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Kim Bellware

Jayson 'JC' Brooks On Food, Fame And The Darker Side Of Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.21.2013 | Chicago

Among Jayson Brooks' many talents, hiding out is not one of them. "As a final acceptance of my height, I've grown my hair super, super long for th...

My Gold Mask Musician Talks New Album, Joan Cusack & Pancakes

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

The latest album from Chicago band My Gold Mask has been some time in the making. Four years ago, the band -- Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo, jo...

Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper is ready for the big leagues -- and maybe, just maybe his big break. On Tuesday, Big Dipper, a HuffPost favor...

WATCH: Summer Girlfriends Release New Video

Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

The weather outside may be getting increasingly frightful as the days grow shorter and snowy weather surely lies in Chicago's near future -- but that ...

Lizzie Schiffman

My Chicago: Blues-Rockers Scony Mack On Food, Tunes & More

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Chicago

Chicago-based blues/rock outfit Scony Mack has deep roots in this city. With an ensemble culled from some of this town's most beloved, envelope-pushin...

Joseph Erbentraut

Band Reaches Out For Support After Van, Equipment Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

On the morning of Feb. 23, Chicago band Carbon Tigers woke up to a devastating revelation: Overnight, a van containing all of their guitars, amps, dru...

Singer-Songwriter Honors Black History Month

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago singer-songwriter Briar Rabbit released the first song off his latest release "The Great Routine," an album inspired by taking a fr...

An Intimate Moment With Wilco, Mavis Staples And Nick Lowe

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

There's something chill-inducing about watching great performers rehearse. One of the best performance videos of last year for our money was Beyonce's...

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Documents Life On Tour With A Punk Band

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

When Chicago filmmaker Jeremy Tubbs hit the road with his friends, punk band The Downtown Struts, he likely didn't expect their first U.S. tour would ...

Russian Circles In Van Accident: Chicago Metal Band's Gear, Van Destroyed

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local sludge kings Russian Circles just can't catch a break. Earlier this year, the band was stuck in Europe for 12 days around that whole Icelandic v...

The Metro Releasing Its First Volume Of Live Recordings Later This Month

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Music venues generally aren't in the business of releasing bootlegs, but the Metro has just announced it's bucking tradition by releasing the first in...

Smashing Pumpkins To Play Benefit Show For Madina Lake Bassist Matthew Leone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Late last month, bassist Matthew Leone of the band Madina Lake was left critically injured after witnessing a man beating his wife and stepping in--on...

Madina Lake Bassist Hospitalized After BRUTAL Attack In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: Matthew Leone, the bass player for Chicago-based band Madina Lake, remains hospitalized Friday after a brutal Tuesday attack in Chicag...

PHOTOS: Too Hot? Too Stormy? Chicago Has The Relief You Need This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First they said it would be 90 degrees and humid, then the crazy storms broke windows at the Sears Willis Tower and sent your patio furniture down the...

Lollapalooza Lineup Lacking Chicago Bands

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once again, Lollapalooza's delivered an impressive lineup of exceptional live bands (Arcade Fire, Gogol Bordello), some accomplished vets (reggae rock...

Chicago Bands Head To Austin For South By Southwest

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems my claim that Chicago would be underrepresented at SXSW this year was a bit premature. We've since received word about several showcases by C...

Chicago Band Needs Your Help

Chicago Reader | Miles Raymer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Life on tour is unpredictable to say the least. You never know what kind of show you're heading to, or where you're going to sleep after you play, or ...