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Dead Confederate
basement tapes
Dead Confederate -
Session #19
Free downloads
Movie Reviews
Rock the Movies
David Malsch takes
us inside the movies
Stripwax Comics
Stripwax Comics
Irreverent Look at
the World of music!
Jimi Hendrix
Top Ten Lists
Coming soon... Coming soon... Coming soon... Cheech Marin

Cheech & Chong

Comedy review
Bruce Springsteen

SuicideGirls:
Blackheart Burlesque

Dance and Theater
Furthur Festival

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Will fall silent in 2017
Hedwig

"Hedwig And The
Angry Inch"

Musical review
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Book Signing in Chicago, IL
The Naked Magicians

The Naked Magicians

Magic Show review
Neil Young

"Above & Beyond"

Musical review
Neil Young

"An Evening With Neil Young"

Musical Comedy review
Rock Baby Rock

"Rock Baby Rock"

Musical review
Elvis

"Elvis Rocks"

A journey to Graceland
Unspeakable

"Unspeakable"

Comedy review
Estefan

"On Your Feet!"

Press conference
Dear John Hughes

"Dear John Hughes"

Musical review
First Wives Club

"First Wives Club"

Preview party
Late Nite Catechism

"Late Nite Catechism"

Comedy review
Dee Snider

Dee Snider's "Rock &
Roll Christmas Tale"

Musical review
Amazing Grace

"Amazing Grace"

Musical review
David Bowie

"David Bowie Is"

Museum Collection review
Ringo Starr

"The Ringo Starr
Fine Art Show"

Art review
Sting

"The Last Ship"

Musical review
Mike Love

Music By The Lake

Concert series preview
Motown

"Motown The Musical"

Musical review
Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan
"Sunday with Rumi"

Chicago, IL
The Grammys

Chicago Chapter's
56th GRAMMY Telecast
Viewing Party

Awards show review
83 US Festival

Various Artists -
'83 US Festival Days 1-3

DVD review
Freddie Mercury

Queen - "The Freddie
Mercury Tribute Concert "

DVD review
Stevie Van Zandt

"Once Upon A Dream" -
Featuring The Rascals

Multi-Media tour
Morrissey

Morrissey -
"Live 25"

DVD review
Queen"

"We Will Rock You"

Musical review
Once

"Once"

Musical review
Sting

Sting -
"The Last Ship"

Party preview
Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry -
"Live In Lyon"

DVD review
Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel -
"Live In Athens 1987"

DVD review
Evita

"Evita"

Musical review
Mike + The Mechanics

Mike + The Mechanics
+ Paul Carrack - Live At
Shepherds Bush, London

Blu-ray/DVD
Aerosmith

Aerosmith -
Rock For The Rising Sun

Blu-ray/DVD

Country Thunder 2013"
A music documentary
The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys -
Good Vibrations Tour

DVD review
The Buddy Holly Story

"Buddy- The Buddy
Holly Story"

Musical review
Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings -
Rockshow

DVD review
Garbage

Garbage - One Mile High...Live

DVD review
The Stones

The Rolling Stones -
Crossfire Hurricane

DVD review

"Underground Lake Geneva"
Yerkes Observatory
Bush

Bush - Stubb's Bar-B-Q/
Austin, TX/ 08.17.2011

DVD review
Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette -
Live At Montreux 2012

DVD review
Catch Me If You Can

"Catch Me If You Can"

Musical review
Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters -
Live In Victoria Park
London 2011

DVD review
Jewel

"The Ravinia Roundup 2013

Venue preview
The Book of Mormon

"The Book of Mormon"

Musical review
Patti Smith

Patti Smith -
"Let The Music Play:
"Live At Montreux 2005"

Blu-ray review
Radio City

The Radio City
Christmas Spectacular

Holiday musical review
The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers -
"Let The Music Play:
The Story Of The
Doobie Brothers"

DVD review
Queen

Queen -
"Hungarian Rhapsody:
Queen Live In Budapest"

DVD review
Coldplay

Coldplay -
"Live 2012"

DVD review
Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel -
"Classic Albums: So"

DVD review
John Taylor

Duran Duran's John Taylor

Book tour
Chicago, IL
The Doors

The Doors -
"Live At The Bowl 68"

