Monthly Archives: July 2014

Made in Chicago: Dee Alexander

This month acclaimed jazz singer Dee Alexander and her new crowd funded album, a tribute to the music her mother introduced her to as a child, is our featured local artist on Chicago Like A Local. Advertisements

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Lolla Is Back

Perhaps the most busiest, overwhelming week of the summer, Lollapalooza, is back with the three-day mega-festival and a week’s worth of events and parties. For festival first timers I put together a list of Lolla Tips for surviving the weekend in … Continue reading

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Interviews, interviews, interviews….

Chicago bands have been doing a lot of cool things lately and I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a few of them about it. Here are a few interviews I’ve published with Chicagoist recently: – Braid – Rise Against – The Felix … Continue reading

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Festival Flop

Obviously as a music critic, and a true fan of Chicago’s music scene, I always want to enjoy new festivals that pop up in our city. Unfortunately house and EDM fest Riverwest Music Fest’s debut had some major bumps last … Continue reading

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Recent Interview: Rhymefest and Vapor Eyes

I was honored to have a chance to talk to Rhymefest about his new album, work with Donda’s House and friendship with Kanye West recently. You can read the full interview on Chicagoist now. Vapor Eyes is another local artist, … Continue reading

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Weekend Festival Plans

We’re in the thick of summer street fest season in Chicago and we’ve got a solid roundup of everything happening in July on Chicago Like A Local now with some special attention to BBQ and country music extravaganza Windy City Smokeout. 

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