The Mutiny

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Best Places To Discover New Music In Chicago

Chicago has many different musical tastes, from folk music to hardcore metal. Of the large number of clubs, organizations and music venues in Chicago, here are some of the best for discovering new artists.

01/03/2013

Hip Hop lyricist Young Shade and guest at Cole's Bar (credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Bars For New Bands

All 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…

06/20/2012

Kevin Kern exclaims his love for darts at Moe's Tavern (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

Best Youthfully Hip Dart Bars

Darts. A word that is most definitely synonymous with old people and jolly old England. If you’re looking for a decent neighborhood bar with something more to do while you chug and sip, darts is one option that seems to be making a decent comeback in the Chicagoland area.

11/29/2011