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Best concert for a cause

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the Old Town School of Folk Music’s third annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Concert shook the rafters of the auditorium with Opliam’s rock-tinged blues, Huguito Gutierrez’s Andean pan flute, and the NuFolk Rebel Alliance’s mishmash of folkloric music, acoustic Americana, and tropical punk. Artist and activist Opliam (aka Liam McDonald, who’s […]

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The Schubas Empire? Step One

Greg Kot reports that the Schuba brothers are opening a new music venue this fall called the Lincoln Hall. The site, at 2424 N. Lincoln, is the old home of the 3 Penny movie theater, and as Kot notes it’s just up the street from the former location of the fabled Lounge Ax, which could […]