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Interview: A Q&A With Tom Conrad and Max Steger of Empires (A Lincoln Hall Concert Preview - Friday, 9/21/12 in Chicago)

Interview:  A Q&A With Tom Conrad and Max Steger of Empires (A Lincoln Hall Concert Preview - Friday, 9/21/12 in Chicago)
Before storms forced a temporary evacuation of Grant Park on the second day of Lollapalooza 2012 (ultiamtely postponing the much anticipated set of Chicago's own Empires until the next day), I sat down with guitarists Tom Conrad and Max Steger to chat about returning home to play one of America's most influential rock festivals, Empires' excellent sophomore album Garage Hymns as well as performing Friday night at Lincoln Hall...

Concert Review: Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2012 - Saturday, 8/4/12 in Chicago

Concert Review: Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2012 - Saturday, 8/4/12 in Chicago
Rain fell on day two of Lollapalooza and with it came mud.  And while Saturday featured performances by artists like FUN, Bloc Party and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the real story was the cancellation of sets by acts like Alabama Shakes and The Temper Trap as well as the subsequent evacuation of the festival as storms rolled in... ...

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2012 - 140 Artists on 8 Stages over 3 Days in Chicago

Concert Preview:  Lollapalooza 2012 - 140 Artists on 8 Stages over 3 Days in Chicago
Perusing the Lollapalooza schedule can be a daunting task... Here are some helpful hints on bands that, while not necessarily household names... yet, might just be worth your time this weekend...
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Concert Preview: Taste of Randolph (Friday, 6/15/12 - Sunday, 6/17/12))

Concert Preview:  Taste of Randolph (Friday, 6/15/12 - Sunday, 6/17/12))
The West Loop's signature outdoor street fest returns this weekend featuring live music by Los Campesinos, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Hold Steady and many more... ...
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