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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 […]

Fans Bid Florida’s Okeechobee Festival Farewell

by Ben LaScola
The Okeechobee team announced in a letter on Thursday afternoon that there will be no festival in 2019.     The announcements confirms many rumors predicting the end of the beloved Florida festival that had been swirling around social media all year. Okeechobee had been an annual event in Sunshine Grove, Florida for the past […]

Indie-Pop Group AJR Blows Up at Aragon Ballroom

by Ben LaScola
Rising indie-pop band AJR slays Aragon Ballroom! AJR played Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on Thursday night, continuing their North American tour they call, The Click Tour (Part 2). The band is made up of New York brothers, Adam (bass, vocals), Jack (lead vocals), and Ryan Met (keys, vocals). The show was an energetic celebration of growing […]

Beirut Announces New Album: ‘Gallipoli’

by Ben LaScola
American indie-rock outfit Beirut has announced a new album set for release on February 1st, 2019. This past Monday, the band released “Gallipoli,” the first single and title track from the album. They took to Twitter to tell fans about the upcoming record. The track is a quirky, brass-fueled tune that fits right into the […]

The Avett Brothers Will Headline Hurricane Florence Relief Concert

by Ben LaScola
On Tuesday, November 13, The Avett Brothers will host a benefit concert for Hurricane Florence relief in North Carolina. All proceeds will go towards helping survivors of the deadly storm that flooded areas of North and South Carolina, and Virginia during September. Future Islands and Valient Thorr will also perform. The event will be put […]

Out With The Old, In With New Tunes

by Ben LaScola
     September has begun, bringing us closer to fall fashion, the holiday season, and the inevitable onslaught of pumpkin-everything.      If that doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time, fret not, for dozens of great artists from across the musical spectrum are unveiling exciting new albums and projects. In the next […]