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By Andy Argyrakis
STP tours DVD, Cake goes the distance, plus Springsteen sells out Wrigley (twice)
Monday, September 3, 2012


STP STP STP STP
STP tours DVD: Hot on the heels of its first ever DVD "Alive In The Windy City" (Eagle Rock Entertainment/ Rhino), Stone Temple Pilots revisit one of its favorite cities to turn in a career-spanning set. Expect plenty of newer tunes from 2010's self-titled reunion record, along with era-defining grunge gems like "Plush," "Interstate Love Song," "Sex Type Thing" and "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart." Tuesday, September 4 at Vic Theatre: www.jamusa.com.

Cake Cake Cake Cake
Cake goes the distance: Believe it or not, last year"s self-released "Showroom Of Compassion" marked Cake's first ever chart topper in its 20 year history, suggesting the band that brought the world "Going The Distance" and "Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle" is just as popular as ever. On top of that, John McCrea and company maintain an extremely dedicated cult following over its quirky brand of alt-rock that often interjects everything from country to funk and even a few random world beat rhythms. Thursday, September 6 at Aragon Ballroom: www.jamusa.com.

The Boss The Boss The Boss The Boss
Springsteen sells out Wrigley (twice): Between the recent album of working class anthems "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia), plus an arsenal of classics spanning "Born To Run" through "Born In The U.S.A.," it's no surprise to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band selling out the friendly confines two nights in a row. Nonetheless, it's always worth a shot to see if single tickets open up as the dates approach because as any Boss die-hard can attest, no two shows are the same. Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 at Wrigley Field: www.jamusa.com.


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