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Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

| October 31, 2022

    It’s not often that an artist is afforded the privilege of seeing the importance of their career painstakingly delineated in its relative historical importance. You usually have to wait until your screen has faded to afterworld black for that kind of cumulative honor. But at 55, after nearly four decades spent helming Smashing […]

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Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at The Vic Theatre • Chicago

| September 11, 2022

Echo and the Bunnymen The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel Echo and the Bunnymen returned to the Vic Theatre on Wednesday, bringing a tour dubbed “40 Years of Magical Songs.” The show emphasized the English alternative rockers’ influential first five albums, including 1980 debut Crocodiles, 1981’s Heaven Up […]

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Spins: U2 – “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” • Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Spins: U2 – “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” • Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

| November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

  U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind Super Deluxe vinyl box set (Island/Interscope/UMe) During the year 2000, U2 was a band on a mission. After the perceived disappointment of 1997’s experimental and techno-friendly Pop (an album that went “merely” platinum in the United States), the Irish quartet were determined to reclaim their signature sound–and with […]

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Featured: My Back Pages

Featured: My Back Pages

| May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

First, let me preface this with a little disclaimer. Call me a misanthrope, but — in all my 40-plus years of rock journalism — I have never really been a sharer, outside of my stories. I see no use for social media; I don’t care what your opinion of my work happens to be; this […]

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Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

Stage Buzz Q&A: The Church

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian psychedelic rockers The Church have been consistently fascinating for an astonishing 38 years. In 2013, the band began a new chapter by enlisting former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug alongside founding guitarist Peter Koppes, veteran drummer Tim Powles, and bassist-frontman Steve Kilbey. The lineup has produced strong work, including 2017’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity. […]

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