The Apollo Effect will make its Chicago debut on Friday.

Apollo Effect to Make Chicago Debut

written by: Brandon Campbell on March 7, 2012

The Canadian rockers will play the Elbo Room on Friday and may be headed back to the Windy City later this spring for a record release show for the band’s upcoming album, Escape Plan.

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This Day in Music History: Eric Clapton is a Three-Time Hall of Famer

written by: Rian Lussier on March 6, 2012

On this day in musical history Eric Clapton became the first and only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On March 6, 2000 Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. The ceremony was held in New York City at the Waldorf Astroria […]

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This Day in Music History: John Lennon’s Visa Expires

written by: Rian Lussier on February 29, 2012

On February 29, 1972 John Lennon’s U.S. immigration visa expired. It took three and a half years before Lennon’s American residency issues was resolved. This occurrence would ignite a legal battle with the Nixon Administration, the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) that would last for years. Late in February South Carolina’s senator […]

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This Day in Music History: Ray Charles is Attacked on Stage

written by: Rian Lussier on February 28, 2012

On February 28, 1977 Ray Charles was attacked on stage. Ray Charles was performing at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for a benefit concert for the community program Project Heavy when an audience member leapt onto the stage with a rope and attempted to strangle him. Ray Charles fought the aggressor off until […]

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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

written by: Charles Poladian on February 28, 2012

The Pitchfork Music Festival will be back in Chicago’s Union Park and it has just announced its lineup. The Pitchfork Music Festival takes place between July 13-15, 2012. The three-day festival will be headlined by Vampire Weekend, Feist and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Joining the headliners will be Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, The Field, […]

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On This Day in Music: The Godfather of Soul’s Brush with the Law

written by: Rian Lussier on February 27, 2012

On February 27, 1991 James Brown as released from prison and went on parol after serving three years in jail. James Brown had been sentenced to six years after being found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and eluding the police. On September 24, 1988 the Godfather of Soul entered an insurance seminar in […]

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Get Your Own Andrew Bird EP for Free

written by: Charles Poladian on February 24, 2012

The folks over at Noisetrade are offering up a free Andrew Bird sampler for your pleasure. Andrew Bird is set to release Break it Yourself on March 6, 2012. The sampler includes a new track from the album, “Eyeoneye.” The sampler also includes a cover of The Handsome Family’s “All the Wine” and another new […]

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