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Tickets Released for Offspring Concert at Congress

Logan SquareJust in: Riot Fest has released tickets for the sold out Offspring concert at Congress Theater on Friday, September 14. Get your tickets here.

Win 4 Tickets To WIIL Rock Fest This Saturday!

I love music and there's nothing more exciting to me than checking out my favorite rock bands surrounded by thousands of other music-loving fans.  This weekend there's a perfect opportunity to do...

Cara Interviews Black Sabbath's Adam Wakeman [Video]

Grant Park | Museum CampusCara Carriveau sat down with Adam Wakeman backstage at Lollapalooza. The Black Sabbath keyboardist talks about playing with the legendary band, his own group Headspace, and why Pippin's is cool: "It'...

Party Like a Sailor All Weekend At Cobrafest

River WestWhen I hear sailor, I think rum, tunes and tattoos in that order.   Last night, thanks to Sailor Jerry, we partied old school, like a bunch of sailors on shore leave.  Tonight there's one final shot...

Independence In Many Forms (Surrender)

Oak Park  "Ladies and gentlemen, as ironic as this may be due to my lifestyle, I'm going to make it official. I think I'm growing up." I posted this as a status on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.  ...

Martin Atkins & Chris Connelly at Double Door [VIDEO]

Choosing music as a career is a rough way to go. For every band that makes it there are hundreds? thousands? that don't. Today's world is even more confusing, as labels struggle to hold onto their...
The Paige DeChausse Band

The Paige DeChausse Band Rocks it Hard at Martyrs'

North CenterThursday night I got a chance to see Chicago's very own The Paige DeChausse Band perform at Martyrs'. Yes if the name  sounds familiar and you're an American Idol fan you're familiar with this raw...
Jersey Boys cast celebrates Home Run Inn's 65th Anniversary

Grand Slam for Jersey Boys at Home Run Inn

Chicago, The LoopHome Run Inn Pizza is a Chicago favorite and has been for 65 years. Not only do they have successful restaurants, they're also a staple in many Chicagoans' freezers. In honor of their longevity,...

Opera For Teens Winter Showcase at Museum of Contemporary Art

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOpera is one of the most powerful forms of music. To be a great opera singer requires discipline and self-confidence, exactly traits that teenagers need. Since 2006 Chicago Opera Theater has...
4-AM as The Merry Maskers at Woodfield Mall for the Sony Pictures film Arthur Ch

Is it too early for Christmas?

River NorthNot if you're Arthur Christmas! For the Holiday season, 4-AM returns to our roots with The Merry Maskers Carolers singing holiday carols and having a great time getting into the spirit. Last Saturday...
Lands' End Canvas Nights with Mat Kearney

Twitter Giveaway: Mat Kearney at House of Blues courtesy of Lands' End Canvas

River NorthHey Mat Kearney fans! Lands' End Canvas is using TLT to give away a pair of tickets to see him at Chicago's House of Blues THIS THURSDAY. How do you win them? Follow us on twitter @thelocaltourist...

Drum Roll Please - Vic's Drum Shop Grand Opening October 29

West LoopEvery once in awhile I get a press release that makes me sit up and say THIS is why I love Chicago. Today was one of those days. On Saturday, October 29th Vic's Drum Shop is opening in Chicago's...
Cara Carriveau Interviews Duran Duran

Cara Carriveau Interviews Duran Duran

The LoopI admit, I get some pretty amazing perqs with my job. I get to go to all sorts of events and restaurants and concerts. But my good friend Cara Carriveau gets even better ones. SHE gets to chat with...

Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Navy Pier

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleThe Chicago Shakespheare Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Golman's landmark 1971 Broadway musical, Follies, has the distinction of running at the same time as the New York...
Coyote Three Day Art Festival in Wicker Park, Chicago

"Coyote" Sightings In Wicker Park This Weekend

Bucktown | Wicker ParkFirst it was Around The Coyote. Then it was Beyond The Coyote. This year the popular arts festival is just called "Coyote". The show begins tonight with an opening reception at the Flat Iron Arts...

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