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November 29, 2011 | By Kyle Kramer, For RedEye
If Jay-Z and Kanye West didn't think their collaboration was an event, they wouldn't have called it "Watch the Throne. " In terms of modesty, these guys exist somewhere between "none" and "LeBron James. " Of course, public response certainly has matched the project's self-satisfaction. Bloggers breathlessly dissected early singles "H.A.M. " and "Otis"; a freaking New York planetarium housed the record's listening party; and the album's stunningly un-leaked release brought music fans together, at least on Twitter, for a day of collective listening.
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February 26, 2013 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Remember that scene at the beginning of " Back to the Future " where Marty McFly hooks up his guitar to Doc Brown 's giant speaker? You know, so he can play it so loud that the soundwave sends him flying? That was cool. Another thing that's pretty cool is this new line of guitars from instrument maker Peavey, with designs featuring some of the most popular characters in the DC Universe ! Check out the press release then catch up with me at the bottom of the post: Peavey Announces Instrument and Accessory Line Featuring DC Comics Super Heroes   February...
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August 9, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
Chief Keef and his GBE crew have taken the rap world by storm during the past few months. So much so, in fact, that he was a last-minute addition to the Lollapalooza lineup last weekend. Music fans are in two camps about the Chicago MC. Either he's the end of rap music as we know it (a little dramatic, yeah?) or he's the kickstarter to a renaissance in Chicago-based rap getting national attention. (I'm in the latter camp, with the caveat that musicians still have to work to make good songs.)
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November 8, 2012 | By Nikki Lynette, @nikkilynette and For RedEye
James Bond is a character who has been played by six different actors in 23 films. That's heavy. What's even heavier is the fact that Adele's theme song for the new "Skyfall" movie has four times as many YouTube views as the movie's official trailer. Music supervisors go out of their way to find cool songs to complement what viewers see on the screen. Personally, I get a ton of exposure from having my music featured in TV shows and movies, and it rocks. It rocks very much. When it comes to movies and TV, what you hear is equally as important as what you see on the screen.
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January 11, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: Spin magazine is getting rid of standard music reviews and instead posting them as tweets. Yep Rock isn't dead, but apparently the spirits of those who write about it are. Hitting "enter" after a 140-character dump, however well-crafted and thoughtful, does not constitute a full review of any topic. Don't get me wrong, an album review from any outlet (until this point, Spin included) doesn't define my opinion. It does, however, get me thinking about what I'm listening to. What state of inebriation was the songwriter under when lyrics were written?
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February 15, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Last Sunday, the Grammys' collabo-lust spawned the awkward unity of Maroon 5/Beach Boys and Foo Fighters/Deadmau5. So of course the Grammys helped support “Re:Generation,” a documentary that dares five of the world's biggest DJs to team up with veterans of various, non-electronic genres and write a song. The results: > > Pretty Lights trying (and failing) to coach stubborn country music legend Dr. Ralph Stanley into a Burl Ives-esque take on “Wayfaring Stranger,” and ultimately bringing...
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February 26, 2013 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Remember that scene at the beginning of " Back to the Future " where Marty McFly hooks up his guitar to Doc Brown 's giant speaker? You know, so he can play it so loud that the soundwave sends him flying? That was cool. Another thing that's pretty cool is this new line of guitars from instrument maker Peavey, with designs featuring some of the most popular characters in the DC Universe ! Check out the press release then catch up with me at the bottom of the post: Peavey Announces Instrument and Accessory Line Featuring DC Comics...
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August 29, 2012
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160 It's not the prettiest space in the city, and some of the rock acts can creep toward the “generic” label. Still, DD has been home to early shows from acts such as Kid Rock and The Killers; In '97, the Rolling Stones played a secret show - marquee: “Rolling Stones: One Night Only - $7.” Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 At this Wicker Park bar smack in the hopping intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee, DJs spin on the first floor and rock/hip-hop acts - both local and up-and-coming touring artists...
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November 8, 2012 | By Nikki Lynette, @nikkilynette and For RedEye
James Bond is a character who has been played by six different actors in 23 films. That's heavy. What's even heavier is the fact that Adele's theme song for the new "Skyfall" movie has four times as many YouTube views as the movie's official trailer. Music supervisors go out of their way to find cool songs to complement what viewers see on the screen. Personally, I get a ton of exposure from having my music featured in TV shows and movies, and it rocks. It rocks very much. When it comes to movies and TV, what you hear is equally as important as what you see on the screen.
