Michael P. Irwin

Michael Irwin has been an avid music fan and collector for the majority of his life. While his favorite genres are hard rock and heavy metal, his tastes range from rock and pop to punk, funk, hip-hop, folk, and country. He is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania but for the last decade has made his home in Chicago, Illinois, where he spends a large majority of his time outside of his day job as an urban planner trying to fill all of the missing gaps in his music library, attending live shows, and putting together an endless series of mix tapes to share with his friends.

Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
//Reviews

Testament + Megadeth + Slayer: 20 August 2010 - Chicago | 19 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM

The tour unites three of the biggest names from the thrash metal genre and promised to take fans back in time to 1990, when two of the bands released major hit albums, and, as part of the show, the bands would be playing each album from start to finish.

Dierks Bentley: Up on the Ridge | 16 Aug 2010 // 5:00 PM

Dierks Bentley's fifth studio release ventures into new territory with a bluegrass-inspired album that is sure to delight fans old and new.

//Blogs

Music - Your Personal Soundtrack | 11 Aug 2010 // 5:10 AM

In an episode of the popular sitcom Family Guy, Peter Griffin meets a genie who grants him three wishes, and one of his wishes is to have his own theme music wherever he goes -- what a great idea, especially now that it's so easy to carry your music with you.

Bad Religion Previews Upcoming Album with "The Devil in Stitches" | 3 Aug 2010 // 8:32 AM

After more than three decades, Bad Religion still continues to impress fans both new and old.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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