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Weird Radar Review: Big Dreez – Dreezy

by channaweird
Chicago’s very own, Dreezy released her second studio album January 25, and I’m very impressed! When Dreezy first came out I was still unsure of the vision, because of not knowing much about her, but after seeing her grow more into her own, I’ve been seeing her come together MUCH harder! Dreezy’s first album, No […]

Lincoln Yards Gets Green Light, No Pay Day for Live Nation

by Ben LaScola
Lincoln Yards, one of Chicago’s most ambitious and controversial proposed projects in over a decade, was approved by a 10-0 vote on Thursday, January 24. The overhaul is being lead by Sterling Bay, a powerful development group that has set its sights on revamping some 50 plus acres of riverside land between Chicago’s Lincoln Park […]

Taylor Bennett’s Wild Birthday Bash

by Daniel Friedland
Last Saturday was Taylor Bennett’s birthday, and he decided to celebrate how any musician should: with a concert. Held at The Metro in Wrigleyville, the venue was the perfect size for the artist, who has just begun growing in popularity. Unfortunately, the concert had a slow start. Bennett had three hours of DJ sets and […]

grandson looks back on how far he has come

by stephescobar8
Jordan Benjamin, who goes by grandson, is a Canadian-American musician, who in my opinion is best known for his politically charged lyrics. He goes into some heavy topics in his songs talking about depression, emotions, suffering, and politics. He was on the road in 2018, and he just released a mini-documentary recording his journey. I […]

Chicago Rapper Umraan Syed Releases First Album

by Devin Bohbrink
Chicago-based Umraan Syed released his first full length album, Bismillah, after an entire year of production. Syed is a 27-year-old living in Chicago and he ties that into his lyrics, which makes his album relatable for a twenty-something trying to get by in this bustling city. There’s something spectacular about the way the lyrics and […]

Is Chicago’s Music Scene Under Attack?

by Ben LaScola
Corporate Interests Challenge Chicago Indie Culture:   If you follow the Chicago music scene, you may have read about development group Sterling Bay and their proposed, “Lincoln Yards” project.  Sterling Bay wants to transform over 70 acres of defunct industrial land along the Chicago River between the Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods into “commercial and […]