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Archive for September, 2020

Media: October 2020

Media: October 2020

| September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

When Richard Milne was told he was replacing Lin Brehmer as the WXRT morning host in February, he knew the implications. “I’m the 5th ever XRT morning man in 48 years,” he says, ticking off the others: Scott McConnell, Garry Lee Wright, Terri Hemmert, and Lin Brehmer. “I’ve admired all of those people, but I […]

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Cover Story: Mastodon

Cover Story: Mastodon

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the cold, clinical coronavirus age, no gift horse should ever be looked at directly in the mouth, reckons Mastodon drummer/lyricist Brann Dailor. So, take the Grammy-winning prog-metal outfit’s latest odds-and-sods anthology Medium Rarities at face value — as a surprise mid-pandemic present to diehard fans, featuring the jarring new juggernaut “Fallen Torches,” alongside a […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 30th – October 2nd

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emmylou Harris and Friends host an intimate performance benefiting Bonaparte’s Retreat and Crossroads Campus on September 29th and 30th. Joining Harris are Sam Bush, John Randall, and Byron House. Grab tickets here. AWOLNATION performs live from The Wiltern in Los Angeles on September 30th at 8 PM. Get tickets and merch bundles here. Nathaniel Rateliff […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 22nd-26th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 22nd-26th

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Summer may be over, but festival season is still alive in the virtual world. From major festival celebrations to intimate performances, here are the livestreams you should be checking out this week. This week on “Dave Matthew’s Drive-In,” the band will broadcast their 2019 show from Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY to celebrate […]

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File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The waiting is the hardest part. Independent music venues in Chicago and across the country are fighting for their survival during the pandemic. Most music clubs are closed until a COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered to the masses, estimated by doctors to be sometime in 2021. In the meantime – rent, insurance, and other bills […]

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Feature: The Mission

Feature: The Mission

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was literally the last thing Wayne Hussey expected. His classic British goth-rock outfit, The Mission, had been on an extensive tour of Europe in March when the coronavirus started shutting down venue after venue until the situation got so desperate that he barely made it back to his new hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Killers will perform a mix of classic hits along with tracks from their new album, Imploding the Mirage, as part of Pandora LIVE. Tune in Tuesday, September 15th at 8 PM. The show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Devendra Banhart continues his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They were Written” livestream series on September 16th. This time he’ll perform songs from Cripple […]

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Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

| September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Timing, they say, is everything. There’s no possible way that legendary Long Island-based musicologist and guitar slinger G.E. Smith could have predicted meeting Washington state-reared, soul stylist LeRoy Bell roughly a year ago, or that they would hit it off so well that they would enter the studio to launch a new duo only two […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 9 – 12

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 9 – 12

| September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Margo Price hits Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl stage for a pair of full-band, audience-free performances on September 9th, and September 10th at 7 PM. Get tickets and tune in at fans.com. Singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart kicks off his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They Were Written” livestream series on September 9th. This week features songs from Oh Me Oh My, Rejoicing in the Hands, and Niño Rojo. The […]

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Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

| September 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Rock Hall of Fame inductees Depeche Mode remain a touring force 40 years into their career. No stranger to selling out massive stadiums around the world, the band embarked on their longest trek yet with the Global Spirit Tour. To commemorate the outing, the final date in Berlin was filmed for the 2019 documentary Spirits […]

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CinemaScopes: September 2020

CinemaScopes: September 2020

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve waited so long to see a movie on the big screen, and with about 65% of U.S. theaters now open, we finally get the chance – albeit with limited seating capacities, mandatory masks, and strict social distancing guidelines required. And as promised, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet will be leading the way as the first […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local heroes Umphrey’s McGee present “Wrapped In the Round,” a virtual concert experience that not only features a performance from the band but also sees them improvising soundtracks based on fan suggestions. The band will perform on Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 PM. Get details and tickets here. Red Rocks Unpaused […]

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