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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 Blake Allard, bassist Greg Bracchio, vocalist Nick Reese and drummer Robert Sodaro

INTERVIEW: Joyous Wolf talks debut EP, brotherhood in music

January 29, 2020

Over the past decade, novelty in rock has stagnated. While yesteryear’s superstars continue to sell out...

Justin Smolian courtesy of Taylor Kitsch

Dirty Honey talks sweet chart-topping success

January 29, 2020

On a chilly, blustering May evening, Los Angeles rock quartet Dirty Honey visited West Dundee's Rochaus d...

Nick Hexum of 311 performing at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom | Photo by: Matthew Rago

Ranking: NEIU’s Top 10 rock concerts of 2019

January 15, 2020

In honor of the many great concerts we were fortunate enough to attend over the past year, the NEIU Independent...

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