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‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

Kaina sells out Lincoln Hall

Kaina sells out Lincoln Hall

July 17, 2019

  Kaina sold out Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., July 14. Kaina is a 23-year-old singer on the rise from Chicago. The Sunday night show celebrated her debut album “Next to The Sun,” re...

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

July 16, 2019

After nearly eight years of playing together, the indie-pop group August Hotel is still trying to find its niche. “It is all learning; each show [we] learn from,” drummer Dean Sinclair said. ...

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

July 3, 2019

After winning a local Battle of the Bands competition in Elgin in 2017, Mt. Pocono released its first EP. The band was completely taken by surprise at how quickly it was picked up by audiences. ...

Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade

Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade

June 30, 2019

Colorful crowds gathered June 30 to celebrate Pride in Chicago with the city’s 50th annual Pride Parade. Mayor Lori Lightfoot led the parade and was followed by state and local politicians includi...

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

June 30, 2019

Pop-punk trio Potty Mouth said it has been a disadvantage to identify as an all-female band, a label which forces them to work harder to make a name for themselves. “Women are inherently disadvantaged i...

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

June 26, 2019

When Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” begins, you may think you’re still watching the pre-show. The statuesque Mr. Wow, clad in bright metallic clothes and a golden wig, struts around stage while i...

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

June 13, 2019

Each live performance put on by the five-member alt-rock band Gazebo Effect begins with a round of hugs and a tuna sandwich eaten by the superstitious lead singer. With nearly three years of playin...

Spud Racer and the Tater Twins bring the Big Idaho Potato to Elmwood Park

Spud Racer and the Tater Twins bring the Big Idaho Potato to Elmwood Park

June 12, 2019

At 28 feet long, 10 feet wide and nearly 12 feet tall, the Big Idaho Potato is a magnificent sight. Chained to a flatbed trailer aptly marked “Oversize Load,” the giant spud spent the afternoon in the ...

Pride events across Chicago offer sober options to all ages

Pride events across Chicago offer sober options to all ages

June 7, 2019

Events are popping up across Chicago throughout June in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, including the annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 30 and the new, and controversial, Pride in the Park , a ...

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