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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Large concerts may be mostly done this year (carpool concerts remain), but there’s still a lot of live music to enjoy on the web. From classic performances to virtual festivals, here are this week’s can’t miss livestreams. Join the Stone Temple Pilots as they perform their iconic debut album, Core, in its entirety on July 31st at 8 […]

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Stage Buzz Promo: “Live From The Lot” – Local H, Hairbanger’s Ball, Smells Like Nirvana August 6-8

Stage Buzz Promo: “Live From The Lot” – Local H, Hairbanger’s Ball, Smells Like Nirvana August 6-8

| July 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last we saw Local H, they were pioneering one of the first drive-in social distanced concerts in downstate Gibson City. In a summer where you’re never quite sure if you’re going to see your favorite bands because of safety precautions, we’re happy to announce that Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding are performing much closer to […]

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Q&A: CeeLo Green

Q&A: CeeLo Green

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s not an idyllic color-blind utopia, by any means. But the modern music world has certainly become a comfortable place of artistic collaboration where just about anything goes — Ariana Grande could record a squawky duet with a great blue heron, theoretically, and a waiting audience would snap up every last 12” remix. And chances […]

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Spins: Michael McDermott • What in the World…

Spins: Michael McDermott • What in the World…

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Michael McDermott What in the World… (Pauper Sky) Chicago’s Americana and folk-rock hero Michael McDermott’s 15th solo album finds his songwriting sharp and full of fire. The high-spirited title track of What in the World… is a thundering folk-rock anthem for the election year that unleashes a torrential flood of words a la Bob Dylan’s […]

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Spins: Bob Dylan • Rough and Rowdy Ways

Spins: Bob Dylan • Rough and Rowdy Ways

| July 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) In 2012, Bob Dylan released his 35th studio album Tempest. The collection was loaded with potent songs like “Pay in Blood,” “Scarlet Town,” and “Early Roman Kings” that served Dylan well during stops on his Never Ending Tour. The album earned stellar marks from musicologists, but despite a […]

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Spins: INXS • Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium

Spins: INXS • Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium

| July 9, 2020 | 2 Comments

INXS Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium (Eagle Vision) INXS’ concert film Live Baby Live was originally released on VHS in 1991, following the Aussie dance-rock kings’ juggernaut world tour supporting 1990’s X album. The Summer XS event was held at London’s original Wembley Stadium at the peak of the sextet’s popularity, cementing the multiplatinum success […]

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Hello My Name is…Mike Peters of The Alarm

Hello My Name is…Mike Peters of The Alarm

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Tom Lanham You can hand Mike Peters the sourest, acrid batch of lemons ever harvested and the scrappy Alarm bandleader will make a refreshing, ice-cold pitcher of tasty lemonade with it every single time. This Welshman has often endured more hardships in a single month than most so-called rock survivors endure in a lifetime, […]

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File: Live Music is alive at the Drive-In

File: Live Music is alive at the Drive-In

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the unfortunate casualties of the coronavirus is the loss of live music. While music from the stage is only in a self-induced coma, Chicagoland has essentially been music free from stages since the lockdown went into effect on March 19. As we’ve waded through our first three phases of Governor Pritzker’s quarantine in […]

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