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Media: June 2023 • Powering WGN AM 720

Media: June 2023 • Powering WGN AM 720

| May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Mary Boyle is the first female general manager in WGN Radio’s history. The rest of the industry has taken note. This past month she was once again named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio by **Radio Ink Magazine. Her journey up the ladder, to the top job at the most iconic Chicago […]

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Cover Story: Moby • Liberating Me

Cover Story: Moby • Liberating Me

| May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

    If you had the luxury of compiling a wish list of gab-gifted guests for the Perfect Dinner Party, you could do a lot worse than inviting techno-jazz-pop-ambient-symphonic Renaissance man Moby. Personally — without even touching on his four-decade, genre-jumping musical career— he has a true wealth of achievements to discuss, including his photography […]

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Stage Buzz: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Do Division Fest, Legions of Metal

Stage Buzz: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Do Division Fest, Legions of Metal

| May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Yeah Yeah Yeahs made a triumphant return last year with their album Cool It Down, their first in nine years. Karen O and co. will play cuts from their latest release along with classics and fan favorites this weekend when they perform at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Thursday, June 1 at […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Poster Children at Bottom Lounge • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Poster Children at Bottom Lounge • Chicago

| May 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

    Poster Children Saturday, May 27, 2023 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL Review and photos by Jeff Elbel “We are Poster Children from Champaign, Illinois” has been bassist Rose Marshack’s salutation to audiences for decades. After extending a welcome to Saturday’s audience at Bottom Lounge, Marshack took questions while brothers Jim and Rick Valentin tuned […]

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Stage Buzz: Helloween, Seal, NKOTP Blockfest, Adelitas Way

Stage Buzz: Helloween, Seal, NKOTP Blockfest, Adelitas Way

| May 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

  German metal legends Helloween, recently inducted into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in New York, come to the Riviera Theatre on Friday, 5/26. Their debut album Walls of Jericho, has stood the test of time as one the greatest speed metal debuts ever.  Helloween is touring with metal stalwarts Hammerfall – making this tour one of […]

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Rock of Pages: Rose Marshack • Play Like a Man

Rock of Pages: Rose Marshack • Play Like a Man

| May 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Play Like a Man by Rose Marshack (University of Illinois Press) Following decades of fan engagement through road diaries and groundbreaking podcast predecessor Radio Zero, Poster Children bassist Rose Marshack has gathered stories and experience for this fast-paced and wide-ranging but well-balanced rock/tech/spiritual memoir. Hard-won lessons, road stories, tech geekery, entertaining anecdotes, and lessons […]

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Stage Buzz: Chicago Drum Show • Kane County Fairgrounds • St. Charles

Stage Buzz: Chicago Drum Show • Kane County Fairgrounds • St. Charles

| May 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Chicago Drum Show May 20 & 21 Kane County Fairgrounds St. Charles, IL Michigan-based Rebeats (longtime retailer, drum historians/authors, and aficionados) is back post-pandemic to host a full-fledged Chicago Drum Show. Now in its 32nd year, the show is a must-attend event for drummers in the area, featuring a host of corporate and independent drum manufacturers […]

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Live Review: Hozier at Metro • Chicago

Live Review: Hozier at Metro • Chicago

| May 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hozier Metro Chicago, IL May 16, 2023 By Aubrey Vernon Irish singer/songwriter Hozier’s “pop-up show” at Metro was, as expected, a uniquely intimate moment for lucky fans who were able to score tickets at the iconic 1100-seat venue. 2023 promises to be a good year for Andrew Hozier-Byrne, who just announced his third album (with […]

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Live Review: Glenn Kotche at Senior Hall • Homewood

Live Review: Glenn Kotche at Senior Hall • Homewood

| May 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Glenn Kotche Senior Hall Cabin Homewood, IL May 6, 2023 By Craig Frank Bang a gong, play it with wooden spoons, or rattle it with paint scrapers, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche recently treated listeners with his insights, tricks, and inspirational sources to both his methods and musicality. On a recent Homewood evening in a Depression-era forest […]

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Live Review: Hoodoo Gurus at City Winery • Chicago

Live Review: Hoodoo Gurus at City Winery • Chicago

| May 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hoodoo Gurus City Winery Chicago Sunday, May 14, 2023 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel Australian garage rock legends Hoodoo Gurus made their first visit to Chicago since 2007 on Sunday, bringing potent new songs from the 2022 album Chariot of the Gods to a sold-out audience at City Winery. The band’s 40th-anniversary tour date was two years […]

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Photo Gallery: Doyle at Art Theatre • Hobart

Photo Gallery: Doyle at Art Theatre • Hobart

| May 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Doyle Art Theatre Hobart, IN May 11, 2023 Photos by Edward Spinelli Misfits co-founder and acclaimed guitarist Doyle arrived at Hobart’s historic Art Theatre Tuesday to a dedicated and enthusiastic crowd. The axeman and his band were fit both musically and physically, running through a set of Misfits classics and solo material.

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Photo Gallery: Blink-182 at United Center • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Blink-182 at United Center • Chicago

| May 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Blink-182 United Center Chicago May 6, 2003 With the original line-up back together (Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker) after a decade apart, Curt Baran captured the groundbreaking pop-punk trio from the nosebleed seats at the United Center a stone’s throw from Oak Park. With Mark Hoppus in remission from his frightening bought with cancer, […]

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Photo Gallery: Flaming Lips • Friday, May 5 • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Flaming Lips • Friday, May 5 • Chicago

| May 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Flaming Lips The Salt Shed Chicago, IL May 5, 2023  Ed Spinelli captured Wayne Coyne and company and their psychedelic mayhem on the North Branch on Friday, enjoying 160 minutes of musical love in Wayne’s bubble. See his gallery. Set 1: (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots) Fight Test One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21 Yoshimi Battles the Pink […]

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Stage Buzz: Enter Shakari, Cecy Santana, The Flaming Lips, Blink-182

Stage Buzz: Enter Shakari, Cecy Santana, The Flaming Lips, Blink-182

| May 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Lotus Kings vocalist Cecy Santana and Deacon Productions’ Steven Kikoen (Deacon Blues, Abbey Road, and Prognosis) team up Thursday, May 4, at Adorn Chicago (with Luiz Ewerling, Brazilian percussion) and Friday, May 5th, (at Endiro Coffee in Aurora with guest Megan Thomas on percussion) serving up a heaping celebration of Cinco De Mayo music. To celebrate […]

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