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Up and coming band Nightly’ charms Chicago’s alternative pop fans

Up and coming band Nightly’ charms Chicago’s alternative pop fans

Yazmin Dominguez

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Chicago’s music scene never fails to give a warm welcome to up and coming bands. Nightly composed of cousins Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta coined Chicago as one of their favorite cities of their tour for this sole reason. Promoting their first EP Honest, Nightly performed at Beat Kitchen Saturday night ...

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Matt Koske

August 15, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Normally in a theatre setting, audience members are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy the performance. That’s still implied at Theatre Wit’s most recent original play “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure,” but there’s a slight spin on that formula. Read More »...

Lollapalooza 2017: Saturday and Sunday recaps include Mac DeMarco, alt-J, Arcade Fire, The Walters

Lollapalooza 2017: Saturday and Sunday recaps include Mac DeMarco, alt-J, Arcade Fire, The Walters

Matt Koske

August 7, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Saturday The latter half of the four-day festival has arrived, brining many returning weekend wristband holders back to the lovely Grant Park. Day one featured rain, and a lot of it. Day two swiftly followed with a cold front that shook crowds to the bone. But day three brought Chicagoans near-perf...

Lollapalooza 2017: Friday recap consists of Whitney, Run the Jewels and Blink-182

Lollapalooza 2017: Friday recap consists of Whitney, Run the Jewels and Blink-182

Matt Koske

August 7, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Thinking the bad weather was over with after the evacuation that ended Thursday’s opening to Lollapalooza, Chicago’s lakeside Grant Park on Friday consisted of a cold, windy and drizzly atmosphere. All inclement weather held off, but what remained was an uncomfortable shiver for many Lollapalooza-g...

Lollapalooza 2017: day one performances included Wiz Khalifa, Migos

Lollapalooza 2017: day one performances included Wiz Khalifa, Migos

Matt Koske

August 4, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

It is the beginning of August. As Chicagoans, this weekend is engrained in everyone’s mind not only as a time of chaos — even a burden for some non-goers — but rather an assiduous few days citywide. Welcome to Lollapalooza weekend. Grant Park’s spacious layout along with Lollapalooza’s te...

Actors from Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” discuss societal conflicts and police brutality

Actors from Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” discuss societal conflicts and police brutality

Matt Koske

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Our Arts & Life Editor, Matt Koske, got to sit in on an exclusive screening of "Detroit" last week. Shortly after, he sat down for a round-table interview with two of the film's stars, Algee Smith and Jason Mitchell. "Detroit" will be released in theaters across the country this Friday. In...

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Charlene Haparimwi

July 26, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The intimate, multi-level iO Chicago theater at 1501 N. Kingsbury St. is surprisingly buzzing on a Monday night. In the Chris Farley Cabaret, a well-lit room on the second floor of the building, the all-female improv and storytelling show “Having it All” is about to begin. A cool young crowd of...

Ne-Hi, Joey Purp and Solange: highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival day 3

Ne-Hi,  Joey Purp and Solange: highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival day 3

Matt Koske

July 18, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

And we’re back for Sunday at Pitchfork 2017. As the cloudy morning loomed over into the afternoon, the shining sun peaked out just in time for the day’s festivities. Many Pitchfork festival-goers’ wrists featured three different colored 21+ wristbands as they ready for the final day in Union Par...

Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest and more: highlights from days 1 and 2 of Pitchfork Music Festival

Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest and more: highlights from days 1 and 2 of Pitchfork Music Festival

Matt Koske

July 17, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Pitchfork opened its gates and welcomed crowds of people for its 12th year Friday at Union Park. Over the dozen years, Pitchfork has catered to their regulars by offering reasonable prices – compared to other bigger festivals around the Chicago land area like Lollapalooza or Riot Fest – all whil...

Maureen Choi Quartet bridges gap between traditional and modern classical music

Maureen Choi Quartet bridges gap between traditional and modern classical music

Charlene Haparimwi

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In The Promontory’s warm, candle-lit space on the second floor of the Hyde Park concert venue and restaurant, there is an exciting buzz in the air. It’s a Tuesday summer night and an intimate, older crowd is ready to hear the iconic Maureen Choi Quartet, a classically trained group of flamenco...

Mamby on the Beach delivers strong Chicago based performances

Mamby on the Beach delivers strong Chicago based performances

Yazmin Dominguez

June 27, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Mamby on the Beach, curated by React Presents, celebrated their third year at Oakwood Beach this weekend. Bringing to the beachside well known headliners such as Walk the Moon, MGMT and Tchami, Mamby saw about 30,000 attendees this year. With the backdrop of Chicago’s downtown skyline and a stron...

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