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Ultravox, Band Aid, Live Aid, Visage: Music legend Midge Ure (Episode 750)

Midge Ure’s career is a life of music that’s played out in front of us: Live Aid. Band Aid. Ultravox. Visage. Rich Kids. Solo. Before he took the stage of the Des Plaines Theater, the songwriting legend joined me for…

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Dialogue with Howard Jones in advance of ‘Dialogue’ tour (Episode 732)

Howard Jones returns to the Greater Chicagoland area on July 2 for a show at the Des Plaines Theater (with Midge Ure!).
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From thrift store find to record company publisher: Unearthing Lorna Donley and the Veil (Episode 684)

Have you ever discovered a band from a bygone era and had its music change your life? That’s what happened when music fan Eric Clements discovered a handful of cassettes at a thrift store from an 80s Chicago band called…

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Tiffany brings sunlight and joy while promoting ‘Shadows’ (Episode 624)

I think we’re online now…

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Lost album: Vigil (S/T). Interview with Vigil bassist Gregg Maizel (Episode 454)

Ever think back to a band from your childhood that you hadn’t thought of in years? Have you had it happen where, once you remembered them, you found out that they essentially didn’t exist on the internet? That’s my experience…