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Stage Buzz: Photo Gallery • Sammy Hagar and The Circle • RiverEdge Park

Stage Buzz: Photo Gallery • Sammy Hagar and The Circle • RiverEdge Park

| July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sammy Hagar and The Circle (featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson) July 18, 2021 RiverEdge Park Aurora, IL RiverEdge Park in Aurora hosted Hagar and friends on a near-perfect July summer evening. The set-list was stacked with Van Halen (Sammy era faves naturally), and Hagar’s solo hits. Van Halen’s “Right Now” […]

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Photo Gallery: R.E.O. Speedwagon and Head East at RiverEdge Park Aurora

Photo Gallery: R.E.O. Speedwagon and Head East at RiverEdge Park Aurora

| July 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

While the pandemic continues to affect indoor attendance to some degree, outdoor events are returning with gusto. Aurora Mayor Richard Ervin kicked off RiverEdge Park’s outdoor concert season last Thursday, welcoming “the pride of Champaign,” R.E.O. Speedwagon to the venue with fellow prairie state alums, Head East as openers. As expected, an evening of massive […]

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Hello My Name Is…Billy

Hello My Name Is…Billy

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

You’ve got to hand it to storied Cult guitarist Billy Duffy — he doesn’t bury the lede when it comes to late-breaking news stories. Only a minute into a recent phone call to discuss Coloursound — the ephemeral side project he and Alarm vocalist Mike Peters launched, then abandoned with a single album back in […]

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Cover Story: Rise Against • “Mission Statement”

Cover Story: Rise Against • “Mission Statement”

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

For the members of Rise Against, the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the live event industry in 2020 provided something wholly unfamiliar for the band: downtime. “It’s kinda madness, when you look back on it all and think about what we did, and then managed to create this band and all the albums we […]

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Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Corey Taylor and Cherry Bombs at The Forge of Joliet

| June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured Corey Taylor on night two of his three sold-out shows at The Forge. Taylor’s setlist served up primarily solo and Stone Sour material, as well as a stellar acoustic version of Slipknot’s “Snuff,” alone worth the price of admission. Other surprises in his set included deep-cut covers like “Lunatic Fringe” (Red […]

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Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners •  Crying for Hope

Spins: George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners • Crying for Hope

| June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Crying for Hope (Controlled Substance Sound Labs) Bassist George Porter Jr.is widely recognized as a prime mover of funk and soul music, and an ambassador of New Orleans’ treasured musical heritage since the formation of the Meters in 1965. Crying for Hope is Porter’s first album with his crew of […]

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Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

Spins: Colin Hay • Going Somewhere – 20th Anniversary Reissue

| June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Colin Hay Going Somewhere (Compass) The collapse of Men at Work was the end of stadium-level stardom for Colin Hay, but it left an open door. Hay stepped through that door and persevered through hard times to rebuild his brand as a respected guitarist, master storyteller, and unparalleled songsmith. True, Hay’s career as a New […]

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Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

Cover Story: Royal Blood • “No More Dirty Mirrors”

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    When you’re young, the adages you get handed as advice from your elders might sound cheap and corny — ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ ‘Adversity often leads to great art,’ ‘What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.’ “Uh-huh,” most kids always nod begrudgingly, with a ‘Whatever’ eye roll, “I’ll be […]

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Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

Hello My Name is Juliana Hatfield

| May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

    No man is an island, John Donne once wisely noted. Juliana Hatfield would respectfully like to disagree. At 53, the charming Boston folk-rocker is quite happy just kicking back at her Cambridge home with her beloved 11-year-old chocolate lab, Charlie (who’s actually female, she points out), sans any unwelcome interlopers. And while other […]

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File: Peoria’s Way Down Wanderers New Album Announced and Video Single Released

File: Peoria’s Way Down Wanderers New Album Announced and Video Single Released

| May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Peoria’s country-roots stalwarts, The Way Down Wanderers (featured cover story in March 2019 IE), just announced their new album More Like Tomorrow drops on September 10. More Like Tomorrow finds the Peoria, Illinois-based quintet refining their music, pushing new boundaries of roots-based music with their blend of folk, rock, bluegrass, and deep harmonies. Their first single […]

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CinemaScopes: May 2021

CinemaScopes: May 2021

| May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sequels, Remakes, and Adaptations As we gear up for a more Post-Vax world, many films previously on hold are finally coming out, and May traditionally is the tentpole month for theaters. One theme we see is the tendency to rely on tried and true formulas to draw people out again – especially when so many […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

| May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A rare Monday VIP Livestream commences at the “Night of Covenant House Stars,” a virtual gala on Monday, May 17 featuring appearances by Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Day, Jewel, Audra McDonald, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Sara Bareilles, Chita Rivera, Dionne Warwick, and more. RSVP to the event here. Philly’s acclaimed Disco Biscuits added a last-minute hometown […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 5-10

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 5-10

| May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Celebrate the life of the late acclaimed songwriter Adam Schlesinger during the Adam Schlesinger, A Music Celebration, Virtual Show. Performers include Micky Dolenz (Monkees), Sean Ono Lennon, Courtney Love, Jody Porter and the Berlin Waltz, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Ben Kweller, Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Drew Carey, Peter Buck […]

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Cover Story: Del Amitri • “In The Flesh”

Cover Story: Del Amitri • “In The Flesh”

| April 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Over the years, Justin Currie seems to have survived the turbulent music industry on his shrewd wits alone. And he does not suffer any less street-savvy fools gladly. Take, for example, when the Del Amitri frontman was padding his income a few years ago, working part-time as a bartender in his native Glasgow. If […]

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Spins • Rob Zombie: “Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”

Spins • Rob Zombie: “Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”

| April 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Rob Zombie Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast) For the past three decades, Rob Zombie has been music’s master of macabre. He’s built his career on disco metal groove songs about witches, monsters, and sexy mamas. He excels in disco sleaze groove metal horror-inspired songs to shake your ass to. And that’s exactly […]

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