DVD review
Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Wrigley Field
concert announcemnet
Cyndi Lauper

"Kinky Boots"

Musical review
The Who

The Who -
"Live In Texas 75"

DVD review
Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury -
"The Great Pretender"

DVD review
Queen

Queen -
"Greatest Video Hits"

DVD review
Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel -
"Secret World Live"

DVD review

Country Thunder 2012
A musical
documentary
Michael Jackson
"Michael Jackson
THE IMMORTAL World Tour"

Musical review
STP

Stone Temple Pilots -
Alive In The Windy City

DVD review
Duran Duran

Duran Duran - Live 2011:
A Diamond In The Mind

DVD/CD review
Kasabian

Kasabian - Live At The O2

DVD review
Toby Keith
Country Thunder 2012
Festival preview
The Raconteurs
The Raconteurs -
Live at Montreux 2008

DVD review
Fela!
"Stuffed and Unstrung"
Musical review
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello and
The Spinning Songbook

PPV review
Phil Collins
Phil Collins -
Live At Montreux 2004

DVD review
Sarah Mclachlan
The 2012 Ravinia
round-up

Venue preview

St. Paddys Day in Milwaukee
The Irish always shine...
Fela!
"Fela!"
Musical review
Talking Heads
Talking Heads - Chronology
DVD review
American Idiot
Green Day's
"American Idiot"

Musical review
Frank Sinatra
"Come Fly Away"
Musical review
The Addams Family
"The Addams Family"
Musical review
La Cage Aux Folles
"La Cage Aux Folles"
Musical review
A Christmas Story, The Musical!
"A Christmas Story,
The Musical!"

Musical review
Memphis
"Memphis"
Musical review
CMJ Music Marathon 2011
CMJ Music Marathon 2011
Preview story
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher's
"Wishful Drinking"

Comedy review

East Troy
Bluegrass Festival

Roots music shines...

Country Thunder 2011
A musical
documentary
West Side Story
"West Side Story"
Musical review
U2
Behind the scenes
of U2's 360 Tour
Chicago
"Chicago The Musical"
Musical review

Gary Con III
Revenge of
the gaming nerds!
Cirque
"Cirque Eloize iD"
Show review
Michelle Branch
The 2011 Ravinia
round-up
Hair
"Hair"
Musical review
RAIN
"RAIN - A Tribute
To The Beatles"

Musical review

Have a Good Day
A recipe for happy feet
The Sacred Triangle
The Sacred Triangle:
Bowie, Iggy & Lou
1971-1973

DVD review
The Haunted Woods
The Haunted Woods
of Burlington

New photos from
Halloween night 2010
Traces
"Traces"
Musical review
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen's
Lonesome Heroes

DVD review
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton -
1960's Review

DVD review
MJ
MJ Fanvention
Feature story
Louis
"Louis"
Concert and film review
Phish
Phish at Alpine Valley
Concert preview
Shrek
"Shrek The Musical"
Musical review
DMB
DMB preview at
Alpine Valley

Concert preview
Jackson monument
First anniversary
of Michael's passing

Photo gallery
Cirque
"Cirque Dreams
Illumination"

Show review
Joseph Jackson
Joseph Jackson
Press Conference

New mega Jackson
complex proposed...
Fuerza Bruta: Look Up
"Fuerza Bruta: Look Up"
Musical review
The 39 Steps
"The 39 Steps"
Theatre review
David Bowie
Hand-signed poster
and CD giveaway

Bowie contest
winners announced
Avenue Q
"Avenue Q"
Musical review
STOMP
STOMP
Musical review
Ra Ra Riot
Daytrotter presents
Barnstormer III Tour

Tour preview
Elton John
"Billy Elliot"
Musical review
Gary Con II
Gary Con II
Fans celebrate the legacy
of Gary Gygax, creator
of Dungeons and Dragons
Iggy Pop
Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame Induction
2010
Earth, Wind & Fire
The 2010 Ravinia
round-up
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
Legendary comedienne
unleashes vivaciously
vicious red carpet roast
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
Wear black for Cash
Dreamgirls
"Dreamgirls"
Musical review
Jon Troast
Jon Troast
Feature story
The Addams Family
"The Addams Family"
Musical review
Victoria Secrets
Victoria's Secret
Model Search

