Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kicking Off Chicago Arts Orchestra Season!

The CAO is kicking off its 2014 season with rare Spanish classical compositions, including several U.S. premieres. Read my full preview and learn more about the CAO on Chicago Like A Local. Advertisements

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Black (Cat) Magic

Last week i wrote about a special event that Chicago Cat Rescue throws every year to draw attention to “Black Cat/Black Dog Syndrome”–the difficulty shelters face when finding home for black animals. I was able to interview CCR’s co-founder to … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Jazzy This Weekend!

My dad is a professional jazz musician in my hometown of St. Louis so it’s always nice to take a break from writing about EDM or rap or pop and, you know, make him proud. – just kidding –  I … Continue reading

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The Festivals Never Stop!

It might be the middle of February, but local promoter Harmonica Dunn doesn’t see any reason not to throw a music festival this weekend. Dunn Dunn Fest combines three days, four shows and 12 great bands. Read my preview here.

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Rock On, Reggie!

I absolutely adore James Dewees and his bizarre techno/metal/punk/pop project Reggie And The Full Effect. Not only did he give us a great show on Wednesday night but he also gave away a Riot Fest 2014 spoiler! Here’s my review.

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Katie’s Valentine’s Day Date Suggestions!

Still struggling for V-Day plans? Skip dinner and a movie this year and hit up one of these excellent, musically-inspired date destinations this weekend.

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Colorado Musician, Meet Chicago Music

I’m used to reviewing local artists’ albums, but not so much out of town artists who were inspired by local artists. Since Thug Entrancer’s new album was influenced so heavily by Chicago’s dance music history, I decided to take a … Continue reading

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Fun With Folk Fests

We’re highlighting a unique family friendly, folk-music-folk festival that’s being held in Hyde Park this weekend today on Chicago Like A Local. I’d say the highlights are the free workshops–you can learn to play the fiddle! Read our full preview … Continue reading

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First Damn Good Local Album of 2014

This year has already been pretty good to us, music wise. I’m happy to add a local release to the list of albums that have already stolen my heart in 2014. Here is my review of The Damn Choir’s Creatures … Continue reading

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Taking Over!

I might be a little overexposed this week on Chicago Like A Local. In addition to my February Chicago concert recommendations, check out my guides to Chicago’s best concert dining and our best punk rock hangouts.

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