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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Rocker Darren Vorel taps his other creative side for visual art show

Dec 05 2017 | 6:52 pm - Music and visual art can go hand in hand, as Villa Park rocker Darren Vorel shows with his weekend fine art show “Art Will Fix You.”

Sound check: Spoon headlines 93XRT's holiday show

Dec 08 2017 | 3:12 pm - Spoon brings their hits — and New Jersey rockers Real Estate — to the 93XRT Goose Island Holiday Jam this weekend. More on this, El Famous' two-night Stand Together, Tomorrow's Alliance's USO benefit show and other concert highlights.

Plainfield’s Marina City moving on to Next2Rock national competition

Dec 05 2017 | 2:44 pm - Plainfield pop-rock sextet Marina City is heading to L.A. for the Next2Rock Battle of the Bands national finals.

Sound check: Tours bringing early holiday cheer to town

Nov 28 2017 | 3:18 pm - WKQX's The Nights We Stole Christmas bring Foster the People, Queens of the Stone Age, Rise Against and more to the Aragon Ballroom; Hanson's “Finally It's Christmastime” tour plays House of Blues; and Taylor Swift and the Backstreet...

Sound check: Helping Harper College with Kevin Prchal

Nov 24 2017 | 12:58 pm - Kevin Prchal's is helping Harper College celebrate Giving Tuesday with his new song and video “Believe,” championing the mission of the Palatine college. More on this, the neXt2rock Chicago Finals at Joe's Live, Wicker Park's Chillfest...

Work up an appetite with suburban, city Black Wednesday shows

Nov 15 2017 | 11:07 am - If you're not responsible for the Thanksgiving feast, head out for some music and fun on Black Wednesday.

Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows

Nov 15 2017 | 10:47 am - Folk rock favorites America (“A Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair”) celebrate their 47th anniversary with two shows at the Arcada Theatre. More on this, Christmas with Rosie and the Rivets and Ike Reilly's charitable...

Sound check: Lydia Loveless goes 'Boy Crazy' at Hideout

Nov 10 2017 | 12:53 pm - Punk-flecked country artist Lydia Loveless brings her “Boy Crazy and Single(s)” album for two stripped-down sets at Chicago's Hideout. More on her, Blacklist Regulars, SKYD, Kansas and Niall Horan.

Sound check: Two decades of Lucky Boys Confusion at Joe’s Live

Nov 02 2017 | 7:56 am - DuPage County-based Lucky Boys Confusion is pulling out old favorites for their 20th anniversary show at Joe’s Live in Rosemont. More on this, an emerging music showcase at Estate, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Genesee and Lucinda...

Sound check: Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lisa, Jody Watley play the Genesee

Oct 24 2017 | 1:47 pm - “Ladies of the '80s” brings the hits to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre; Ben Folds plays the Riviera; and The Kings Rising headlines the Skyline Concert Series at BaseCamp Pub. More on these, Halloween shows and other musical events.

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