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Photo Gallery: Amyl & The Sniffers at Logan Square Auditorium • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Amyl & The Sniffers at Logan Square Auditorium • Chicago

| May 15, 2022

Amyl & The Sniffers Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL May 14, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran Since their inception in 2016, Australia’s Amyl & The Sniffers have earned themselves a reputation as a combustible live act. Not surprising, considering their brand of Stooges-meets-Yeah Yeah Yeah’s always receives extra emphasis from lead singer Amy […]

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Photo Gallery: Sleaford Mods at Thalia Hall • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Sleaford Mods at Thalia Hall • Chicago

| May 13, 2022

Sleaford Mods Thalia Hall Chicago, IL May 11, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Sleaford Mods are pissed! Not surprising, given the current state of things. And while they’ve never shied away from spleen-venting in the past, their 2021 release Spare Ribs has certainly upped the anger quotient. The English duo operates in a […]

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Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at Metro • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Patti Smith at Metro • Chicago

| May 6, 2022

Patti Smith Metro Chicago, IL May 4, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Chicago is privileged to have countless music venues that are worshipped by fans on both the local and national levels. Arguably, none is more venerable than Metro. The Wrigleyville institution celebrates its fourth decade this year and its history is undeniable. […]

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Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

Photo Gallery: Journey and Toto at Allstate Arena • Rosemont

| May 5, 2022

Journey and Toto Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Monday May 2, 2022   It was a ’70s and ’80s AOR listeners’ dream at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena Monday Night. IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the sold-out classic rock double bill to a sold-out crowd.

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Claudettes at The Venue • Aurora

Live Review and Photo Gallery: The Claudettes at The Venue • Aurora

| May 2, 2022

The Claudettes The Venue, Aurora, IL Friday, April 29, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel This year holds the potential for good things for the Claudettes, and the band is working hard to make up for the lost time. The Chicago-based quartet released High Times in the Dark in early 2020 to a strong response from […]

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Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Mastodon and Opeth with Khemiss at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 30, 2022

Mastodon/Opeth Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 28th, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran Oh did the heaviness arrive in Uptown on Thursday night! Metal stalwarts Mastodon and Opeth have teamed up for a co-headlining tour that recently touched down at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. Atlanta’s Mastodon took the direct approach by simply pummeling attendees into […]

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Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Big Thief at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

Big Thief Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 25th, 2022 Words and photos by Curt Baran Expect to see Big Thief’s fifth album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You on a great many year-end, best of 2022 lists. The Brooklyn quartet has seen its popularity grow exponentially since its 2015 inception. The band has hit […]

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Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: LP at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

LP Vic Theatre Chicago, IL April 24th, 2022 Even the most astute of music nerds might not recognize the name Laura Pergolizzi. Perhaps better known under her performing moniker, LP, she has written hits for Cher, Christina Aguilera, Celine Sion, Rihanna, and countless others. Along the way, she’s also carved out a solo career of […]

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Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Lorde at Chicago Theatre • Chicago

| April 24, 2022

Lorde Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL April 22nd, 2022 Photos and recap by Curt Baran Lorde’s Solar Power tour arrived in Chicago this past weekend for two shows at the city’s acoustically perfect Chicago Theatre. The New Zealand native used the building’s interior to her advantage, going from a whisper to a scream and all points in […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Live Review and Gallery: Transatlantic at Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| April 23, 2022

Transatlantic Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Thursday, April 21, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Ed Spinelli. Thursday was a big night for Chicagoland fans of progressive rock. Transatlantic returned to the genre’s haven at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, where the prog supergroup also performed on its last major tour in 2014. […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Spoon with Margaret Glaspy at Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 21, 2022

Spoon Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel. Photos by Curt Baran. Spoon traveled to Chicago on Tuesday and visited the Riviera Theater for a hotly anticipated and sold-out concert in support of its new album Lucifer on the Sofa. “All right! Chicago turned up,” said beaming frontman Britt Daniel […]

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IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

IE’s Record Store Day Digital issue

| April 16, 2022

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Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker with Smoking Popes and Built To Spill at House of Blues • Chicago

| April 14, 2022

Jawbreaker House Of Blues Chicago, IL April 13, 2022 Recap and photos by Curt Baran When Nevermind broke in the early 1990s, the inevitable aftermath was that every record label was now on the hunt for the next Nirvana. New York trio Jawbreaker was one of the countless bands swept up in the hype. Most bands, Jawbreaker […]

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Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

Gallery and Recap: PUP at The Riviera Theatre • Chicago

| April 4, 2022

PUP Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL April 3rd, 2021 Recap by Ashley Perez Hollingsworth Photos by Curt Baran After two long years, PUP made their triumphant return to Chicago on Sunday night for their sold-out show at The Riviera Theatre. Playing one of their largest headline shows so far, the night was not only a celebration […]

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Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

| April 2, 2022

She’s the new weekend anchor at WBBM-TV, Channel 2 in Chicago, but Dana Kozlov has been in the news business for a long time.“This month is my 30th anniversary as a paid reporter.” After paying her dues hustling for stories for Channel 2, and before that, WGN Channel 9, she’s excited about the chance to […]

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