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REVIEW: Kim Petras Live at the Riviera Theatre

By: Bailey Johnk On November 27th, 2019, Kim Petras performed at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. This was the eighteenth ...
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REVIEW: The Growlers at Metro

By Lejla Subašić Based in Dana Point, California, a southern surf town, the Growlers emerged in 2006 from their own ...
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Bayonne Mesmerizes Lollapalooza With His Sonic Artistry

Austin, TX artist, Roger Sellers made his debut performance at Lollapalooza with drummer and friend Matt Toman on Sunday, August ...
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The New Respects’ Family Fueled Pop, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll Kicks Off Great BMI Lineup at Lollapalooza

August 2nd, 2019 and the BMI stage is set for day number two of another incredible day at Lollapalooza. Kicking ...
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Ruston Kelly Closes Out Day Three on BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

August 3rd, 2019, Nashville Tennessee artist having bussed his way in for a special headlining performance on the BMI stage ...
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Saturday is Scorching at Lollapalooza!

Starting to get sore here now with the slight sunburn and all the walking we've been doing, but this is ...
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Lollapalooza turns up the heat on day two!

All ready to go on the second day of Lollapalooza, got an early start and took some time to visit ...
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Like Heaven on Earth – a Review of the first day of Lollapalooza 2019

Photos © 2019 by: Roman Sobus What can I say about this first day of Lollapalooza? I dare say it ...
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LakeShake 2019: Music, Memories, and More

By: Bailey Johnk Photo © 2019 by: Frank Griseta When you’re a big music lover like I am, nothing beats a ...
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Cheers to Five Years: A 2019 LakeShake Festival Review

By: Bailey Johnk Photo © 2019 by: Frank Griseta LakeShake 2019 is officially over and as Lauren Alaina said in her ...
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“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

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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Album Reviews

Fiction & Imagination Merge for Chicago Indie Rockers: The Bannermen Release “Ice or Fire”

Album Review: Ice or Fire by The Bannermen Ice or Fire, the new album by The Bannermen, is a play ...
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Fascinating Folk Ready for Films: “Sweet William” is Entry into Tall Trees and Riverbeds EP by The Sweet Maries

The song “Sweet William” was my entry into the latest EP by The Sweet Maries, a Chicago-based folk duo. Tall ...
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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

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 Dead Can Dance return with a new two song album devoted entirely to ...
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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

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 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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Book Reviews

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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