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Death Cab for Cutie spices up Taste of Chicago

Courtney Jacquin

July 14, 2012


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The Taste of Chicago got a dose of indie rock Thursday night from Death Cab for Cutie atthe Petrillo Music Shell.The Seattle foursome played for fans present at The Taste while being broadcast live on 93 XRT radio station and streamed on their website. Arizona natives Calexico opened with a liv...

Metrospective reveals 30 years of art and community

Shannon Shreibak

July 13, 2012


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While few venues have been able to transcend the bricks and mortar, the Metro has become engrained in Chicago's art community. So much more than a rock club, Metro has provided music fans with a multidimensional concert experience since 1982. So when it came time for the Metro to celebrate th...

Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh making waves

Dustin Ruttenberg

July 13, 2012


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This Wednesday Rick Ross surprised Hip Hop fans with this tweet: "Everyone welcome @RockieFresh to the Maybach Music Group Family!!!"Twenty-one year-old Rockie Fresh, the underground artist known for his mixtape "Driving 88" inked a deal with Maybach Music, making him the 11th member of Rick R...

City embraces a new Taste

Elizabeth Schuetz

July 11, 2012


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After 31 years of the same old same: 10 days and giant turkey legs, the annual Taste of Chicago kicked off Wednesday with a few revisions.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the event's changes late last year, which mainly include the drastic downsize in vendors and time change, after it saw its lowest attendanc...

Weekend Warrior 7/13-7/15

Shannon Shreibak

July 11, 2012


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1. City Farm Stand at Clybourn Ave. and Division St., July 11-September 29Taking place weekly until the tail end of summer in September, City Farm Stand offers produce, flowers and crafts from local vendors. Go to http://cityfarmchicago.wordpress.com/market-stand/ for more.2. Death Cab for Cutie at Taste of Chicago at Petrillo Music Shell, Jul...

Weekend Mixtape 7/13-7/15

Shannon Shreibak

July 11, 2012


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Each week we put together a mixtape to keep you rockin through your weekend. Crank this playlist and groove to it all weekend long.This week: Need a soundtrack for beach bumming and festival going? DePaulia Weekend has you covered with 15 tracks, a mix of the best new indie and alt...

Weekend Mixtape – Pitchfork edition

Hanna Guerrero

July 11, 2012


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Each week we put together a mixtape to keep you rockin through your weekend. Crank this playlist and groove to it all weekend long.Here's one inspired by this weekend's pitchfork music festival.http://8tracks.com/depauliaweekendedition/weekend-mixtape-pitchfork-edition...

Andy Samberg leaves SNL

Kevin Pacione

July 9, 2012


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"On these New York streets I honed my fake rap penmanship! That's how it began, and that's how I'm-a finish it!" This line was taken from Andy Samberg's final digital short, where he ends his run on NBC's long-running variety comedy show "Saturday Night Live" in the finale of its 37th season.Samberg h...

Pitchfork Music Festival preview

Nash Sanderson

July 9, 2012


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As Chicago music fans undoubtedly are aware of, music festival season is upon us. For hipsters and devoted fans of the indie spirit, The Pitchfork Music Festival, held yearly in Union Park, is a summer highlight. Curated by the popular indie music website Pitchfork, the festival tends to lean away fr...

Weekend Warrior 7/6-7/9

Shannon Shreibak

July 9, 2012


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1. Improvised Shakespeare at 3541 N. Clark St., July 6Traditional Billy Shakes a little too downtrodden for you? Improvised Shakespeare is theperfect mix of comedy and Shakespeare's weapons of choice, cue the star-crossed loversand deadly family squabbles. Go to http://ioimprov.com/chicago/ for more.2. Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur at 632 N. Dearborn S...

NHL13 hands-on preview from E3 2012

Nash Sanderson

July 9, 2012


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Full Disclosure: the EA Sports NHL franchise is, and has been for a quite a while, my favorite video game sport franchise. It is the only sports game I get every year. I have always felt the team at EA Canada has had the best yearly advances of any sports game and that each year truly br...

Performers bring unique culture to Foster Ave. beach

Jackie Tortorello

July 9, 2012


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Under the city lit sky of Foster Beach, a rhythmic group of vibe lovers gather to bask in the rays of a full moon. They share their craft with the audience. Some swing an ignited set of poi and others toss flaming hoops in the air. Drummers keep the beat and the timing of each footstep, while on...

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