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Live Review: Cheap Trick at Metro • Chicago

Live Review: Cheap Trick at Metro • Chicago

| July 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Cheap Trick with Brokeback Sunday, July 16, 2023 Metro, Chicago, IL Review by Jeff Elbel The 40th-anniversary celebration at Chicago’s venerable Metro continued on Sunday by welcoming Rockford’s finest rock and roll export, Cheap Trick, for a sold–out show. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers maintain a regular presence in the area, but Sunday’s show […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Rise Against (Residency) at Metro • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Rise Against (Residency) at Metro • Chicago

| April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rise Against March 30, 31 and April 1 Metro Chicago, IL Review by Jaime de’Medici; Photos by Curt Baran Over the past year, the Metro has welcomed a number of Chicago superstars as part of the venue’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebration. Among them have been The Smashing Pumpkins and Fall Out Boy, with Wilco even […]

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Feature: From Bauhaus to Love And Rockets, and the new Night Crickets, David J always delivers

Feature: From Bauhaus to Love And Rockets, and the new Night Crickets, David J always delivers

| December 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Man of many bands, David J, is no stranger to iconic songwriting and inventive bass parts, dating all the way back to post-punk/gothic architects Bauhaus, continuing with alternative rockers Love And Rockets and now starting an entirely new chapter fronting the Night Crickets, all while juggling a slew of solo and passion projects. Along with […]

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Live Review: Calexico at Metro •  Chicago

Live Review: Calexico at Metro • Chicago

| October 9, 2022

    Calexico Metro Chicago, IL Friday, October 7, 2022 Reviewed by Jeff Elbel On a fall night when Chicago temperatures plummeted into the thirties, Calexico brought a blast of arid desert sunshine to the Metro. The band from Tucson, Arizona, arrived with songs from its latest album El Mirador on ANTI-Records. “Chicago, Que Paso?” […]

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Stage Buzz: Sparks, Flogging Molly, Ween, Napalm Death, Knuckle Puck

Stage Buzz: Sparks, Flogging Molly, Ween, Napalm Death, Knuckle Puck

| March 13, 2022

  Drug Church brings “The Hygiene Tour” featuring One Step Closer, Soul Blind, and Lurk to Beat Kitchen on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 PM. Sorry, this one is sold out! Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a live performance from Flogging Molly streamed from the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, March 17 at 11 PM. Find […]

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IE Rewind: Remembering Lin Brehmer: Media – September 2018

IE Rewind: Remembering Lin Brehmer: Media – September 2018

| January 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

WXRT morning man Lin Brehmer is more than just a friendly voice on 93.1 FM every day, he is your “best friend in the whole world,” a moniker he has used now for several years.  “But I usually say it in a pathetic ‘why don’t I have any friends at all’ whine,” he points out. […]

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Live Review and Gallery: Jeff Tweedy at Metro • Chicago

Live Review and Gallery: Jeff Tweedy at Metro • Chicago

| December 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Jeff Tweedy Metro, Chicago, IL Thursday, December 23, 2021 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel Chicago’s hottest ticket for rock fans during the holiday season was Thursday night’s show at Metro. Jeff Tweedy and his band did not disappoint during the second of two concerts, performing a joyful set that brimmed with a sense […]

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Cover Story: Ministry • “My House is My Art”

Cover Story: Ministry • “My House is My Art”

| August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Any other modern bandleader would be a tad nervous, if not downright filled with floor pacing anxiety. But not calm, cool, and collected Svengali Al Jourgensen. Sure, his notorious, pioneering industrial outfit Ministry is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by — gulp! — heading out on post-lockdown, but mid-Delta-variant tour, which hits Chicago […]

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Stage Buzz: Review and Photo Gallery • Wilco, Sleater-Kinney at Pritzker Pavillion

Stage Buzz: Review and Photo Gallery • Wilco, Sleater-Kinney at Pritzker Pavillion

| August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Nnamdï Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Saturday, August 28, 2021 Review by Jeff Elbel Photo Gallery by Curt Baran Saturday’s performance at Pritzker Pavilion was Wilco’s first hometown show since December 2019, when the band supported 2019’s Ode to Joy album at the Chicago Theatre. After 20 months of waiting, Jeff […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

| May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A rare Monday VIP Livestream commences at the “Night of Covenant House Stars,” a virtual gala on Monday, May 17 featuring appearances by Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Day, Jewel, Audra McDonald, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Sara Bareilles, Chita Rivera, Dionne Warwick, and more. RSVP to the event here. Philly’s acclaimed Disco Biscuits added a last-minute hometown […]

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File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

File: Chicago’s Varaha Raises Awareness for Local Music Venues and #SaveOurStages

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The waiting is the hardest part. Independent music venues in Chicago and across the country are fighting for their survival during the pandemic. Most music clubs are closed until a COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered to the masses, estimated by doctors to be sometime in 2021. In the meantime – rent, insurance, and other bills […]

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Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

Stage Buzz: Teenage Fanclub at Metro

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teenage Fanclub Metro March 6, 2019 The third album by Glasgow, Scotland alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub was a breakthrough that earned enduring devotion from a small but loyal clutch of power-pop fans. Bandwagonesque rocketed into late 1991 with big, buzzy and cathartic electric guitars serving beautifully laconic pop melodies. The chaotic but sublime sound suggested intermingled […]

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[Updated] Live Review/Stage Buzz: The Afghan Whigs at Metro

[Updated] Live Review/Stage Buzz: The Afghan Whigs at Metro

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Afghan Whigs Metro, Chicago Sept. 23 Midway through the set Saturday night at Metro, Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli momentarily halted the band’s momentum after the song “Algiers” to address one particular fan: “Wasted and flipping me off is not going to work,” he said to a woman near the stage. As the crowd […]

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Photo Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

Photo Gallery: Alkaline Trio at Metro

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With Matt Skiba moonlighting as an official member of Blink-182, for a minute there Chicago thought we had almost lost Alkaline Trio. With 3 sold-out shows at Metro, Skiba and crew proved that there’s still no place like home. Katie Hovland captured them live for IE on night 3.

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Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Metro

Live Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Metro

| September 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Liverpool’s second most famous band return to their famous Chicago home, Metro…

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