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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…
  Sebastian was “Bach” in town Saturday May 12th at Cubby Bear North Lincolnshire where he played an up close and personal show. This was my fourth time seeing Sebastian Bach live (1989, 1991, 1992 and 2012) and, without question, the former Skid Row frontman is still on top of…
  Metal pioneers KORN have just announced a string of June dates that will take them through the Northeast, Midwest, and even Canada. Openers on the tour include frontman JONATHAN DAVIS DJing as his alter ego J Devil, as well as dubstep talent Sluggo.  Ticket information and special VIP packages can found at korn.com.  …
  In the tradition of the great voices that have given Chicago its musical backbone such as Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Koko Taylor, Steve Allen and so many more, Mayne Stage Theater served as home for an incredible night of song and tribute that will not soon be forgotten.…
Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:59

Space Giant; awesome Chicago band

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  In almost every bar you can see a cover of the song “Born to be Wild” (Steppenwolf). “I Want You to Want Me” (Cheap Trick) is another example of a song that is covered by everyone. Occasionally a band will be seen that is just doing original songs. Creative…
Monday, 05 March 2012 00:00

Memoryhouse offers up synthesized nostalgia

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    It’s not surprising that Canadian dream-pop duo Memoryhouse started as a multimedia project. The first flawless notes delivered by composer and guitarist Evan Abeele and photographer and multi-instrumentalist Denise Nouvion firmly solidified them as a band rooted in aesthetics. Those shimmering guitar chords and throbbing synths, accompanied by…
Monday, 27 February 2012 21:45

Jacked Up; Saturday night's alright for fighting"

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  True music fans go out to local venues to see a good band. They will trudge through snow, cold, wind, and rain to make it out to see a few musical moments that touch their inner soul. Saturday nights are a great time to see a band and dance…
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