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Brian Shamie

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As a multiplatform editor at the Daily Herald, Brian designs centerspread layouts and pages for the Time out! and Time out! Sunday entertainment sections, publishes entertainment content on and posts features stories to the Daily Herald's social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter.

Brian also writes a weekly column, Sound Check (formerly Music Notes), for Time out!, where he promotes the suburban and Chicago local music scene. Brian won a Lisagor Award for news design in 2015 for his work on Time out! He is a 1997 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Journalism.

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New names, faces grace lineup of sixth Homegrown Arts & Music Festival

Jul 15 2018 | 3:10 pm - Aaron Williams' Homegrown Arts & Music Festival turns six this year. And it's still growing. “Homegrown was mostly a grass-roots thing to get these local bands noticed,” Williams said. “Things had to evolve this year to make...

5 minutes with ... The King of Mars

Jul 12 2018 | 12:35 am - Traditional rock is just a jumping off point for The King of Mars, a team of nine artists who work together to pull off a rich, layered sound.

Sound check: Better Than Ezra, Barenaked Ladies hit Chicago

Jul 13 2018 | 3:08 pm - This week in music: Better Than Ezra, Barenaked Ladies and KT Tunstall head to Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion; Windy City Smokeout brings hot country acts; Jimmy Buffett at Wrigley; Anonapalooza supports alcohol and substance abuse...

Concerts: Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling play Ravinia Tuesday

Jul 05 2018 | 9:34 pm - Singer and violinist Lindsey Stirling joins rock band Evanescence for a show at Ravinia Festival. More on this, Genevieve at Beat Kitchen, DZ Fest in Hickory Hills and other fun musical events.

Sound check: Weezer, Pixies, Styx and Joan Jett coming to town

Jul 05 2018 | 9:33 pm - This week in music: Weezer, The Pixies and The Wombats team up for a show in Tinley Park; Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla play Northerly Island; The Roaches bring their rock to Westmont; and Side Street Studio Arts moves its Battle of the Bands into the...

Concerts: Paramore with Foster the People, Dave Matthews Band play Northerly Island

Jun 28 2018 | 11:39 am - Dave Matthews Band plays the Huntington Bank Pavilion Friday and Saturday; Reanimate the Fallen, Wrecked and Two Ton Anvil head ot BrauerHouse; Harry Styles plays the United Center; and other musical events.

Sound check: AWOLNATION, Bush hit town for PIQNIQ

Jun 26 2018 | 10:00 pm - This week in music: Dashboard Confessional, Bush, Bishop Briggs, Plainfield’s Marina City and more play the PIQNIQ music festival Saturday; The 37th American Music Festival takes over FitzGerald’s; Harry Styles plays the United Center;...

Concerts: Queensryche rocks the Arcada Theatre

Jun 21 2018 | 4:59 pm - Queensryche takes on the Arcada Theatre; Saliva, 20 Spot and Fools’ Brew play BaseCamp Pub in Lisle; Commonweather, Moral Code, Fredo Disco and more play Evolution Music in Downers Grove; plus lots of other musical events.

Sound check: Common, Cold War Kids highlights at Mamby on the Beach

Jun 22 2018 | 2:04 pm - This week in music: Mamby on the Beach brings Common, Spoon and more together for a two-day beachfront music fest; Halsey, Meghan Trainor and Bebe Rexha head to Rosemont for the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash; Ember Oceans and August Hotel play Durty...

Sound check: Suburbia Story headlines Palatine showcase

Jun 18 2018 | 8:28 am - This week in music: Suburbia Story headlines a pop-punk showcase at Palatine's Lamplighter Inn; Stop the Insanity benefits Hope for the Day at Wire; Side Street Studio Arts' Battle of the Bands hits week 3.

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