Apparently, Only The Name Is Evil

“[The] Texas-based concert, radio and billboard giant Clear Channel Communications announced Tuesday that its Chicago music operations will now be called Elevated Concerts… Chicago remains one of the few major markets in the United States that still boasts a powerful local concert promotion company,” and many musicians and venues prefer any alternative to working with the monolithic Clear Channel. That poses a problem for the company, and the Chicago name change is being seen as a test of whether Clear Channel’s image as a near-monopoly can be pushed under the carpet. If it works, you can expect more of the same in other cities across the U.S.