Chicago, IL
Enuff Z'Nuff
Own a piece of Enuff
Z'Nuff's royalty action
Young Frankenstein
"Young Frankenstein"
Musical review
The Watchers in the Woods
The Watchers in the Woods
Searching for the Unknown,
one Saturday Night at a Time
The Witches of Whitewater
A history of terror
The Witches of Whitewater
(A paranormal investigation)
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground:
An Illustrated History Of
A Walk On The Wild Side

Book review
Michael Jackson's boyhood home
Michael Jackson memorial -
Jackson family home

Gary, IN
Michael Jackson impersonater
Michael Jackson
memorial simulcast

Chicago, IL
Michael Jackson
Micahel Jackson
1958 - 2009
King of Pop's top
ten solo tunes
DMB
Alpine Valley Music
Theatre kicks off it's
32nd season this weekend
Cirque Shanghai: Bright Spirit
"Cirque Shanghai:
Bright Spirit"

Musical review
Unwigged & Unplugged
Unwigged & Unplugged
Concert preview
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Musical review
Invade Rome
Invade Rome
In store perfomance
Rent
"Rent"
Musical review
Eskimo Blonde
Eskimo Blonde
"Blonde on Blonde"

Feature story
Elvis Costello
The 2009 Ravinia
round-up
Rain
Rain- A Tribute
To The Beatles
Musical review
Chicago The Musical
"Chicago The Musical"
Musical review
Invade Rome
Invade Rome
On the road:
Light Eyed and
Villainous
album
release weekend
Phish
Phish
Jam band Phish back
on the road in '09
Jersey Boys
"Jersey Boys"
Musical review
Amy, Andy & Katie
Popping the question
at Amy Grant's
"House of Love"
Rush
Rush -
Snakes & Arrows Live

DVD Review
Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols -
There'll Always
Be An England

DVD Review
Barack Obama
President Elect
Barack Obama's
Grant Park Rally
Barack Obama
Get-Out-The-Vote
For Change Event
With Carole King
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
ConcertLivewire's
Official Endorsement
Million Dollar Quartet
"Million Dollar Quartet"
Musical review
Mamma Mia!
"Mamma Mia!"
Musical review
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk and the
Electronic Revolution -
A Documentary Film
DVD Review
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
Shakin' In Las Vegas
DVD Review
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band
Live From Chicago
DVD Review +
Live taping photos
Fat Maw Rooney
Bandit County
Fair Music Festival

Festival preview
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
"Buddy: The
Buddy Holly Story"

Musical review
Joey Ramone
"Pioneers of Rock"
Never-before-seen
photos of rock icons
Queen
Queen - Rock Montreal
+ Live Aid

DVD Review
Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman
CMT Music Awards 2008
Curb Events Center
Nashville, TN
April 14, 2008
Aimee Mann
The Ravinia Report:
Fan favorite festival reaches
progressive peak in 2008
The Doors
The Rhino round-up:
Re-issues, deluxe discs
abound this spring
Delmark Records
A day in the life
of Delmark Records
Rent
"Rent"
Musical review
Madina Lake
Beyond the Revolution
with Madina Lake
New Orleans
A musical journey
through the Crescent City
Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys
Cubism In Concert
DVD Review
Ring of Fire
"Ring of Fire"
Musical review
Paolo Nutini
Artists weigh in on
the environment: Opinions from
KT Tunstall, Paolo Nutini,
The Academy Is...
RHPS
"The Rocky Horror Show"
Theatre review
Book Reviews
Revolution on Canvas,
Volume 2: Poetry from
the Indie Music Scene

Book review
Honeyboy Edwards
Paramount Blues Fest
Festival Preview
Coltrane
The House That Trane Built:
The Story of Impulse Records

Book Review
Skillet
From Showtime to Showtime:
24/7 with Skillet

A livewire documentary
Echo & The Bunnymen
Echo & The Bunnymen
Dancing Horses
DVD Review
The Beatles
The Beatles reunite for
one-year anniversary of
Cirque du Soleil's LOVE
Bayside - The Metro
The road to Warped:
On the bus
with Bayside

