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LOCAL SCENE: “SMOKING” RE-ISSUE FROM CHICAGO FAVES

Chicago alt-rock recording/touring group, The Smoking Popes will re-issue their landmark 1995 album, “Born To Quit” this Tuesday (10/23) via Los Angles-based indie label SideOneDummy Record, which they signed with earlier this year. There will be limited amount of color vinyl LPs pressed up …

October 17, 2012 3:00 pm

LOCAL SCENE: McHenry & Bricker, An Ear-Pleasing Pairing

One of the perks of writing this weekly column about local music is opening up mail and discovering a CD of well-crafted new music to ingest. Such was the case two weeks ago when a disc arrived from Merrillville songwriter/guitarist John McHenry, who has rocked, twanged and bluesed it up in …

October 11, 2012 3:00 pm
North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues,

North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues,

North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues, but such is the case, as one of the old masters slowly passes the baton to a young gun from Fargo. For the last several years Jonny Lang, a native son of Fargo, has been mentored by the great Buddy Guy, one of the last livi…

October 11, 2012 9:57 am

LOCAL SCENE: Trio reunited in Highland, Porter County unplugged winner

Long time local rockers Allen Fray (bass/vocals) and Bob Wray (guitar/vocals), formerly of the regional bands Salamander Drake and Desdinova, are back in action with a new 3-piece original project rounded out by drummer John Ripperton. The trio goes by the name The Barleywine Sound Union and…

October 04, 2012 3:00 pm

TUNES & TIX: Mike Watt, keeper of the indie flame

Customarily, it takes at least a decade of hindsight for the contributions of music icons to be singled out for praise and to receive props from subsequent generations of rock and pop movers and shakers.

September 28, 2012 10:45 pm
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