This Summer's Must Hear Midwest MusiciansLooking to refresh your music playlist? Make the most of your short Midwestern summer and check out these up-and-coming musicians, home-grown in the heartland.
Taste Of Chicago Music Line-UpGreat food, including food trucks, is reason enough for most to attend the Taste of Chicago (going July 10 – 14). BUT, if you need more convincing, here’s a list of bands playing over the next few days.
Best Bars For New BandsAll bands have to have their first show somewhere. That venue will probably be a living room, a basement, or a “co-operative event space/art incubator/creativity collective,” which is really just to say some industrial-sized living room. And these venues are fine and dandy and a lot of fun! But should you tire of playing The Spork Fort and Loveship Factory, there are real-life, honest to God licensed venues out there...
Conversations: The Dog-Walking BartenderWith its beat bartop and barstools, and chairs that look like they came from a thrift shop, Hungry Brain looks like a dive. But in the good kind of way. If it looks worn down, it’s because it’s been well loved...
Best Bars to Catch Mid-Week Live MusicWhen you feel like casually catching some live music on the fly, but didn’t snag tickets to a show in advance, finding last-minute music plans can be tricky. Luckily, many of Chicago’s friendliest bars and coziest pubs book a diverse range of local and national acts to play during the week - often with no cover charge.
Best Chicago-Based Bands & MusiciansThe range of music genres alive in Chicago is vast and this list is meant to be a quick scan of the cream of the crop from varied genres.