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Media: December 2021 • Never Forget

Media: December 2021 • Never Forget

| November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  At the end of every year we like to take a moment to acknowledge the media giants in Illinois we lost during the year. This year the list includes television and radio icons, familiar faces and voices, and people behind the scenes. One of the most consequential names you might not know is former […]

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Cover Story: Cheap Trick • Best of 2021 – IE Rewind

Cover Story: Cheap Trick • Best of 2021 – IE Rewind

| November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

At a seasoned 72, Rick Nielsen is the Frank Buck of the rock and roll world. By his own admission — and he’s not bragging, just stating the facts — the Cheap Trick axeman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has bagged and brought home over 2,000 guitars in his lifetime. His trophy room […]

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Spins: Damon Albarn • The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

Spins: Damon Albarn • The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

| November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Damon Albarn  The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows (Transgressive Records Ltd) The stark black and white boulder on the cover of Damon Albarn’s new solo album announces immediately that this will not be the Day-Glo dance party of his band Gorillaz, nor will it conjure the dandy day-in-the-English-life of his 90s Britpop […]

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Live Review: Musical Box at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review: Musical Box at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| November 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

  The Musical Box Saturday, November 20, 2021 Arcada Theatre, St. Charles by Steven Kikoen There’s an understanding among Genesis fans that when the time came where arguably the most prolific progressive rock ensemble that ever existed crossed the line into the pop microcosm, they would all secretly fain forgiveness and pretend to ignore this […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: November 26 – December 2 • The Lumineers, Pigface, Muriel Anderson, State Champs, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony v Three 6 Mafia

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz: November 26 – December 2 • The Lumineers, Pigface, Muriel Anderson, State Champs, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony v Three 6 Mafia

| November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you missed The Lumineers’ from Santa Barbara livestream event back in September, you have a second chance to check it out this weekend with an encore presentation on Friday, November 26 at 7:30 PM. Grab tickets here. Watch Pigface’s 2019 show from Chicago’s Thalia Hall shot from six different cameras this Friday, November 26, […]

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Stage Buzz: Deacon Blues at Arcada Theatre – Saturday, November 27 • St. Charles

Stage Buzz: Deacon Blues at Arcada Theatre – Saturday, November 27 • St. Charles

| November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

  After a year off due to COVID-19, Deacon Blues is bringing back their traditional Thanksgiving weekend show at Arcada Theatre this Saturday, November 27. Having just celebrated their 9th Anniversary with a show at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, the band is prepared to bring back what the fans want: an All-Star Tribute to Steely Dan. […]

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Photo Gallery: Chvrches at Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Chvrches at Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

| November 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

CHVRCHES Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL  November 19th, 2021 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Glasgow’s Chvrches brought their Screen Violence to Uptown Friday, including a phalanx of video screens, strobe lights, and fog machines that added a sensory overload to a synth-y, electro-beat-laden soundtrack. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry was hypnotic as ever, effortlessly pirouetting one […]

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Live Review: Genesis at United Center • Chicago

Live Review: Genesis at United Center • Chicago

| November 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Genesis United Center November 15, 2021 Review by Andy Argyrakis Photo by Patrick Balls   When Phil Collins proved he was Not Dead Yet with a tell-all book and tour of the same name in 2018, speculation began swirling that another final hurrah with Genesis could be coming right around the corner. Though it […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – November 17 – November 22 • Jason Isbell, Anti-Flag AntiFest, Pink Sweat$ at Concord Hall, Robyn Hitchcock, Jason Sudeikis hosts Thundergong!

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – November 17 – November 22 • Jason Isbell, Anti-Flag AntiFest, Pink Sweat$ at Concord Hall, Robyn Hitchcock, Jason Sudeikis hosts Thundergong!

| November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

  In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the November 1981 release of their debut album, Movement, New Order has been profiled by BBC6 online in a one-hour special highlighting the best songs from the record, including “Ceremony” and “Dreams Never End,” plus rare tracks, cover songs, bands they influenced, and Movement‘s obvious musical connection […]

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Photo Gallery: Wolf Alice at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Wolf Alice at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| November 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wolf Alice The Vic Theatre November 8, 2021  Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Curt Baran On their third album Blue Weekend, London’s Wolf Alice went all-in with a big, vibrant sound and heavy emotions to match. Their tour of the same name recently brought them to the Vic Theatre, and the quintet (fleshed out this time […]

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Photo Gallery: My Morning Jacket at The Auditorium Theatre

Photo Gallery: My Morning Jacket at The Auditorium Theatre

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  IE’s Ed Spinelli captured My Morning Jacket at the Auditorium on Night Two of three nights in the Loop. Setlist: Victory Dance It Beats 4 U Love Love Love Magic Bullet Lay Low Lowdown Master Plan Complex Bermuda Highway If All Else Fails I Think I’m Going To Hell Compound Fracture Easy Morning Rebel […]

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Spins: The Rolling Stones • A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach

Spins: The Rolling Stones • A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach (Eagle Vision/Mercury/Universal) Walking onto the stage before a massive Brazilian crowd stretching as far down Copacabana Beach as the eye can see, the Rolling Stones tear into a revved-up version of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” to begin this concert filmed on February 18, 2006. The band […]

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Spins: Bob Marley and the Wailers • The Capitol Session ‘73

Spins: Bob Marley and the Wailers • The Capitol Session ‘73

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Bob Marley and the Wailers The Capitol Session ‘73 (Tuff Gong/Mercury/Universal) After October 1973 shows in San Francisco during October 1973, producer Denny Cordell brought reggae pioneers Bob Marley and the Wailers to Los Angeles for a session at the famed Capitol Studios. The results are this 12-song CD and film, released for the first […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz November 9-November 14 • Pitchfork Music Fest London, Johnny Marr, Adult Swim Fest., Andrew McMahon, Chase Atlantic Live from the Riviera Theatre, Welcome To Rockville Festival

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz November 9-November 14 • Pitchfork Music Fest London, Johnny Marr, Adult Swim Fest., Andrew McMahon, Chase Atlantic Live from the Riviera Theatre, Welcome To Rockville Festival

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Electronic post-punk pioneers New Order performed last Saturday, November 6, to a sold-out O2 crowd in London during their livestream; you can still catch the replay until Tuesday, November 9. Get Tickets here. Flymachine presents X Ambassadors: “The Beautiful Liar Tour.”  The band will perform live from November 9 at The Truman in Kansas City.  […]

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Stage Buzz Review: Elvis Costello & The Imposters • The Chicago Theatre

Stage Buzz Review: Elvis Costello & The Imposters • The Chicago Theatre

| November 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Elvis Costello and the Imposters Chicago Theatre November 3, 2021 Review by Jeffrey Kotthoff In his first Chicago performance during the age of COVID, Elvis Costello greeted the audience at the Chicago Theater with what felt like a sincere, “Hello again friends, how you doing?” Costello and The Imposters then roared out of the gates […]

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