Nightlife & Music

All about music in Chicago, from the Chicago Blues to he current Chicago music scene.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Old Town

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Old Town

We are on a mission to perfect the art of the neighborhood bar crawl… and I’m not gonna lie, I think we may have accomplished our goal with this one. Good beer, good pub food, so-bad-it’s-good karaoke, and one member mysteriously disappearing mid-crawl? Yep, we’ve officially done it.

Winter Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago

Ah, ice skating. A winter tradition, and one of the only things that will tear Chicagoans from their cozy fireside cocoons before heading back for a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Whether you’re a novice or pro, getting out for at least one skate is a must.

Chicago Zoo Lights: A Holiday Tradition

Starting in late November, a Chicago holiday tradition will be unveiled at the Lincoln Park Zoo. More than a million sparkling lights fill the zoo, creating one of the brightest parts of a Chicago winter.

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side is one of the city’s least-appreciated yet coolest places to visit. Check out our visual representation of a night in Chinatown… then visit and experience it yourself!

Chicago Record Store Guide

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.

Nightlife in Beverly & Mount Greenwood

If you’re on the south side of Chicago and you’re a wee bit thirsty for a pint, Western Avenue’s got you covered.

5 Kickass… Chicago Karaoke Bars

5 Kickass… Chicago Karaoke Bars

Grab some cash to tip the DJs and do some vocal warmups, because readers, you’re going to have a hell of a time at any of these kickass Chicago Karaoke Bars.

Chicago Record Labels (Part Two)

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.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

A great place to have a bar crawl, the gentrifying neighborhood of Humboldt Park had lots of places for us to explore.

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

On select Sunday evenings through October, you can drop in and catch live music at the Centennial Monument in Logan Square as part of the Sundays in the Park music series.

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day Three

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day Three

North Coast Day Three. So there we have it. I’d say I’m sad to see the summer go, but its been a great one…

North Coast Recap 2011: Day Two

North Coast Recap 2011: Day Two

Day Two of North Coast Music Festival 2011. Check out Andrew’s recap of all things dance party related.

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day One

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day One

Andrew Hertzberg takes on North Coast 2011 — Check out his review of Day One!

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Preview

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Preview

Don’t you worry, folks. Festival season isn’t quite over yet. Dubbed ‘Summer’s Last Stand,’ the North Coast Music Festival brings a variety of artists to Chicago’s Union Park over Labor Day weekend. Check out our 2011 preview here.