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Monday, 17 September 2012 16:00

Rush Rocks United Center

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44 years after their inception in 1968, Rush returned to Chicago, amazingly still in top form. The United Center was host over the weekend as the great Canadian trio rocked the crowd for just over three hours. Starting the show with “Subdivisions” the band took immediate charge of the stadium…
Affinity filled the room at the Bottom Lounge on August 12th as Loud Loud entered the stage. I was unable to account for the reactions in the crowd when they opened the show with my personal favorite “Mirrors” and it’s introduction song “Reflections”. Loud Loud had gained my complete attention…
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 23:55

Weezer Live at The Venue Does Not Disappoint

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  The last time I saw Weezer some nine or ten years ago, the set was massive, fire blazed thirty feet high to key beats in “Hash Pipe” and pyrotechnics were used with reckless abandon. When I saw Weezer the other night at Horseshoe Casino’s The Venue in Hammond, Indiana,…
Who would have ever guessed back in the hairband heyday of the mid-to-late ‘80s that we would still be talking about Poison frontman Bret Michaels in 2012? Though he has been responsible for his share of mindlessly fun party rock (“Unskinny Bop,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time”) and the won’t-die-even-if-you-want-it-to…
RAVINIA PRESENTS HOLST’S THE PLANETS, THE 2012 ONE SCORE, ONE CHICAGO SELECTION WITH THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LED BY JOHN AXELROD ACCOMPANIED BY FILM ON PAVILION AND LAWN SCREENS Conductor Gianandrea Noseda makes his Ravinia debut leading the CSO in an all-Rachmaninoff program featuring Nicole Cabell and Sean Botkin; Ted Sperling leads the…
Saturday, 14 July 2012 14:17

Sweet G ~ Lady in Rock!!

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Throughout the music industry there are very gracious people that really want to help struggling musicians out. They are there to help push them along, do favors, and expect nothing in return other than a thank you. They are very helpful people and truly are fans of music and they…
Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's "Symphony No. 6 In A Minor" Conducted by Jaap Van Zweden     Though even Mahler himself admitted that his Sixth "seems to be yet another hard nut" for critics and audience to crack, conductor Jaap Van Zweden held this nut in a vice-like grip…
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 13,000 people were on hand at Ravinia to watch Steve Martin blaze away on his banjo, ripping into one bluegrass song after another, along with his band, The Steep Canyon Rangers. The famous comedian treated the curious - and thoroughly entertained – crowd to a…
  Mayer Hawthorne and the County brought neo-soul to Park West.  Promising not just a concert but a show, from beginning to end, the band provided almost 95 minutes of pure music.   Swaggering onto the stage in a black suit, bow tie and with Red McFly Back to the Future…
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