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Michaels Starts Chicago FM News Station
As expected, Randy Michaels’ Merlin Media launched Chicago’s first all-news FM format on his new Chicago station on Sunday, beating the competition by one day. He flipped WKQX-FM (101.1) from alternative rock to ”FM News 101.1″ on Sunday. Long-time CBS...
Posted: 8/1/2011 10:15 AM in TV and Media Blog
Archers of Loaf :: Icky Mettle [Reissue] :: Review
The not quite 20th anniversary of Archers of Loaf’s seminal debut album has me reflecting upon where I was at the time of its release in 1993 namely duplicating documents in a law firm’s copy room with a couple of hooligans who had access to said room’s...
Posted: 8/1/2011 9:55 AM in Ventvox
Video: Heartless Bastards cover Bob Dylan
Last week, Heartless Bastards returned home and played a great acoustic set for the crowd at Southgate House in Newport. Our photographer Keith Klenowski was on hand and sent over a few photos and a video from the show. The video features Erika doing...
Posted: 8/1/2011 9:49 AM in Each Note Secure
GABP Prepares For Sir Paul
Wanted to make sure you saw my Sunday story about preparing Great American Ball Park for Paul McCartney, and our photo gallery today of the move-in. Work started before the teams left the ball park yesterday… and the first of 37 tractor trailers –Yes,...
Posted: 8/1/2011 9:44 AM in TV and Media Blog
Weekend Reading: The King of Diamonds
Readers in search of a dignified, sedately paced, period, police procedural along the lines of, but not as long winded as, P.D. James may want to have a go at Simon Tolkien’s new 1960s detective story The King of Diamonds. We found it slow going to get...
Posted: 8/1/2011 9:32 AM in Stacked
Pitchfork 2011: Back in the Saddle Again
“I’m getting too old for this shit.” The phrase was a mantra as I entered the Pitchfork Music Festival 2011, the three-day-long music festival sponsored by the taste-making music website which blasted into Chicago’s Union Park from July 15-17. The thought...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Squeeze the Day for 8/1
Music Tonight: L.A.-based Electronic trio The Glitch Mob has capitalized on the strength and success of its Hip Hop/Dubstep/Electronica recordings — like last year’s acclaimed breakthrough LP, Drink the Sea — by touring fairly consistently. But, though...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Death Cab's Coming, Kings of Leon's Not
Riverbend made two concert announcements today that will have some music fans jubilant and others heartbroken. The good news — popular Indie Pop band Death Cab for Cutie will kick off their fall tour for the new album, Codes and Keys, here in Cincinnati...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Q&A with Journey's Deen Castronovo
Though Rock/Pop chartbusters Journey don't have the same frontman they did when ruling the airwaves in the ’70s/’80s, the band continues to draw big crowds whenever they tour. The band created some of the most well-known songs in modern music — "Don't...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Weeks 142-144: Out to Lunch (and Dinner!)
It occurs to me that although I’ve taken several great vacations over the course of this little journal, I’ve never taken a vacation from it… after >140 consecutive weeks. That seems like erratic behavior. And an occasion came to correct that behavior–...
Posted: 7/31/2011 4:41 PM in What I Ate This Week

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