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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


Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Review

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Review

Review by: Dennis M. Kelly Photos by: Roman Sobus 2007 Photo by: Beth Shandles Last weekend, the weather in the ...
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REVIEW - Evanescence Live at the Chicago Theatre

REVIEW – Evanescence Live at the Chicago Theatre

Review by: Nate DeVan Photos © 2017 by: Roman Sobus Passing beneath its magnificent State Street façade (itself a replica ...
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REVIEW - Vintage Trouble at the Riviera Theatre

REVIEW – Vintage Trouble at the Riviera Theatre

Review by Rebecca F. Photos © 2017 by: Roman Sobus In an era where musicians have been stamped out by ...
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REVIEW - Against Me! Live at Concord Music Hall

REVIEW – Against Me! Live at Concord Music Hall

“It’s blind love,” says Laura Jane Grace. “I love blind love!” She is addressing the audience at the Concord Theater ...
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A Few Tasteful NVDES - Interview & Review at Schubas

A Few Tasteful NVDES – Interview & Review at Schubas

Sex, samples, and psychedelia. These are among the themes vacillating through much of the content created by NVDES, a genre-defying ...
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Dropkick Murphys at Huntington Bank Pavilion Review - August 8, 2017

Dropkick Murphys at Huntington Bank Pavilion Review – August 8, 2017

Writers exaggerate. It’s what we do. It is our craft. That said, it is without exaggeration that this reviewer states ...
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The London Souls Show Lollapalooza How its Done

The London Souls Show Lollapalooza How its Done

Photo © 2017 by: Erika Goldring Having just completed a tour with the Who, Brooklyn's, The London Souls hit Lollapalooza ...
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Bishop Briggs Brings Her Dark Side to Lollapalooza

Bishop Briggs Brings Her Dark Side to Lollapalooza

The sound of a deep, low hum emanates from the stage, very powerful and intense and yet it courses through ...
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Jain Brings Lollapalooza to Its Knees

Jain Brings Lollapalooza to Its Knees

Chicago has always been a melting pot, filled with people from diverse backgrounds and rich cultures. On August 3rd 2017, ...
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7 Minutes in Heaven at WIRE - Berwyn, IL

7 Minutes in Heaven at WIRE – Berwyn, IL

Seven Minutes in Heaven is a pop/punk powerhouse on the rise to world domination, but first they’ve got work to ...
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DVA at Ballydoyle's Irish Pub & Grill in Downer's Grove, IL

DVA at Ballydoyle’s Irish Pub & Grill in Downer’s Grove, IL

Review by Eric Allen Yankee DVA: “We play songs by dead people.” If you're at BallyDoyle's Irish Pub in beautiful ...
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Chicago Open Air Recap

Chicago Open Air Recap

July 15, 2017 – by Rebecca Pointe For the second year, metal fans the world over converged on Toyota Park ...
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Album Reviews

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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Review: Rodney Atkins - It's America

Review: Rodney Atkins – It’s America

Curb Records This year brings a fresh new perspective for America and just in time for some great outdoor, good ...
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Review: The Brown Sisters Live in Chicago

Review: The Brown Sisters Live in Chicago

Universal Christian Music By: Paul Barile It is a rare and wonderful thing to really get completely lost in a ...
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Review: The Atomica Project - Grayscale

Review: The Atomica Project – Grayscale

Flagrant Records By: Jonathan Jones The Atomica Project returns after nearly a three year hiatus, with their new album entitled ...
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Review - Sophie Milman - Make Someone Happy

Review – Sophie Milman – Make Someone Happy

The long awaited follow-up CD to Sophie Milman’s 2004 self-titled debut CD, “Make Someone Happy” is a very good sophomore ...
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REVIEW - Dan Cray Trio - Save Us

REVIEW – Dan Cray Trio – Save Us

The Dan Cray Trio’s 3rd CD release, “Save Us!” is a wonderful compilation of jazz tunes that are refreshed with ...
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