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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

Immigration, gender and race are all themes of work to be shown at Columbia College Chicago’s DocYourWorld festival May 3 and 4. The event will showcase a multitude of creative projects to push the boundaries of identity, or anti-identity. The DocYourWorld festival is an opportunity for Columbia College students from a variety of majors to […]

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The Weeknd Rocks Sold Out United Center

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The Weeknd Rocks Sold Out United Center

Currently on his first-ever, sold-out arena tour, Toronto-born Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, brought his The Madness Fall Tour to the United Center on Friday. Tesfaye is promoting his second album Beauty Behind the Madness, which debuted at number one after its August release. With nearly 20,000 people singing along, the popular R&B artist belted out hit […]

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Twin Peaks and White Reaper Play Secret Show on Hallow’s Eve

Chicago band Twin Peaks and Kentucky locals White Reaper played a secret show on Friday, October 30th, at a DIY venue in Chicago named Canvas. Both bands recently wrapped up separate national tours. Other bands on the bill included Crosstown, WolfPac, and Paul Cherry. Entering Canvas the night before Halloween, you walk through a vibrantly […]

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Aloke’s “Alive” Sees the Light of Day

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Aloke’s “Alive” Sees the Light of Day

After nine years of keeping fans waiting, rock band Aloke released its sophomore album “Alive” on July 17th through The End Records. Aloke, made up of members Christian Zucconi, Paul DeCourcey, Alex Charpentier and Alex Walker, recorded the album in Chicago under the guidance of legendary producer Steve Albini. Zucconi, the band’s lead singer, said using Albini allowed […]

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Garage to Grant Park; Twin Peaks to Play Lollapalooza 2015

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Garage to Grant Park; Twin Peaks to Play Lollapalooza 2015

The Chicago-based band Twin Peaks will be recording at, as lead-vocalist Cadien Lake James puts it, a “slightly-remote location” in preparation for the band’s highly anticipated debut at Lollapalooza 2015 this weekend. Twin Peaks will be performing at music festival being held in Grant Park this coming Sunday at 1:30 P.M. The band, which shares […]

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Vinyl Collectors Flock to CHIRP Record Fair

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Vinyl Collectors Flock to CHIRP Record Fair

Music and intense scuffling filled the Plumbers Hall at 1340 W. Washington Ave. in West Town on Saturday, April 11. The hall was taken over by vinyl music lovers of all ages for the 13th annual CHIRP Radio Record Fair, hosted by CHIRP radio, the local indie music station. The fair offered more than just […]

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Vinyl Lovers Cued Up for Record Store Day

Saturday April 18th is Record Store Day in Chicago and around the world. Find a record store near you, and check out the deals and performers. Record Breakers opens at 8 a.m. and features live bands. All CDs are half-price. “Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners […]

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