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REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

September 17, 2019

After three packed days, Douglas Park’s Riot Fest marks 15 years in the books with mud, mosh pits, killer guitar riffs, colored hair and inflatable aliens. With five stages, carnival rides, wrestling...

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams  too much plot in the clown car

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

Nonprofit creates ‘comfort’ space for black visual artists

Nonprofit creates ‘comfort’ space for black visual artists

September 13, 2019

What appears to be a small, one-room house in the middle of Logan Square is actually a nonprofit called Comfort Station, and during the month of September, the inconspicuous little building becomes ho...

GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

September 12, 2019

Up and coming Chicago-based band GIRL K enters new territory with a very subtle rock sound for their latest single, “Settle.” The four-member band, comprised of Kathy Patino, vocals and rhythm guitar...

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

Christian French performs his first sold-out show at Subterranean

Christian French performs his first sold-out show at Subterranean

September 10, 2019

Indianapolis singer and songwriter Christian French sold out his first ever show while in Chicago Thursday night, performing at Subterranean as part of his U.S. tour, alongside hip-hop artist ASTN. Wh...

CRITIQUE: Twin Peaks gets funky with new album

CRITIQUE: Twin Peaks gets funky with new album

September 10, 2019

Chicago-based band Twin Peaks paved a new path for upcoming indie artists nearly 10 years ago when they formed their band at the various inner-city high schools each member attended, and is continuing to br...

‘Queering’ Chicago beyond Boystown one party at a time

‘Queering’ Chicago beyond Boystown one party at a time

September 9, 2019

For LGBTQ+ residents of Chicago hunting for a place to dance, flirt and order one too many vodka-cranberries, there is one neighborhood that always comes to mind. Boystown, nestled between Lak...

Pizza museum steals a slice of Chicago’s heart

Pizza museum steals a slice of Chicago’s heart

September 8, 2019

After a successful yearlong run, the Pizza Museum will be leaving its current location in the Roosevelt Collection,1146 S. Delano Court West, Oct. 13.  Due to a lifelong passion for pizza by t...

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

September 6, 2019

Tyler, The Creator hit the road for a fall tour after the release of his studio album, “Igor.” The rapper stopped by Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave., Thursday for the third stop on his tour...

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