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Matt and Kim stay upbeat after challenging year

Matt and Kim stay upbeat after challenging year

March 26, 2018

Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino went from college sweethearts at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute to an indie-pop duo with Matt and Kim’s 2009 single “Daylight,” certified gold by the Recording Industr...

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

April 25, 2016

Greta Kline—better known by her stage and band name Frankie Cosmos—is a prolific artist by any appellation. With more than 40 releases between her previous persona Ingrid Superstar and the current ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins second term

By Natalie Craig

April 7, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling political ads that ultimately may have determined the election since Feb. 24, when Emanuel’s failure to achieve more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election sparked Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.Emanuel a...

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Money shot: Two Illinois men become beer pong’s most dynamic duo

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

The competition came down to one throw. It was the last of three games and the series was tied. Matthew “White Boy” White of Edwardsville, Ill., hadn’t shot well in the first two games, but now the pressure was really on. He cradled the ping pong ball between his fingers and released. Plop.With that splash of beer, White and his beer pong partner Ross “The Boss” Hampton, also of Edwardsville, were $50,000 richer...

Indie-pop is Very Truly Yours

By Luke Wilusz

November 22, 2010

Kristine Capua has been playing music since she was 6 years old. She’s moved from piano to clarinet and taught herself to play the guitar, drifting from one band to another until finally settling into local indie-pop outfit Very Truly Yours. Capua talked to The Chronicle about learning music by ear and the indie-pop community.The Chronicle: How and when did Very Truly Yours get started?Kristine Capua: Very Truly Yours started in the...

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