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We Love making it up as we go

We Love making it up as we go

By Brandon Howard

March 3, 2014

Do you ever just want to spend an afternoon in your best friend’s garage, basking in the glory of old 8-bit Nintendo games and listening to loud music on a sweet new stereo? If so, We Love You would...

Let’s get funky with whysowhite

Let’s get funky with whysowhite

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

The six men of whysowhite strive to create the ultimate party experience at every show they play by shaking their hips, spitting sweet rhymes and inspiring audiences to “claim the boogie” and “ge...

When Clouds Attack adds electro sound, challenges post-rock standards

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

Four years ago, in a small Wicker Park apartment recording studio, artist Todd Baran embarked on a solo project. When high school classmate and pianist Chrissy Parisi, college bandmate and bassist Cameron Moore and drummer Andy Angelos joined the band, the electro-post-rock tempest When Clouds Attack beganto brew.Today, Chicago’s mostly instrumental quartet roars thunderous tunes at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., a...

35th Chicago Marathon breaks records, sprains heels

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

The Chicago Marathon celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 7 with 200,000 safety pins, 45,000 participants, 1.7 million spectators and 1.1 million cups of Gatorade.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/chitown_marathon/soundslider.swf" width="550" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]The race started in Grant Par...

Illinois man indicted on domestic terrorism charges

By Kaley Fowler

September 24, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Hillside, Ill., charged with purchasing a car bomb from an undercover FBI agent, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 20 on domestic terrorism charges.According to court records, Adel Daoud was arrested Sept. 10 after he bought a bomb from the federal agent and allegedly tried to set it off outside a bar in the South Loop.The grand jury indicted him on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass d...

Bowl of Dust is “occupying” your ears

By Amanda Murphy

January 30, 2012

Many people wouldn’t look at losing their job as a good thing. But Kyle Klipowicz, frontman for the band Bowl of Dust, said it was really the starting point for the group. Going on its second year, the band has experienced success with the release of its debut EP, “Sour Mash.” Consisting of Klipowicz as guitarist and vocalist, Brian Lewis-Jones on trombone, the mysterious Johnny D playing upright bass and Kyle Drouin con...

Hickster Hoedown: An interview with Dastardly

By Amanda Murphy

September 26, 2011

They’re a little bit country and little bit rock and a little bit insanity. With upright bass, banjo and vintage clothing, Dastardly members Gabe Liebowitz, August Sheehy, Sarah Morgan, Joe Rauen and Andy Taylor look like they could be from the ’70s Memphis music scene. But this modern band, which was mostly formed on Craigslist.org, is bringing its old country roots to the current-day indie rock scene of Chicago.The Chro...

Mapmaker releases new album

By Brianna Wellen

April 11, 2011

Blending equal parts rock, pop and funk with strong jazz influences, the members of Mapmaker have a sound outside the typical college garage band genre. Saxophone and clarinet riffs play alongside guitar and drum solos. After finding their stride playing a steady rotation of local music venues, such as the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., and Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., they released their second full-length album ...

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