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Connor Byrne

How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School...

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WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

March 30, 2020

Society has entered the era of the quarantine as those living through the COVID-19 pandemic are livin...

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INTERVIEW: Defoe discusses debut album, mental health

March 9, 2020

It’s been a little over eight months since up-and-coming artist Defoe released her debut effort Too Soo...

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INTERVIEW: Silverstein talks ‘A Beautiful Place to Drown,’ 20-year evolution

March 9, 2020

Update: Silverstein, Four Year Strong and I, The Mighty postponed their tour amid concerns surrounding cor...

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INTERVIEW | Four Year Strong talks Brain Pain, upcoming tour

February 28, 2020

Following a five-year hiatus from music production, anthemic punk rockers Four Year Strong returned energized,...

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INTERVIEW: Theory talks new album, pointed lyricism

February 28, 2020

Theory (formerly Theory of a Deadman) wants listeners to open their minds, expand their parameters and...

Concert Review: Alter Bridge use beauty, calamity to exorcise The Rave's demons

Concert Review: Alter Bridge use beauty, calamity to exorcise The Rave’s demons

February 17, 2020

Over the last 16 years, Alter Bridge have emerged as titans of rock n’ roll. Once perceived as an imit...

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CONCERT REVIEW: Dirty Honey heats up the Windy City

February 13, 2020

On a cold Tuesday night, Los Angeles hard rockers Dirty Honey brought their modern interpretation of ...

Alter Bridge

Part II: Ten (more) bands from the 2000s still producing great music

February 10, 2020

With mainstream rock radio expanding its parameters in an attempt to recruit fans of neighboring gen...

From left to right: guitarist Josh Burke, bassist Joey Westwood, vocalist Ronnie Winter, drummer John Espy and guitarist Randy Winter

INTERVIEW: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus discusses new EP, upcoming tour

February 9, 2020

On Jan. 31, Florida punk rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (TRJA) released “A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy ...

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Like Machines release new EP, brand new single

January 31, 2020

At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 31, Atlanta hard rockers Like Machines made good on their ominous promise,...

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September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life

January 29, 2020

Transmedia project September Mourning uses their unique brand of heavy metal to fuse the inventiveness...

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