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The boys are back in town

The boys are back in town

| March 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s been a tough year for Thin Lizzy, having lost guitarist Gary Moore and hitting the 25th anniversary of frontman Phil Lynott’s death. Two albums have been reissued by UME, however, and a packed lineup hits Chicago.

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Thursday: Everest or Zomes?

Thursday: Everest or Zomes?

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Instead of falling into the trap of the wretched sophomore slump, Los Angeles-based quintet Everest surpasses its debut (2008’s Ghost Notes) completely.

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Drury Lane’s “Aida” A State Of Emotional “De-Nile”

Drury Lane’s “Aida” A State Of Emotional “De-Nile”

| March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Long before Egypt was experiencing Facebook revolutions, it was the mysterious and conquering land of pharaohs, sphinx, and pyramids. And the setting for one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most famous and popular operas, 1871’s “Aida,” which includes many famous arias, including the heavenly “Celeste Aida.”

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The Genius Switch

The Genius Switch

| March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Though the blame often lies squarely on our foreheads, it’s easy to shift it to downloads and the transformation of MTV into a teen-lifestyles network regarding our disconnect with bands.

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Before winter sets back in . . .

Before winter sets back in . . .

| March 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Not to be so vulgar as to talk weather, but March is supposed to get warmer as it progresses. Not that it isn’t a cruel reminder to all the knobs who return from Austin each spring, but we’d like to put our snow boots away.

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Live: Huey Lewis

Live: Huey Lewis

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN Friday, March 18, 2011 For the first time in nine years, Huey Lewis & The News released a new studio CD, so it’s no wonder why they decided to play the majority of it before dusting off their ’80s oldies. Though that decision might look self-indulgent on the […]

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Carlos Murphy’s

Carlos Murphy’s

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’re all for interracial mingling, though the Irish/Mexican thing’s special treatment has kept us guessing. Is it a Catholic thing?

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How St. Patrick gets his groove back

How St. Patrick gets his groove back

| March 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

So close to Mardi Gras and not quite on a weekend (though thankfully not a Lenten Friday — what would we do with all this corned beef???), there’s still plenty to do to celebrate the greenest icon, including a blowout at Peggy Kinane’s with Sister Hazel.

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Live review: OMD

Live review: OMD

| March 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Park West, Chicago Saturday, March 12, 2011 For lovers of the 1980s, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will always be tied to the Pretty In Pink soundtrack thanks to its monster hit, “If You Leave.” But for those who dive deeper into the electronic rockers’ annals, there’s actually much more to enjoy and a fairly […]

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Just like a man

Just like a man

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Band, Cars, and Police didn’t have to deal with modern technology, but contemporary musicians know full well the first time a curious person wants to learn more, they’ll Google them.

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The ol’ switcheroo

The ol’ switcheroo

| March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The process of selecting opening acts will confuse and frustrate fans until their dying (fandom) days. The mind still spins when wondering why Bobcat Goldthwait warmed up for Nirvana on their final American tour.

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Season of The Witch

Season of The Witch

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Emerging from the U.K. in 2008, Ebsen & The Witch come Stateside with Violet Cries, their first U.S. release on Matador. Blending ethereal sonic landscapes with pulsating rhythmic metallic seasonings,

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Party hearty, Marty

Party hearty, Marty

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Those of you who survive the local drinking orgy that is Casimir Pulaski Day have another quirk in the schedule to deal with tomorrow.

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Win Flogging Molly tickets!

Win Flogging Molly tickets!

| March 4, 2011

We have a pair of tickets for the Flogging Molly concert next Saturday, the 12th! Click on to answer our question and enter the giveaway.

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Merging of species

Merging of species

| March 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pre-SXSW, two of Merge Records’ non-Grammy winning, power-poppish heroes arrive to state their case for next year’s awards season.

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