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Concert Preview: Chicago, I Love You 2013 (FREE Performances Run October 10-20 throughout Chicago)

Concert Preview: Chicago, I Love You 2013 (FREE Performances Run October 10-20 throughout Chicago)
For the second consecutive year, the highlight of the Chicago fall concert season is "Chicago, I Love You." Taking the form this year of an entirely FREE celebration of Chicago arts (music, comedy, literature and much more), "Chicago, I Love You" features hundreds of Chicago artists and takes over nearly thirty venues throughout the city across a ten day span.  I spoke last week with "Chicago, I Love You" creator and organizer Tom Schraeder in an effort to find out exactly what it is that makes such an ambitious idea not only possible but successful... ...

Concert Review: Day 2 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (Saturday, July 20 in Union Park)

Concert Review: Day 2 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (Saturday, July 20 in Union Park)
Slightly cooler temps made day two of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival a bit more bearable Saturday afternoon in Union Park... as did performances by Low, The Breeders, Belle and Sebastian and more... ...

Concert Review: Day 1 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (Friday, July 19 in Union Park)

Concert Review: Day 1 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (Friday, July 19 in Union Park)
Friday afternoon, despite the threat of storms later on, Wire, Björk and more performed on a sweaty first day at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival...
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Concert Preview: 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (July 19 - 21 in Union Park)

Concert Preview: 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival (July 19 - 21 in Union Park)
This weekend, nearly fifty artists and fifty thousand people converge upon Union Park on Chicago's west side as the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival gets underway... ...

Concert Preview: 2013 Wavefront Music Festival (July 5-7 at Montrose Beach)

Concert Preview: 2013 Wavefront Music Festival (July 5-7 at Montrose Beach)
With more than one hundred artists performing on four stages, the Wavefront Music Festival returns to scenic Montrose Beach on the city of Chicago's far north side featuring three days worth of electronic music and performances by artists like Fatboy Slim, Rusko, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Cedric Gervais, Diplo and more... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 3 - Live in Humboldt Park (Sunday, 9/16/12)

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 3 - Live in Humboldt Park (Sunday, 9/16/12)
A packed day in Humboldt Park saw Sunday performances from the Jesus and Mary Chain, Alkaline Trio, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop and more as Riot Fest 2012 came to a close...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 2 - Live in Humboldt Park (Saturday, 9/15/12)

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 2 - Live in Humboldt Park (Saturday, 9/15/12)
Saturday in Humboldt Park marked the first day of the eighth year of Riot Fest, the first of which to take place as an outdoor festival.  The Descendents, Rise Against, GWAR and more all performed across four stages Saturday afternoon...

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 9/14/12 - Sunday, 9/16/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 9/14/12 - Sunday, 9/16/12
This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, festivals take over the city for one last weekend:  Riot Fest features Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Rise Against and more in Humboldt Park.  Plus, the Hideout Block Party/AV Fest will be headlined by Iron & Wine and Wilco... Not to mention area appearances by Buddy Guy, Rush, Jason Mraz and Joan Osborne.  All of this plus much more...

Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival, Day 3 (Sunday, 9/3/12 at Union Park in Chicago)

Concert Review: North Coast Music Festival, Day 3 (Sunday, 9/3/12 at Union Park in Chicago)
Pretty Lights, Big Boi, the Rebirth Brass Band, Steve Angello and more all took the stage Sunday in Union Park as the 2012 North Coast Music Festival wrapped up it's final day of live music...
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Concert Review: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic Live at the African Festival of the Arts (Saturday, 9/1/12 at Washington Park in Chicago)

Concert Review: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic Live at the African Festival of the Arts (Saturday, 9/1/12 at Washington Park in Chicago)
In town as part of the African Festival of the Arts (continuing through Monday), George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic performed Saturday night in Washington Park...
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