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Indigo Finamore and Manae Hammond, of Chicago-based power duo Oux, fell in love when they became bandmates.

Close-knit queer DIY music scene serves as experimental space

February 6, 2020

Manae Hammond softly kissed Indigo Finamore’s shoulder, sitting inches away, gazing and smiling as she intently listened to Finamore describe the couple’s dynamic, not only in their relationship but...

The market is held monthly from October through December and twice a month from January to April. It is open from 12–4 p.m. on Saturdays and includes 30 vendors at each event. 

The Handmade Market: One-stop shop for artist-made, ethically-sourced goods

February 16, 2019

For Chicagoans, the Handmade Market is a one-stop shop for handmade and ethically-sourced goods.The market is held at The Empty Bottle,   1035 N. Western Ave., which is generally a live-music venue, organizer Hea...

DIY art space facilitates a 12-hour filmmaking adventure

DIY art space facilitates a 12-hour filmmaking adventure

By Alexa Rixon

September 20, 2017

The Dojo, an underground DIY gallery in Pilsen, is scheduled to premiere the fruits of its 12-hour done-in-a-day filmmaking adventure Dojo96 on Sept. 23 with a wrap and screening party held the same day...

Chicago-based comic group remembers 'Forgotten History'

Chicago-based comic group remembers ‘Forgotten History’

February 27, 2017

Superheroes, horses riding humans and rabbits attacking Napoleon all come alive in the Let’s Make Comics collection “Forgotten History.”The 48-page, black-and-white comic anthology consists of 10 s...

Joe Keery and Dalton Allison of Post Animal sang to a full house Oct. 13 at Virgin Hotel Chicago, 203 N. Wabash Ave. The free show had fans waiting for two hours outside—some of whom did not catch the band's hyped grunge-pop-psych set. 

From grunge-pop to Netflix—local band gets taste of fame through ‘Stranger Things’

October 24, 2016

Six guys are sitting at a restaurant, laughing loudly and making jokes as they chow down on their hamburgers and beers. Suddenly, one gets a tap on the shoulder from a man at the nearby table."Excuse me...

Pin, patch pop-up brings whole ‘gang’ together

Chicago businesses, like Anatomical Element and Furious Flair, will be  participating in the Fall Flair Festival on Oct. 16 at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 10, 2016

A pop-up shop hosted by GirlPinGang, a collective meant to empower women and nonbinary pin and patch makers, will be held Oct. 16 at the Empty Bottle in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.The Fall Flair F...


SGA to hold first meeting of semester

February 2, 2015

Having spent much of the Fall 2014 semester forging a relationship with the college community, the Student Government Association is reconvening Feb. 3 for its first senate meeting of the new semester. L...


DIY devices jolt brain, improve function

November 17, 2014

For some, a cup of coffee is the best way to focus on work. But for Vincent Wood, a junior neuroscience major at the University of Pittsburgh, that extra jolt of energy comes from a different source.Wood use...


Lorde Almighty

March 31, 2014

Under a twinkling night sky dusted with surreal clouds stands a miniature castle and a meek, doe-eyed Lorde, wearing an oversized blouse and suit pants, wailing above a pulsating beat to a crowd.“You cou...

Good Food Festival

March 31, 2014

The Good Food Festival and Conference connected organic and local farmers with both the public and food industry leaders. The event, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt...

‘Creepy’ Halloween rock

By Emily Ornberg

October 29, 2012

On Hallow’s Eve 2010, five musicians—Sam Huff, keyboard/organ; Dave Henderson, vocals; Jake Gold, guitar; Ray Knipe, drums; and Benji Jacobs, bass—united as Creepy Band and played their first show at their Wicker Park DIY concert space called The Beerics, 2315 W. North Ave.Influenced by groups such as Black Sabbath and The Doors, Creepy Band unleashes a dissonant, heavy rock sound, combining drums, guitar, church orga...

Welcome to their parlor

By Sophia Coleman

June 12, 2012

The deep vibrations of bass and rhythmic riffs of M.I.A and all things vulgar brought Chicago-based band Spider to the Fly together.Two Columbia students—Jack Collier, junior interdisciplinary major with a focus on music and fashion, and Sid Blastfemmy, music business major, magnetically connected in the summer of 2011 to spread messages of rebellion and awaken primal instincts in their fans.Over the past year, the eclectic...

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