A livewire documentary
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
"Hot'n'Heavy
Live at the Ascension Loft"
DVD Review
Camelot
Michael York in "Camelot"
LaSalle Bank Theatre
Chicago, IL
May 1, 2007
Michael W. Smith star
Music City Walk of Fame
Hall of Fame Park
Nashville, TN
April 22, 2007
Sugarland
CMT Music Awards 2007
Curb Events Center
Nashville, TN
April 16, 2007
NIN
Nine Inch Nails
Live: Beside You In Time
DVD Review
Jay Bakker
Jay Bakker
"One Punk Under God"
A new religion?
Andy Argyrakis
ConcertLivewire
Introduces daily news
with "Daily Dish"
Rachel Barton Pine
Chicago Music Awards
Park West
Chicago, IL
Martha Berner
Martha Berner
Rising star shoots
for the moon!
The Cure
The Cure
Festival 2005

DVD Review!
Pixies
Pixies
Live at the
Paradise in Boston

DVD Review!
Axl Rose
Axl Rose:
Diary of a rock 'n roll weasel

Dec. 1, 2006
The Martins
The Beatles Love Media Launch
at Abbey Road Studios

London, England
Nov. 17, 2006
Van Morrison
Van Morrison
Live At Montreux
1980/1974

DVD Review!
Rampage
A CMJ Special Report:
Hip-hop under fire
Honeyboy Edwards
Paramount Blues Festival
A short history of pioneering
blues town Grafton, WI
U2
U2: Zoo TV Live
From Sydney

DVD Review!
Joe Lovano
2006 Chicago Jazz
Festival Preview

Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2006
Willie Nelson
An open letter
From Willie Nelson
Aug. 21, 2006
Flaming Lips
Hedgpeth Festival Preview
Twin Lakes, WI
July 28th & 29th, 2006
Amtrak
Amtrak's City of
New Orleans train

Chicago, IL -
New Orleans, LA
The Shrugs
"Hug the Shrugs"
Own the movie now!
FREE Podcast!
Of the garage classic
Jewel
CMT Music Awards 2006
Curb Events Center
Nashville, TN
April 10, 2006
Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie & Friends: Ridin' on
The City of New Orleans Tour

Andy Argyrakis documents
the incredible journey!
Pixies
Pixies: Sell Out
DVD Review!
ZZ Top
Country Thunder 2005
Festival preview!
Michelle Shocked
Michelle Shocked
A shower of pixie dust
Story of the Year
Vans Warped 2005
Concert preview!
CMT Awards
CMT Awards Pre-Show
and Red Carpet!
The MusiCurmudgeon
The MusiCurmudgeon
Archives
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Press Conference
May 10, 2005


Fearless Freaks
SxSW Film Festival
Austin, TX
March 16 - 19, 2005


Kansas
Kansas
Sail On:
30th Anniversary Collection

CD/DVD Review


The Ramones
The Ramones
Raw DVD Review


Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Real rockers go to Hell


SundayRunners
"Elected "Video
Watch It Now!


American flag
Vote

tower
Millennium Park
Chicago's New Jewel
Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
Her Voice Still
Rips the Wallpaper
Off the Wall!
Sin City Injectors
Sin City Injectors
Local Band
Does Good!
Ray Charles
Andy Argyrakis
Remembers
Ray Charles
Chris Buttleman
Machine Records
Chicago's New Record Label
Ellen Rosner
Chicago Indie Ellen Rosner
Uses Grassroots Marketing
to Tackle SxSW '04
Stooges fans
How I Survived the
Great Blackout of 2003

Grande Ballroom
Detroit's Musical Legacy
Temple of Sound
Temples of Sound
Inside the Great American
recording studio
Dockery Farms
Take a trip down
Route 61
and see the birth
of the blues firsthand.
Stones Book
Rolling Stones
Book Review
Jazz DVD
The Cry of Jazz
DVD Review
Country Music book
All Music Guide to
Country - 2nd Edition

PUNK DVD
PUNK: The Early Years
DVD Review
School of Rock
Jack Black's "School of Rock"
Movie Review
blues book
Darker Blues
Book Review
Led Zeppelin DVD
Led Zeppelin DVD Review
Jody's Blue Room
Check out the blues
at Jody's Blue Room

in tiny Pell Lake, Wisconsin
Johnny Cash
The light dims for
The Man in Black
George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
Joey Ramone
Bopped 'til he dropped

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