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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

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 06/12/2014

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 Secret History of Chicago Music: Booker Little Brilliant Chicago-schooled trumpeter Booker Little recorded dozens of albums—including several with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy—before his death at 23. by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Read more [...]

June 12th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 06/05/2014

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. Lily Allen not quite ready for her ‘mumback’ Motherhood and a period of domesticity don’t have to result in a mellowing of trademark sass and sarcasm; remember Roseanne in the ’90s? Yet if British pop star and inveterate wiseass Lily Allen scores with a fair number of saucy zingers on Sheezus, her self-proclaimed Read more [...]

June 5th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 05/29/2014

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 Secret History of Chicago Music: The Chicago Triangle The long-lost debut LP from oddball Latin-rock group the Chicago Triangle is getting reissued by Permanent Records. by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] North Shore Resident Sets ‘Jeopardy!’ Record North Shore resident Read more [...]

May 29th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 05/22/2014

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. Neil Young phones home Having hyped the alleged higher audio fidelity of the Pono system a few months ago at South by Southwest—without ever bothering to play it for the crowd who assembled to hear him speak—in typically perverse fashion, Neil Young has released a new album recorded with some of the most lo-fi equipment Read more [...]

May 22nd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 05/15/2014

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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. Nate Wooley’s coarse-grain trumpet meditations @ Lampo Nate Wooley. Photo by Peter Gannushkin Nate Wooley’s trumpet playing, with its long lines and grainy textures, combines equally well with musical/tonal playing, free improvisation, and abstract composition. Unlike many modern improv players (brass-based or otherwise), Wooley’s Read more [...]

May 15th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 05/08/2014

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. Mark your calendars: Glenn Kotche does ‘The Dinner Party’ Once a month, “The Dinner Party,” a project by Fear No ART and irrepresible host Elysabeth Alfano, brings together three Chicagoans from diverse corners of the art world for a spirited, unscripted conversation before an audience at City Winery enjoying Read more [...]

May 8th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 05/01/2014

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. Genteel indie-pop from the wilds of Wisconsin Regrettably lost in the ears-ringing chaos of my coverage from South by Southwest last March was any mention of Phox, a sextet from Baraboo, Wisc. whose set of charmingly fragile but nonetheless impressive indie-folk-rock/low-key ork-pop/woodsy psychedelia a la the Incredible String Read more [...]

May 1st, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/24/2014

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. The return of the Afghan Whigs Though I have plenty of friends, now and back in the nostalgia-tainted ’90s, with a borderline obsessive love for Greg Dulli—most of them women, oddly enough—the grungy Cincinnati soul man always left me cold. There was of course the off-putting persona of the drug-addled bad-boy Read more [...]

April 24th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/17/2014

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. The Secret History of Chicago Music: The Cave Dwellers The Cave Dwellers never opened for the Beatles—but they did release a ripping single that still sounds great today. by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Kick It! Take this pro-tip from Read more [...]

April 17th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/10/2014

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: The Both ‘Milwaukee’ Catch The Both next month when they roll into town at the Metro on May 9. Grab tickets here. [ more › ] The 9 Best Places To Enjoy The Outdoors In Chicago Winter in Chicago is rough but this season has been a special kind of hell, so we can’t wait to fully relish every moment of Read more [...]

April 10th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/03/2014

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. Foxy Shazam Quietly Releases New Album Recorded With Steve Albini For Free Foxy Shazam banged out an entire album recorded by Steve Albini in just one day last fall. And now they want you to have it for free. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: A Song For Sushi Cat This pretty much sums up perfectly what mindset we are Read more [...]

April 3rd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off