featuring Days N Daze, Bridge City Sinners, We the Heathens, Joseph Huber, Rachel Brooke, Yes Ma’am, Joe Buck Yourself, Crazy & the Brains, Riley Coyote, Holy Locust, That Ol’ Coondog, Chad Hates George, and more lineup updated; set times to be announced at the festival website Reggies’ Rock Club
Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
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Between the All-Star Weekend’s Big Jam and the Summer Jam, the pandemic arrived to shut down arena concerts.
Warm Violet has raised more than $10,000 so far, mostly from Chicagoans, which speaks to grassroots support for its cause and for local music.
Ric Wilson’s single arrived in the midst of this summer’s protests but carried the knowledge of uncounted protests that came before.
Chicago underground rock stayed great through a terrible year, and Born Yesterday released some of the best.
Their idiosyncratic but radio-ready songs sound like the work of a seasoned veteran, and they’re already going viral.
The Promontory’s favorite DJ died last spring, but his soulful music can still bring life.
With its ongoing Quarantine Concerts, ESS has built connections faster and cheaper than it could have in person.
The west-side rap duo have tons of fun sharing the mike on “Mmhmm,” and the video is even more contagious.