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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 ...

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

June 5, 2019

Five Columbia alumni and one School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna became the six-piece band Jungle Green in 2016, and are now reaching new heights with their first full-length album. T...

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

Dykes with Drills teaches introduction to tools to LGBTQ and non-binary folks

June 2, 2019

San Francisco-based group Dykes with Drills brought their "Introduction to Tools" workshop to Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster Ave. Dykes with Drills aims to provide safe spaces for LGBTQ folks in...

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

May 30, 2019

Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport’s latest album shifts the way its music connects to its audience by bringing people closer to the band culturally. Composed of married couple Tim Nelson and ...

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