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Twin Peaks mature with Lookout Low

Twin Peaks mature with ‘Lookout Low’

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor September 23, 2019

Many bands have tried—and failed—to mature their sound, but hometown hero Twin Peaks does it with ease on their fourth album, “Lookout Low.” The catch with this album, though, is it seems like...

While official SXSW shows, like this one at the Outdoor Stage at Butler Park, are important, many bands head to Austin to network, not necessarily sign record deals. (Photo courtesy of Tye Truitt)

Heading south: Chicago bands continue trek to SXSW

Kirsten Onsgard March 1, 2015

Making the trek to SXSW is still worth it for Chicago bands More than 1,000 miles separates Chicago and Austin, Texas. But hearing someone attempt to describe South by Southwest (SXSW), the city’s...

Experimental pop group Oshwa practice in vocalist Alicia Walter’s house in Pilsen. Walter said she and her band are lucky to have found a space to both live and work. (Photo courtesy of Alicia Walker)

Practice makes perfect: Chicago bands struggle to find ideal urban practice space

Erin Yarnall November 16, 2014

There are many difficult aspects about starting a band ­— finding members, picking a name, finding out who your influences are going to be. But for many bands located in the city, without a basement...

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