Gene tackles Lolla’s best and busiest day, highlighting a few local bands and a huge closing set by The Cure.
Local Music Scene
The Burlington is quickly emerging as one of Logan Square’s premiere music venues. Even if it’s only a small basement.
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 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?
Chances are, if you’re a buyer of Vinyl records or rare CD’s then you enjoy the hunt for music almost as much as you enjoy the music itself. It was with this mentality that I attempted to tackle every record store within Chicago city limits.
For part two of Chicago Record Labels, I look to span the gamut between independent success stories, the unfortunately-short-lived-but-loved, and totally-unheard-of-but-making-waves-in-certain-crowds.
Happening Thursdays through Saturdays, Summer Dance Chicago features a different style of music from around the world, and attendees are invited to learn the dance style associated with the music before a live band takes the stage to kick the proceedings into high gear.
Check out this preview of the 2011 Lollapalooza festival, complete with set times, stage locations and tons of music!
If you look hard enough, you’ll find over a century of musical expression based on Chicago. Consider this list of some favorites your food of love and play on.
Local rock station Q101 may be just a memory, but the amazing music that poured out of the city in the ’90s still sounds great. Here’s 5 kickass albums by Chicago bands from the 1990s. Enjoy!
Beat Kitchen boasts an intimate setting for live shows and even hosts a weekly Tuesday night Underground Comedy showcase.
With so many festivals it’s hard to pick just one per weekend. After a careful investigation, here are our picks for what to enjoy musically for free/cheap in June.
A great bar to catch a drink at when your feet hurt; Hungry Brain is Roscoe Village’s comfiest bar.
Before Moon Furies heads out to play 100 shows in 100 days, we at UPChicago got a hold of guitar player Andy Kiel. We had six questions. He had six answers. If you like ‘em, turn ‘em up.