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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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Media: April 2021

Media: April 2021

| March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  It’s hard to describe everything Jon Hansen brings to Chicago media. He’s really a Jon-of-all-trades, able to shift from television to radio to just about anything else that requires a microphone. First and foremost, he’s one of the stars of the nightly gabfest (6-7 pm), The Jam on WCIU-TV. “It’s your Twitter feed on […]

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Cover Story – Pale Waves

Cover Story – Pale Waves

| January 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

If anyone didn’t know it when she first got into showbiz as a wide-eyed, small-town British naif, they know it now — Pale Waves front-vixen Heather Baron-Gracie pulls no punches, suffers no fools gladly, and always shoots straight from the hip. She’s justifiably proud of her newfound industry acumen, and she’s even developed an alter […]

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Cover Story: The Smashing Pumpkins

Cover Story: The Smashing Pumpkins

| November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oh, that irascible old Billy Corgan. Even in a foreboding, energy-sapping, pandemic Plague Year, you just can’t take him ANYWHERE. It was a solid, thought-provoking opening question, intended to kick-start our recent interview with the man about CYR! The remarkably-assured new double-record set from Smashing Pumpkins, its 11th, featuring the mostly-original lineup of James Iha […]

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Photo Gallery: deadmau5 with Bentley Dean and Kiesza at SeatGeek Stadium

Photo Gallery: deadmau5 with Bentley Dean and Kiesza at SeatGeek Stadium

| November 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

deadmau5 / Bentley Dean / KieszaSeatGeek Stadium – At The Drive-InBridgeview, IL October 30, 2020 Ed Spinelli captured EDM pioneer and producer deadmau5 with Bentley Dean and Kiesza on a chilly evening in Bridgeview’s SeatGeek Stadium. All three came together for “Bridge By A Lightwave,” making it the highlight for the night. Drive-In concerts have […]

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Media: November 2020

Media: November 2020

| November 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you have already been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the National Radio Hall of Fame, and you are featured in the radio wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you might think that there isn’t really anything left to accomplish. But when John Records Landecker recently got […]

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Cover Story:  Steve Kilbey

Cover Story: Steve Kilbey

| November 1, 2020 | 2 Comments

Serenity is where you find it; Steve Kilbey has decided, mid-pandemic. And in his beachside home in gorgeous Sydney, Australia, it’s something that the spiritual-minded Church frontman has been actively seeking, from the moment he awakens every potentially-oppressive day. First of all, he says, “I have to be near the sea, I need to see […]

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IE Rewind:  The Outfit

IE Rewind: The Outfit

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Combining savvy songwriting rooted in power-pop and glammy metal, The Outfit is breaking the mold for local music veterans. Over two albums, they’ve managed to not only defy the sophomore slump, but they’ve also shown that educated music stalwarts can still have something to say. The band features a group of seasoned Chicago musicians, including […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 14th-17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen will stream archival performances from Pulp (October 14th), Noel Gallagher (October 15th), Them Crooked Vultures (October 16th), and The Cure (October 18th). The performances are free to watch on their YouTube Channel at 2 PM. Get all the details here. The one and only Spinal Tap reunites virtually to […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 6th-11th

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Watch Gloria Estefan, and the cast of Hamilton perform at The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th Annual “Great Sports Legend Dinner” on Thursday, October 8th at 6 PM. Grab tickets here. Teenage Cancer Trust is opening up their vault of never-before-seen archival footage of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall in support of […]

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Feature: The Mission

Feature: The Mission

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was literally the last thing Wayne Hussey expected. His classic British goth-rock outfit, The Mission, had been on an extensive tour of Europe in March when the coronavirus started shutting down venue after venue until the situation got so desperate that he barely made it back to his new hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 15th – 19th

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Killers will perform a mix of classic hits along with tracks from their new album, Imploding the Mirage, as part of Pandora LIVE. Tune in Tuesday, September 15th at 8 PM. The show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Devendra Banhart continues his “OLA: Devendra Banhart Sings Songs In the Order They were Written” livestream series on September 16th. This time he’ll perform songs from Cripple […]

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Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

Feature: G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

| September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Timing, they say, is everything. There’s no possible way that legendary Long Island-based musicologist and guitar slinger G.E. Smith could have predicted meeting Washington state-reared, soul stylist LeRoy Bell roughly a year ago, or that they would hit it off so well that they would enter the studio to launch a new duo only two […]

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Cover Story: The Bobby Lees

Cover Story: The Bobby Lees

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oddsmakers could never correctly assess it. Fortune tellers could never predict it. And even the shrewdest talent scout this side of Col. Tom Parker could never pinpoint with any historical accuracy exactly where, when, or how tomorrow’s Next Big Thing would be arriving in the music world. Rock stars — however carefully cultivated they might […]

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Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

Hello, My Name Is: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ian Gillan admits that it’s a strange, surreal time to be releasing a new album. But the Deep Purple vocalist was justifiably proud of his band’s latest Whoosh! comeback, overseen by legendary, sound-effects-favoring producer Bob Ezrin, of Alice Cooper and Kiss Destroyer renown. “And Bob is the same age as us,” notes Gillan, who will […]

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