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 dailyherald.com 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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Concerts: Elbo Room gets funky with The King of Mars

May 23 2018 | 11:31 am - Catch The King of Mars' recently released single “For A Ride” when they play the Elbo Room this weekend. Also, Charley Crockett at FitzGerald's, Tom Keifer and Dokken at the Arcada, Midnight Rider at Pheasant Run, and other fun musical...

Sound check: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony takes over Lisle's BaseCamp Pub

May 23 2018 | 11:31 am - This week in music: Hip-hop's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will get the suburbs thumping at Lisle's BaseCamp Pub; Lee DeWyze releases new vinyl with a show at Joyride Records; the Chicago House Music Festival features a day of free performances and dancing;...

Concerts: Get your country on with Jason Aldean

May 16 2018 | 12:12 pm - Jason Aldean brings his “High Noon Neon Tour 2018” to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park; Sum 41 hits Concord Music Hall; 10,000 Maniacs play in Naperville; and other fun concerts this week.

Sound check: Shania Twain makes tour stop Saturday at United Center

May 16 2018 | 4:21 pm - This week in music: The Grammy Award-winning country pop icon Shania Twain pays a visit to Chicago; Red Jumpsuit Apparatus heads to Berwyn with some great local bands; and Dear Dario shows off some new tunes with Model Stranger in Schaumburg.

Sound check: Spend two nights with Smoking Popes

May 09 2018 | 9:51 am - This week in music: The Smoking Popes revisit some of their classic albums with friends for two nights at Chicago's Bottom Lounge. Also, Josh Turner at the Arcada Theatre, the one-year anniversary of Elgin's “Shop Local” collaboration,...

Concerts: Andrew W.K. plays rescheduled show at the Vic

May 09 2018 | 9:53 am - Concerts this week: Andrew W.K. heads to Chicago with The Kickback for a show rescheduled from last October; Harpeth Rising plays Lombard's Maple Street Chapel; Big Story, Take the Reins and Bobby Zonit play a free show at RocHaus; and much more.

Concerts: The Brevet, Ember Oceans at Schubas

May 02 2018 | 11:44 am - Concerts this week: Palatine’s Ember Oceans opens for The Brevet at Schubas; SEMPLE plays EvenFlow in Geneva; Bullet to the Heart headlines at BrauerHouse with Chainwak, Stars Aligned, Grain of Sand, Stitched Apart and Ken Markovic; and more.

Sound check: Jimmy Eat World makes a Chicago return

May 02 2018 | 10:44 am - This week in music: Jimmy Eat World rocks The Riv, the 1990s-era alternative rockers of Blind Melon head to Concord Music Hall, the Skyline Music Showcase brings local music to the suburbs and Ike Reilly kicks off a residency at the Old Town School...

5 minutes with ... Zombie Schoolboy

Apr 26 2018 | 10:14 pm - Chance encounters and band reconfigurations are common for musicians, especially at the local level. But Zombie Schoolboy rolled that into a chance to play one of the year's biggest local shows at Chicago's Metro Friday, April 27.

Concerts: Dance to DJ noDJ at Tonic Room

Apr 26 2018 | 12:48 pm - DJ noDJ creates stunning performances of popular dance music live with a menagerie of instruments at Chicago’s Tonic Room Saturday. Also, David Allan Coe at Brauerhouse; Myllhouse, Fantastic Mammals and Get Well Cards at Tivoli Bowl; the Oak...

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