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Around Hear: October 2012

Around Hear: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Counterfeit I takes pride in being unconventional on A Glimpse, An Eclipse, right down to using titles like “. . .” and “(r)this.” The band opts for a harder guitar sound than on its first two releases, creating a sonic landscape marked with battlefields, industrial beats, shouted vocals, and abrupt tempo changes. The fast-paced “Smile” […]

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Caught In A Mosh: October 2012

Caught In A Mosh: October 2012

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It never fails. Friends grow up, record stores shutter, liner notes shrink, columnists retire, and servers get hacked. But one tried-and-true way of discovering underground music will always remain: the cover song. This writer had never heard of Death In June – possibly the darkest folk group – before Nachtmystium covered “Rose Clouds Of Holocaust” […]

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Digital Divide: October 2012

Digital Divide: October 2012

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The Cabin In The Woods Lionsgate The Avengers Lionsgate If anyone had a better summer at the box office than Joss Whedon, I sure couldn’t tell you who it was. Not only did he direct the highest grossing film of the year, but another one of his projects finally saw the light of day after […]

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File: October 2012

File: October 2012

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TO COMMON, WITH LUV Common urges Chicago’s youth to stop the violence. This comes mere weeks after local rapper Lil Jojo (Joseph Coleman, 18) was gunned down on the streets of Englewood and inflammatory tweets posted on musical rival Chief Keef‘s (Keith Cozart, 17) profile caused police to investigate the rising star in connection to […]

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Gear: October 2012

Gear: October 2012

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Steve Vai Ocean Way Mic Locker App With Apple’s new iPhone 5 release flooding stores this month, the timing is right for guitarist/composer Steve Vai (in collaboration with acclaimed microphone expert Allen Sides and Metal Sidecar, LLC) to release the Ocean Way Microphone Locker App. The company calls it an “indispensable and vital tool for […]

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Media: October 2012

Media: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

I recently had a driveway moment while listening to Loyola University’s WLUW-FM (87.7). The host was doing an in-depth, hour-long retrospective on Daft Punk – whom I’d never heard. Yet I couldn’t stop listening. The way the show’s host, Steve Damien, used live and pre-recorded interviews with full-length versions of songs to tell the story […]

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Studiophile: October 2012

Studiophile: October 2012

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Following the untimely death of legendary Grammy-winning songwriter and studio boffin Joe South, the owner of SONGWERKS RECORDING in Addison, Robert Mackey, took time to reflect on his professional friendship with South (pictured above left, with Mackey) who performed on his band’s (AVM) cover of “Hush,” (made famous by Deep Purple), recorded at Songwerks. “It […]

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Sweet Home: October 2012

Sweet Home: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

With the decidedly testosterone-filled focus of contemporary blues, it’s easy to forget that the genre was popularized at the beginning of the last century by a handful of spirited women. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, and Ida Cox all helped usher in the era of recorded blues records and Memphis Minnie, with her finely-honed […]

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Slash pics

Slash pics

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Slash dusted off his trusty top hat for a set at The Riviera on Sept. 28. We’re starting to wonder if his talented fingers are telepathically connected to the dapper accessory. (All photos by Timothy Hiatt.)

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Girl Talk live!

Girl Talk live!

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Don’t waste your money on a gym membership. Just check out a Girl Talk show if you’re looking to trim those love handles.

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