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ELP Legacy at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

ELP Legacy at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| December 5, 2022

ELP Legacy Arcada Theatre Thursday, December 1, 2022 St. Charles, IL Ed Spinelli captured Carl Palmer’s version of ELP at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, complete with footage of Greg Lake and Keith Emerson in tow. The audience enjoyed a classic night of ELP and a worthy dedication to Palmer’s former bandmates.  

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Smile at the Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Smile at the Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| December 4, 2022

The Smile Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL Thursday, December 1, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel, photos by Curt Baran The Smile has earned praise as the most satisfying among Radiohead’s side projects by many fans, a status that benefits from inclusion of Radiohead’s creative engine. Singer Thom Yorke is joined by multi-instrumentalists Jonny Greenwood and Sons […]

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Advertiser Message: Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit at Tobias Music • Downers Grove

Advertiser Message: Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit at Tobias Music • Downers Grove

| December 1, 2022

It’s back! Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit returns to Tobias Music Friday, December 2nd, from 7-9 pm – if you’re in the market for a quality acoustic guitar, don’t miss this event. Special once-a-year pricing will be offered…an all-day Find Your Fit event follows on Saturday… Taylor Guitars Holiday ‘Find Your Fit’ Sales Event Weekend. […]

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Cover Story: 40 Years of W.A.S.P.

Cover Story: 40 Years of W.A.S.P.

| December 1, 2022

    When you’ve been consistently composing rabble-rousing metal anthems for several decades — like brainy W.A.S.P. bandleader Blackie Lawless has, to the point where he’s currently on a prestigious 40th Anniversary Tour — it helps to set your standards impeccably high. Which, for this Staten-Island-bred shock-rocker — who’s not claiming his method would work […]

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Media : December 2022 • Baby Onions – It’s Chuck Swirsky

Media : December 2022 • Baby Onions – It’s Chuck Swirsky

| December 1, 2022

  Chuck Swirsky is in the midst of his 25th season as an NBA play-by-play man, and his 15th year doing radio play-by-play for the Bulls. Next month he’ll do his 2000th game. “If everything goes according to plan,” he says, “it will happen on January 13, a Friday night, against Oklahoma City.” That’s a […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Suede and Manic Street Preachers at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Suede and Manic Street Preachers at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| November 18, 2022

Suede and Manic Street Preachers Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, Il Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Despite careers spanning decades and ample respect among music fans in the know, British glam-rock innovators Suede and sociopolitical firebrands Manic Street Preachers are not household names in the United States. These facts were […]

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Q&A and Photo Gallery: Steve Vai at Copernicus Center November 16 • Chicago

Q&A and Photo Gallery: Steve Vai at Copernicus Center November 16 • Chicago

| November 18, 2022

    Hey, Chicago: guitar extraordinaire Steve Vai wants to make it up to you for canceling his concert in March of this year at the Copernicus Center. Due to personal injuries (undergoing two serious surgeries), his Inviolate Tour 2022 was postponed and rescheduled to the new date of Wednesday, November 16. As Steve explains, he couldn’t […]

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Stage Buzz: AFI, Måneskin. Lorna Shore

Stage Buzz: AFI, Måneskin. Lorna Shore

| November 16, 2022

  Though they’ve been around for 30 years, punk rock icons AFI know how to keep things fresh. Not ones to shy away from reinvention, their sound spans multiple genres from gothic punk to dance electronic and, of course, good ol punk rock. After previously postponing the tour due to COVID, AFI is finally bringing […]

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Stage Buzz Q &A: John Petrucci at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

Stage Buzz Q &A: John Petrucci at the Vic Theatre • Chicago

| November 11, 2022

Grammy Award-winning Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has stepped out on his own with his first-ever headlining solo tour. Performing material from his recently released solo album, Terminal Velocity, as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, *Suspended Animation*, Petrucci has embarked on a 36-date tour, including a show at the Vic Theatre on […]

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Mercyful Fate at Hard Rock Casino • Gary, IN

Mercyful Fate at Hard Rock Casino • Gary, IN

| November 11, 2022

Mercyful Fate with Kreator and Midnight Hard Rock Casino  Gary IN Nov 3, 2022 Photo Gallery by Edward Spinelli Danish black metal legends Mercyful Fate returned to the Chicago area – this time at Hard Rock Casino in Gary after a 20 year hiatus to a near-capacity crowd with support in Kreator and Cleveland-based metal stalwarts […]

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Stage Buzz: Jake Scott, Loathe, Big Suit, Blackpink, Paramore

Stage Buzz: Jake Scott, Loathe, Big Suit, Blackpink, Paramore

| November 10, 2022

  After a five-year hiatus, iconic alt-rock stalwarts Paramore are back with a vengeance. The band has embarked on their first tour since 2018 in preparation for their upcoming 6th studio album, This is Why. The album’s September released title track suggests a defiant clap-back thematically reminiscent of their pop-punk roots with a modern groove. […]

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Stage Buzz: ANTIfest, Tegan & Sara, Joe Bonamassa

Stage Buzz: ANTIfest, Tegan & Sara, Joe Bonamassa

| November 1, 2022

      Anti-Flag has never been shy to speak up and speak out. Since their formation in 1988, they’ve created punk rock anthems that don’t shy away from political issues, such as animal rights, anti-fracking, climate change, and their anti-war stance. Before they release their next album LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN, next year, […]

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Media: November 2022 • Chicago Radio Archives

Media: November 2022 • Chicago Radio Archives

| October 31, 2022

    You may not be familiar with Don Beno’s radio career, although he had a long one with extended stays in the Chicago area at stations like WJOL (Joliet), WCFL (Morris, IL), The Bus (Kankakee), and WLS-FM. But if you are on Facebook and are interested in classic radio, you’ve probably seen Don’s work. […]

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Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

| October 31, 2022

    It’s not often that an artist is afforded the privilege of seeing the importance of their career painstakingly delineated in its relative historical importance. You usually have to wait until your screen has faded to afterworld black for that kind of cumulative honor. But at 55, after nearly four decades spent helming Smashing […]

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Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Queensryche at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

Photo Gallery: Judas Priest with Queensryche at Genesee Theatre • Waukegan

| October 30, 2022

Judas Priest with Queensryche Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL Recap and photos by Edward Spinelli Soon-to-be Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Judas Priest brought their 50th Anniversary tour to the Genesee Theatre with special guest Queensrÿche in tow.  The Priest pounded out a rock-solid setlist that, pretty much as expected, […]

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