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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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Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

| September 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Rock Hall of Fame inductees Depeche Mode remain a touring force 40 years into their career. No stranger to selling out massive stadiums around the world, the band embarked on their longest trek yet with the Global Spirit Tour. To commemorate the outing, the final date in Berlin was filmed for the 2019 documentary Spirits […]

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CinemaScopes: September 2020

CinemaScopes: September 2020

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve waited so long to see a movie on the big screen, and with about 65% of U.S. theaters now open, we finally get the chance – albeit with limited seating capacities, mandatory masks, and strict social distancing guidelines required. And as promised, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet will be leading the way as the first […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz September 1st – 5th

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local heroes Umphrey’s McGee present “Wrapped In the Round,” a virtual concert experience that not only features a performance from the band but also sees them improvising soundtracks based on fan suggestions. The band will perform on Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 PM. Get details and tickets here. Red Rocks Unpaused […]

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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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Media: September 2020

Media: September 2020

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fred Weintraub, co-host of The Hannah & Fred show on WCGO-AM 1590 and executive producer of sports at Weigel Broadcasting (WCIU-TV), lives a life that is very different from your average broadcaster. “I’m a Chicago-born and bred kid,” Fred says, “But for the last 13 years I’ve been living between London and Singapore and Chicago. […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 26th – 30th

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ellie Goulding presents The Brightest Blue Experience, a one-off virtual performance from London’s historic V&A museum featuring to-be-announced special guests on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:30 PM. The singer will perform songs from her latest album Brightest Blue along with other fan favorites. Tickets are on sale now. Dave Matthews Band continues their DMB Drive-In series with a broadcast of their 2011 […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 12th-15th

| August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Performing from his home studio in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff will present his latest album, And It’s Still Alright, in its entirety. Rateliff will also sit down for a one-on-one interview with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke. The show airs Tuesday, August 11th at 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased using a “Pay What You Want” […]

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Photo Gallery: Local H at “Live From The Lot” at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

Photo Gallery: Local H at “Live From The Lot” at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

| August 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like almost every other industry, the COVID pandemic has forced the music profession to find its way around how to put the music out there, specifically live music. The recent trend has used the old model of Drive-In theaters as a stand-in for concert venues. Zion’s Local H recently used this approach to great success […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 5th – 9th

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz August 5th – 9th

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

REM will stream its 1999 Glastonbury headline set for the first time on August 6th. The show will be available to watch for 72 hours on the band’s YouTube page following its premiere at 2 PM. Godsmack’s charity livestream, “Life from the Living Room,” premieres Thursday, August 6th at 7 PM via Sully Erna’s YouTube Page. The event will feature performances by Godsmack, along […]

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Feature: Enuff Z’Nuff – Still Flyin’ High

Feature: Enuff Z’Nuff – Still Flyin’ High

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chicago power-pop rockers Enuff Z’Nuff’s fan base has always been incredibly loyal since its 1984 formation. Fast forward to 2020, and the band’s legacy is well intact on its new studio album Brainwashed Generation (released July 10 via Frontiers Music s.r.l.). However, while half of Enuff Z’Nuff’s fan base has gleefully accepted the current Chip […]

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Media: August 2020

Media: August 2020

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Andy Masur knows his new gig as radio play-by-play man (WGN Radio) for the White Sox is a great opportunity, but he also realizes who he is following. “There’s a little pressure because it’s not so easy to replace someone like Ed Farmer (who passed away a few months ago). I don’t ever feel you […]

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Cover Story: The Go-Go’s – Document This!

Cover Story: The Go-Go’s – Document This!

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Not that anyone should sink so deep into navel-gazing that they find fuzzy lint in these reflective post-pandemic times, but — as many folks are discovering — all this imposed downtime can lead to some eye-opening, perhaps life-changing introspection. The kind that might otherwise go unobserved back when we were all rushing through our hectic, […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz July 29th – August 1

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Large concerts may be mostly done this year (carpool concerts remain), but there’s still a lot of live music to enjoy on the web. From classic performances to virtual festivals, here are this week’s can’t miss livestreams. Join the Stone Temple Pilots as they perform their iconic debut album, Core, in its entirety on July 31st at 8 […]

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