Hannah Sandoz releases a new collection of melancholy avant-garde folk, the famous Danny’s Smiths Night comes back for one evening at the Empty Bottle, and cult house artist Marcus Mixx looks for help with a new apartment.
The pandemic kept us from celebrating the likes of Lil Durk and King Von the way they should’ve been—on a sweaty dance floor.
With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?
For decades, Danny’s nurtured a devoted and welcoming community of music lovers—but it couldn’t survive the pandemic.
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
Roots-reggae five-piece Akasha address immigration and discrimination on Mother of Exiles, label and multimedia collective FeelTrip ask for help opening their record store, and more.
Watering holes off the beaten path provide homes away from home.
Beloved Danny’s Tavern in Bucktown appears to have a new lease on life.
Dante Carfagna, Courtland Green, and a packed house of soul fans shake it out one last time at Sheer Magic.
“I haven’t given up hope” that Danny’s can remain open, says the bar’s manager.
Struggling 80s rocker Danny Cimaglio turned a former bookie joint into a Chicago nightlife institution.
Hot on the Heels at Danny’s
Whistler vet Danny Shapiro turns the former Streetside Cafe into a gin joint
Artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones cries foul after his Violet Hour painting vanishes.