Red Bull has revealed that the national final for its third annual Dance Your Style competition will take place in Chicago on May 20, with related programming in the days leading up to the event. The announcement took place at an invitation-only launch party for the 2023 season on February 22 at Smartbar, less than […]
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Want live music back? Wear a mask and call Congress.
Staff from 22 Chicago music venues talk about how far they still are from normal—and what it’ll take to keep them around till we all get there.
Remembering Chicago music champion Christen Thomas
Christen Thomas booked shows for a decade with the Empty Bottle and Metro teams, but that work was just the beginning of the love, joy, and support she showered on the local scene.
Andrew Smith throws Jungle Green’s homemade songs at a bigger wall—will they stick?
Chicago singer-songwriter Andrew Smith has promoted Jungle Green’s homemade songs mostly by sending them to people who reply to flyers he’s taped to lampposts. Fortunately he’s also made some well-connected fans.
The poop scoop on festival season
Service Sanitation porta-potties have become a ubiquitous sight at Chicago music festivals. And even if you don’t think you want to, you’re about to learn about the business that put them there.
Thalia Hall’s garage hosts a minifest . . . in a maze
A look at the maze that will host You Are Here Festival