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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Wilco at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Wilco at Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| April 26, 2022

Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 20th Anniversary Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL April 24, 2022 Review by Jeffrey Kotthoff; Additional photos by Jeff Elbel and photos courtesy of Auditorium Theatre/Andy Argyrakis Wilco’s 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was born of dysfunction and chaos. For most bands, the idea of looking back and celebrating what by all accounts […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Auditorium Theatre • Chicago

| April 1, 2022

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL Sunday, March 20, 2022 Review by Jeff Elbel Photos by Andy Argyrakis courtesy of the Auditorium Theatre When Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave last performed at the venerable Auditorium Theatre in 2017, there was no trace of worry about a global pandemic. The show became a religious […]

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Live Review: Genesis at United Center • Chicago

Live Review: Genesis at United Center • Chicago

| November 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Genesis United Center November 15, 2021 Review by Andy Argyrakis Photo by Patrick Balls   When Phil Collins proved he was Not Dead Yet with a tell-all book and tour of the same name in 2018, speculation began swirling that another final hurrah with Genesis could be coming right around the corner. Though it […]

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Cover Story: The Way Down Wanderers

Cover Story: The Way Down Wanderers

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Peoria natives The Way Down Wanderers may be new to many, but since dropping a self-titled debut in 2016, as well as a pair of EPs and a live recording, the quintet has steadily swelled their grassroots fan base with an alluring, frequently unexpected hybrid of heartland sounds. Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Austin Krause-Thompson, mandolin player/violinist/guitarist/vocalist […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legendary Beach Boys vocalist and songwriter Brian Wilson is touring this fall behind the Christmas version of his live show (“The Christmas Album Live”) to the Horseshoe Casino, November 30th, bringing along Beach Boy sidekick Al Jardine to join in on his holiday performance. IE’s Andy Argyrakis spoke to Wilson last week, and though he’s a […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Phil Collins at United Center

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Phil Collins United Center, Chicago Monday, October 22, 2018 Too many superstars perform so often that they oversaturate the marketplace and play to diminishing returns, but that hasn’t been the case for Phil Collins thus far this century, who outside of his “First Final Farewell” Tour in 2004 and a brief Genesis reunion in 2007 […]

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Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

Live Review & Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham at Athenaeum Theatre

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Buckingham Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The first time Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac, it was on his own accord, though by all indications including a very public lawsuit, the latest round was a result of being asked to leave. But one band’s loss is another man’s gain, at least as far […]

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Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eagles/ JD & The Straight Shot United Center, Chicago Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Rather than making some grand entrance or busting out the big lights (those would come a bit later), core Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, alongside Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, quietly got into position at the United […]

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IE Rewind: Kansas at Taste of Joliet

IE Rewind: Kansas at Taste of Joliet

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kansas returns for a homecoming show June 23rd at Taste of Joliet. IE Rewind flashes back to November, 2016 and our Q&A with Chicago native Ronnie Platt. For as long as he can remember, powerhouse vocalist Ronnie Platt was a passionate appreciator of the legendary progressive/classic/melodic rock band Kansas. In fact, the group’s original singer […]

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Stage Buzz Review: The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at Navy Pier

Stage Buzz Review: The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at Navy Pier

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Navy Pier, Chicago Wednesday, April 12, 2017 With exponential amounts of albums, books, photographs, memorabilia and merchandise on the market relating to The Rolling Stones, it seems impossible that anyone could possibly unearth another morsel on what many might call the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band. But thanks to the […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Keith Urban at Allstate Arena

Live Review and Gallery: Keith Urban at Allstate Arena

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keith Urban Allstate Arena, Rosemont Friday, October 28, 2016 Not even the Chicago Cubs playing in the World Series could keep Keith Urban from selling out the Allstate Arena on Friday night, and outside of the few folks locked on the TV in the concourse, the Australian country hunk managed to keep more than 15,000 […]

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Live Review: Barabra Streisand @ United Center

Live Review: Barabra Streisand @ United Center

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Babs back in Chicago in a big way at the UC…

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Photo Gallery: Culture Club @ Chicago Theatre

Photo Gallery: Culture Club @ Chicago Theatre

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Culture Club showed how a reunion tour should be done Friday night at the Chicago Theatre…

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Live Review & Gallery – Sting and Peter Gabriel @ The United Center

Live Review & Gallery – Sting and Peter Gabriel @ The United Center

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Co-founders of The Police and Genesis team up for uber tour…

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Live Review and Gallery: Beyonce @ Soldier Field

Live Review and Gallery: Beyonce @ Soldier Field

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Beyoncé’s first solo tour since 2013’s “Mrs. Carter Show” and her follow-up to 2014’s “On The Run” outing with hubby Jay Z, the superstar is kicking up her aspirations to U2 and Coldplay proportions…

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