Live Music

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Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In Chicago

You’re ready for a great night out, but you and your crew might want to do something different besides going to the same old bar. Break away from your bar routine to try out these Chicago spots that offer billiards, bocce and more!

05/30/2013

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Best Hookah Bars In Chicago

Hookah bars can be a unique experience to treat your guests for a special event or private party. There are a variety of different hookah bars in Chicago that cater to larger groups and can make for a unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

08/23/2012

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Best DJs For Your Event In Chicago

If you are trying to bring some life into your next big social event in Chicago, these DJs have just what your guests’ ears ordered.

08/16/2012

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2012 Chicago’s Lollapalooza Preview

From Aug. 3-5 Grant Park in Chicago will be overrun by musicians and music fans due to the Lollapalooza music festival. Check out some of the must-see performer’s that will be gracing the stages at the 2012 festival.

07/26/2012

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Best Live Band Karaoke In Chicago

Have you been rocking out into a hairbrush in front of the bathroom mirror for as long as you can remember? Working hard on your stage presence in private? Take your passions out in to the open and perform with a live band.

07/19/2012

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Chicago’s Best Nightlife Spots For The Under 21 Crowd

For the under-21 crowd that’s looking for a fun place to party, Chicago has it all. Check out where to go and what to do for a late night with your group this week.

07/05/2012

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Milwaukee Summerfest Preview

With some 700 acts from which to choose at the world’s largest music festival, place these new sites and not-to-miss performances on the sked for summer 2012.

06/21/2012

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Best Pride After-Parties In Chicago

Get ready to party during Pride Weekend in Chicago. Who says you need to turn in early during Pride Weekend? Check out these nightclubs and bars to keep partying into the early hours.

06/11/2012

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2012 Chicago’s Blues Festival Preview

Summer time means it is time for the largest free blues festival in the world to once again take place in Chicago at Grant Park. Check out this year’s highlights and must-see performers.

05/31/2012

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Best Hipster Hangout Spots In Chicago

Looking for great food and drinks to enjoy alongside the company of like-minded, free-thinkers such as yourself? Then look no further than this list of awesome haunts to enjoy just that.

05/24/2012

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Best Bars With Bottle Service In Chicago

When partying with a group of friends it can be a lot of fun to partake in the ultimate clubbing experience. What better way to really live it up than with bottles of your favorite spirits with your favorite people?

05/10/2012

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Best Live Latin Music In Chicago

Looking to get your rumba, salsa, or tango on? Chicago is no stranger to great live Latin music. Be sure to check out any of the following Chicago venues; they all offer the chance to enjoy free live music in a casual atmosphere. Brush up on Latin moves, put your dancing shoes on and go check out one of these local hotspots.

05/03/2012

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Best Bars To Watch UFC Fights In Chicago

Watch UFC fights on big screen televisions while enjoying beer and food at any of these local bars in Chicago.

04/19/2012

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Getting To Know A Chicago Musician: Tom Schleiter

Tom Schleiter knows a thing or two about Chicago’s music scene. The 25-year-old, who lives in Logan Square, is a professional songwriter and music producer. He got his foot in the industry while at Miami University studying sound recording. Bad City was his second band, which signed with Atlantic Records, made a record with Chicago producer Johnny K, and toured with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, and KISS…

03/15/2012

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Chicago Music Artist Profile: Daniel Knox

As much as it’s known for its food, its sports teams, its politics and its skyline, Chicago’s rich musical heritage should top any list of treasures that make the city great. As the birthplace of “Chicago-style” blues to a hotbed for the ‘90s alternative rock scene, the Windy City has been home to some of the most important and influential artists in modern music.

02/16/2012

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Shake Things Up: Five Unique Bars To Visit

here’s comfort in frequenting a bar that you already know you like. You can find me a couple blocks from my apartment, perched at a highboy by the window, pint in hand with my friends. But there comes a time to break the monotony and shake things up. I like these five bars for five very different reasons. Check them out and find a new place to call your own!

09/29/2011

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Chicago’s Upcoming Fall Entertainment: Shows, Concerts & More

If you’re looking to add some entertainment to your nightlife read about Jellies and a few of Chicago’s other upcoming options!

09/08/2011

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Sunday Funday: Roscoe Village Style

The season of day-drinking is upon us and Chicagoans couldn’t be more ready to enjoy our Sundays in style. The quaint neighborhood of Roscoe Village offers a perfect lineup of places to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

07/28/2011

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Best Small Venues For Live Music In Chicago

These venues all made the cut because of a focused conviction to presenting Chicagoans the best in up-and-coming musicians as well as providing a haven for intimate concerts with larger bands.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2010

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Live Music In Chicago: 5 Great Venues

Chicago is home to several live music venues. Whether you want to rock out to an underground band, sing the blues or dance to samba or hip-hop, chances are a local bar has something for you. Here are five suggestions on where to hear live music in Chicago:

09/26/2010