Archive for February 2014

Speaking Words: A Q&A Interview With Scott Ian Of Anthrax

Speaking Words: A Q&A Interview With Scott Ian Of Anthrax
Recently in town to kick off the North American leg of his new "Speaking Words" tour, I spoke with guitarist and founding member of thrash metal icons Anthrax, Scott Ian about his new spoken word tour, his thoughts on performing in Chicago over the course of nearly thirty years as well as about upcoming DVD and book releases he's working on to commemorate this new chapter of his career...

Concert Preview: Jammin' on Ashland 2 (Thursday, February 20th at Temple Bar)

Concert Preview: Jammin' on Ashland 2 (Thursday, February 20th at Temple Bar)
This Thursday night, don't let the weather keep you away from a great night of live music for an even better cause.  "Jammin' on Ashland 2" at Temple Bar features an eclectic evening of country infused rock courtesy of Nick Lynch, the scorching blues guitar of Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues and the horror/hilarity of metal masters Beast Warrior - with proceeds to benefit the MaeBell Ward Foundation in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association... ...

Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)

Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)
Headed to town for a pair of shows, I spoke with Traffic co-founder Dave Mason about what it's like to re-work classic Traffic songs on his current "Traffic Jam" tour, the thought process behind his new album Futures Past and his experiences in the studio with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and more... ...
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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at wimsradio.com and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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