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Monday, 20 December 2010 23:40

Sister Hazel - Live at Chicago's House of Blues

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Music was coming from the monitors as the curtains started to open slowly. Fans peaked through to get a glimpse of the blue lit stage. The crowd was ready to see the main attraction at Chicago’s House of Blues on a cold December night. Sister Hazel started to play and…
Saturday, 04 December 2010 21:06

Dredg shows up headliner at House of Blues

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The world is an amazing place - but also, sometimes, pretty lackluster. I had the opportunity to see Dredg at the House of Blues in Chicago last week, but this show was unlike any other show the band has played in Chicago. Since achieving a fair amount of success earlier…
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 00:22

The Correlation Between Beards and Good Music

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Does the amount of facial hair seen in a crowd, actually predict how hip a band’s set will be? Let me present you with some facts. On Tuesday November 23rd at the House of Blues, over 50% of the men in the audience were bearded, preparing to have the excellent…
Friday, 03 December 2010 00:09

Strictly Jug Nuts – A Band to See

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It’s always a pleasure to see an act that is completely unique. Something they do is without a doubt nothing like any other group that you have ever seen. Their show, their gimmick, their music, takes you on a musical journey letting your mind roam freely. Within the band Strictly…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 14:20

Powerman 5000 Rocks at Cubby Bear

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When I told my boyfriend that I was going to be reviewing Powerman 5000 at the Cubby Bear, he thought I was joking. How can a Glee loving, pop music enthusiast possibly enjoy the hard rock of Powerman 5000? Simple; the music is the perfect blend of pulse racing, head…
Friday, 12 November 2010 21:15

GWAR Hits Chicago in Bloody Fashion

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Looking like a combination of the 1980s Musclemen mini action figures, Rob Zombie comic books and Fangoria magazine, Gwar takes the stage with a no-holds-barred attitude. Having been around since before Rob Zombie,they’re everything one would expect. Playing metal music in their natural clothing and letting people wonder if any…
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 22:57

Ian Anderson; Solo show at the Rialto Square Theater

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On Halloween eve, a group of traveling musicians graced the ears of concert goers at the Rialto Square Theater (15 E. Van Buren ~ Joliet, ILL. 60432). Five men took the stage just after 8:00 P.M. to entertain a full house. Ian Anderson and crew came out quietly and started…
"Get your motor runnin'...Head out on the highway... Lookin' for adventure...And anything that comes our way!" That was exactly the mood I was in last Saturday. The weather was not too hot or too cold, and everybody and their mother seemed to be out in Chitown's streets, while on my…
Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:39

Hank Williams III and Assjack at Eagles Club

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Grandson of country icon Hank Williams, Hank Williams III(aka Hank III, or III) puts on a show that is truly unclassifiable.  Known to typically perform for three hours, Hank III plays classic style country  back to back with hardcore metal, often blending elements of both into single songs.  Last Saturday…
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