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Hot Chip interview

Hot Chip interview

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hot Chip Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Foppery In a reserved, studious manner, Alexis Taylor most resembles Napoleon Dynamite‘s Internet-dating lothario Kip, sans moustache. Diminutive and soft-spoken, it’s slightly hard to believe in a mere five hours — seersucker clad — he will muster the exuberance to perform in front of a sold-out, undulating […]

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Hello, My Name Is Dennis

Hello, My Name Is Dennis

| April 30, 2008 | 2 Comments

Q&A With Dennis DeYoung IE: What have you been up to since appearing on these very pages two years ago? Dennis DeYoung: I’ve been on the road, including some extensive touring in Canada, and I saw the double disc [The Music of Styx: Live With Symphony Orchestra] go platinum and the DVD triple platinum in […]

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File: May 2008

File: May 2008

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Nacht Nacht — Who’s There Shoot, we’ve already got a Dimmu Borgir feature in this issue, might as well keep the black metal ball rolling with some Nachtmystium news. Actually, the Chicagoans don’t want to be coined “black metal” anymore, but we’re doing it anyway, otherwise it screws up the whole intro.

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DVD Zone: May 2008

DVD Zone: May 2008

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Juno Fox Home Video Time was when an independent film simply meant a film released outside the studio system by an independent production company. However, once the Sundance festival became as much of a corporate-sponsored entity as any other film festival in the world, a vast majority of independent films have tried to one-up each […]

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Local CD Reviews

Local CD Reviews

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Around Hear” is a monthly feature where a stable of IE writers review albums sent to us by local musicians. If you are interested in having your CD (must have a minimum of three songs) reviewed and are Illinois-based, mail it and any other media materials to 657 A W. Lake St., Chicago IL, 60661. […]

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Around Hear Page 2

Around Hear Page 2

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sebastian Dior‘s attempt at innovative/experimental pop R&B falls a bit short on God Complex. When not slightly dull or clichéd on such tracks as “Things Can Change” and “Fallen Nature,” he slightly irritates on cuts like “Questions” and “The Martyr.” While he definitely should be commended for wanting to try something fresh and new, Dior’s […]

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Around Hear Page 3

Around Hear Page 3

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Thaddeus Rex may not be a household name, but he recruits Chicago legends Koko Taylor and Pinetop Perkins as well as Alan Gershwin to bolster his playful and quirky pop style and inspirational message to kids. There’s a satisfying, punchy crispness to “Daddy Lived Inside A Boxcar” and an admirable update of the Violent Femmes […]

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Third Time’s A Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Plenty of people dislike Dave Mustaine (read the Al Jourgensen cover story for one), but you have to give the Megadeth frontman credit for Gigantour. Its virgin run in 2005 wasn’t all that impressive because a lineup clogged up by Bobaflex, Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X, and Life Of Agony wasn’t a convincing reason to […]

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Solid Like A . . . Cable

Solid Like A . . . Cable

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Solid Cables Dynamic Arc Ultra Looking for a guitar cable that doesn’t fall apart after a few months? Solid Cables say they have an answer. They bill their Dynamic Arc Ultra as the world’s toughest guitar cord, designed to be “extremely rugged, gig friendly, abuse proof” and offer “exceptional tone.” Solid Cables also say the […]

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Andy Austin, Courtroom Artist

Andy Austin, Courtroom Artist

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

“There’s been a lot of agitation on the part of the electronic media and regular press to open up the courtrooms,” says courtroom artist Andy Austin, author of the new book Rule 53: Capturing Hippies, Spies, Politicians, And Murders In An American Courtroom (Lake Claremont, $19.95). Rule 53 is a Federal Rule Of Criminal Procedure, […]

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Ministry continued

Ministry continued

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

back next “It was really important to us that we didn’t go out just Bush-bashing. So we started jamming with a bunch of different people who live around us [in Texas]: Burton [C. Bell] from Fear Factory, Wayne [Static] from Static-X. Just had a bunch of people dropping in and out. It wasn’t like we […]

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Ministry end

Ministry end

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

home last One super-conscious model that remains in place is how Jourgensen’s career will play out over the next three years.

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Day At The Park

Day At The Park

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

When pressed to point out places on the map known for contributing recognized, high-end recording studios, Orland Park probably fails to make the short list. Yet, tucked within the vast span of suburbia, complete with Bar Louie chains and Borders and Barnes & Noble vying with each other for the same pool of book browsing, […]

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Return To The Blues

Return To The Blues

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out/Here comes something, you never dreamed about/Life is so unpredictable, that’s the way it is. It gets a little hard to bear sometime/Things out of nowhere to blow your mind/But one thing I know for sho’/You’ve got to let life flow.” Kenny Neal – “Let Life […]

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Iron And Wine live!

Iron And Wine live!

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Iron And Wine Vic Theatre, Chicago Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Just as bookends maintain a shelf’s order and organization, the breathtaking opening and closing numbers of Iron And Wine’s tour-closing show on Tuesday – the second of a two-night stand in Chicago’s Vic Theatre – kept the rest of the set list from going off […]

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