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Lollapalooza 2011 Preview

Lollapalooza 2011 Preview

Check out this preview of the 2011 Lollapalooza festival, complete with set times, stage locations and tons of music!

5 Kickass… Records from Chicago’s Past (The 1990s)

5 Kickass… Records from Chicago’s Past (The 1990s)

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!

Split a Six Pack with Andy Kiel of Moon Furies

Split a Six Pack with Andy Kiel of Moon Furies

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.

The Hideout

Itching for a new spot to check out some cool local bands? Check out our review of the Hideout, an underground bar & music venue.

The Smashing Pumpkins: Chicago’s Musical Juggernaut

The rise and fall (and rise again) of Chicago’s very own Smashing Pumpkins. An epic love story by Gene Wagendorf.

The California Clipper

The California Clipper will make you feel like you have entered another decade with its old school drinks and feel. And who can say no to a place that NEVER has a cover?

Split a Six Pack with Jeremy David Miller of Rambos

Six questions from UPChicago. Six answers from Jeremy David Miller of Rambos. If you like ‘em, turn ‘em up.

Disco Demolition Night: Chicago Baseball Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll; Things Explode

100,000 people. Bonfires. Booze. Pot. Sex. Explosions. Baseball? Welcome to the death of disco and the destruction of Comiskey Park.

Split a Six Pack with Miss Alex White and White Francis of White Mystery

Six questions from UPChicago. Six answers from Miss Alex White and White Francis of White Mystery. If you like ‘em, turn ‘em up.

Split a Six Pack with Dan Rico of Close Hits

Six questions from UPchicago. Six answers from Dan Rico of Close Hits. If you like him, turn him up.

Billy Corgan

You can call him a musician, a poet, a celebrity, an asshole- he has been all of those things through the course of his career- but more than anything you have to call him driven. Thirty years after forming the Smashing Pumpkins, Chicagoan Billy Corgan is still recording and releasing music.

Lollapalooza

Perry Farrell’s 3-day music festival Lollapalooza features great live music with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop. Check out a brief history of the show and our tips on how to have the best time possible.

The Chicago Blues: A Brief History

Chicago has long since been the Blues Capitol of the World. But how did that come to be? Learn a bit about the history of this unique musical genre.

Karaoke at Trader Todd’s

Dying to belt out some Disney classics or a little Bon Jovi? Trader Todd’s in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is where it’s at when it comes to karaoke.