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Book Reviews


Survival in Songwriting Leads to New Book: Raconteur Phil Circle Keeps Telling His Story

Survival in Songwriting Leads to New Book: Raconteur Phil Circle Keeps Telling His Story

The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle Book Review by: Hannah Frank The Outback Musician's Survival Guide, One Guy's Story ...
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Live Reviews


REVIEW: Preoccupations at Thalia Hall

REVIEW: Preoccupations at Thalia Hall

by Lejla Subašić With another wave of post-punk revival calls in mosh pits to Photomartyr (a killer and fitting double-header ...
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REVIEW - Wild Nothing at Thalia Hall

REVIEW – Wild Nothing at Thalia Hall

Wild Nothing Live at Thalia Hall By: Veronica Karlin Wild Nothing continued their North American tour with Men I Trust ...
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REVIEW - Bob Weir at Chicago Theatre

REVIEW – Bob Weir at Chicago Theatre

Review by: Knox Keranan Photo by: Roman Sobus The Grateful Dead’s last show with the entirety of the band, including ...
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REVIEW - Fleetwood Mac at the United Center

REVIEW – Fleetwood Mac at the United Center

Review and Photos by: Roman Sobus The much anticipated and GRAMMY-award winning Fleetwood Mac rolled into the United Center in ...
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REVIEW - Hudson Taylor and Hozier Live at the Riviera

REVIEW – Hudson Taylor and Hozier Live at the Riviera

Making his long awaited return to the United States to debut his new EP release, Hozier put on a truly ...
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Morgan Saint Captivates BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

Morgan Saint Captivates BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

Photo by Erika Goldring The space in front of the BMI stage was full in anticipation of Morgan Saint’s set ...
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Dorothy Opens the Final Day of Lollapalooza in True Rock n Roll Style

Dorothy Opens the Final Day of Lollapalooza in True Rock n Roll Style

Photo by Scott Witt / Lollapalooza 2018 If Amy Winehouse had decided to make rock ‘n’ roll, she probably would ...
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Bahamas Chase Away the Monday Blues

Bahamas Chase Away the Monday Blues

Even after a long weekend at Lollapalooza and a threat of Thunderstorms, it didn’t stop people from gathering at Millennium ...
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Franz Ferdinand brings Chicago to its knees

Franz Ferdinand brings Chicago to its knees

Franz Ferdinand are bona fide rock stars, and they know it. The crowd greeted the band with the usual cheers ...
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CHVRCHES Hit Lollapalooza Hard With Bass In Your Face

CHVRCHES Hit Lollapalooza Hard With Bass In Your Face

Photo by: Charles Reagan Hackleman / Lollapalooza 2018 CHVRCHES got a bit of a raw deal at Lollapalooza this year ...
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Larkin Poe: Showing Lollapalooza What Real Rock n Roll Looks Like

Larkin Poe: Showing Lollapalooza What Real Rock n Roll Looks Like

Photo by: Erika Goldring Larkin Poe rocks hard. From the second their fingers hit the strings, sisters Megan and Rebecca ...
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Language not a barrier for Jesse Baez at Lollapalooza

Language not a barrier for Jesse Baez at Lollapalooza

Jesse Baez kicked off Lollapalooza 2018 at the Lake Shore stage. His Guatemalan R&B attracted a large Latin crowd. One ...
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Album Reviews

"The House is Haunted" by Chicago's Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas

“The House is Haunted” by Chicago’s Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas

Trick or Treat?  Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas releases a wildly fun & rockin' new single for Halloween this ...
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REVIEW - Dead Can Dance - Dionysus

REVIEW – Dead Can Dance – Dionysus

REVIEW - Dead Can Dance - Dionysus Dead Can Dance return with a new two song album devoted entirely to ...
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REVIEW - Jill M. Stone 'Taught'

REVIEW – Jill M. Stone ‘Taught’

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. https://www.mikeocull.com/ Chicago-based poet and songwriter Jill M. Stone has a gift for direct ...
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REVIEW - Nobody by Danielle Juhre

REVIEW – Nobody by Danielle Juhre

Local musician, Danielle Juhre released her latest single on August 16th. Music has been in her blood since birth as ...
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REVIEW - Ella Reid  Big Girl Pants

REVIEW – Ella Reid Big Girl Pants

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com Ella Reid is an emerging country singer/songwriter with a strong and individual ...
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REVIEW - Nothing for Granted by Scientific Map

REVIEW – Nothing for Granted by Scientific Map

By: Hannah Frank Instrumental releases are rare and this Southside four-piece adeptly taps into a harmonic lexicon shared with jazz, ...
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Alice Cooper's 'Paranormal' Album Review

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal’ Album Review

“I’m condemned to the long, endless night. And I live in the absence of light.” From the opening lines of ...
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Technicolors 'Metaphysical' Hits the Spot

Technicolors ‘Metaphysical’ Hits the Spot

Metaphysical is the fourth album for Arizona rockers, The Technicolors.  This is my introduction to the band, and it’s a ...
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Panda Riot – Northern Automatic Music

Panda Riot – Northern Automatic Music

Panda Riot Northern Automatic Music Saint Marie Records SMR023 Release Date: 2/19/13 Panda Riot’s new album Northern Automatic Music is ...
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Robin Guthrie Emeralds Review

Robin Guthrie Emeralds Review

Darla Records (USA) / Rocket Girl (UK) Evocative, eloquent and engaging, the album truly captivates the listener! Ex-Cocteau Twins and ...
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REVIEW: Ohgr - unDeveloped Review

REVIEW: Ohgr – unDeveloped Review

Metropolis Records By: Dennis M. Kelly OhGr does it again! The man, Ogre and Mark Walk, just cannot be stopped ...
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REVIEW: The Shivers - More Review

REVIEW: The Shivers – More Review

Silence Breaks Records By: Stephanie J Brehm Hey Chicago, after much anticipation spring is finally here! As we embrace this ...
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