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January 19, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Beyond the Apple-induced glow of the North/Clybourn Red Line station sits an oasis. Large and utterly forgettable from the outside, Joe's Bar on Weed Street could be any other crowded sports bar on a Friday night. If you could just ignore the cowboy hats. With patrons in plaid shirts, cowboy boots and hats (required dress for cover-free admission on "Country Fridays"), Joe's may seem out of place in the city - but it's packed. Sold out, even. People drive miles, or walk blocks, for the one thing it offers that few other venues in the city...
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August 29, 2012
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160 It's not the prettiest space in the city, and some of the rock acts can creep toward the “generic” label. Still, DD has been home to early shows from acts such as Kid Rock and The Killers; In '97, the Rolling Stones played a secret show - marquee: “Rolling Stones: One Night Only - $7.” Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 At this Wicker Park bar smack in the hopping intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee, DJs spin on the first floor and rock/hip-hop acts - both local and up-and-coming touring artists - usually perform in the...
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August 9, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
Chief Keef and his GBE crew have taken the rap world by storm during the past few months. So much so, in fact, that he was a last-minute addition to the Lollapalooza lineup last weekend. Music fans are in two camps about the Chicago MC. Either he's the end of rap music as we know it (a little dramatic, yeah?) or he's the kickstarter to a renaissance in Chicago-based rap getting national attention. (I'm in the latter camp, with the caveat that musicians still have to work to make good songs.)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Last Sunday, the Grammys' collabo-lust spawned the awkward unity of Maroon 5/Beach Boys and Foo Fighters/Deadmau5. So of course the Grammys helped support “Re:Generation,” a documentary that dares five of the world's biggest DJs to team up with veterans of various, non-electronic genres and write a song. The results: > > Pretty Lights trying (and failing) to coach stubborn country music legend Dr. Ralph Stanley into a Burl Ives-esque take on “Wayfaring Stranger,” and...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Beyond the Apple-induced glow of the North/Clybourn Red Line station sits an oasis. Large and utterly forgettable from the outside, Joe's Bar on Weed Street could be any other crowded sports bar on a Friday night. If you could just ignore the cowboy hats. With patrons in plaid shirts, cowboy boots and hats (required dress for cover-free admission on "Country Fridays"), Joe's may seem out of place in the city - but it's packed. Sold out, even. People drive miles, or walk blocks, for the one thing it offers that few other venues in the city will touch: country music.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: Spin magazine is getting rid of standard music reviews and instead posting them as tweets. Yep Rock isn't dead, but apparently the spirits of those who write about it are. Hitting "enter" after a 140-character dump, however well-crafted and thoughtful, does not constitute a full review of any topic. Don't get me wrong, an album review from any outlet (until this point, Spin included) doesn't define my opinion. It does, however, get me thinking about what I'm listening to. What state of inebriation was the songwriter under when...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | By Kyle Kramer, For RedEye
If Jay-Z and Kanye West didn't think their collaboration was an event, they wouldn't have called it "Watch the Throne. " In terms of modesty, these guys exist somewhere between "none" and "LeBron James. " Of course, public response certainly has matched the project's self-satisfaction. Bloggers breathlessly dissected early singles "H.A.M. " and "Otis"; a freaking New York planetarium housed the record's listening party; and the album's stunningly un-leaked release brought music fans together, at least on Twitter, for a day of collective listening.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye Sound Board
Chicago music fans have yet another fest to add to their summer schedules: The Hideout and The Onion's A.V. Club have teamed up to throw the Hideout Block Party, a two-day fest set for Sept. 14-15. Acts include Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard (formerly of The Frames/Swell Season/that movie with the girl and all the singing), Lee Fields & The Expressions (Google them for some throwback soul) and The Corin Tucker Band (yes, from Sleater-Kinney). In true festival test-of-patience style, a second round of acts is set to be released on June 25 and another round in July.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
For the first time, concertgoers will be able to indulge in vegetarian food options at Northerly Island. Live Nation Entertainment on Wednesday announced the addition to the 38 amphitheaters it owns or operates in North America, including the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Veggie burgers will be served for the first time and a signature vegetarian meal item is being developed by Bravo's "Top Chef" judge Hugh Acheson, who will help guide the company's food policies, according to the news release issued by Live Nation.
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