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WATCH: Amy Winehouse's Chicago Legacy

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier Tuesday, oft-troubled, 27-year-old soulful songstress Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home Saturday, was laid to rest in a pri...

Thanks for the Memories: Chicago Says Farewell to Q101 (VIDEOS)

Jen Sabella | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago
Jen Sabella

In 1995, I was 12 years old and mad as hell. Chicago's only alternative rock station at the time, Q101, seemed to understand what I was going through.

A Walking Guide To Can't Miss Acts At Make Music Chicago

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.19.2011 | Chicago

For more than 10 hours starting Tuesday morning, musicians from all over the city will gather in various public places to sing and play jazz, classica...

Behind the Scenes With Blues Musician, Nicholas Barron

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In Episode 1 of Fear No ART Chicago, Nicholas Barron belts out the blues in his guitar-filled studio. He also talks about when a song is good... and, well, not so good.

Bid On Rare Music Merch At Chicago Wax Trax! Fundraiser

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago

Fans of the New Wave, punk rock and industrial scene have a have a rare opportunity to bid on exclusive merchandise from recording artists like Nine I...

Where To Hear Authentic Celtic Music On St. Patrick's Day

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a good thing you don't need the luck of the Irish to find foot-stompin' Celtic music on St. Patrick's Day. In fact, if you want to hear the bagpi...

PHOTOS: Ravinia 2011 Concert Lineup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the first day of spring approaches, summer finally seems like a not-too-distant desire. If you live or visit Chicago's North Shore, the Ravinia fes...

Chicago Well Represented At South By Southwest 2011

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lisa White posted a partial list on Sunday, but thanks to some computer wizardry, we're now able to share a much more complete list of the Chicagoland...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup, From The Rumor Mill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lollapalooza 2011 is months away, but rumors are already floating around about the lineup. Though the official Lollapalooza lineup won't be released ...

Behind the Scenes with Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Frank opens up about the Poi Dog Pondering early years, how he creates music and paintings and his creative process, and what things inspire him now.

Another Chicago Punk Club Shut Down By City

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This news is a few weeks old now, coinciding with my brief blogging sabbatical, but seeing as how I'd paid loving homage to the place just last June i...

Chicago Election Day Rock Block: Songs To Vote To

WXRT Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

f you vote early and often like we do here in Chicago, you're gonna need some tunes to rock the booth. Here's some non-partisan suggestions: "Polit...

10 Best Chicago Albums Of 2010 (And The Comeback Of The Year)

The Huffington Post | Pete Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As 2010 draws to a close, we asked some of Chicago's experts in food, style and music to share their favorite places, people and things of 2010. Monda...

20th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To your average sleeper, a series of 6 a.m. concerts might sound like something of a non-starter. But for the chance to see Chicago world music master...

An Interview With CSO's Riccardo Muti

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Considered one of the most remarkable talents in Italian music, Riccardo Muti is about to turn a corner in his already impressive and lengthy career w...

Kid Cudi Promotes New Album, Meets Fans In Wicker Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hip-hop artist Kid Cudi will host an album release party tonight in Wicker Park. His highly anticipated album, "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. ...

This Weekend: Rap Meets Opera At Harris Theater

Hip Hopera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Francesco Milioto, co-founder and conductor of the New Millennium Orchestra, isn't your typical opera buff. He's also a self-described "big fan of hip...

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...

A Punk Dive Grows Up: Inside The New Fireside Bowl

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To most of its patrons, the Fireside Bowl is simply a bowling alley in Logan Square, but not that long ago it was arguably the best punk-rock club in ...

PHOTOS: The Best Record Stores In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rolling Stone released it's list of the "25 Best Record Stores in the U.S." today, and three Chicago shops made the cut. We were impressed--but also f...

$18 Million Violin For Sale In Chicago

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the market for a new violin? Start saving up those pennies, and don't think you'll save money on a used one. The world's (potentially) most expensi...

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...

WATCH: Rapper Serengeti's Chicago-Centric New Music Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oh, Chicago stereotypes. Da Bears, da mustaches, da accents, da hotdogs. A new video from Chicago rapper Serengeti has it all. Serengeti (or David C...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza Takes Over Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago was taken over by Lollapalooza this weekend. From the South Loop to Navy Pier, the music coming from Grant Park can be heard--but it was even ...

PHOTOS: Lady Gaga, The Strokes ROCK Day 1 Of Lollapalooza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Day one of Lollapalooza is over--but it sure packed a punch. Massive crowds and a great lineup left fans giddy, sweaty and ready for more. Tomorrow ...