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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Sound check: Relive some '90s favorites with Gin Blossoms

Feb 15 2018 | 10:19 am - On the music scene: The Gin Blossoms played a major role in the rise of '90s alternative rock. The band brings its hits to the Arcada Theatre with suburban rockers Take the Reins. Also, Bury Me in Lights plays an acoustic set in Darien, Screeching...

New location brings new vibe for sixth annual Dunn Dunn Fest

Feb 14 2018 | 11:53 am - Music promoter Donnie Biggins is bringing Dunn Dunn Fest, his three-day celebration of roots rock, blues and Americana, back for its sixth year Feb. 15-17. But this time, instead of spreading shows across six city venues, the festival will be held...

5 minutes with ... Take the Reins

Feb 14 2018 | 6:25 pm - West suburban Take the Reins revels in being a little bit punk, a little bit rock ’n’ roll. See why they do what they do, and why they love the DuPage music scene so much.

Sound check: Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne top Smokeout lineup

Feb 06 2018 | 5:30 pm - This week on the music scene: The Windy City Smokeout lineup has been announced for July's three-day country festival; Andrew Salgado comes home for a new album release; Owens Room headlines Beat Kitchen; and Friday Pilots Club and Ember Oceans...

Sound check: The Wombats come to Palatine's Durty Nellie's

Feb 05 2018 | 1:35 pm - This week on the Chicago music scene: The Wombats bring their indie pop hits to Palatine's Durty Nellie's; B.o.B plays a rescheduled show at Lisle's BaseCamp Pub; and Mavis Staples brings her spirit to Chicago's Vic Theatre.

Sound check: Company of Thieves, Walk the Moon hit Aragon Ballroom

Jan 30 2018 | 11:10 am - The recently reunited Company of Thieves head home on a tour stop with Walk the Moon. More on this, the Wailers at North Central College, the Skyline Music concert series at BaseCamp Pub and other musical acts to check out.

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz on playing Wrigley: 'It'll be insane'

Jan 26 2018 | 2:05 pm - Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is excited the band scored a headlining show at Wrigley Field in September. “It'll definitely be our biggest show ever,” the suburban native said. Tickets hit the box office Friday.

Sound check: Story of the Year, Davlin play Bottom Lounge

Jan 16 2018 | 12:02 pm - St. Louis-based Story of the Year heads to Chicago with Davlin, Make Room and Face the Fire rounding out the bill. More on this, Wayland and Werewolves at Hour 30 at West Dundee’s Rochaus, Julianne Q in Clarendon Hills and Evanston’s new...

Sound check: Cody Johnson on the rise at Joe’s Live

Jan 10 2018 | 12:52 pm - Cody Johnson has been making waves on the country scene lately. See why when he plays with Jacob Bryant at Joe’s Live in Rosemont. More on this, The Killers at the United Center, Passion Pit and the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival.

Sound check: Ember Oceans brings new sound to Nellie's

Jan 06 2018 | 10:23 am - Catch Ember Oceans' new funk-rock vibe at Durty Nellie's when they play with August Hotel and The Giving Moon. More on this, Take the Reins' vinyl release at BrauerHouse, the “Stop the Insanity” concert at Reggies and other local shows.

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