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Cream, sugar and a custom portrait: Michael Breach uses creativity for latte art

By Bridget Ekis

November 30, 2018

Michael Breach can turn foam into faces within a matter of minutes. Based in New York, he is a latte artist whose work ranges from marriage proposals and gender reveals to working with clients such asDisney.After meeting corporate executives at Dunkin' Donuts, Breach was invited to collaborate with the company in Chicago to launch its new espresso campaign.The Chronicle spoke with Breach about the start of his creative career...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

The high cost of Trump’s pointless war on immigrants, sanctuary cities

By Editorial Board

May 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s war on immigrants began almost as soon as he stepped into office, and it’s obvious he considers this the most important priority for his administration, culminating in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent threats against sanctuary cities on April 21. Trump signed a Feb. 23 executive order hiring 10,000 new U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agents and 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. According ...

R&B soul and electric musician JMSN will be performing in Chicago May 21 at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., showcasing his new album that he calls his rawest work

JMSN drops ‘Whatever Makes U Happy’ on his own label

May 1, 2017

JMSN has been doing what makes him happy since he was 12 years old: creating music. The Detroit transplant, whose real name is Christian Berishaj, is known as a behind-the-scenes producer, who has worked...

The crowd moshed, headbanged and crowdsurfed throughout the performance.

UK’s Architects build wall of emotional sound

March 13, 2017

Metalcore tore through a night of an unsuspecting neighborhood in the Near West Side of Chicago on March 9at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.Architects is a Metalcore band from Brighton, England, tha...

Six-time Grammy award winner Malik Yusef has worked with musicians such as Kanye West, Beyoncé and Common. He won his latest Grammy for co-writing “Sandcastles” with Beyoncé.

Kanye West mentor foresees future of hip-hop

March 6, 2017

If the name Malik Yusef does not ring a bell, his collaborations with artists Kanye West and Beyoncé will. The six-time Grammy-award winner and South Side Chicago native has worked with several A-list sta...

College honors 5 alumni with honorary degrees

Chester Gregory is one of the five alumni to receive an honorary degree from the college at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies. 

By Campus Reporter

April 27, 2015

After graduating seniors cross the stage at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies, they will have something in common with the recently announced honorary degree recipients: they are all alumni. This year’...

Theophilus London

Theophilus London ‘Can’t Stop’ Chicago

March 2, 2015

Like his 2014 album Vibes!, Theophilus London’s Feb. 23 birthday performance at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., was a melting pot of musical styles, sounds and vibes. The Brooklyn-based rapper perf...

“Project Almanac” makes being cool the new American dream

February 9, 2015

“Project Almanac,” a time-traveling teen comedy, is what happens when MTV grabs a conceptual high-brow sci-fi script and tosses it around a writer’s room injecting phrases like “dude” and “ba...

Blonde Redhead sway Bottom Lounge audience

Kazu Makino, rhythm guitarist/vocalist of Blonde Redhead, plays at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., while on tour for the band's ninth album Barragán. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 10, 2014

Before the dawn of large stadium rock shows and corporate-sponsored outdoor festivals, fans could go to local bars or small clubs to see the barrier broken between the audience and the band. Blonde Red...

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