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Ra Ra Riot: 5 October 2010 - Chicago

Ra Ra Riot offers an originality that I haven’t heard in a long while; a kind of originality that makes the listener appreciate music on a new level.

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Black Eyed Peas: 13 August 2010 - Chicago

Returning for a third time to the windy city this year, the Black Eyed Peas delivered a futuristic performance to a packed Allstate Arena.

Daniel Boczarski
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Santana: 9 July 2010 - Illinois

Packing the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater to capacity, the legendary Carlos Santana met expectations once again with another set filled with infectious energy.

Daniel Boczarski
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James Taylor and Carole King: 24 May 2010 - Chicago

It was a night of great respect, mutually, between the people in the seats and those on stage, a respect that can only be earned when you have more than 130 years of experience.

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The Dead Weather: 22 May 2010 - Chicago

The 500 fans permitted entrance to the surprisingly sexy venue formed an energetic but comfortably spaced crowd for White and vampish frontwoman Alison Mosshart to ignite their smoldering brand of muscular, electro-driven sludge.

Lizz Kannenberg
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Besnard Lakes + The Ponys: 24 May 2010: Chicago

The opening night of the “Downtown Sound” Series proved what was already assumed from the lineup: this will be the best way to spend your Monday evening in Chicago for the next couple of months.

Rory O'Connor
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Stardeath and White Dwarfs: 6 May 2010 - Chicago

Stardeath and White Dwarfs are not merely replicas of The Flaming Lips as many reviews imply, though it is clear where they received their performance education.

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The Avett Brothers: 7 March 2010 - Chicago

Complete with ample southern charm, The Avett Brothers truly gave the performance everything they had.

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Robyn Hitchcock: 5 March 2010 - Chicago

Flavoring cadences with irresistible falsetto, Hitchcock’s performance created an aura of eerie intimacy.

Lisa Torem
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Honest Engines: 24 March 2010 - Chicago

Chicago indie-rockers Honest Engines have built a reputation on hustle, word-of-mouth and... jazz?

Tim Slowikowski
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Noah and the Whale: 29 October 2009 - Chicago

Noah and the Whale slowly leave the stage. Tired as they must be, their humble expressions hint that they are exceedingly grateful that we’ve come to see them tonight.

Lisa Torem

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