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IE 2024 Record Store Day Guide

IE 2024 Record Store Day Guide

| April 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on […]

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Photo Gallery: Mannequin Pussy at Thalia Hall • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Mannequin Pussy at Thalia Hall • Chicago

| April 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Mannequin Pussy Thalia Hall Chicago, IL April 10, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Mannequin Pussy is on an absolute tear!  After more than a decade together that has yielded four albums and an EP, the Philadelphia four-piece is arguably peaking. Their 2024 release, I Got Heaven, and its subsequent tour, brought them to […]

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Stage Buzz: Erick the Architect, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Chance The Rapper

Stage Buzz: Erick the Architect, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Chance The Rapper

| April 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

    After releasing a string of successful mixtapes and EPs, Erick the Architect, best known for his work in hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies, finally released his debut solo album, I’ve Not Been Here Before, earlier this year. Expect to hear a mix of the rapper’s latest and greatest when he performs at Reggie’s Rock […]

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Photo Gallery: The Last Dinner Party • Turner Hall • Milwaukee

Photo Gallery: The Last Dinner Party • Turner Hall • Milwaukee

| April 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Last Dinner Party Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI April 5, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Months before the release of their debut album (2024’s Prelude To Ecstasy), The Last Dinner Party had already captured plenty of attention from music lovers. Advance singles like “Nothing Matters” and “Sinners” have garnered copious amounts of […]

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Media • April 2024 • Me-TV FM’s Deep Cuts

Media • April 2024 • Me-TV FM’s Deep Cuts

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

After a 20+ year stretch on the air in Chicago (WCKG, WLUP, and the Drive), most music fans know Phil Manicki as a disc jockey. But before he became known on the air, Phil had a vibrant background in programming, and that history is helping him in his new role as the program director of […]

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Cover Story: Elbow • Love & Friendship

Cover Story: Elbow • Love & Friendship

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

In Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film covering his early mid-‘70s music-scribe years, Philip Seymour Hoffman — channeling legendary rock critic Lester Bangs — has some sage advice for Patrick Fugit’s earnest teen hopeful William Miller. In the cold, cutthroat new world he’s entering of publicists, exotic junkets, free booze, and possibly drugs, it’s all […]

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Stage Buzz: Savage Master, Drowning Pool, Beach Fossils

Stage Buzz: Savage Master, Drowning Pool, Beach Fossils

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary (and reissue) of their debut album Mask of The Devil, Louisville’s Savage Master mixes a unique blend of early ’80s metal infused with their love of bondage masks and horror movies. they arrive at Reggies Wednesday April 3. Openers include acclaimed Swedish headbangers Screamer and Blood Star. Tickets are still available. […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Mitski at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Mitski at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| March 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Mitski Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL Review of Friday, March 22, 2024, show by Jeff Elbel Photos of Sunday, March 24, 2024, show by Curt Baran On Friday, Mitski performed the second in a series of four sold-out concerts at Chicago’s storied Auditorium Theatre. The run of shows launched a new leg of touring in support […]

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Stage Buzz: Matt Maltese, The 69 Eyes, Steve Hackett, Bad Bunny

Stage Buzz: Matt Maltese, The 69 Eyes, Steve Hackett, Bad Bunny

| March 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Bad Bunny is known as the “King of Latin Trap” and after taking a few years to explore and expand his sound, he’s returning to his Latin Trap roots on latest album Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana. Get ready for night full of dancing when the rapper performs three nights at the […]

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Photo Gallery: Sleater-Kinney with Black Belt Eagle Scout at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Sleater-Kinney with Black Belt Eagle Scout at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| March 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sleater-Kinney Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL March 21, 2024 Recap and gallery by Curt Baran Loss loomed large during Sleater-Kinney’s performance at the Riviera Theatre in Uptown Thursday night. The Olympia, Washington duo (expanded into a quintet for touring purposes) are out promoting their tenth studio album (Little Road) and grief certainly seems to be riding […]

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Photo Gallery: Olivia Rodrigo with Chappell Roan • United Center • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Olivia Rodrigo with Chappell Roan • United Center • Chicago

| March 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Olivia Rodrigo with Chappell Roan United Center Chicago, IL Tuesday, March 19 Recap by Riley Vernon. Gallery by Curt Baran. Pop-rock superstar Olivia Rodrigo arrived in Chicago on Tuesday night with much fanfare on Night One of two sold-out performances as part of her highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Guts World Tour. Rodrigo brought a […]

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Stage Buzz: Chelsea Wolfe, Mitski, Health, Buried and Me

Stage Buzz: Chelsea Wolfe, Mitski, Health, Buried and Me

| March 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe invents her own musical hybrids. Throughout her career, she has fused together folk, doom metal, goth rock, industrial, experimental music, and noise rock to create a sound that’s truly her own. But the one thing that never changes is how entrancing and haunting her songs are. See Wolfe in action at […]

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Photo Gallery: KK’s Priest • Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Photo Gallery: KK’s Priest • Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| March 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

K.K.’s Priest Arcada Theatre St. Charles Friday, March 15 Photo Gallery by Ed Spinelli Co-founding guitarist of Judas Priest, K.K Downing, brought his band K.K.’s Priest to the Arcada Theatre on Friday, March 15. Like many former band members from high-profile rock acts – his time in Judas Priest didn’t end so amicably, but that hasn’t […]

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Photo Gallery: Alkaline Trio • Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Alkaline Trio • Aragon Ballroom • Chicago

| March 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Alkaline Trio Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL March 16, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Chicago’s favorite coffin chasers (and February IE cover stars), Alkaline Trio, brought their Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs tour to Uptown’s Aragon Ballroom for a much-anticipated hometown show. Hours before even a single note was played, the line to enter the […]

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K.K.’s Priest, KMFDM, Ministry, Alkaline Trio, Olivia Rodrigo

K.K.’s Priest, KMFDM, Ministry, Alkaline Trio, Olivia Rodrigo

| March 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

    Industrial pioneer’s Ministry has been threatening to split up many times throughout their careers. Their latest album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, is supposed to be their last, but as fans know, frontman Al Jourgensen isn’t shy about changing his mind. Either way, you won’t want to miss Ministry in action when they play Aragon Ballroom this […]

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