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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz November 24th – December 1st

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz November 24th – December 1st

| November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Tim McGraw and Justin Moore will perform fan favorites and sit down for a chat with Radio.Com LIVE Tuesday, November 24that 5 PM. Watch for free here. “The 16th Annual Last Waltz Revisited” goes live from the Boulder Theater Wednesday, November 25that 7 PM. Watch the show here. Danny Brown’s seventh annual “Bruiser Thanksgiving” […]

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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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Spins: Tom Petty • Wildflowers & All The Rest Deluxe Edition –  Reviewed

Spins: Tom Petty • Wildflowers & All The Rest Deluxe Edition – Reviewed

| November 1, 2020 | 1 Comment

Tom Petty Wildflowers & All the Rest Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros.) After seven gold and platinum-selling albums with the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty released his first solo album in 1989.Chart favorites including “Free Falling” and “I Won’t Back Down” helped the Jeff Lynne-produced Full Moon Fevereclipse even the success of 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes. When Into the […]

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Cover Story:  Steve Kilbey

Cover Story: Steve Kilbey

| November 1, 2020 | 0 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 28th-31st

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz October 28th-31st

| October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nothing But Thieves will perform three unique sets across two days for their “Live From the Warehouse” event. The shows kick off Wednesday, October 28th, followed by two shows on Thursday, October 29th. Tickets available here. Motionless in White will perform Creatures in its entirety Wednesday, October 28th, at 4 PM. Tickets are available here. FEVER 333 continue their virtual demonstration tour from New […]

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Featured: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Featured: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Springsteen collaborator wants Americans to come together with new music.
“There’s too much blue-state/red-state, us-against-them stuff going on — we should all be in this together because there are certain things that everybody should agree on.”

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Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

Stage Buzz: Pegboy 30th Anniversary Show with Local H at SeatGeek Stadium on October 17th

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Originally scheduled as a 30th Anniversary bash with two indoor shows in May, Chicago stalwart punk rockers Pegboy have recalibrated due to COVID and teamed up with Chicago Drive-in to offer a safe, socially distant drive-in concert at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview on October 17. Powered by the Haggerty brothers – John (on guitar), […]

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Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

Stage Buzz: Live Review – The Claudettes at City Winery

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

City Winery, Chicago, IL Saturday, October 10, 2020 Chicago’s own The Claudettes are an uncategorizable but captivating blend of cheeky cabaret, gut-level blues, raucous rockabilly, cartoonish whimsy, and pop songcraft. 2020 was initially primed to be the band’s year, with the release of its most highly-praised set of songs. High Times in the Dark arrived in April […]

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IE Rewind: Photo Gallery – Van Halen @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 24, 2015

IE Rewind: Photo Gallery – Van Halen @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 24, 2015

| October 6, 2020 | 6 Comments

IE’s Curt Baran was in Tinley Park at Van Halen’s last ever Chicago area appearance 5 years ago. In memory of the groundbreaking guitarist Edward Van Halen we take a look back to July, 2015…

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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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Cover Story: Mastodon

Cover Story: Mastodon

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the cold, clinical coronavirus age, no gift horse should ever be looked at directly in the mouth, reckons Mastodon drummer/lyricist Brann Dailor. So, take the Grammy-winning prog-metal outfit’s latest odds-and-sods anthology Medium Rarities at face value — as a surprise mid-pandemic present to diehard fans, featuring the jarring new juggernaut “Fallen Torches,” alongside a […]

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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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