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ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 10/30/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Stephin Merritt Coming to Chicago for a Rare Solo Performance Stephin Merritt’s range as a musical artist knows no bounds. Merritt may be best known for his extensive catalog of magnificent pop music as the head of The Magnetic Fields, but this barely scratches the surface of his work. He has found himself working within musical Read more [...]

October 30th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 10/23/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Contemplating suicide in the opera house men’s room At 71, American-born Scott Walker, long a cult hero to the Brits, has stretched the meaning of that phrase further and asked for more indulgence from his small but devoted audience than just about anybody else in the history of cult heroics. He’s moved from a pioneer Read more [...]

October 23rd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 10/16/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: First Family Get Down The first family has some sweet moves. Turnip for what? [ more › ] The Second City And Hubbard Street Dance Show Us ‘The Art Of Falling’ What started out as a comical guide to dance has evolved into a full artistic collaboration between The Second City and Hubbard Street Read more [...]

October 16th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 10/09/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Lampo says, "Welcome to (Rene) Hell" Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell) This Saturday (October 11), experimental music organization Lampo begin their Fall 2014 season with the first of four free performances around Chicago. With the help of their long-running collaborators at the Graham Foundation, The Smart Museum of Art, Read more [...]

October 9th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 10/02/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Eat to the Beat: ‘The Banana Album’ and the meal of a lifetime  “Modern music begins with the Velvets,” the great rock critic Lester Bangs wrote when the Velvet Underground still was a going concern, “and the implications and influence of what they did seem to go on forever.” In the years since, Read more [...]

October 2nd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 09/25/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Remember the Rentals? Most people who remember the Rentals—and it’s probably a small group that remembers them at all—know the project as one of many alternative-era one-hit-wonders, putting its own spin on the mid-’90s rediscovery of old analog synths via a catchy MTV and Modern Rock radio hit called Read more [...]

September 25th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 09/18/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Gossip Wolf: Who’s in Elia Einhorn’s Fashion Brigade? A new project from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s Elia Einhorn, new bands with folks from Bloodiest and Fake Limbs, and more by J.R. Nelson and Leor Galil Scotland Yard Gospel Choir singer Elia Einhorn moved to Brooklyn in 2012, but we’ll consider Read more [...]

September 18th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 09/11/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Our guide to Riot Fest 2014 The Reader’s Riot Fest guide: Five slices through Chicago’s biggest loaf of punk and punk by-products After three months of earth-shaking EDM extravaganzas, sprawling grab-bag festivals packed with indie pop, hip-hop, or alt-rock, and neighborhood block parties headlined Read more [...]

September 11th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 09/04/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. This weekend: The 18th annual Hideout Block Party  As it prepares to mark the end of its second decade, the Hideout Block Party is, by the standards of the current summer music festival business, a dismal failure.The event barely breaks even, with most of the money generated going to charity. There are no plans for global Read more [...]

September 4th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 08/28/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. ‘The November Man’ Cometh After a summer of blockbusters the Labor Day holiday is often the turn of the film watching season into deeper fare, and one movie in particular is making a big impression on us this weekend. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: It’s A Dance Party In Slovenia, while the farmer is away, the chickens Read more [...]

August 28th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 08/21/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Music Video Of The Day: Action Bronson ‘Easy Rider’ Action Bronson dropped a new single and video today. Catch him at the end of the month at North Coast Music Festival. [ more › ] The 12 Best Record Stores In Chicago Independent record stores are survivors. Here are our favorite dozen in Chicago. [ more › ] Wednesday Read more [...]

August 21st, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 08/14/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Seven Deadly Sins Blurs Line Between Fact, Fiction Angela Vela’s storytelling series welcomes both fiction and non-fiction pieces, but not knowing what was real and what was fake felt disingenuous, at times. [ more › ] A Theme Song for a Good Cause “Windy City Live” host Ryan Chiaverini recorded a new song about Chicago, Read more [...]

August 14th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 08/07/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Photos/Review: Lil Bub with David Yow @ Cabaret Metro 8-6-14 For those who may not know, Lil Bub is a very special female cat from outer space who has special needs. Lil Bub and her dude, Mike Bridavsky, have helped raise over $100,000 for animal shelters. Typically, Lil Bub’s shows which have featured everyone from Oprah Read more [...]

August 7th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 07/31/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The 10 Best Museums In Chicago Following are 10 museums and galleries we could waste a day looking at art, artifacts, sculpture and fossils. [ more › ] Around Town: Rapid Movement  We’ve got some of our favorite recent action shots today in Around Town. [ more › ] Sad Jack White Continues To Haunt, Amuse Sad Jack Read more [...]

July 31st, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 07/24/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Aerosmith To ‘Let Rock Rule’ In Tinley Park Astoundingly, Aerosmith rolls on. [ more › ] Pencil This In: Newberry Library Book Fair The fair turns 30 this year and book lovers will find something to add to their bookshelves. [ more › ] Around Town: Choppy  The post-storm waves on Lake Michigan dominate today’s gallery. Read more [...]

July 24th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 07/17/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Tonight Only: Burlesque, Brews, Vintage Boxing Presented By Schlitz Bouts This post is brought to you by Schlitz Brewing Co. [ more › ] Music Video Of The Day: St. Vincent ‘Cruel’ We shared our top picks for Saturday at Pitchfork Festival earlier today, which included some love for the always charming yet haunting voice of Read more [...]

July 17th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 07/10/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Music Video Of The Day: Janelle Monáe Feat. Big Boi ‘Tightrope’ Janelle Monáe will be taking the stage at Petrillo Music Shell tomorrow night with Gary Clark Jr. as part of the Taste of Chicago’s music lineup this year. [ more › ] Riverwest’s First Year Shaky But Promising          Some Read more [...]

July 10th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 07/03/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Music Video Of The Day: Yawn ‘Follow You’ Yawn plays Empty Bottle tonight. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Learning From The Master Before Michael Jackson’s dance moves wowed the masses, there was Bob Fosse. [ more › ] Rhymefest Talks Donda’s House, Kanye West And AAHH! Fest Chicagoist had the opportunity to Read more [...]

July 3rd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 06/26/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Honoring "Purple Rain’s" 30th Anniversary In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain,” Forest Park musician Pat Battle recorded a remix of the song, titled “SixTwentyFive.” The video, directed by Ian Hitre, the video stars four local dancers lip-syncing and dancing to the classic. Spot Read more [...]

June 26th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 06/19/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Uncle Bob does it again Defiantly riding the third (or fourth, if you count Sugar) high of his post-Hüskers career, curmudgeonly but ever-lovable ol’ Bob Mould continues the melodic adrenaline rush of 2012’s outstanding Silver Age on the new Beauty & Ruin, his 11th solo album. Once again fronting the powerful Read more [...]

June 19th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off