The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of April 11

4.11-Health & Beauty, Nat Baldwin, Dan Mohr Trio @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9 p.m., Free!4.11-The Civil Wars, White Dress @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $14.4.11-Phosphorescent, Evening Hymns @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 8 p.m., $12adv/$14door. 4.12-Starfucker, Champagne Champagne @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 8 p.m., $12adv/$14door.4.12-Elephant Gun, Benyaro, Scony Mack @Subterranean. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. 4.13-Skybombers,... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of April 4

4.4- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 8 p.m., $22.4.4- Patrick Stump, Rockie Fresh @Schubas. Starts at 7:30 p.m., $20.4.4- Electric Hawk, Arabot, Wizard Rifle @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., free! 4.5- The Joy Formidable, Mona, The Lonely Forest @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $13adv/$15door. * V.C. Pick.4.5- Toro y... Read more »

TGIF Stuff

TGIF Stuff
Most of you know that I’m in New York right now feeling smug about having run around the city with my fabulous friends last night (tapas at Tia Pol followed by cocktails and beignets at Henry Public) and even more smug about the big LCD Soundsystem concert tomorrow. Speaking of the LCD concert- I learned... Read more »
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The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of March 28

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of March 28
3.28- Diamond Rings, P.S. I Love You @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., $8. *V.C. Pick3.28- Apex Manor, The Dig, Dirty Pigeons @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. 3.29- Destroyer, The War on Drugs @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9 p.m., $15. *V.C. Pick3.29- Geronimo!, Kid You’ll Move Mountains @Double Door. Starts at 7:30 p.m., $8.3.29-... Read more »

Sunday Song of the Day- "New York I Love You" by LCD Soundsystem

Sunday Song of the Day- "New York I Love You" by LCD Soundsystem
Today begins my countdown (six days!!!) to seeing LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden in New York.  To say that I am excited would be an understatement.  LCD is my favorite band to see live and this will be the third time I’ve seen them in a year.  It all started at Pitchfork Festival in... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of March 21

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of March 21
3/21- Heavy Times, Everybody’s In, Lil Daggers  @Empty Bottle. Starts at 10:30 p.m., Free!3/21- Sam Amidon, Angel Olsen @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. 3/22- Fujiya & Miyagi, Shit Robot @The Mid. Starts at 8 p.m., $10. *V.C. Pick3/22- Ron Sexsmith, Caitlin Rose @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $15.3/22- Wanda Jackson, Dex Romweber Duo @Lincoln... Read more »
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Via Chicago Venue Guide: Behind the Scenes Tour of Lincoln Hall

Via Chicago Venue Guide: Behind the Scenes Tour of Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall opened in 2009 in the place of the former Three Penny Cinema.  Owned by the brothers behind Schubas Tavern at Southport and Belmont avenues, Lincoln Hall takes the best parts of Schubas– the amazing sound, the fantastic room, and makes it bigger.  Erin, one of the managers at Lincoln Hall gave me a... Read more »

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of Pi (March 14)

The List: Chicago Concerts for the week of Pi (March 14)
3.14- Ty Segall, Heavy Cream, Half Rats @Empty Bottle. Starts at 9:30 p.m., $8.3.14- MEN, Katastrophe @Subterranean. Starts at 8:30 p.m., $12. 3.15- Bright Eyes, Mynabirds @The Riviera. Starts at 7:30 p.m., $29 *V.C. Pick3.15-Song Circle hosted by Rachel Eve @Schubas. Starts at 8 p.m., $10.3.15-Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @Lincoln Hall. Starts at 9... Read more »

Sunday Song of the Day- "I'm so tired" by The Beatles

I can’t think of a better song than this to describe the way I’m feeling at the end of this week. It has by and far been the longest and most rigorous of my academic career. This week is the last of my second quarter at Medill- that also means I’m halfway to graduation.  All... Read more »
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Vinyl Gets its Groove Back

Vinyl Gets its Groove Back
In a world where advancing technology is the indication of progress in the arts – books and magazines are being replaced by e-readers and iPads and telephones that aren’t “smart” have become historical artifacts – where does nostalgia fit in?  Apparently, it’s found a nice home in the music industry, where record sales– of actual... Read more »