Tag Archives: Local Music Scene

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!

Hungry Brain (Bar & Music Venue, Roscoe Village)

Hungry Brain (Bar & Music Venue, Roscoe Village)

A great bar to catch a drink at when your feet hurt; Hungry Brain is Roscoe Village’s comfiest bar.

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.

Reggie’s Music Joint & Rock Club (Music Venue, South Loop)

Reggie’s has earned its fame as the mid-sized venue go-to for touring punk and metal acts to stop by, but don’t be surprised to find more and more hip-hop, acoustic and even stand-up comedy acts.

Chicago Recording Studios and Practice Spaces

Got a killer record just waiting to be recorded? Check out these trusted Chicago practice spaces and recording studios for help getting started.

Quenchers Saloon (Bar, Bucktown)

Often forgotten in the war of best beer bars in the city, Quenchers has been kicking around since 1979, ever-expanding their beer choices for the thirsty patron. Grab a pint, a handful of popcorn, and voila: welcome to your new favorite bar.

Subterranean (Bar & Music Venue, Wicker Park)

Subterranean (Bar & Music Venue, Wicker Park)

A solid venue for live music, Subterranean has become a Wicker Park staple.

The Metro (Music Venue, Wrigleyville)

The Metro (Music Venue, Wrigleyville)

Whatever your reason for loving this local music venue, the Metro is a great place to get introduced to Chicago’s music scene.

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.

Schubas (Bar & Music Venue, Lakeview)

Whether it’s the nightly music, classic food menu, or the seemingly perpetual positive demeanor of the Lakeview crowd, you’ll never second guess your night should have been spent somewhere else.

The Empty Bottle (Bar & Music Venue, Ukrainian Village)

If you’re looking to catch a rock show in Chicago you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than The Empty Bottle. The music venue hosts excellent live music seven nights week, usually with a very affordable cover.

Pitchfork Music Festival & 2010 Preview

This year the show will be held July 16th -18th and the headliners are a diverse and appealing group for just about any serious music fan.

Five Picks: Notes from the indispensable Chicago music scene

The Windy City churns out great artists at an almost unparalleled rate, ranging from the groups that bash-out gritty guitar chords in romantically-lit venues to those that sell-out the Vic Theatre with more refined timbres.

Old Town School of Folk Music

Don’t get distracted by its name, this Chicago music school offers everything from concerts to instrument instruction to a program introducing music to pre-schoolers.