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Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

January 16, 2020

With a flowery tune that ignites the swaying of hips, bass riffs that ring out and the fast-paced thumping of two-headed bongos, a Divino Niño show is like taking a tropical cruise in January. The...

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

December 10, 2019

Chicago's indie music scene is nearly impossible to reference without the power duo Whitney coming to mind. Since 2015, Julien Ehrlich, drums and vocals, and Max Kakacek, guitar, have designed smooth,...

Jason Mraz wraps-up intimate tour in Chicago

Jason Mraz wraps-up intimate tour in Chicago

November 19, 2019

After playing more than 15 intimate shows across the U.S., Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and pop-rock band Raining Jane are wrapping up their tour in Chicago. “Ladies and Gentlemen, An ...

A conversation with Maxo Kream: a new album, his dad and believing in yourself

A conversation with Maxo Kream: a new album, his dad and believing in yourself

November 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to Kream’s relationship with musician Travis Scott. The Chronicle warns of its use and apologizes for any discomfort the prin...

Danny Brown ‘knows what you’re sayin’ in sold-out Metro performance

Danny Brown ‘knows what you’re sayin’ in sold-out Metro performance

November 12, 2019

Danny Brown, a Detroit-based rapper, brought his distinct sound to Chicago for a sold-out show Thursday, Nov. 7  at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. The stop was part of the tour for his fifth album “uk...

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

November 6, 2019

With a couple of keyboards from Goodwill, large monitor speakers, a few guitars and a microphone, Sloan Struble made his first album in his childhood bedroom in Aledo, Texas during his last year of high...

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

November 5, 2019

Bucket hats, beanies and a colorful performance by Chaz Bear, otherwise known professionally as Toro y Moi, came to Chicago Friday. The successful, sold-out show was held at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. R...

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

October 23, 2019

Clad in pink, sparkly shorts and a bright green jacket, Chicago hip-hop artist tobi lou came home to Chicago Sunday for the last stop of his "Happy + Extra Sad" tour in support of his album "Live o...

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

October 16, 2019

Pop artist Charli XCX brought palpable energy to her sold-out show Saturday at the House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn St. The Atlantic Records artist is on tour in support of her third studio ...

Landon Cube’s alternative performance of ‘Orange’ at Reggies Chicago

Landon Cube’s alternative performance of ‘Orange’ at Reggies Chicago

October 13, 2019

Three months after the release of his EP, “Orange,” Landon Cube hit the road for his North American tour, with support from Bay Area-rapper 24KGoldn. Landon Cube—a 21-year-old artist from Maryland...

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