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  • Thinner Teed plays this weekend’s Love Shine Festival in Yorkville, raising money for autism awareness and education.

    Summer’s ending, but the music plays on Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    In the last Summer Scene column of the year, we take a look at this weekend's Love Shine Festival in Yorkville, a few North Coast Music Festival aftershows and the Lucky Boys Confusion "A Decade of Commitment" anniversary show at the House of Blues.

     
  • JC Brooks performs with the Uptown Sound Sunday, Sept. 1, at North Coast Music Festival.

    JC Brooks, Kings of Class hot draws to North CoastAug 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    My first glance at the North Coast Music Festival lineup left me unimpressed. There were bands I recognized the names of, but only a few I really knew well enough to go see. But perhaps the supporting players are the real highlights here.

     
  • Prospect Heights’ Ben Weasel and Screenching Weasel will perform at this year’s Riot Fest.

    Local bands go big-time for Riot Fest Aug 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sure, the Replacements and Blink-182 are playing Riot Fest. But here's a look at all the local talent taking the stage.

     
  • Mutts is Bob Buckstaff, left, Mike Maimone and Chris Pagnani.

    Mutts hides joy, passion behind a smoky growl Aug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    My first listen to Mutts' “Separation Anxiety” made me think it would be a perfect soundtrack for a heist film. I could see the unsavory characters huddled around a bottle of something strong in a darkened bar in the basement of an old office building on the shadier side of downtown. But then I heard the piano. And the joy. Behind the stories of struggle and the looks at the darker side of people, there’s a true happiness.

     
  • Aurora's Kevin Presbrey plays a series of shows in the suburbs in support of his new album, "Dust Unto Dust."

    Aurora’s Presbrey shows a whole lot of depth Aug 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    OK, what’s happening to me? I like rock. I like punk. I like indie. I like harmonies. And maybe a little folk. But when I got word of Aurora’s Kevin Presbrey’s new album and gave it a listen, I was intrigued. I was interested. But confused. Because now I like country?!?

     
  • IndigoSun will play a Friday night set at Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 8-10.

    Local talent flocking to Whippersnap music festival Jul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    You can find a music festival somewhere in the Chicago area almost any summer weekend. But Whippersnap? Never heard of it? Me neither. But for an event in only its third year, the Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival has certainly put together a weekend stuffed to the brim with musical talent.

     
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra plays a Lollapalooza aftershow Friday, Aug. 2, at the Empty bottle.

    Where to go to keep the Lolla buzz alive Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lollapalooza aftershows are a great way to catch a band you might not know or to solve those pesky timeslot conflicts that arise when two bands you want to see are playing at the same time. We offer a few picks to help you make choices about your weekend at Lolla.

     
  • Lucky Boys Confusion regroups for a hot summer show headlining Taste of River North Friday, July 19.

    Songs from a scene: The evolution of LBC Jul 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Anyone who has spent any amount of time with me in the last 15 years knows I have a special place in my heart for Lucky Boys Confusion. And while I've never met the guys, we have a long history together. But not in a creepy way.

     
  • The current incarnation of Chicago will play a set of shows at Ravinia Festival at the end of August.

    Remember when? Nostalgia bands coming to local stages Jul 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    My girlfriend and I were excited to see the Queensryche billboard along Route 12 advertising Fiesta Days in McHenry — her because she used to be a huge fan, and me because it was fascinating that a band as big as Queensryche was coming to the suburbs. It got me wondering what other big, nostalgic names were coming around this summer.

     
  • Modern Day Romeos will play an extended set at the Northwest Fourth Fest, Thursday, July 4, in Hoffman Estates.

    Five for the Fourth: Fireworks with a side of musicJun 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    John Philip Sousa reigns supreme on the Fourth of July, but marches and Lee Greenwood aren't all you should be hearing this holiday weekend. The suburbs are teeming with musical events to commemorate this most patriotic of holidays.

     
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