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Moira McCormick


  • Busta Rhymes, Nas, Marley Own the Stage at Rock the Bells Launch

    "This venue is way more crowded than it was an hour ago," Busta Rhymes announced , surveying Rock the Bells' audience June 27th at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in suburban Chicago — the first stop on RTB's seven-week, 10-city tour. "Let's turn this bitch up, right now!" Then the co-headlining MC, his perennial hypeman […]

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  • Lindsay Lohan Stops in to Mark Ronson's Lollapalooza After Party

    Perennial gossip item Lindsay Lohan turned up at the Hard Rock Hotel's "Rock the Vote Lounge" to cheer on her squeeze, DJ Samantha Ronson, Saturday night after Lollapalooza. Lohan kept a low profile but had the room abuzz with her presence, as Ronson and her brother Mark, producer of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black and […]

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  • Rock the Bells Begins With Pharcyde Reunion, Passionate Nas Set

    Last year's annual hip-hop spectacle Rock the Bells reunited the estranged members of Rage Against the Machine. This time, it was the Pharcyde's turn to kiss and make up. Rock the Bells 2008, which launched its six-week international tour July 19th at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in suburban Chicago, featured the first live performance […]

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  • Live Review: Spice Girls Display Vegas Style

    "So how do you like rock concerts?" the 30-something mom asked her maybe-8-year-old daughter. "Awesome!" chirped the girl, straightening the folds of her Spice World Tour T-shirt. It was intermission time at the Spice Girls' Chicago-area concert, held July 27 at the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Every square foot of the […]

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  • Bossanova

    Doolittle — The Pixies' third album and big-label debut — was one of 1989's most acclaimed releases; it garnered truckloads of critical hosannas for its disturbing, dizzying variations on alternative-guitar-rock themes. For the follow-up, the Boston foursome could have kept drawing from the same well, but Bossanova is a pretty far cry from its predecessor. […]

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