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Photo Gallery: Angel at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Photo Gallery: Angel at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| May 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

Angel with Sabbath Nights Arcada Theatre Saturday, May 18 St. Charles Ed Spinelli captured the ’70s hard rock stalwarts Angel with Sabbath Nights at the historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

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Photo Gallery: The Decemberists with Ratboys at Salt Shed • Chicago

Photo Gallery: The Decemberists with Ratboys at Salt Shed • Chicago

| May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Decembrists with Ratboys  The Salt Shed Chicago, IL May 21, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Portland, Oregon’s The Decemberists haven’t released an album in eight years, a veritable lifetime in the record industry hourglass. Well, all that’s about to change. The band is set to release As It Ever Was, So It […]

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Knocked Loose, LCD Soundsystem, Echo and the Bunnymen

Knocked Loose, LCD Soundsystem, Echo and the Bunnymen

| May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Knocked Loose is one of the most acclaimed metalcore groups of the late 2010s. Their blending of metalcore noise with hardcore punk made their sound brash, rough, and exciting. The band returned this year with their third album, You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To, which they’ll be touring behind. Hear cuts from the latest […]

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Stage Buzz: Hatsune Miku, Sleep Token, Megan Thee Stallion, Saxon

Stage Buzz: Hatsune Miku, Sleep Token, Megan Thee Stallion, Saxon

| May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Hatsune Miku is the world’s biggest virtual idol. She’s the OG hologram hitting the scene before Tupac and Michael Jackson. And though she’s just a Vocaloid, she remains one of Japan’s most successful exports. Miku’s world concert tour series, Hatsune Miku Expo, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and rolls into Chicago for a sold-out […]

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Photo Gallery: Devo at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Devo at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| May 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Devo at the Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL Saturday, May 11, 2024 Recap and photos by Jeff Elbel New Wave pioneers Devo brought their Celebrating 50 Years of De-Evolution Tour to a full house of spuds and energy-domed mutants at the Riviera Theatre on Saturday. The career-spanning set list was packed with crowd favorites. Singer and […]

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Photo Gallery: Kerry King at Reggies • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Kerry King at Reggies • Chicago

| May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Kerry King Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Reggies Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Legendary Slayer guitarist Kerry King is likely one of the few artists to play Reggie’s, who parked an 18-wheeler behind the club. Mr. King and his band’s 17-song setlist debuted eleven new tracks from King’s upcoming debut solo album, From […]

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Studiophile: Remembering Steve Albini

Studiophile: Remembering Steve Albini

| May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Audio engineer, musician, and studio owner Steve Albini passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night (May 7). His death is a terrible loss not only to his family, colleagues, and friends but also to so many studio engineers and music fans who loved his production and passion. His extensive recording resume included groundbreaking bands like Nirvana, […]

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Stage Buzz: Q&A • Devo at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Stage Buzz: Q&A • Devo at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| May 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Stage Buzz interviews with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo Q&A by Jeff Elbel Art rockers and New Wave pioneers Devo have chronicled the backward steps of humanity for more than half a century. Songs including “Peek-A-Boo!” and “Beautiful World” are slices of energetic synth-pop with wicked twists below the surface. De facto […]

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IE REWIND: The Sisters of Mercy • The Proud Villains • Appearing at Aragon Ballroom October 23 • Chicago

IE REWIND: The Sisters of Mercy • The Proud Villains • Appearing at Aragon Ballroom October 23 • Chicago

| May 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

Like many of us over the past three COVID-constricted years, I — as both a journalist and a human being, in general — spent a great deal of time looking back, reflecting on past decisions, discoveries, and early drug-related derailments, and not always comfortably. I’ve made a few mistakes over my crazy, always-colorful 46-year career, […]

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Skating Polly, Craig David, John Oates

Skating Polly, Craig David, John Oates

| May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

  For the past six decades, John Oates made up one-half of the soul duo Hall & Oates. The singer/songwriter broke out on his own for his debut solo album Phunk Shui in 2002. Now, he returns with a new solo album, Reunion, and a supporting tour. John Oates will play a sold-out show with […]

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Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at Old Town School of Folk Music • Chicago

Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock at Old Town School of Folk Music • Chicago

| May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL Saturday, May 4, 2024 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel Pop surrealist Robyn Hitchcock performed the second of a two-night stand at the Old Town School of Folk Music on a rain-soaked Saturday night. The career-spanning setlist included many requests coordinated via Hitchcock’s social media accounts, ensuring […]

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Photo Gallery: Sessanta – Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, Primus • Wintrust Arena • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Sessanta – Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, Primus • Wintrust Arena • Chicago

| May 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sessanta: A Perfect Circle, Primus and Puscifer Wednesday, May 1 Wintrust Arena Chicago, IL Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Maynard James Keenan turned 60 and wants the world to know about it. With a talented roster of musicians/friends throughout the “Sessanta” Tour, they delivered in a big way at a sold-out show at Wintrust […]

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