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Turn it Off: Cell Phones and Concert Culture

North by Northwestern | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
North by Northwestern

My friends and I had never been to Wicker Park before. We were told that as fans of "hipster" culture, we would be right at home among the old record and book stores and trendy eateries.

LOOK: Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour Hits Chicago

Posted 12.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-raised rapper Kanye West brought his mask-heavy "Yeezus" tour to the Windy City this week for a two-show homecoming at United Center. West'...

LOOK: Sleigh Bells Rock Sold-Out Metro Show

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Brooklyn-based noise-pop stars Sleigh Bells brought their signature blend of loud and energetic ragers to Chicago's Metro Sunday night, playing before...

LOOK: Pink Plays Sold-Out Gig At United Center

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Pop star Pink hit Chicago Tuesday night for a sold-out show at United Center, playing to a packed house of fans who also just happened to be celebrati...

LOOK: Thom Yorke, Flea Bring Atoms For Peace To Chicago

Posted 10.03.2013 | Chicago

Never heard of Atoms for Peace? Let's break it down for you: Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Together. On stage. Yorke, ...

Best Chicago Events: Festivals, Shows, Concerts, and Comedy

Party Earth | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Party Earth

Visitors to Chicago are likely to know of the more widely publicized events occurring in the city at the time of their visit. However, there are more ...

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

PHOTOS: Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket Play Toyota Park

Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago

Toyota Park in Bridgeview played played host Friday to folk-rock royalty. Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and Chicago's own Wilco -- as well as Richar...

PHOTOS: Dawes, Cairo Gang Play Millennium Park

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

Los Angeles folk rockers Dawes stopped in Chicago Monday night, playing a show on the Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion stage. The band, comprise...

Prince Plays Last-Minute Intimate Late-Night Gig at Chicago's City Winery

Lauren Drell | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Although doors were set to open at midnight, most people -- who were lined up well around the block -- did not actually make it inside until just before Prince appeared, a smidge after 2 a.m.

PHOTOS: Glen Hansard Returns To Chicago

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

Oscar-winning Irish folk musician Glen Hansard on Monday evening returned to Chicago's Millennium Park -- where he last played a show in support of Lo...

PHOTOS: Sharon Van Etten Charms At Millennium Park

Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago

Despite the chilly June air, cool temps were no match for the warmth and charm singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten brought to the Jay stage at the Prit...

PHOTOS: Laura Marling Plays The Athenaeum

Posted 05.24.2013 | Chicago

British-born, Los Angeles-based folk musician Laura Marling hit the stage in Chicago Thursday night at the historic Athenaeum Theatre. The Brit Awa...

PHOTOS: Of Monsters & Men Rock The Aragon

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Though you likely may not recognize their name, you've definitely heard (at least one) of their songs. Now a year since their jangly pop gem "Littl...

PHOTOS: Punk Legend Patti Smith Hits The Vic

Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Legendary punk provocateur Patti Smith returned on Monday to her birthplace to play a sold-out gig at the Vic Theatre. Smith, 66, has perhaps never...

PHOTOS: Big Boi Plays Park West

Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

Outkast rapper Big Boi, whose solo work has won both critical and commercial accolades in recent years, hit the stage at Chicago's Park West on Wednes...

PHOTOS: Fleetwood Mac Hit United Center

Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago

As the Tribune's Greg Kot puts it, "the Jay-Z and Beyonce of the '70s" hit Chicago on Saturday for a sold-out show at the United Center. Led by Ste...

Flux Pavilion at Congress Theater (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Flux Pavilion, British DJ and producer, made a pit stop at Chicago's Congress Theater along with Torro Torro and Carnage for a night of electronic dance music and hypnotic light displays.

PHOTOS: Cold War Kids Rock The Metro

Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago

Long Beach, Ca. indie rockers Cold War Kids hit Chicago for a sold-out show at The Metro in Wrigleyville Saturday evening. The band this month rele...

PHOTOS: Garbage Play Uptown's Riviera Theatre

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

The fiery singer Shirley Manson and her band -- Garbage -- returned to Chicago on Wednesday evening for a sold-out gig at the Riviera Theatre in Uptow...

PHOTOS: Sigur Rós Rock UIC Pavilion

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

The pride of Reykjavík, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós hit Chicago Tuesday evening for a show at the UIC Pavilion. In their first performance...

Phish, Buffett To Play Expanded Northerly Island Pavilion

Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday OKed a proposal to expand Northerly Island's Charter One Pavilion, which will play host to major acts Jimmy Bu...

It's Official: Pearl Jam Plays Wrigley Field In July

Posted 01.23.2013 | Chicago

It's a rumor no more: Pearl Jam will take the stage at Wrigley Field in July. After a series of tweets teasing a possible show in Chicago (see slid...

PHOTOS: Best Indie Concerts Of 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Chicago

With 2012 nearing its conclusion, HuffPost Chicago reached out to some of city's most prolific trendsetters and thought leaders in style, music and cu...

Second Gaga Show Announced In Chicago

Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago

Updated story To the delight of Chicago-area monsters, international pop diva Lady Gaga recently announced that her upcoming "Born This Way Ball" t...