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Chances Dances turns ten, grows up, and celebrates with a multimedia exhibit

Chances Dances launched a decade ago as a queer dance party with a focus on inclusivity. It’s now evolved into a multifaceted collective that not only hosts well-DJed parties (a transcendent remix of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” comes to mind) but also awards microgrants to artists and supports Chicago’s LGBTIQ communities in myriad ways. […]

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Chances Dances queer get-down at the Hideout

LGBT folks and their fans turned out in droves for Chances Dances’ monthly queer takeover of the Hideout’s Saturday night dance party. With DJs Baby Sloth and John Twatters on the decks, this affair benefited their Critical Fierceness Grant, a microgrant program for queer arts in Chicago. Consider it the unofficial kickoff to a month’s […]

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Three Beats: Local MC Vic Spencer goes in on Odd Future; Jeanine O’Toole leaves the Hideout; My Silence borrows Sharon Van Etten

HIP-HOP | Vic Spencer goes in on Odd Future Advance copies of Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin were hard to come by, and his label, XL Recordings, managed to keep it from leaking until just days before its release date—but it seems like every music critic alive wrote about Tyler and Odd Future before the album […]