 1, 2006 On August 29th, Godhead’s The Shadow Line earned the distinction of being the first release on Cement Shoes Records, as Godhead was the first band signed to the label. Let’s hope they do better than five years ago, when they found themselves in a similar situation on […]

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KMFDM preview

KMFDM preview

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

KMFDM, Combichrist House Of Blues, Chicago Tuesday, October 3, 2006 Nine Inch Nails release something every six years. Al Jourgensen is retiring Ministry. KMFDM will never stop.

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RIP Bob Wiggins

RIP Bob Wiggins

| September 27, 2006 | 5 Comments

R.I.P. BOB WIGGINS IE would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Bob Wiggins, who passed away on the night of September 22nd.

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Alias & Tarsier reviewed

Alias & Tarsier reviewed

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Alias And Tarsier Plane That Draws A White Line (Anticon) While this EP is being marketed as a collection of “new songs” from bi-coastal duo Alias And Tarsier, in reality, it’s more like table scraps from their recently released downtempo debut, Brookland/Oaklyn.

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Relay reviewed

Relay reviewed

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Relay Still Point Of Turning (Bubble Core) Studio engineer shows the shoegaze bands how it’s done.

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Dark Globe reviewed

Dark Globe reviewed

| September 27, 2006 | 3 Comments

Dark Globe Nostalgia For The Future (Global Underground) Slinky electronic album by breakbeat pioneers with guests like Boy George and Tom Verlaine, recalls both recent Goldfrapp and early Massive Attack.

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IV Thieves reviewed

IV Thieves reviewed

| September 27, 2006 | 2 Comments

IV Thieves If We Can’t Escape My Pretty (New West) Noel Gallagher’s endorsement doesn’t buy you very much these days; you almost have to question the past-his-prime Brit’s wisdom.

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