Nightlife & Music

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Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Three

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Three

Gene tackles Lolla’s best and busiest day, highlighting a few local bands and a huge closing set by The Cure.

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Two

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Two

Day 2 of Lolla 2013 featured a surprise headlining set by Olympic snowboarder Shaun White’s band Bad Things. Read on for more!

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day One

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day One

A rundown of the opening day of Lolla 2013 featuring words on The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and more!

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Three

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Three

This year’s Lolla review wraps up with Day 3 highlights as well as a Food Recap and a Best of the Fest spotlight.

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Two

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Two

Lolla Day Two: Mother Earth kicks up a big storm, so does Franz Ferdinand!

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day One

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day One

Gene and Andrew tag-team Lolla again. This year there was no easing into the festival. Go!

Lollapalooza 2012 Preview

Happy Lolla everybody! Here is our Lollapalooza preview with our picks for what bands to see when.

Chicago Street Festivals: May

There is a different Chicago Street Festival every weekend of the summer, if not more than one! Check out our guide to May’s festival’s to kick off the summer.

The Burlington (Venue, Logan Square)

The Burlington is quickly emerging as one of Logan Square’s premiere music venues. Even if it’s only a small basement.

Hamburger Mary’s Drag Queen Ham-BINGO

As Velicity Metropolis, the boisterous blonde drag queen and host of Hamburger Mary’s weekly Bingo, will be sure to tell you, this really isn’t your grandma’s church basement Bingo.

Chicago Record Labels (Part One)

Beyond the plethora of music venues, record stores and starving musicians looking to make more than a peep in this city, Chicago is one of the leading hubs for record labels.

Transistor: An Andersonville Shop for the Art/Book/Music Lover

Transistor is one of those hard-to-define Andersonville stores. Is it a record store? A bookstore? With art for sale on every inch of wall and amps, instruments, and headphones on display, I had to ask—what is Transistor?

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Mark Smith runs a tight ship at the poetry slam held on Sunday nights at the Green Mill.

5 Kickass… Christmastime Canteens

5 Kickass… Christmastime Canteens

Looking for a place to get into the holiday spirit with friends and family? Check out these 5 kickass decked-out holiday bars!