What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
This week’s featured gig poster is a collaboration between local artists Kaitlyn Beiriger and Frank Okay.
Douglas, Union, and Grant Parks have served as valued community centers for Chicago since the mid-1800s. Today, all three parks host thousands of attendees for popular private music festivals—Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Lollapalooza, respectively—taking on a different personality for one weekend each summer before returning to their treasured role as neighborly […]
You’ve seen the artists: Taylor Bennett’s pyrotechnics, LL Cool J’s dancers, St. Vincent’s avant-garde stage presence. But away from the stage, there’s another show that photographer Alison Green worked to capture, one of people looking after other people—in quiet moments and in moments of exhaustion—and even an inflatable whale. People of Lollapalooza
Photographer Tim Nagle covered Kweku Collins both backstage and during his Pitchfork performance on Sunday afternoon. Kweku at Pitchfork 2018
The fest expands its footprint in Millennium Park with a diverse lineup that includes boogie-woogie pianist Erwin Helfer, southern soul-blues star Ms. Jody, and the Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band with Shardé Thomas.
Lollapalooza’s ticket sales have slowed, and Reggae Fest and Chicago Open Air are canceled—are these the growth pangs of a healthy but crowded festival market, or is a crash on the way?
Also, the number of homicides in Chicago in 2017 is now on pace to exceed 2016 levels.
Mamby on the Beach booked lots of great locals, and we’ve got photos to prove it.
A case for spreading around your hard-earned money to support the city’s smaller outdoor music fests
Also, the city of Chicago has announced that its buildings will be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2025.
Also, police are searching for a group of men who allegedly gang-raped a teen girl on Facebook Live.
Also, the ACLU criticizes former U.S. attorney Zachary Fardon’s open letter on Chicago violence.
Also the Newberry Library is collecting signs from the Women’s March on Chicago.
This weekend’s Fed Up Fest brought together radical queer communities from all over the midwest.