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Wednesday, February 3 2010

Jann Klose: 16 November 2009 - Chicago

Klose has the classically incandescent look of a young James Taylor. Wavy brown hair frames his chin and ocean-blue eyes sparkle as he strums.


Tuesday, February 2 2010

Josephine Foster: Graphic As a Star

The Snow White of freak-folk gets her Emily Dickinson on.


Monday, February 1 2010

Coolzey: The Honey

Midwest, small-town rap Get your drunk on!


Wednesday, January 27 2010

Umphrey’s McGee: 29 December 2009 - Chicago

Live shows aren’t simply a promotional tool for the six laid-back musicians from the Midwest. They are mechanisms by which to display their passion for music-plain and simple.


Wednesday, January 20 2010

American Idol: Chicago Auditions


Tuesday, January 19 2010

Grant Lee Phillips: 6 December 2009 - Chicago

It’s much easier to write about unrequited love and cheating liars. It’s hard to sing happy, but Phillips does it well.


Wednesday, January 13 2010

The Pillowman: Extended Through 6 February 2010 - Chicago

The play leaves the audience questioning their reactions, while the in-your-face staging leaves hearts pounding and palms sweating.


Tuesday, January 12 2010

The 411 on R&B

A new decade promises to bring fresh sounds and renewed vigor to R&B. Let's hope it keeps its promise.


Friday, January 8 2010

Kid Sister: 25 November 2009 - Chicago

All the buildup and excitement surrounding Ultraviolet made her show at the House of Blues in Chicago a celebratory homecoming. But something else was revealed too.


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