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Pilsen Fest presents: Hello Seahorse!

Pilsen Fest presents a collaboration of music, ideas, arts and culture by Jenny and the Mexicats on August 22nd, 12 p.m.,  18th St. and Blue Island. For more information visit Pilsenfest.com   Pilsen Fest presenta una colaboración de música, ideas , arte y cultura de Jenny y los Mexicats. El 22 de agosto 24:00 , 18th St. y […]

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Live music to kick off the spring season

Música en vivo da inicio a temporada de primavera Finally, spring is in bloom, and the perfect cures for those still harboring polar vortex blues can be a sweet serenade or a tantalizing mosh pit experience. That’s right, it’s concert-going season. The city has a reputation for being a culturally rich destination for great live […]

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Chicago Sinfonietta Brings Classical Music to the Southwest Side

Encuentros concert series pairs neighborhood musicians and organizations with Chicago Sinfonietta’s chamber-sized ensembles, providing Southwest Side families a unique classical music experience Classical music is often categorized as exclusive and unpopular. Played in concert halls and theaters, the genre can be seen as stuck up and academic, disconnected from the modern world around us. But, […]

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Unisono Festival Promotes Community Unity, Engagement Through Arts, Culture and Music

For the past 10 years, the small gathering place on 18th Street and Paulina in Pilsen is decorated with an assortment of papel picado and colored lights. From sunrise to sunset, the sound and rhythm of musical groups trumps through the space, tempting passerbys to peek in and join in on the celebration. Known to […]

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Shelling Out the Cash for Pitchfork and Lollapalooza Music Festivals

Being the poor, post-graduate, struggling writer that I am, there are a few things I get to indulge in, as most of my paycheck goes to paying bills and those annoying taxes. But no matter how broke I am there’s one thing I refuse to pass up—summer music festivals. Regardless of what music snobs say, […]

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The Sweeps: Local Talent on the Rise

For over a decade, the Double Door stage has been graced by a plethora of national and local bands helping launch the careers of talent such as Rise Against, Disturbed and Kill Hannah. It’s no wonder that the local and emerging indie-rock band The Sweeps continues to perform at the venue, as it did on […]

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FMEL Brings Audiences to Digital Age

The abstract, ambient and experimental sounds of Latin electronic music, have for the most part, gone under the radar in places like Chicago and countries all over Latin America. While many Latino artists and musicians in the city have embraced the digital-age genre and culture, there remains many misconceptions among listeners, something the organizers of […]