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Photo Gallery: Sarah McLachlan • Huntington Bank Pavilion • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Sarah McLachlan • Huntington Bank Pavilion • Chicago

| June 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sarah McLachlan Huntington Bank Pavilion Chicago, IL June 11, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran If you closed your eyes, it was as if you’d been transported back to 1994. Sarah McLachlan began singing “Possession” from her Fumbling Toward Ecstasy album from that year and it sounded as if her voice had been cryogenically […]

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Stage Buzz: The Dead Daisies with Enuff Z’Nuff, Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, PVRIS

Stage Buzz: The Dead Daisies with Enuff Z’Nuff, Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, PVRIS

| June 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Heavy rock supergroup The Dead Daisies, led by ex-Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi, arrive at Arcada Theatre on Wednesday, June 12. Touring in support of their new single “Light Em Up” (and new album in September), expect an evening of classic tracks (“Rise Up,” “Long Way to Go”) from their decade together. Local glam rockers […]

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Photo Gallery:  Khruangbin  • June 7 • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Khruangbin • June 7 • Chicago

| June 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Khruangbin The Salt Shed Chicago, IL June 7, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Few celebrate summer like Chicago. It seemingly takes forever to arrive and vanishes in an eye blink. So, when an evening presents itself as the perfect combination of weather and soundtrack, it feels like an absolute victory. Such was the […]

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Feature: Kula Shaker • Spiritual Relationships

Feature: Kula Shaker • Spiritual Relationships

| June 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

         “Not dead YET.”         For better or worse, that has become my patented gallows-humored, post-pandemic response to anyone who casually inquires how I’m doing. Based on the hilarious Monty Python Death Cart scene in The Holy Grail, I’ve found it to be a good way of underscoring the […]

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Stage Buzz Q & A: Jon Anderson at Copernicus Center • Chicago

Stage Buzz Q & A: Jon Anderson at Copernicus Center • Chicago

| June 5, 2024 | 0 Comments

Jon Anderson is in love with life. At 79 years old, he’s still doing what makes him happy: making and playing music. Not only is he prepping a summer tour with The Band Geeks, but he’s also getting ready to release his 16th solo album, True. With a career spanning several decades, it would be […]

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Stage Buzz: Alien Ant Farm, Allie X, Rick Springfield, Kim Gordon

Stage Buzz: Alien Ant Farm, Allie X, Rick Springfield, Kim Gordon

| June 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Alien Ant Farm, the band known for giving Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” a hard rock makeover, returns with Mantras, their first new album in nine years. Though a lot has changed in that time, the band is still unapologetically their brash, high-energy, abrasive selves. Hear fan favorites along with new songs at their Bottom […]

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Photo Gallery: The Damned at Concord Hall • Chicago

Photo Gallery: The Damned at Concord Hall • Chicago

| June 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Damned Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL June 2, 2024 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Although they’ve maintained a core of usual suspects, The Damned have certainly endured a revolving door of both personnel changes and musical directions. This is not entirely surprising, considering the UK band is now entering its FIFTH decade as […]

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Media: June 2024 • 100 Years Of The Big ’89

Media: June 2024 • 100 Years Of The Big ’89

| May 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

  This year, WLS-AM 890 is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a radio station. It’s really been three radio stations during that time. From 1924 to 1960, WLS served the farmers of the Midwest. Since 1989, it’s been a conservative talk radio station. But for 29 glorious years (1960-1989), it was the biggest Top-40 station in […]

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Cover Story: Kerry King • Solo Time

Cover Story: Kerry King • Solo Time

| May 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

Five years since Slayer played what was to be the band’s final gig on November 30, 2019, on their Farewell Tour during a hometown show at the Forum in Los Angeles, guitarist Kerry King has resurfaced with the release of his first solo album, From Hell I Rise (via Reigning Phoenix Music). Recruiting former Slayer […]

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Stage Buzz: Allman Betts Band, Melt-Banana, The Damned, , George Clinton

Stage Buzz: Allman Betts Band, Melt-Banana, The Damned, , George Clinton

| May 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

The term “nepo baby” gets thrown around in show business a lot these days. Two sons of southern rock greats (Greg Allman and Dickie Betts) are doing it right, honoring and expanding the legacy of southern roots rock (Devon Allman and Duane Betts with Berry Duane Oakley). The Allman Betts Band arrives at the Arcada […]

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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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