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Steven Deal got it. No, I don’t mean cancer, from which he died earlier this week. He got the whole rock & roll thing. On whatever level he chose to play it. Steve was a rock star in the signed-to-a-label sense. He was a rock star in that he could...
There's already a handy narrative available to guide you through the schizophrenic Moms, the fifth album by Portland, Ore.’s Menomena. Shortly after the 2010 release of Mines, the group parted ways with co-founder Brent Knopf in January of 2011....
Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
1 star (out of 4) Birds chirp, woodwinds trill, Damon Albarn sings ever so gently over pastoral guitar. In the mold of British eccentrics such as Julian Cope and Robyn Hitchcock, Albarn turns the opening tracks on his soundtrack for the English opera...
RedEye Sound BoardUPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4! After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates. You would be...
Adele showed her saucy side at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night in London when she flashed her middle finger. When the 21 singer took the stage to accept her second award, for Album of the Year, she was interrupted by the night's host, British TV...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's well known that Pennsylvanians are set in their ways. Take, for instance, the nagging insistence of Philadelphians' who routinely fry and eat a breakfast product made from nonspecific pork products -- despite...
Turn It UpThe next few months offer a little bit of everything for the music fan, including the wrap-up of the outdoor season and a few big arena shows. But the real action, as is usually the case once autumn arrives, is......
Turn It UpGorillaz: Rare tour by the cartoon alter-ego band of Blur singer Damon Albarn, coming off an album, âPlastic Beach,â that plays like a chilled, chilling elegy for a dying planet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, $61.06,......
Turn It UpMidway through Gorillaz concert Saturday at the UIC Pavilion, the cartoon character/rock star Murdoc popped up on the big video screen looming behind the band and vented his exasperation. âHow much longer is this warm-up band gonna hog the stage?â.......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another weekend is upon us. And, if you're like us -- that is, unnecessarily obsessed with pop music, then you're no doubt heading out this weekend to celebrate International Record Store Day. Because no matter......
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