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October 2022: Media • Svengoolie Spooktacular

October 2022: Media • Svengoolie Spooktacular

| September 30, 2022

Did Rich Koz think he’d be doing the character of Svengoolie this long? “Not at all. That wasn’t even in my mind when I got the show at WFLD in 1979,” he says. “I just thought, ‘wow, this is really cool, I got a job, and I’m on TV.’ I never thought, ‘yeah, I’ll still […]

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Cover Story: Lamb of God • Revitalize The Soil

Cover Story: Lamb of God • Revitalize The Soil

| September 30, 2022

It’s never a good battle strategy to telegraph your punches, swears Lamb of God growler L. Randall Blythe. Several years ago, he foresaw a possible post-EMP, Road Warrior atavistic future when banks have all failed and suggested, matter-of-factly, that when the grid went down, it would just be “me and my guns.” Did the Virginian have […]

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Stage Buzz: Megadeth, New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden

Stage Buzz: Megadeth, New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden

| September 29, 2022

Megadeth, one of the big four in metal, continues holding their title as absolute legends of the genre. Rising from the ashes of Dave Mustaine’s short stint in Metallica, the band has firmly stood on its own for nearly 40 years. Clearly, they have no plans on becoming a legacy act as they just released […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Porcupine Tree at Auditorium • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Porcupine Tree at Auditorium • Chicago

| September 22, 2022

Porcupine Tree Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Andy Argyrakis, courtesy of Auditorium Theatre. Given Steven Wilson’s prolific nature and the strength of his solo activity, many fans received a welcome shock upon the reignition of progressive rock torchbearers Porcupine Tree. The band’s eleventh full-length album, Closure/Continuationarrived in […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Killers with Johnny Marr at United Center • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Killers with Johnny Marr at United Center • Chicago

| September 22, 2022

The Killers/Johnny Marr Wednesday, Sept 21 United Center Chicago, IL Review by Andy Argyrakis and photos by Chris Phelps For nearly two decades, The Killers have consistently crafted dependable hits with one foot moving feverishly on the dance floor and the other planted firmly in the heartland. That juxtaposition couldn’t be more apparent on the […]

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Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins at Metro • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins at Metro • Chicago

| September 22, 2022

Smashing Pumpkins Tuesday, September 20 Metro Chicago Chicago, IL Review by Jaime de’Medici; Photos by Curt Baran There’s no concert hall more meaningful for The Smashing Pumpkins, and by extension, the band’s fanbase, than Metro Chicago. Any true fan, and even many casual fans, are almost certainly aware of the band’s extensive history with the northside […]

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Live Review: Roxy Music at United Center • Chicago

Live Review: Roxy Music at United Center • Chicago

| September 20, 2022

Roxy Music United Center, Chicago Tuesday, September 19, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Can it really be 50 years since the release of Roxy Music’s self-titled debut album? The English band’s music documented across seven albums spanning 1972 to 1982, still seems modern and forward-looking, even considering the longstanding acclaim that […]

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Stage Buzz: Heaven 17, Prognosis, Ivy Ford Band, Damaged Justice

Stage Buzz: Heaven 17, Prognosis, Ivy Ford Band, Damaged Justice

| September 19, 2022

    Some of the best “new” blues players in the city are now women. You can add Ivy Ford and her band near the top of that list. Her soulful voice matches her abilities on the guitar. Raised in Waukegan, Ford’s self-released albums  (Harvesting My Roots is an in-office favorite) show she’s become one of […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day One • Douglass Park  • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day One • Douglass Park • Chicago

| September 19, 2022

Riot Fest Day One Douglass Park Chicago, IL September 16, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran They waited. They waited again. They waited some more. But this past weekend, their patience finally paid off. Way back in the pre-pandemic days, word went out that My Chemical Romance would reunite and play Riot Fest. Given […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day Two • Douglass Park  • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day Two • Douglass Park • Chicago

| September 19, 2022

Riot Fest Day Two Douglass Park Chicago, IL September 17, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Day Two of Adult Warped Tour (we kid you, Riot Fest) proved to be no less epic than its predecessor. With another kiss from the meteorological gods, the second summer was in full effect. Saturday’s headliners, The Misfits […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day Three • Douglass Park • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest 2022 • Day Three • Douglass Park • Chicago

| September 19, 2022

Riot Fest Day Three Douglass Park Chicago, IL September 18, 2022 Riot Fest arguably left the loudest for last. If someone did somehow beat them, then, without question, Nine Inch Nails certainly brought the most angst. The Industrial behemoth sent voluminous waves of anger across Douglass Park as they closed out the 2022 version of […]

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Live Review: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Live Review: Spiritualized at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| September 18, 2022

Spiritualized The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL Thursday, September 15, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel   Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and company brought the hypnotic space-rock of Spiritualized to the Vic Theatre on Thursday. The English band performed fresh material from its captivating new album Everything Was Beautiful. Pierce’s finely crafted songs overflowed with […]

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Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

| September 16, 2022

Cheap Trick Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL Sat September 10, 2022 Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Cheap Trick – “the pride Rockford” entertained a healthy crowd at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan last Saturday with a hit-heavy setlist.  Guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and vocalist Robin Zander have secured their place in the Rock […]

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Stage Buzz: The Riot Fest 2022 Undercard Preview

Stage Buzz: The Riot Fest 2022 Undercard Preview

| September 14, 2022

  Riot Fest returns for its 18th year to historic Douglas Park at Chicago at Ogden & Ashland. From its humble beginnings in small clubs to its current incarnation as a classic punk and hip-hop celebration each Fall, Riot Fest has a connection to Chicago like no other festival. Here are some of our must-see […]

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Stage Buzz: Q&A with Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies

Stage Buzz: Q&A with Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies

| September 14, 2022

  Sometimes — especially over the last couple of soul-trying years — it just feels great to be alive. Or, as Dead Daisies/Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes recently put it in an online posting on his 71st birthday, August 21, he was just “Thankful for another trip around the sun, grateful to see the sun […]

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