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Weyes Blood will perform her modern folk music genre at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Oct. 31.

Weyes Blood to give Chicago ‘front row seat’

October 31, 2016

Natalie Mering, known by her stage name Weyes Blood, performs “the folk music of the near future,” according to her Bandcamp marketing page. Subtle synthesizer elements, combined with piano, drums and a...

Columbia begins food drive on campus

By Ivana Hester

December 3, 2012

Columbia is joining the fight against hunger by holding two food drives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Chicago Food Drive, which the college is participating in for the first time, started Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 14. Columbia’s radio station, WCRX-FM, will host the second drive, the 10th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive, on Dec. 6.The BOMA Food D...

Panera cares raises concerns

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Panera Bread opened its fourth nonprofit restaurant, Panera Cares, in Lakeview during the summer. The restaurant, located at 616 W. Diversey Parkway, provides affordable meals to those in need but has received mixed reviews from locals and neighboring businesses.The menu and service mirror that of other Panera Bread locations, except that it is entirely donation-based and caters to a low-income demographic, which Lakeview...

Milo Greene, calm before the storm

By Sophia Coleman

August 7, 2012

It was a hot and sweaty early Saturday afternoon at Lollapalooza in Grant Park when Los Angeles band Milo Greene performed their energizing folky set. But—as locals should’ve anticipated—Mother Nature decided she needed a break from the 100,000 plus concertgoers and cancelled several sets with a flash rainstorm.The five-member band—made up of Robbie Arnett, 27, Andrew Heringer, 27, Graham Fink, 26, Marlana Sheetz, 22, w...

Bear necessities of Chicago indie music

By Amanda Murphy

November 7, 2011

Since its beginnings in 2008, the band Bears of Blue River has been touring the country, charming hearts and feeding the souls of all who will listen. With frontman Gavin Ellis Wilkinson contributing crush-inducing vocals, Justin Allen Spring on a smorgasbord of instruments including banjo, Dobro, lap steel and piano, Margaret Alexandra Gard singing soulful croons reminiscent of June Carter and Brian Michael Swoveland on dru...

Folk musician Hawley Shoffner discusses her new album

By Brian Dukerschein

September 19, 2011

In a crowded field of musical acts, it seems Hawley Shoffner, 24, can’t help but stand out. For her third performance as a solo artist, the singer-songwriter won the 2008 Farmer’s Ball, a battle of the bands competition in her native Wichita, Kan. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Shoffner found a job crafting clever puns as a staff writer for Groupon. While performing at numerous venues around the city, she met Alex and...

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