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    of Montreal Matched Chicago’s Freak at Lincoln Hall

    June 13, 2024

    Article and photos by Natalie Silva What better way to kick off Pride Month than with a queer performance of a lifetime from Kevin Barnes and their band of Montreal Sunday night at Lincoln Hall. Stopping in the city on their Lady on the Cusp tour, of Montreal brought what some have labeled indie pop, and others freak show house, to a crowd of all ages. With a baby sitting on the barricade and a C ... more


    Khruangbin A LA Salt Shed

    June 11, 2024

    Along the Chicago River, right across from Goose Island, music lovers from far and wide gathered at the former Morton Salt Factory, now converted into a new-age music venue, Salt Shed. Brought together by psychedelic / Thai-Funk band Khruangbin the weekend of June 7, fans were in store for a night of excellent weather, music, and hospitality.  There are 2 stages at the Salt Shed, the indoor venue, ... more


    A Beacon School Entrances The Hideout

    June 10, 2024

    Article and photos by Grace Wallace Amidst the overcast evening on Saturday, June 8th, fans near and far drifted into The Hideout for a night of dream pop escape. The show marked a first for New York-based A Beacon School, who had yet to perform in the Windy City. Created by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J. Smith, the band is best known for their debut album Cola and its compilation ... more


    Glass Beams Bend Light at Park West

    June 7, 2024

    The end of May signals the introduction of summer concert season, and no show could ring in the new season better than Glass Beams at Park West. On the 31st, Glass Beams and Angel Bat Dawid played their show in Chicago, and brought to the city a barrage of mind twisting music and performance. Park West is kind of like a mix of a theater / lounge and a music venue. Upon entering, concertgoers are ... more


    Bleachers: From The Studio To The Salt Shed

    May 26, 2024

    Article and photos by Finley Harrison Bleachers are currently on their “From Their Studio To The Stage Tour,” spanning the United States from May 18 to June 15. This tour follows the release of their fourth studio album Bleachers. On the evening of Saturday, May 25, friends, couples, families, and parties of one filled the lot of The Fairgrounds at The Salt Shed. One of Chicago’s newest venues, Th ... more