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Rise Against Live at the U.I.C. Pavilion - Friday 1/27, Chicago Concert Review

Rise Against Live at the U.I.C. Pavilion - Friday 1/27, Chicago Concert Review
Led Zeppelin used "The Ocean" as a metaphor for their live audience ("Singing to the ocean...).  Friday night at the U.I.C. Pavilion, Tim McIlrath sang out to the ocean in what is likely Rise Against's largest headlining appearance in Chicago thus far.  For just over an hour and a half Friday, the give and take between band and fan was impressive capping another homecoming for one of the city's biggest groups...

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...
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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 afternoons at 3PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS (streaming at and via the free TuneIn Radio app on any computer, phone or device. 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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