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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


“WOW!” Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA Takes Soldier Field and Chicago’s Hearts

“WOW!” Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA Takes Soldier Field and Chicago’s Hearts

By Megan Anderson Popcorn, cotton candy, and the frenzied waving of glow in the dark wands—it has all the makings ...
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REVIEW: The Dandy Warhols at Metro Chicago

REVIEW: The Dandy Warhols at Metro Chicago

By Lejla Subašić In 1994, The Dandy Warhols, whose music has been categorized as neo-psychedelia, synth-pop, psych pop, and shoegaze, ...
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REVIEW: Broods at Metro

REVIEW: Broods at Metro

Photo by: Roman Sobus Review by: Lejla Subašić Broods, the synthpop headliner of the evening at Metro, from New Zealand, ...
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REVIEW: Lennon Stella at Metro

REVIEW: Lennon Stella at Metro

Review by: Bailey Johnk Photos by: Roman Sobus On March 28th, 2019, Lennon Stella performed at the Metro in Chicago ...
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REVIEW: MNEK Live at Lincoln Hall

REVIEW: MNEK Live at Lincoln Hall

Photo by: Roman Sobus Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike known by many as MNEK debuted his new album “Language” this past September ...
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Barns Courtney Started Off The Night Right

Barns Courtney Started Off The Night Right

Only being in the scene as a solo artist since 2015, this 28-year-old musician has made quite a name for ...
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REVIEW: Trippie Redd at House of Blues

REVIEW: Trippie Redd at House of Blues

Since its inception, hip-hop has been a genre that has allowed its artists to push the boundaries of the what’s ...
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REVIEW: Cloud Nothings at Thalia Hall

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings at Thalia Hall

Photo by: Jesse Lirola Review by: Lejla Subašić In a place where a nobody desires to be a somebody and ...
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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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Album Reviews

REVIEW: Grace Weber Mercy featuring Vic Mensa

REVIEW: Grace Weber Mercy featuring Vic Mensa

Many might not know that Brooklyn-based R&B artist Grace Weber is actually a Grammy Winning Artist for her help writing ...
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"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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