Arts and Theater

CHESS: What just happened?

(from L to R:Jeremy Trager, Maggie Portman and Anthony Anthony Apodaca) While I... 

Art Institue Partners with ArtBabble.org

The Art Institute of Chicago recently joined in an online partnership of world-class... 

Real Pirates at the Field Museum

Running now through October 25, 2009, Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah... 

Printers Row Lit Fest

The newly renamed Printers Row Book Fair is back June 6 and June 7, 10-6pm. It’s... 

Radiohead: Working on New Album

Well, god damn. It seems like just yesterday Radiohead released the beautiful and... 

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Drink and Eat

Quack: Sun Wah Bar-B-Q

There are two reasons to go to Sun Wah [http://www.sunwahbbq.com/]: duck and secret... 

Twin Anchors: All Aboard

That is a super cheese title, sorry. It’s hard not to get a little mushy about... 

Eve Understands Brunch

Gripe #528 about downtown Chicago: eateries are in extremes. Your choice: 1. Fancy... 

Eleven City Diner: This Diner Goes To 11

Ah, the little neighborhood diner that is hardly little! Eleven City Diner, ... 

International Night at Map Room

Map Room really doesn’t need to do much to lure people into this beer lover’s... 

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Music

Dead-right: Jack White’s Dead Weather

Tuesday and Wednesday at the Vic will bring the debut of Jack White’s third active band, the Dead Weather, to Chicago. Jack White, superhuman, also currently plays in the Raconteurs and the White Stripes. White, in a rare turn on drums (he did play drums for his first mainstream band, Goober and the Peas), Alison Mosshart on vocals (of Kills... [Read more of this review]

Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays

Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays is a new series bringing new indie/pop artists and groundbreaking rock veterans to the world renowned Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Each concert will be emceed by a performer from the innovative organization Young Chicago Authors. Concerts will take place on select Mondays, June 6—August 24. All events will take place at... [Read more of this review]

Radiohead: Working on New Album

Well, god damn. It seems like just yesterday Radiohead released the beautiful and brilliant “In Rainbows,” but it looks like the boys are at it again. Radiohead reminds me in so many ways how bad other bands suck. Groundbreaking, with most steps — musically and business wise — Radiohead pushing out another obviously awesome... [Read more of this review]

Sure Thing: Phoenix at Park West 6/13

If you have not heard of French quartet Phoenix, currently on tour promoting new album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”, you will be familiar with their catchy alt-pop soon. “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” is the fourth studio record from the alt-rockers, whose music can be likened to French friends like Justice, Air and Daft Punk. Phoenix... [Read more of this review]

Pitchfork vs. Lollapalooza

The two major musical festivals Chicago offers, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza have released their lineups, and it’s got me wondering which festival is actually “better?” It is sort of unfair to completely compare the two, since they are not trying to do the same thing…exactly. First of all, Lollapalooza (Lolla) is massive in every... [Read more of this review]

Wilco Streaming Entire New “Wilco (The Album)” On Website

Last night Wilco’s new record “Wilco (The Album)” leaked online and hungry fans started downloading it en masse. To give fans a legal option, Wilco has put the entire album up on their website, where people can stream it in it’s entirety. This is the Chicago bands seventh album. Wilco the band will take Wilco (The Album) out... [Read more of this review]

OMG: Smiths Cover Band

Next Friday at Reggies Rock Club the Handsome Devilz will be paying tribute to The Smiths. The 80′s English band originally consisting to Johnny Marr (guitars) Morrissey (vocals), Andy Rourke (bass) and Mike Joyce (drums). Critics have hailed their importance in the alternative rock scene of the 80′s and England and countless other acts... [Read more of this review]

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