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Wednesday, 05 December 2007 00:00

Iglesias, Nothing New Under the Sun

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Last Sunday Dec 3rd at the Riviera Theater, Enrique Iglesias offered a concert under no CD promotion, and with just a little new material to offer to his fans. The Riviera was packed, mostly women of course, and being a Sunday it was not bad at all for the Spanish…
Monday, 15 January 2007 00:00

Dark Star Orchestra: The Dead comes Alive

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As its name suggests, Dark Star Orchestra is a Grateful Dead tribute band. Organized by engineer/producer Bob Matthews, a longtime associate of the Dead, they recreate a specific show from the over 2,500 concerts that the Dead performed during their 30-year tenure as masters of improvisational rock. They play the…
Tuesday, 21 November 2006 00:00

Chris Botti Brings Romance to the Chicago Theatre

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Chris Botti’s entire band is composed of players as talented as he is and they take turns dazzling the audience. Drummer Billy Kilson is what I call “out of his mind talented” . Billy plays the complex and changing Jazz drum rhythms with all the heart and soul and explosive…
Sunday, 18 February 2007 00:00

Bx3 in Concert at the Cubby Bear

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It’s good that Billy Sheehan performed last, because the guy could not be stopped by anyone. I didn’t think that anyone could play the bass with such ferocity, but I was wrong. Billy’s playing was so impressive, in fact, that I don’t even remember their being anyone else on the…
Sunday, 08 June 2008 01:00

Van Halen Returns to Chicago

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As for their recent concert at the Allstate Arena, Van Halen put on an impressive performance, which took crowd participants back to the Roth era lasting from 1978 to 1984. Starting off with songs from their debut album "Van Halen" and finishing off with songs from "1984", Eddie, Alex, and…
Monday, 03 November 2008 20:18

Ion Vein Leads Metal March on Hallow's Eve

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It was hard rock madness this past Saturday night at Chicago City Limits where Ion Vein led the charge in celebrating Halloween with a high energy set of loud, abrasive, in-your-face metal.
Monday, 27 October 2008 19:51

Keaton Simons “Getting Better” All the Time

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It was an amazing night of music and fun Saturday night at Martyr’s (3855 N. Lincoln), where Keaton Simons, on tour with Pete Francis of Dispatch, treated Chicago to a lively set of the inspirational, fun-loving numbers for which he is getting known. The very charismatic Keaton, on tour in…
Monday, 27 October 2008 17:32

Judas Rising Shows the Importance of Tribute Bands

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Last Friday night my craving for classic metal got the best of me to which I headed over to Nite Caps at 5007 W. Irving Park Road, a Chicago hangout that regularly delivers the sounds of crunching guitars and cavernous bass drums. To be honest, it wasn’t at all random…
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 20:56

This Must Be The Band!

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Charlie Otto (lead singer, guitar) as David Byrne was a revelation- besides the music itself, The Talking Heads were famous for the pure energy channeled by David Byrne in concert and it's unlikely that they will ever play together again as a band...

 

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