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‘Joy’ To End 2011 In Chi, Plan 2012 Album Drop

The Joy Formidable have had a killer year, and, thankfully, they’re wrapping it up here in town December 14th at The Metro!  Thanks to Twihards and Dave Grohl alike, 2011 has been a breakout year for the Joy Formidable. The rapturous pop-rock trio from London has opened stadiums for the Foo Fighters, landed a coveted…

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Q101 Review: ‘Call of Duty: MW3’

A series that never fails to excite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out, and everywhere. Campaign The one player campaign for Modern Warfare 3 is surprisingly short, what with the history of the series. I finished it in a cumulative total of 5 hours, 38 minutes on hardened. Results, of course, may vary,…

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Chicago-area Native Guida Comes Up Short (But Puts On A Show)

Manny Pacquaio lose by decision?  Nevah!  And, that’s as its always been:  The old unwritten rule in boxing is that you have to pummel a reinging champ if you hope to win by decision.   Pummel Manny, Juan Manuel Marquez did not.  However…if ever we wanted to see two fighters fight a fourth time, it…

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Chevelle Set To Roll Out New Stuff

Chevelle have set a December 6 release date for their new album Hats Off To The Bull and they will celebrate the release with an appearance Thursday, December 8 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11pm central). The first single from this their sixth full-length album will be the track “Face to the Floor.” “It’s an…

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Chris Gets His Q Cash

Kumar stayed behind last Saturday, having spent much of last week riding shotgun as we Boo’d throughout the Chicago area, so I, Harold, went at it alone.  I had thought someone had pulled a fast one on me as I turned the Q101 Mobile Command Center of Death, Destruction, Terror, and Mayhem north toward downtown…

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Beavis and Butthead Do America Again

Q101.com was so excited for this premiere, our cornholio ached.  After 14 years in retirement — or perhaps misdiagnosed brain death — the animated, teenage couch potatoes have returned, no wiser for the wear, to a new generation and a world of YouTube, mixed martial arts and Jersey Shore. “I feel like it still works,…

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Lolla Darlings Get Their Worldwide Pants On

From an up-and-coming indie band struggling on the music-saturated streets of Los Angeles to an immensely successful international musical force, Foster The People are models  for many other small bands looking to reach mainstream success while maintaining their musical integrity and not selling out. Less than a year ago, Foster the People played a free…

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Chicago’s Heavyweight Rock Champ Flexes Muscles

The first time I saw Smashing Pumpkins perform was at a packed Metro in August of 1993.  It was one of the very first shows of the “Siamese Dream” tour.  That night, well the beginning of it at least, is seared into my memory: they opened with “Soma”.  If you’re familiar with that tune from…

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11th Hour Haunted House Q101 Special

Q101 Teams Up with Haunted House for Scary Group DEAL!!! Eleventh Hour Haunted House 11th Hour gives Q101 Fans special “friend prices”.  Buy a block of six tickets for just $101.  Regular ticket prices are as much as $45 for ONE PERSON.  This is an unheard of package from 11th Hour. Use the Q101 Link…

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Apple’s Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Q101.com honors a man who thought outside of the proverbial box, who broke rules, and ignored critics.  We find it oddly ironic that the sheer lightening speed with which the world is learning of his passing is due, in large measure, to the devices he helped pioneer, to technologies he helped transform.  Steve Jobs and…

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