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Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)

Concert Review: Brian St. Clair's Final Chicago Show as Local H Drummer - With Setlist (Saturday, September 7 at Metro with Purple Apple)
Saturday night at a crazy, sweaty, sold out Metro, Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair tore through a ninety minute set in celebration of one of St. Clair's final shows after fourteen years as Local H drummer, joined in the process by a slew of special guests for the sendoff... ...

Concert Preview: Local H (Saturday, September 7 with Purple Apple at Metro - A Farewell to Brian St. Clair)

Concert Preview: Local H (Saturday, September 7 with Purple Apple at Metro - A Farewell to Brian St. Clair)
Continuing a busy year that has seen them tour in support of their seventh studio album as well as a recent EP, local alt-rock duo Local H returns home to Chicago for a special show Saturday night at Metro to recognize the forthcoming departure of longtime drummer Brian St. Clair...

Concert Review: Queens of the Stone Age (Lollapalooza Pre-Show - Thursday, August 1 at Metro)

Concert Review: Queens of the Stone Age (Lollapalooza Pre-Show - Thursday, August 1 at Metro)
Queens of the Stone Age kicked off Lollapalooza weekend a bit early with a special pre-show Thursday night at Metro...
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Concert Review: Crocodiles Live at Metro (Tuesday, June 11 with Japandroids)

Concert Review: Crocodiles Live at Metro (Tuesday, June 11 with Japandroids)
Tuesday night at Metro, San Diego based lo-fi, indie rock outfit Crocodiles opened up for Japandroids at a sold out Metro... ...

Wyeth Is: An Interview With Hockey's Ben Wyeth (Concert Preview: Tuesday, June 4 at Metro with The Hush Sound)

Wyeth Is: An Interview With Hockey's Ben Wyeth (Concert Preview: Tuesday, June 4 at Metro with The Hush Sound)
Earlier this week, I spoke via email with Hockey's Ben Wyeth about the transformation of Hockey, the writing and recent release of the band's sophomore album Wyeth Is and a tour that brings Hockey to Metro Tuesday night amidst a packed bill that also includes The Hush Sound, River City Extension, Genevieve Schatz and Lucas Carpenter... ...

Sláinte - A 20th Anniversary Toast to The Tossers (An Interview With Tony Duggins)

Sláinte - A 20th Anniversary Toast to The Tossers (An Interview With Tony Duggins)
The Tossers have a lot to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day.  I spoke over the phone earlier this week with frontman Tony Duggins about the band's twentieth anniversary, the recent release of their new album The Emerald City and their annual St. Patrick's Day show Saturday at Metro... ...
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Simpleton & Cityfolk Concert Review - With Deanna Devore, March 8 at Metro

Simpleton & Cityfolk Concert Review - With Deanna Devore, March 8 at Metro
Friday night at Metro, Simpleton & Cityfolk headlined a bill that included Deanna Devore and several other local artists...

Concert Review: Sons of the Silent Age (Friday, 1.11.13 at Metro)

Concert Review: Sons of the Silent Age (Friday, 1.11.13 at Metro)
Friday night at a sold out Metro, Chris Connelly and Matt Walker (with help from friends like Shirley Manson of Garbage and more) became Sons of the Silent Age, covering David Bowie songs in an effort to raise money for Pablove Foundation and Rock For Kids...

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)

Concert Preview: Sons of the Silent Age (A Benefit at Metro, Friday, 1.11.13)
Friday night at Metro, Sons of the Silent Age (Shirley Manson, Matt Walker, Chris Connelly and more) will perform a set of David Bowie covers in support of Pablove Foundation and Rock For Kids... ...
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Concert Review: Bob Mould Perform's Sugar's Copper Blue (Live at Metro - Friday, 9/14/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review: Bob Mould Perform's Sugar's Copper Blue (Live at Metro - Friday, 9/14/12 in Chicago)
Friday night, Bob Mould wrapped up the second of a two night stand at Metro playing Sugar’s seminal 1992 album Copper Blue in its entirety along with cuts from his latest record Silver Age and tracks from throughout his career both solo and with Hüsker Dü…...
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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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