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  • Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Chicago

    Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Chicago

    Tons of holiday fun is blowing through the windy city this month. Bad jokes aside, Chicago is a happening place with holiday fun and Christmas cheer a plenty this month. For those looking for some free fun for the family, you're in luck with plenty of activities throughout the city and even some...
  • Live Review: Marc Maron brings politics, family & endless laughs to Chicago

    Live Review: Marc Maron brings politics, family & endless laughs to Chicago

    It was quite cold in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 3, as temperatures dipped down into the low 30s, but that didn't stop the droves of Marc Maron fans from venturing out into the night for a pair of shows at The Vic Theatre. The evening marked a return to The Windy City (and The Vic) for the “WTF” host...
  • Laurie Fanelli

    In Photos: Cage the Elephant steals Christmas in Chicago

    Although Cage the Elephant had just played Chicago's UIC Pavilion back in June, that didn't stop them from easily selling out the Aragon Ballroom on Friday, Dec. 2. The one-of-a-kind holiday party, which represented night two of WKQX's The Nights We Stole Christmas, found Matt Shultz and the boys...
  • Best holiday concerts in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    Best holiday concerts in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    Christmas is a great time for big concert events, both with festivals bringing top artists to cities in the name of the holiday or artists touring and performing Christmas songs. Chicago is no different. There are plenty of Chicago-based Christmas-themed concerts this year and there is also a fun...
  • Pitchfork announces 2017 festival dates in Chicago

    Pitchfork announces 2017 festival dates in Chicago

    Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Union Park in Chicago on July 14-16, per a Nov. 21, 2016 announcement from Pitchfork. Tickets to the popular summer festival will go on sale on Mon., Nov. 28, 2016. The tickets will make a great holiday gift, or threat to yourself. Pitchfork is offering a...
  • Best free family holiday events in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    Best free family holiday events in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    It's the season for holiday lights and Chicago will be lighting up the city in a big way over the next few weeks. The area offers up a lot of holiday entertainment that can appeal to people of all ages. Celebrate this festive time of year by getting out and enjoying what the city has to offer. Here...
  • Best Thanksgiving parties and events in Chicago 2016

    Best Thanksgiving parties and events in Chicago 2016

    Thanksgiving is one of the two biggest holidays of the year for families to get together and catch up. However, after the turkey is eaten and the football games are over, many people want to get out of the house and have some fun. Cities all over the U.S. have great events and parties over the...
  • Best holiday parades in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    Best holiday parades in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    We know that Thanksgiving hasn’t passed yet, but it’s time to start discussing Christmas in Chicago. Why?  Because there are some events pertaining to the Christmas season will happen right before the turkey is served. That’s the way the holidays roll now, it isn’t separate, they both pretty much...
  • Cage The Elephant set to bring Christmas cheer to Chicago

    Cage The Elephant set to bring Christmas cheer to Chicago

    The year end holidays are fast approaching, which means it's time to begin blocking out time for the people in our lives we hold most dearly. Be it a festive gathering with family or one of those quirky Christmas sweater-themed get-togethers with friends, time must be set aside. Needless to say...
  • Laurie Fanelli

    In Photos: Peter Hook & the Light shine at Chicago's Metro

    It's been a rough week. No matter what side of the political spectrum you find yourself on, most Americans are worn out, stressed out and uneasy about the future after an exhausting lead up to the presidential election – which provided little relief. Lucky for Chicagoans, the Rock Gods smiled down...
  • Best free family Thanksgiving events in Chicago 2016

    Best free family Thanksgiving events in Chicago 2016

    Thanksgiving week is a festive time of year in Chicago, because it is when so many holiday events are kicked off for the season.  Downtown Chicago will be glowing with holiday lights and Christmas cheer. Take the family to seen the holiday decorations, which will be displayed throughout the holidays...
  • Best Turkey Trots in Chicago 2016

    Best Turkey Trots in Chicago 2016

    Thanksgiving in Chicago is unlike anything else. You have the Thanksgiving turkey on deck, the sounds of street football filling the air, and the scene of fall’s foliage making an impression on its urban streets. Yes, Thanksgiving is truly indeed a magical time of the year in the Windy City, and to...
  • Best Thanksgiving parades in Chicago 2016

    Best Thanksgiving parades in Chicago 2016

    When you think of Thanksgiving Day parades, Chicago should be one of the first cities that pop into your mind. When it comes to the Season of Giving, there are few big cities that do it quite like Chicago does it. With cooler weather settled over the region, the trees are now getting into their...
  • Laurie Fanelli

    In Photos: Good Charlotte's love for Chicago was contagious at The Riv

    Nov. 4 was a good day in Chicago. Following a marathon citywide celebration of the Chicago Cub's World Series Championship win, later that night Good Charlotte kept the party going with a joyous show at The Riviera Theatre. From the moment the group started their set with a blistering rendition of...
  • Interview: Guitarist Davy Knowles talks about new blues rock album 'Three Miles from Avalon'

    Interview: Guitarist Davy Knowles talks about new blues rock album 'Three Miles from Avalon'

    While blues rocker Davy Knowles is still a young man, in some ways his career has already come full circle. Knowles was born on the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom, and as a preteen much of the music that he absorbed was American folk and blues music. Fast forward to today and the singer...
  • Laurie Fanelli

    In Photos: Hinds serve up a 'round' of fun at Thalia Hall

    With only one album under their belt – the deliciously lo-fi Leave Me Alone which dropped at the top of this year – Hinds has already garnered a reputation as an energetic and authentic rock band for the next generation. On Oct. 24, the Madrid foursome stopped by Chicago's Thalia Hall to transform...
  • Laurie Fanelli

    In Photos: Sum 41 rocks the House of Blues Chicago

    There is no disputing the fact that Chicago loves Sum 41. On Oct. 21, mere months after visiting The Windy City on Warped Tour this summer, Deryck Whibley and company packed every inch of the House of Blues with fans who were longing to once again celebrate the group's biggest hits from their 2...
  • Comedian Marc Maron will return to Chicago this December

    Comedian Marc Maron will return to Chicago this December

    Marc Maron has a rich history with the City of Chicago. From filming his latest special, “More Later,” at the city's The Vic Theatre to headlining the 1st Annual 26th Annual comedy Festival back in 2014, the comedian always brings his A-game when he performs in The Windy City. This December, Chicago...
  • Blue Cross Arena to host Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

    Blue Cross Arena to host Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

    Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena will host the Heart and Soul Tour 3.0 featuring recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago and six-time Grammy winners Earth, Wind & Fire on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Chicago, one of the longest running and most successful rock groups of the 1970s and...
  • Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Chicago

    Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Chicago

    The Windy City is sure to blow you away with all the awesome Halloween fun it has to offer this October (and no, we won't apologies for that terrible pun). The lovely city of Chicago is a perfect destination for every level of Halloween lover, doesn't matter if you like it spooky or calm. For the...
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